Blog Articles - Category Archives: Foundation Repair

Carbon Fiber and Basement Walls

Carbon Fiber and Basement Walls

23 Apr 8:41 am by MikeMalina

Carbon fiber was used for race cars, now it is used in the foundation repair industry to fix cracking and bowing basement walls. READ MORE

How Do Sinkholes Form?

How Do Sinkholes Form?

09 Mar 5:00 am by MikeMalina

Sinkhole activity and foundation settlement have the same warning signs. Call an expert to inspect your foundation and soil so you can get foundation repairs. READ MORE

Home Foundation Health & Temperature Changes

Home Foundation Health & Temperature Changes

28 Feb 9:19 pm by MikeMalina

All across the United States, the weather is at that weird phase where it’s almost spring but it’s still winter. In some states, Monday seems to be winter, Wednesday is a nice spring day, and then by Friday, we are right back to freezing temperatures. All of the rain, snow, and dramatic temperature shifts can […] READ MORE

Pyrrhotite Causes New England Foundations to Crumble

Pyrrhotite Causes New England Foundations to Crumble

20 Feb 5:41 pm by MikeMalina

Crumbling foundations have become an expensive reality for hundreds of Massachusetts and Connecticut homeowners. Their foundations were made with pyrrhotite, a mineral that can react with water. How does pyrrhotite affect foundations? Pyrrhotite is an iron sulfide mineral. According to the American Geosciences Institute, “When iron sulfides are exposed to water and oxygen, a series […] READ MORE

Resolve to Fix Your Foundation Problems

Resolve to Fix Your Foundation Problems

09 Jan 10:47 pm by MikeMalina

New year, new decade, newly repaired foundation? Make 2020 the year you resolve to fix your foundation problems. A new year is a great time to evaluate your home. Living in a home day-to-day may mean you get used to your home’s quirks and foibles. However, foundation issues are things you should never “get used […] READ MORE

The Ultimate Guide: Foundation Repair Contractors

The Ultimate Guide: Foundation Repair Contractors

17 Dec 10:12 pm by MikeMalina

Finding competent and reliable foundation repair contractors is a tricky process, but your contractor is the most important part of home repair projects. READ MORE

How do Helical Tieback Anchors Work?

How do Helical Tieback Anchors Work?

11 Dec 3:36 pm by MikeMalina

Helical tieback anchors are designed to straighten or strengthen basement walls. In addition, they can be used to fix bowing or leaning walls. External water pressure, also known as hydrostatic pressure, places pressure on your foundation walls. Furthermore, as that water pressure shoves inwards, your foundation walls can bow or curve inward or start to lean […] READ MORE

The Best Time of Year to Fix Your Foundation

The Best Time of Year to Fix Your Foundation

20 Nov 5:08 pm by MikeMalina

Waiting for the right season for foundation repairs? The real answer is to do it now. If you notice any signs of foundation problems or damage, do not wait until the problem increases or for the right season. If you wait, it will only get worse. READ MORE

Winter Cold Causes Basement Foundation Cracks to Grow

Winter Cold Causes Basement Foundation Cracks to Grow

3:52 pm by MikeMalina

When the temperature drops, the soil all around us starts to freeze. This frozen soil has the ability to make previously minor foundation cracks much more significant. READ MORE

Don’t Let a Musty Basement Ruin Thanksgiving

Don’t Let a Musty Basement Ruin Thanksgiving

05 Nov 5:36 pm by MikeMalina

On Thanksgiving Day, the aromas of the holiday will drift through the air … turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, pumpkin pie, and musty basement smell?!? Foundation leaks can leave your home stinky and moldy. Get help before the holidays. Dealing with a wet basement can be frustrating. The water damages walls and flooring and encourages mold […] READ MORE

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