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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

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 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

Rain Gutters: Foundation Help or Hurt?

Rain Gutters: Foundation Help or Hurt?

30 Jul 4:53 pm by My Foundation Repairs

Used correctly, rain gutters can help product your home’s foundation. However, poorly maintained or incorrectly directed, the gutter system can leave your home on unsettled ground. Your home’s gutter system is designed to capture water as it runs off your roof, either in the form of rain or melting snow. The water flows into gutters, […] 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

Does My Foundation Need Push Piers?

Does My Foundation Need Push Piers?

18 Jul 9:05 pm by My Foundation Repairs

Is your foundation sinking? Are your walls sagging? Push piers can give your home the lift and stabilization it needs. To do so, a bracket is placed under your foundation. Steel piles (rods) are then driven beneath the structure until they hit the load-bearing strata. (Also known as “bedrock,” “claystone” or “sandstone.”) The process is […] READ MORE

Drought Tough on Foundations

Drought Tough on Foundations

16 Jul 7:41 am by My Foundation Repairs

Drought and periods of extremely dry weather can be just as tough on your foundation as excess rain and floodwaters. The soil around your home is an ever-changing entity. Certain soil types, like clay, are particularly sensitive to the amount of moisture in the ground. When there’s a lot of moisture in the ground, the […] READ MORE

10 Ways Water Enters Your Basement

10 Ways Water Enters Your Basement

03 Jul 7:54 pm by My Foundation Repairs

Your basement’s damp, it’s musty and there may even be puddles or small rivers on the floor. But how does water get into your basement? Water follows gravity and prefers the path of least resistance. So if there’s a gap, crack or open space, water will find its way in. Here are the 10 most […] READ MORE

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