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5 Common Causes of Foundation Issues

Foundation issues are important to stop before they start. Once the damage has happened, it requires repair by a professional, which can be expensive. To protect your wallet and your foundation, it’s important to know what causes foundation issues and how to prevent them. Here are five common causes of foundation issues. Drainage Problems Inadequate…

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Why Foundation Drainage is Important

  When it comes to protecting your foundation and your home, you want to be sure there is proper drainage to keep them both from being damaged. Here’s what you need to know about foundation drainage. Why is foundation drainage important? Water damage is the leading cause of foundation damage. When your foundation is damaged,…

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Does Your Chimney Need to Be Repaired?

Foundation Support Systems cares about your chimney just as much as we care about your foundation. There are visual signs you should be on the lookout for to know if your chimney needs to be repaired. The safety of your chimney affects the safety of your house, so you want it to be in its…

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Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Foundation Repair Specialist

It can be overwhelming to find out your foundation needs to be repaired and then have to find someone to do the work to repair it. Where do you start? What do you need to know? While it might seem like all repair specialists are the same, they aren’t. You want to ask the right…

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Benefits of Crawl Space Encapsulation

Are you wondering if you could benefit from crawl space encapsulation? Most crawl spaces are dark and moist. If the moisture in the area is not controlled, this will lead to issues that will in turn create new issues around your home. Here’s what you should know about crawl space encapsulation. What is crawl space…

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What Are Push Piers?

Push piers, also known as resistance piers, are used to correct foundation settlement. If your garage were sinking, for example, push piers would be used to lift and secure that section of foundation. Push piers are used for commercial buildings, residential homes, and even brick structures. A push pier is capable of holding a significant…

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What is Exterior Waterproofing?

Exterior waterproofing is an important factor in keeping your basement and crawl space dry. It keeps water from entering the area and damaging those spaces as well as the foundation. Here’s what you should know about exterior waterproofing: The benefits of exterior waterproofing If you live in an area that is prone to storms, heavy…

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Get Your Home Ready for Those Texas Summer Storms!

In addition to summer in Texas getting hot, it can also get stormy. You don’t want to simply hope for the best and avoid doing any preparations. The more prepared you are, the better off you’ll be if a storm does hit. Here are five ways you can prepare for Texas summer storms. Clean and…

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Understanding the Types of Foundation Cracks

Do you have cracks in your foundation? If so, it’s worth taking a look at them to make sure they don’t signify a larger problem that will require repairs. It is a good idea to determine the severity of the cracks you need to examine the shape and the direction of the cracks. Depending on…

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Uneven Floors Can Cause Foundation Problems

Uneven floors are one of the problems that most homeowners need to consider while making sure it remains structurally sound. It is not only difficult from an aesthetic standpoint, but from a structural one, as well. When floors dip and sag, it can even have a negative impact on the foundation. Here’s more information: How…

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