Bowing Basement Walls and Solutions

04/16/2009

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Bowing Basement Walls and Solutions Basement wall cracks create water problems. April showers bring May basement wall problems. Tax day has come and gone but the spring rains continue creating high water tables and hydrostatic pressure on our basement walls. This water exerts pressure on our basement walls causing cracks, bowed walls, and structurally unsafe…

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Micropile Underpinning Bracket

04/06/2009

All Articles, Commercial Foundation Repair, Foundation Repair, Residential Foundation Repair

Micropile Underpinning Bracket Now you can install a pre-engineered foundation repair bracket for your next micropile project that multiplies your safety potentials.  Developed as a joint venture between leaders in their respective fields, Earth Contact Products and TEI Rock Drills have put their expertise together to design a system to make the installation of micropile…

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Radon and Your Home: Test Now!

03/31/2009

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Radon and Your Home: Test Now! Radon is an inert gas that comes from below the earth’s surface. To see the radon level in your area visit the EPA’s website. Radon gas is a by-product of uranium and it is found all over the world. It is the second greatest cause of lung cancer after…

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Expectations of Waterproofing

03/28/2009

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Expectations of Waterproofing Basement waterproofing contractors usually provide some form of drainage system as one of their services to solve a wet basement or crawlspace. While drainage is critical to solving water problems, it is also crucial that homeowners understand the purpose and limitations of waterproofing their homes. The definition of waterproofing is the process…

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Waterproofing Residential Foundations

03/14/2009

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Waterproofing Residential Foundations Many times the terms waterproofing and damp proofing are used interchangeably. The terms waterproofing and interior water diverting are also used interchangeably. All of these terms sound like they accomplish similar goals, though they do not. Understanding these terms is critical if you want to keep your foundation dry and structurally sound.…

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Wet Basements and Spring Rains

03/12/2009

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Wet Basements and Spring Rains Spring Home Improvement – Part 2 Water can cause many issues, so make sure that rain water is not running down the outside of your foundation walls. The best approach is to start at the top and work your way down. At the top is your guttering and downspouts. Gutters…

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Wet Basements & Spring Rains

03/10/2009

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Wet Basements & Spring Rains Spring Home Improvement – Part 1 With spring right around the corner, we all should start thinking about the potential for wet basements and crawlspaces. With spring come heavy and frequent rains.  These rains can and will create havoc under your home if you are not prepared. Gutters need cleaned,…

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Steel Push Pier Installation

03/02/2009

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Steel Push Pier Installation The most popular form of foundation repair is steel push piers. All of the installation equipment is highly portable. After all of the piers are installed and load tested, the structure can immediately be lifted by transferring the load of the home to the piers. There’s no waiting for concrete to…

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Finding a Contractor: Part 1

03/02/2009

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Finding a Contractor: Part 1 Whether you’re having your foundation repaired or simply having some cracks fixed, finding a competent and reliable foundation repair contractor is the first step to a successful and satisfying home improvement project. Your home may be your most valuable financial asset, That’s why it’s important to be cautious when you…

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My Foundation Repairs: Foundation Solution Site

02/26/2009

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My Foundation Repairs: Foundation Solution Site MyFoundationRepairs.com and our installing contractors is synonymous with superior training, quality products and outstanding customer service. With the largest independent network of trained foundation experts we service 46 states and over 160 cities. Our roots are based in extraordinary engineering and technology in the foundation repair industry. While many…

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