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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

Finding a Foundation Repair Company

Finding a Foundation Repair Company

19 Jun 8:16 pm by My Foundation Repairs

Foundation repairs can be intimidating. If your home or business is experiencing issues, you may already be hesitant to look for a foundation repair contractor simply because of cost or other reasons. You do not want to invest in repairs that fail or don’t provide you with peace of mind, so we want to make […] READ MORE

Finding a Contractor: Part 3

Finding a Contractor: Part 3

14 Feb 8:19 pm by My Foundation Repairs

Understanding Your Payment Options You have several payment options for most home improvement and maintenance and repair projects. For example, you can get your own loan or ask the contractor to arrange financing for larger projects. For smaller projects, you may want to pay by check or credit card. Avoid paying cash. Whatever option you […] READ MORE

Finding a Contractor: Part 2

Finding a Contractor: Part 2

8:13 pm by My Foundation Repairs

Hiring a Home Repair Contractor Interview each contractor you’re considering. Here are some questions to ask. How long have you been in business? Look for a well-established company and check it out with consumer protection officials. They can tell you if there are unresolved consumer complaints on file. One caveat: No record of complaints against a […] READ MORE

Why Should You Get a Home Inspection for Foundation Repair?

Why Should You Get a Home Inspection for Foundation Repair?

24 Jan 3:05 pm by My Foundation Repairs

So, you’ve discovered what you think is foundation damage in your home. Maybe you see cracks in your walls, maybe you notice that your floors or uneven or sloping, or perhaps you notice that your doors don’t close correctly. Maybe your first thought is that it can probably wait, you don’t have time to deal […] READ MORE

Ceiling Cracks: Superficial or Super Worrisome?

Ceiling Cracks: Superficial or Super Worrisome?

05 Nov 3:24 pm by My Foundation Repairs

The best thing to do if you find ceiling cracks is to schedule a free inspection with a reliable contractor. The contractor will check the crack to determine its severity and what steps may need to be taken. Many times a crack is nothing to worry about. Our contractors offer free inspections. Contact My Foundation […] READ MORE

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