What Causes Sloping Floors?

05/20/2020

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What Causes Sloping Floors? Sloping floors can happen when your foundation settles unevenly. It is often times one of many problems that will occur when your foundation settles. Causes of Sloping Floors Foundation settlement happens when there is downward, or sinking movement of a foundation from its original position within the soil. Soil movement can…

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How Do Sinkholes Form?

03/09/2020

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How Do Sinkholes Form? Karst Terrain Leads to Sinkholes The idea of the ground opening beneath your feet is a scary prospect. However, sinkholes are a reality and can damage your home and property. Spectators view a sinkhole that opened along a road in Maryland. Photo courtesy of the United States Geological Survey Homeowners, especially…

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Resolve to Fix Your Foundation Problems

01/09/2020

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Resolve to Fix Your Foundation Problems Resolve to fix your 2020 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…

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How do Helical Tieback Anchors Work?

12/11/2019

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How do Helical Tieback Anchors Work? 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…

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Winter Cold Causes Basement Foundation Cracks to Grow

11/20/2019

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Winter Cold Causes Basement Foundation Cracks to Grow Those of us who live in the areas of the US with harsh winters are used to the cold, but your foundation isn’t. When temperatures are freezing, this can affect a home’s foundation. It is important to be aware of your home foundation problems.  When the temperature…

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5 Ways to Check Your Foundation

10/26/2019

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5 Ways to Check Your Foundation Over time, your home’s foundation may shift or settle. A bit of change is absolutely normal, but major shifts may indicate a foundation problem. Walking around your home and visually inspecting your foundation is the best way to check for problems. Here are five easy ways to check your…

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Helical Tiebacks Straighten Rotating Walls

10/24/2019

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Helical Tiebacks Straighten Rotating Walls “You spin me right round …” might be OK for record players, but it’s not a phrase you want associated with your basement wall. A rotating foundation wall is a serious issue, but a helical tie-back wall system is the solution. More specifically, foundation wall rotation is caused by water-logged,…

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Winter Polar Coaster will be Hard on Foundations

10/17/2019

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Winter Polar Coaster will be Hard on Foundations The Farmers’ Almanac is calling for a 2020 winter of extreme fluctuating temperatures. The predicted phenomena has been dubbed a “Polar Coaster.” What will the winter weather mean for your foundation? Snow and ice around your foundation can increase the size of basement wall cracks. Both the…

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Sidewalk Leveling: Avoid Trip Hazards

05/15/2019

All Articles, Foundation Settlement and Sinking

Sidewalk Leveling: Avoid Trip Hazards We have all been there. You are walking out to your car in the driveway and all of a sudden you trip over your sidewalk. The concrete has begun to sink and the lip of the next slab catches your toe. While it may seem like a minor inconvenience, tripping…

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