Concrete Pile – Too Good to be True? Part 1

04/29/2009

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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

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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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Bowing Basement Walls and Solutions

04/16/2009

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Bowing Basement Walls and Solutions Basement wall cracks create water problems. April showers bring May basement wall problems. Tax day has come and gone but the spring rains continue creating high water tables and hydrostatic pressure on our basement walls. This water exerts pressure on our basement walls causing cracks, bowed walls, and structurally unsafe…

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Micropile Underpinning Bracket

04/06/2009

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

Micropile Underpinning Bracket Now you can install a pre-engineered foundation repair bracket for your next micropile project that multiplies your safety potentials.  Developed as a joint venture between leaders in their respective fields, Earth Contact Products and TEI Rock Drills have put their expertise together to design a system to make the installation of micropile…

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Steel Push Pier Installation

03/02/2009

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Steel Push Pier Installation The most popular form of foundation repair is steel push piers. All of the installation equipment is highly portable. After all of the piers are installed and load tested, the structure can immediately be lifted by transferring the load of the home to the piers. There’s no waiting for concrete to…

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Finding a Contractor: Part 1

03/02/2009

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Finding a Contractor: Part 1 Whether you’re having your foundation repaired or simply having some cracks fixed, finding a competent and reliable foundation repair contractor is the first step to a successful and satisfying home improvement project. Your home may be your most valuable financial asset, That’s why it’s important to be cautious when you…

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My Foundation Repairs: Foundation Solution Site

02/26/2009

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My Foundation Repairs: Foundation Solution Site MyFoundationRepairs.com and our installing contractors is synonymous with superior training, quality products and outstanding customer service. With the largest independent network of trained foundation experts we service 46 states and over 160 cities. Our roots are based in extraordinary engineering and technology in the foundation repair industry. While many…

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Concrete Foundation Repair

02/26/2009

All Articles, Foundation Repair, Home and Foundation Cracks

Concrete Foundation Repair Hydraulic Push Piers for Foundation Repairs Hydraulic piering can be used to lift and stabilize sinking concrete. Whether you have cracks, water problems or settling basement walls hydraulic push piers may be the best solution for your foundation repairs. What causes foundation issues? Common issues can be found here, but foundation settlement and movement requiring…

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