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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

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

What are Basement Weep Holes?

What are Basement Weep Holes?

10 Jul 9:51 pm by My Foundation Repairs

Water enters a basement through cracks and crevices, so purposely drilling holes in your walls as a way to prevent water damage seems foolish. Yet that’s exactly what weep holes are designed to do. If your basement has a block foundation, weep holes can be a key element of waterproofing. Basement walls constructed of cinder […] 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

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes

24 Jan 3:13 pm by My Foundation Repairs

The winter season is in full force, and that means that your home is in danger of having problems if you are not prepared for cold weather. Your home needs care in cold weather too! In this article, we’ll be discussing some of the ways to prevent frozen pipes and make sure that you are […] READ MORE

Why Should You Get a Home Inspection for Foundation Repair?

Why Should You Get a Home Inspection for Foundation Repair?

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

Hurricane Florence and Your Building

Hurricane Florence and Your Building

12 Sep 4:35 am by My Foundation Repairs

Hurricanes can wreak havoc on your property with wind, rain, and flying debris. Let My Foundation Repairs connect you with a local contractor in your area to help with foundation damage. READ MORE

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