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How do Helical Tieback Anchors Work?

How do Helical Tieback Anchors Work?

11 Dec 3:36 pm by My Foundation Repairs

Helical tieback anchors are designed to straighten or strengthen basement walls. They can be used to fix bowing or leaning walls. External water pressure, also known as hydrostatic pressure, places pressure on your foundation walls. As that water pressure shoves inwards,  your foundation walls can bow or curve inward or start to lean or rotate. […] READ MORE

A Dry Basement is the Best Christmas Gift

A Dry Basement is the Best Christmas Gift

05 Dec 4:18 pm by My Foundation Repairs

This Christmas, the gifts under your tree might not be as important as the gift under your feet. Investing in waterproofing to ensure a dry basement is one of the best, longest-lasting presents you can give your family. In the classic 12 Days of Christmas holiday song, the seventh item on the list is “7 […] READ MORE

What Is The Best Time of Year to Fix Your Foundation?

What Is The Best Time of Year to Fix Your Foundation?

20 Nov 5:08 pm by My Foundation Repairs

Waiting for the right season for foundation repairs? The real answer is to do it now. If you notice any signs of foundation problems or damage, do not wait until the problem increases or for the right season. If you wait, it will only get worse. READ MORE

Winter Cold Causes Basement Foundation Cracks to Grow

Winter Cold Causes Basement Foundation Cracks to Grow

3:52 pm by My Foundation Repairs

When the temperature drops, the soil all around us starts to freeze. This frozen soil has the ability to make previously minor foundation cracks much more significant. READ MORE

Don’t Let a Musty Basement Ruin Thanksgiving

Don’t Let a Musty Basement Ruin Thanksgiving

05 Nov 5:36 pm by My Foundation Repairs

On Thanksgiving Day, the aromas of the holiday will drift through the air … turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, pumpkin pie, and musty basement smell?!? Foundation leaks can leave your home stinky and moldy. Get help before the holidays. Dealing with a wet basement can be frustrating. The water damages walls and flooring and encourages mold […] READ MORE

5 Ways to Check Your Foundation

5 Ways to Check Your Foundation

26 Oct 7:31 am by My Foundation Repairs

Over time, your home’s foundation may shift or settle. A bit of change is absolutely normal, but major shifts may indicate a foundation problem. Walking around your home and visually inspecting your foundation is the best way to check for problems. Here are five easy ways to check your foundation: Examine Foundation Walls Cracks can […] READ MORE

Helical Tie-Backs Straighten Rotating Walls

Helical Tie-Backs Straighten Rotating Walls

24 Oct 6:31 am by My Foundation Repairs

“You spin me right round …” might be OK for record players, but it’s not a phrase you want associated with your basement wall. A rotating foundation wall is a serious issue, but a helical tie-back wall system is the solution. Foundation wall rotation is caused by water-logged, expanding clay soil. The ground becomes saturated […] READ MORE

Winter Polar Coaster will be Hard on Foundations

Winter Polar Coaster will be Hard on Foundations

17 Oct 2:45 pm by My Foundation Repairs

The Farmers’ Almanac is calling for a 2020 winter of extreme fluctuating temperatures. The predicted phenomena has been dubbed a “Polar Coaster.” What will the winter weather mean for your foundation? Both the Farmers’ Almanac and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently released their winter 2019-20 long-range predictions. What will winter 2020 be […] READ MORE

How Serious is a Horizontal Foundation Crack?

How Serious is a Horizontal Foundation Crack?

02 Oct 9:12 pm by My Foundation Repairs

A large horizontal crack running across your basement foundation wall is cause for concern. However, the crack doesn’t mean your foundation is doomed. Plate anchors can repair your wall. Water Pressure Causes Cracks Horizontal foundation cracks are signs of serious problems. The cracks are caused by hydrostatic pressure, which is water pressure pushing your foundation […] READ MORE

What’s the White Stuff on My Basement Walls?

What’s the White Stuff on My Basement Walls?

19 Sep 9:20 pm by My Foundation Repairs

The white, chalky, powdery stuff on your basement walls is efflorescence. It isn’t toxic, but it could be a sign of water problems. In French, the phrase means “to flower out,” and the white residue is known for its fluffy composition. How does efflorescence form? Efflorescence is the deposit of water-soluble salts left on masonry […] READ MORE

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