Is your Basement Wet?

06/27/2009

All Articles, Foundation Repair, Home and Foundation Cracks, Waterproofing

Is your Basement Wet? Having water in your basement is never a good thing. From structural deterioration to mold growth, wet basements create a number of problems for your home. When you have wet basement problems, it’s critical to get your basement dry and keep it that way. In addition to standard basement waterproofing strategies,…

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Ignoring Foundation Repair

06/27/2009

All Articles, Commercial Foundation Repair, Foundation Repair, Residential Foundation Repair

Ignoring Foundation Repair Foundation repair is not something most of us like to think about. We tend to ignore it and hope that fixes itself. Foundation problems can be a stressful, potentially costly endeavor filled with uncertainty. Particularly if not done under the direction of a professional contractor or foundation engineer. Foundation repair is needed when…

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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

06/21/2009

All Articles, Foundation Repair, New Foundation Construction

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act On February 17, 2009, The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 made significant changes to the energy efficiency tax credits. These changes apply to products “placed in service” in 2009. The highlights are: Tax credits that were previously effective for 2009, have been extended to 2010 as well. The…

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New Crawl Space Repair Bracket

05/29/2009

All Articles, Crawl Space Repair, Foundation Repair

New Crawl Space Repair Bracket Earth Contact Products is proud to introduce it newest piering system in their lineup of steel push piers. The ECP Perfect Pier is a patented concentric resistance pier for the foundation repair market. It’s perfect for crawl space repair. The pier is designed to be placed and installed below the…

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New Patent for Foundation Repair Industry

05/19/2009

All Articles, Foundation Repair

New Patent for Foundation Repair Industry Earth Contact Products recently announced their latest patented product for underpinning foundations. The pier includes a pier shaft and a bracket mounted to the top of the pier shaft that supports the weight of the foundation along with a pair of braces that extend laterally from the pier shaft…

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Is your Home Showing Signs of Foundation Problems?

05/19/2009

All Articles, Crawl Space Repair, Foundation Repair, Home and Foundation Cracks

Is your Home Showing Signs of Foundation Problems? Is your home telling you that you have a foundation problem? Is there water in your basement or crawl space? Are your basement walls wet? Are your walls cracking? If you can answer yes to any of the previous questions, you need to contact a foundation repair…

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Steel Pier Foundation Repair

05/01/2009

All Articles, Commercial Foundation Repair, Foundation Repair

Steel Pier Foundation Repair Earth Contact Products’ Steel Piers™ were selected to support and restore an office building after the owner determined that the entire structure had settled between 1/8 inch and 3-5/8 inches. The settlement was most likely caused by consolidation of fill soil on the lot. Merit Structures and Restoration Company from Midvale,…

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Concrete Pile – Too Good to be True? Part 1

04/29/2009

All Articles, Foundation Repair

Concrete Pile – Too Good to be True? Part 1 Segmented concrete pile, also known as pressed concrete piles, have been used for many years around the country–especially in Texas. They were originally designed for foundation repair in Texas due to the expansive nature of the clay soils located in many parts of the state.…

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Foundation Repair: Bottle Jacks are BAD!

04/27/2009

All Articles, Foundation Repair

Foundation Repair: Bottle Jacks are BAD! For many people, foundation repairs are a necessary evil. Most homeowners are not knowledgeable on the technical aspects of repairing their home’s foundation. Many people will simply look through the phone book or go online and look for a repair expert in their area. Unfortunately, a foundation repair contractor…

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Your Home’s Deck is Only as Good as its Foundation

04/21/2009

All Articles, Foundation Repair, New Foundation Construction

Your Home’s Deck is Only as Good as its Foundation We have all heard the old adage, “It is only as strong as its foundation”. This is particularly true with your home and the additions that you make to it. When adding a deck to your home, using helical anchors for its foundation gives you…

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