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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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Foundation Settlement Challenge in a Home in San Antonio, Texas – Case Study

How we Cleaned up a Non-Galvanized Mess On some level, foundations will settle over time. However, there is a significant difference between a normal level of settling versus a problematic amount. In the following case study, the homeowners experienced a higher than normal amount of foundation settling, as displayed in the other issues they were…

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Identifying and Fixing Water Damage on Your Foundation

Water damage to your foundation is most likely to occur if you experience a lot of rain and storms. Water is one of one of the most common offenders when it comes to foundation damage. Here’s how you can identify and fix water damage that has occurred on your foundation. Identifying Water Damage Some common…

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Get to Know These Cold Weather Foundation Problems

A foundation is important as it holds the weight of a home or building and keeps it upright. When it becomes damaged and weak, this can cause instability of the building it should be supporting. During the cold months, the foundation can experience changes, which can lead to problems that need to be taken care…

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Types of Commercial Foundations

Commercial buildings need foundations that can support the weight they will bear and withstand any temperature changes. The foundation of a commercial building has a large amount of pressure exerted on it. This makes the foundation more susceptible to damage. The foundation of a commercial building has an important role to play, so it’s important…

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Signs Your Foundation is Settling

A foundation that is settling means that your home is gradually sinking into the ground. Settling happens when the soil under the foundation begins to shift. This is most often due to gravity and happens over a long time. A settling foundation isn’t always something to worry about, but it can lead to problems, so…

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