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Winter Weather Effects on Your Home

Living in the Midwest, we are no strangers to cold, harsh winters, but that’s not the only drawback to winter here. The cold temperatures also affect your home’s foundation, and may even be compromising its structural integrity. Get familiar with these adverse effects that winter can bear on your home as well as some ways […]


How to Choose a Concrete Company

When it comes to your home’s foundation, it is far too important to trust to just anyone. The decision to repair your basement or foundation is not a cheap one, and it is important that you choose a company you can trust and that will complete the job with honesty and integrity. The most important […]

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Pouring concrete in Hot Weather

Now that summer is in full swing, everyone has their list of what they want to get done while we can work outside. For some people’s projects, this may include pouring concrete. Whether you are wanting a new patio for the backyard, or a path through your garden, there are a few things to keep […]


Your Spring Weather Basement Checklist

With spring comes the rain. While that may be a good thing for your yard, it may be bad for your basement. Spring means the return of severe weather, and if you are not prepared, it could spell disaster for your basement. Here are a few things to check before the spring showers come: Check […]

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Concrete Foundation Warning Signs

If you notice changes in the concrete around your home, it could be a sign that your concrete foundation is in need of repair. Some changes in concrete to be aware of are: – Concrete scaling – Concrete scaling is the loss of surface mortar – Concrete spalling – Concrete spalling is easy to see […]

What is Anchor Foundation Repair?

A foundation may need repaired if you have cracks in your foundation, windows and doors that do not close or fully lock, stair step cracks in brick lines, or the separation of caulk from the edges of windows and doors. Soil and base types are very diverse.  Soils range from shallow clay, weathered and dry, […]

Street Creep You Say?

In this blog, we’ll be discussing a term called Street Creep.  Never heard of it?  You’re not the only one.  The basic description, although each case can be complicated by a multitude of variables, is when gravity literally causes streets to move or slide toward a home over time.  When this happens, it pushes on a home’s […]

How Clogged Gutters can Affect your Foundation

Although you may not think about it, the state of your gutters can affect many other areas of your home, including your foundation. If your gutters do not function properly, it could pose a threat to the overall integrity and safety of your home, lower the property value, or lead to foundation repairs and water […]

Local Construction Methods Do Affect Your Foundation

Foundation repair methods are often determined by local new construction building practices. Steel push piers are the predominate foundation repair methods for basement and crawlspace homes, whereas push piers and underpinning helical piers split in their use by foundation repair contractors for slab on grade homes.  As the article below, from the National Association of Home Builders, indicates home building practices […]

What Are Foundation Watering and Expansive Soils?

Expansive soils are known to be present in every US state and throughout the world. Every year expansive soils contribute to billions of dollars in damage to homes. In a typical year expansive soils cause greater financial loss to property owners than earthquakes, floods, hurricanes and tornadoes combined. The proper design and care of your […]