Can Floor Joists be Repaired?

Does the couch look a little crooked? Are there gaps under your baseboards? Are the bedroom or bathroom doors sticking? Are there drywall cracks above the doors? Wait – is it time for new glasses already?  Before you get out the level or get your eyes checked,...

READ MORE

Flooded Crawlspace: What to do?

Treat and Prevent a Flooded Crawlspace Like most homeowners, chances are you overlook your crawlspace until there’s an issue.  Your crawlspace, or the space between the main floor level of your home and the ground, is a hollow area anywhere from typically 1 to 3 feet...

READ MORE

What Is a Foundation Inspection?

The two main reasons for needing a foundation inspection are selling or buying a home and noticing damage in your foundation, basement, or crawl space. For those wanting to purchase a home and are taking out a mortgage to do so, the lending institution requires a home...

READ MORE

Foundation Repair Myths

A flooded basement is obvious, but most people have no idea what to look for in their foundations to recognize when water damage has occurred. It’s not usually on a homeowner’s to-do list to periodically check the foundation and basement or crawl space for changes....

READ MORE

Cracks in Driveway and Sidewalk: Slabjacking Can Help

Applying an overlay to your driveway is fine if you are just looking to make the driveway look smooth again, but it won’t help you repair any cracks underneath or level the concrete. If you have a concrete slab for a driveway, there are a few reasons your driveway may...

READ MORE

Don’t Ignore Foundation Problems

Most homeowners don’t budget foundation repairs into their annual expenditures, thinking concrete isn’t as susceptible to the environment as wood siding or the roof. The truth is that while concrete may be a harder material than wood, the elements — specifically,...

READ MORE

Suffering from High Energy Bills? Check Your Home’s Foundation

Are your monthly energy bills consistently more expensive than in the same months of the previous year – even though you’ve upgraded to more energy-efficient appliances and rewired the house? Although it might seem strange, the higher cost could be the fault of your...

READ MORE

What is the Difference Between Helical Piers and Push Piers?

If your doors or windows are sticking, your floors are sagging, your chimney is leaning, your walls are cracked, or any other signs of foundation trouble, it might be time to look into foundation repair options. For those symptoms, in particular, installing piers to...

READ MORE

Common Sump Pump Mistakes

Most basements, especially those in Midwestern homes, will get wet at some point. However, your sump pump is the difference between dampness and your belongings being destroyed by basement water damage. The sump pump pulls extra water out of your home, making it a...

READ MORE

Distinguishing Mold Growth from Stains & Other Common Discolorations

“Mold.” Whether it’s in reference to what is found in refrigerators or a basement, it’s a word that conjures up wrinkled noses and thoughts of health hazards. But how do you know that what you are looking at in your basement is mold and not rotting wood, faded stain,...

READ MORE