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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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Poor Drainage Can Cause Foundation Problems

It’s true that one of the major repairs that residences need to make relates to their foundation. Many of the instances where the foundations have sustained damage have pertained to water damage that had gone unnoticed. Poor drainage caused by issues such as landscape irrigation, uncontrolled runoff, and bad pipes can cause some of this…

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Prevent Soil Erosion to Protect Your Foundation

Soil erosion is incredibly common, and in order to protect your foundation you need to keep this in check. It occurs when the topsoil wears away when exposed to the elements, such as wind, excessive rainfall, and deforestation. Once the topsoil is worn away, it exposes the ground underneath. When the soil erosion occurs near…

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How to Know if Your Home Has Foundation Damage

Most of us don’t think twice about the foundations of our homes until it’s far too late. The truth is, foundations can fall into disrepair and by the time you notice it, the repairs could be costly. You can save yourself some of this stress by learning how to spot foundation damage before it gets…

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Repair Your Foundation Before Taking on These Other Home Improvement Projects

Since the foundation of your home is what everything else is built on top of, its condition is very important. Foundation problems can result in other problems throughout the house such as misaligned doors and windows, leaning and bowing walls, water seepage, and dampness and wetness that results in mold and mildew growth. That’s why…

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The Dangers of Humidity in Your Crawl Space and How to Fix the Problem

Your crawl space is the hollow space underneath your home. Unlike a basement, it’s only a few feet tall. While it might be “out of sight”, a crawl space certainly shouldn’t be “out of mind.” Crawl spaces can be a common source of home problems in South Texas, especially when moisture is introduced. Crawl space…

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