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Common Foundation Problems: Don’t Forget Your Roots

Common Foundation Problems: Don’t Forget Your Roots

25 Mar 2:10 pm by MikeMalina

How Tree Roots Contribute to Potential Foundation Problems We all root for trees, trees are one of the most valuable contributors to the health of our planet.  Not to mention that a beautiful, sprawling, tree in your front or backyard adds character and warmth to your home.  You may have heard the phrase, “take care […] 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

Time to Take Notice: Why a Leaning Chimney is a Sign of Foundation Failure

Time to Take Notice: Why a Leaning Chimney is a Sign of Foundation Failure

08 Mar 9:22 pm by MikeMalina

It’s Time to Step Outside and Check Your Chimney. Chances are you have used your chimney over the recent colder months of the year. Now that spring is right around the corner, It is time to get out and take a closer inspection of your chimney. It is important to know that a leaning chimney […] 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

Concentric Vs. Eccentric Piers

Concentric Vs. Eccentric Piers

17 Feb 9:12 pm by MikeMalina

When it comes to foundation repair work on your home, there are several choices that need to be made. These choices include choosing which piers you will use, whether you need solutions to your waterproofing or foundation needs. No matter the issue at hand, the method of underpinning using either eccentric vs. concentric piers will […] READ MORE

Economical Foundation Repair: 4 Steps to Consider in 2021

Economical Foundation Repair: 4 Steps to Consider in 2021

12 Feb 4:14 pm by MikeMalina

Homeowners need a professional engineer to provide a home inspection and to determine if your home needs foundation repair. READ MORE

Why Do-it-Yourself Crack Injections Fail

Why Do-it-Yourself Crack Injections Fail

12 Jan 10:44 pm by MikeMalina

As a homeowner, cracks in your foundation can be worrisome. While not all cracks are signs of structural failure, all cracks should be assessed and repaired by a professional. There are two types of cracks, dormant and active. Dormant cracks may have been patched with cement grout or mortar. This can be effective until water build-up […] READ MORE

Is it Safe to Live in a House During Foundation Repairs?

Is it Safe to Live in a House During Foundation Repairs?

31 Dec 10:59 pm by MikeMalina

If you’ve noticed shifting, settling, or sinking areas of your home, it’s likely that your foundation is moving. Foundation problems are rarely caused by poor construction, but rather poor compaction, and more commonly, poor water drainage. A common question we receive from homeowners is “Is it safe to live in my house during foundation repairs?” […] READ MORE

Benefits Of Winter Foundation Repair

Benefits Of Winter Foundation Repair

14 Dec 10:28 pm by MikeMalina

Months Of Winter Winter runs from mid-December through mid-March. During this season, there are more benefits of winter foundation repair than one might think. Moreover, winter months tend to be slower for foundation repair companies. In general because of the colder weather and multitude of holiday gatherings, people tend to be less motivated. However, because […] READ MORE

What Are Plate Anchors Used for in Foundation Repairs?

What Are Plate Anchors Used for in Foundation Repairs?

12 Oct 8:30 pm by MikeMalina

Understanding what plate anchors are, and what they are used for can help homeowners better understand the foundation repair process. Anchors Repair Bowing and Cracked Foundation Walls. Our contractors use ECP Plate Anchors for bowed and cracked foundation walls. They are an economical repair method for providing supplemental lateral force to help stabilize foundations impacted […] READ MORE

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