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Sidewalk Leveling: Avoid Trip Hazards

Sidewalk Leveling: Avoid Trip Hazards

15 May 9:41 pm by My Foundation Repairs

We have all been there. You are walking out to your car in the driveway and all of a sudden you trip over your sidewalk. The concrete has begun to sink and the lip of the next slab catches your toe. While it may seem like a minor inconvenience, tripping hazards like these can cause […] READ MORE

Dangers of Landscaping

Dangers of Landscaping

8:07 pm by My Foundation Repairs

Spring is the perfect time to begin planting and landscaping. Flowers, shrubs, bushes, and trees can be a great addition to your property. Whether it be your home or your business, adding a bit of greenery can be a great thing! It makes your property look beautiful. However, planting and landscaping needs to be planned […] READ MORE

Flooding Along the Mississippi

Flooding Along the Mississippi

7:31 pm by My Foundation Repairs

If you live in the Midwest, it is likely you have heard about or even seen the flooding that has been taking place along the Mississippi River. Records for water levels have been broken and only recently have many areas seen any sort of relief. Even with flood walls along the bank and around the […] READ MORE

Concrete Piles – Methods of Installation, Part 2

Concrete Piles – Methods of Installation, Part 2

18 Feb 5:21 pm by My Foundation Repairs

To overcome the problem of not reaching proper depth many of the pressed concrete piling contractors have devised methods to help the pile drive through the soil. One such method is placing a cone shaped piece on the bottom of the leading concrete cylinder. This is supposed to overcome the resistance of pressing a flat […] READ MORE

Finding a Contractor: Part 5

Finding a Contractor: Part 5

14 Feb 8:31 pm by My Foundation Repairs

Keeping Records Keep all paperwork related to your project in one place. This includes copies of the contract, change orders and correspondence with your home improvement professionals. Keep a log or journal of all phone calls, conversations and activities. These records are especially important if you have problems with your project — during or after […] READ MORE

Finding a Contractor: Part 4

Finding a Contractor: Part 4

8:26 pm by My Foundation Repairs

The “Home Improvement” Loan Scam A contractor calls or knocks on your door and offers to install a new roof or remodel your kitchen at a price that sounds reasonable. You tell him you’re interested, but can’t afford it. He tells you it’s no problem — he can arrange financing through a lender he knows. […] READ MORE

Finding a Contractor: Part 3

Finding a Contractor: Part 3

8:19 pm by My Foundation Repairs

Understanding Your Payment Options You have several payment options for most home improvement and maintenance and repair projects. For example, you can get your own loan or ask the contractor to arrange financing for larger projects. For smaller projects, you may want to pay by check or credit card. Avoid paying cash. Whatever option you […] READ MORE

Finding a Contractor: Part 2

Finding a Contractor: Part 2

8:13 pm by My Foundation Repairs

Hiring a Home Repair Contractor Interview each contractor you’re considering. Here are some questions to ask. How long have you been in business? Look for a well-established company and check it out with consumer protection officials. They can tell you if there are unresolved consumer complaints on file. One caveat: No record of complaints against a […] READ MORE

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

24 Jan 3:13 pm by My Foundation Repairs

The winter season is in full force, and that means that your home is in danger of having problems if you are not prepared for cold weather. Your home needs care in cold weather too! In this article, we’ll be discussing some of the ways to prevent frozen pipes and make sure that you are […] READ MORE

Why Should You Get a Home Inspection for Foundation Repair?

Why Should You Get a Home Inspection for Foundation Repair?

3:05 pm by My Foundation Repairs

So, you’ve discovered what you think is foundation damage in your home. Maybe you see cracks in your walls, maybe you notice that your floors or uneven or sloping, or perhaps you notice that your doors don’t close correctly. Maybe your first thought is that it can probably wait, you don’t have time to deal […] READ MORE

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