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Choosing the Right Foundation for Clay Soil

Clay soil is something you will find supporting the foundations of homes and commercial buildings in different areas. In Texas this is especially true as most of the soil found is clay. Clay soil is unique and here you will learn its challenges, how to handle these challenges, and which foundations are going to work…

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How to Hurricane Proof a Building

If you live in an area that experiences hurricanes, tornadoes, or other storms that create strong winds and rain, it’s important to hurricane proof your building. Winds can cause significant damage to homes and commercial buildings and cause risk to your personal safety. Here are steps you can take to hurricane proof your building. Protect…

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What to Know About Commercial Foundation Repair

Commercial foundation issues are important to address as soon as you suspect something is wrong. A strong foundation is integral to the safety and stability of the commercial building it supports. Here you will learn about the causes of foundation damage, how to spot damage, and how the foundation can be repaired. Commercial Foundation Damage…

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Southern Texas Weather and How it Impacts Foundations

The weather varies a lot in Southern Texas, which can have many consequences. These conditions can all affect soil condition, which can then have an impact on your foundation. This means that you always need to be on your guard in order to stop problems before they start. Here’s what you need to know about…

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Does Your Commercial Foundation Need Repair?

There are a number of factors that can cause a commercial foundation to need repairs. Commercial buildings receive a lot of foot traffic and can bear a large amount of weight. While the signs of damage aren’t always obvious, there are many that are. Here are signs that your commercial foundation needs repair: Exterior Cracks…

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All About Foundation Sealing

Your home’s foundation needs all the protection it can get. A strong foundation will carry the weight of your house and keep it steady. Sealing is an important aspect that can make or break the longevity of your foundation. Here’s what you need to know about foundation sealing. What is Foundation Sealing? Foundation sealing is…

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How to Finance Your Foundation Repair

Needing foundation repairs is something that can catch you off guard. If you don’t have the money on hand, you will need to finance the repairs another way. Foundation repairs aren’t something you should put off because the foundation is an important part of your home’s structure, so knowing how to finance the repairs is…

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Definition of Deep Foundations

A deep foundation is one that transfers building loads past the weak soil farther down to the competent soil and/or rock. This type of foundation is best suited to taller buildings and structures that are heavy and require adequate support. Here’s what you need to know about deep foundations, how they’re built, and how they…

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What is Concrete Lifting?

Concrete lifting is a procedure that helps to correct an uneven concrete surface. It’s important to have a professional look at any concrete issues you’re concerned about to have them assess the situation. Here’s what you need to know about concrete lifting. What Causes Concrete to Become Uneven? The concrete of homes, businesses, warehouses, airports,…

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About Shallow Foundations

Foundations are generally divided into two categories: ‘deep shallow’ and ‘shallow’ foundations. Any good foundation must support the structure above it, act as a barrier to water and soil moisture, and keep out groundwater. Here’s what you need to know about how shallow foundations are constructed, how they are used, and what they are used…

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