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Is Basement Waterproofing Covered by Insurance?

Is Basement Waterproofing Covered by Insurance?

20 Sep 1:30 pm by MikeMalina

Is basement waterproofing covered by insurance? The short answer is no, but there are a few policies or endorsements that you may want to consider if you live in an area prone to flooding or if you would like to prepare for the worst. Insurance Endorsements Although basement waterproofing isn’t directly covered by insurance, it […] READ MORE

How Long Does Foundation Repair Last?

How Long Does Foundation Repair Last?

10 Aug 4:48 pm by MikeMalina

If your home has foundation problems like bowed walls or massive wall cracks, you likely have a problem with the foundation that should be repaired as soon as possible. While some foundation repair techniques are intended to solve minor issues like hairline cracks, long-term foundation repair solutions should last for at least a few decades […] READ MORE

What is That Basement Smell?

What is That Basement Smell?

23 Jul 3:47 pm by MikeMalina

A Guide to the Smells Emanating From Your Basement You open the door to your basement and notice an unpleasant smell emanating from down below. You try and place what it is in your head, but come up with zip, zero, nada! So what is that basement smell? Where is it coming from? Why is […] READ MORE

Foundation Cracks: Are They Serious?

Foundation Cracks: Are They Serious?

19 Jul 1:41 pm by MikeMalina

If you have notice foundation cracks either from the outside or your home, or inside your basement or crawlspace, naturally you are very concerned. Your biggest question: It is serious? At My Foundation Repairs, we have a network of partner contractors that are available to provide you with a foundation inspection. Your contractor can provide […] READ MORE

Cracked Foundation Repair: Why You Should Avoid DIY

Cracked Foundation Repair: Why You Should Avoid DIY

03 Jun 2:40 pm by MikeMalina

Get to the Heart of the Issue With a Foundation Repair Expert With the variety of do-it-yourself products available for foundation cracks on the market today, it can be tempting to try to fix cracks on your own. It is natural to want to find a “quick fix”. For a time after completing a DIY […] READ MORE

Cracked Walls? When to Worry

Cracked Walls? When to Worry

23 Apr 9:13 pm by MikeMalina

If You Have Wall Cracks Here Are a Few Things to Look For No crack in the wall is a “good” crack. That being said there are some that are more concerning than others. DIY repair might be your first instinct, but there are times when you should contact a professional. Here we will go […] READ MORE

Sinkhole Warning Signs, What to Look For

Sinkhole Warning Signs, What to Look For

19 Apr 3:25 pm by MikeMalina

What is a Sinkhole, and How Do They Form? There are many different issues that can contribute to foundation failure. Depending on where you live and the soil your home is built on, sinkholes could be one of them. The symptoms range from subtle to sudden, so it is very important that you recognize sinkhole […] READ MORE

Critters and Concrete: Animal Infestation

Critters and Concrete: Animal Infestation

18 Mar 8:23 am by MikeMalina

Finally! Across the US we are starting to see some tempuratures more indicative of Spring. It's been a long time coming in many parts of the country. All it takes is a few days of warmer weather and the critters start to come out of the woodwork. While it is great to see the birds singing and the wildlife coming out as a sign of spring, ground squirrels and other animals could be digging in your yard and under your sidewalks, patio, stairs, steps, or driveway. This can create voids and cause the slab to settle and crack. Examples of animals that burrow include rabbits, ants, otters, chipmunks (ground squirrels), foxes, moles, and shrews. READ MORE

Concrete Leveling: Level up this Spring

Concrete Leveling: Level up this Spring

01 Mar 10:52 pm by MikeMalina

Spring is right around the corner, and as the snow melts you will get a good look at your driveway, sidewalks, patios, and other concrete slab areas of your home or business. Do you notice any areas beginning to sink? Are there new or more pronounced areas that could cause tripping hazards? Concrete Leveling is […] READ MORE

What Do Structural Cracks Mean?

What Do Structural Cracks Mean?

08 Sep 8:37 pm by MikeMalina

Types of Cracks Several types of structural cracks can be found in the home. But, what do all of these cracks mean? For instance, which structural cracks are serious, and which types of cracks should we be less concerned about? My Foundation Repairs can help home owners, and landlords alike find the answers to these […] READ MORE

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