Blog Articles - Category Archives: Home and Foundation Cracks

Types of Basement Construction

Types of Basement Construction

05 May 10:52 am by My Foundation Repairs

What Materials Were Used to Build Your Basement? Various materials can be used when building a basement, however there are three main types of basement construction: poured concrete, block or masonry walls, and precast panels. Poured concrete A poured concrete basement is the most common and the building method most people prefer. This type of […] READ MORE

Carbon Fiber and Basement Walls

Carbon Fiber and Basement Walls

23 Apr 8:41 am by My Foundation Repairs

Carbon fiber was used for race cars, now it is used in the foundation repair industry to fix cracking and bowing basement walls. READ MORE

How to Prevent Soil Erosion Around Foundations

How to Prevent Soil Erosion Around Foundations

14 Apr 10:32 pm by My Foundation Repairs

Soil erosion can wreak havoc on a home’s foundation. Without a protective layer of topsoil, the ground near the home’s foundation has a much more difficult time regulating moisture, causing the soil to quickly expand and contract. If you can prevent soil erosion, you can help prevent future foundation problems. Below are a few tips […] READ MORE

Resolve to Fix Your Foundation Problems

Resolve to Fix Your Foundation Problems

09 Jan 10:47 pm by My Foundation Repairs

New year, new decade, newly repaired foundation? Make 2020 the year you resolve to fix your foundation problems. A new year is a great time to evaluate your home. Living in a home day-to-day may mean you get used to your home’s quirks and foibles. However, foundation issues are things you should never “get used […] READ MORE

Winter Cold Causes Basement Foundation Cracks to Grow

Winter Cold Causes Basement Foundation Cracks to Grow

20 Nov 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

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

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

Decoding Concrete Block Cracks

Decoding Concrete Block Cracks

23 Jul 3:33 pm by My Foundation Repairs

Cracks in concrete blocks in your basement foundation don’t have to be a mystery. The types of concrete block cracks can help you decode your foundation issues. Concrete or cinder blocks are known as “concrete masonry units” (CMU) in the building industry. In a foundation wall, the blocks are joined together by mortar. Concrete block […] READ MORE

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