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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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How Plumbing Leaks Cause Home Foundation Problems

Plumbing leaks are a common cause of home foundation problems. This is especially true here in Texas, where many foundations are concrete slab foundations. The plumbing lines run right below the concrete surface. Newer homes are more likely to be built with a moisture barrier that protects the concrete slab. But if a home was…

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Factors that Determine How Long Foundation Repair Will Take

Once it’s determined that foundation repairs are necessary, the next question a homeowner will ask is, “How long is it going to take?” Unfortunately, since every situation is different, there is no direct answer to this question, at least not initially. There are many factors to take into consideration when determining how long a foundation…

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Do I Have to Fix My House Foundation?

If you’ve noticed some problems with your house foundation, you might be wondering, “Do I have to fix it? What will happen if I don’t?” We get it. Nobody wants to deal with the hassle and expense of home repairs. However, ignoring house foundation problems isn’t a risk that you want to take. A whole…

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