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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 Tiebacks Straighten Rotating Walls

Helical Tiebacks 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

5 Reasons To Fix Your Foundation Now

5 Reasons To Fix Your Foundation Now

16 Sep 3:55 pm by My Foundation Repairs

There are some things in life you should wait for, foundation repair is not one of those. The best time to repair your foundation is now.  Common signs your foundation needs help include leaning or bowing walls, water issues, doors or windows that stick or won’t close, sagging floors, or cracks in your ceiling or […] READ MORE

Why Are My Front Steps Sinking?

Why Are My Front Steps Sinking?

27 Aug 6:15 am by My Foundation Repairs

The lazy days of summer are a great time to sit on your front porch sipping lemonade and visiting with neighbors. But does something seem off? Are your front steps sinking, tipping, tilting, settling or pulling away from your foundation? What’s causing this? There are a variety of problems that can develop in the stairs […] READ MORE

Why is My Chimney Leaning?

Why is My Chimney Leaning?

22 Aug 6:35 am by My Foundation Repairs

Crooked or askew chimneys might be spooky on a witch’s house or charming on a gingerbread house. But if it’s your chimney’s that’s tilting, it could be a sign of serious foundation problems. Masonry chimneys are very heavy, and the weight is concentrated in a small area. To accommodate for the weight, the structure is […] READ MORE

Getting to the Root of Foundation Issues

Getting to the Root of Foundation Issues

20 Aug 4:42 pm by My Foundation Repairs

Majestic trees in your front yard may add beauty and shade to your property, but what’s going on beneath the surface? Are the root systems damaging your home’s foundation? Trees can bring many benefits to your property. They add to the curb appeal, and by providing shade, they can reduce your energy costs. How Do […] READ MORE

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