Need to Fix a Sinking Concrete Porch? Two Options to Consider

I have fond memories of sitting on my grandparent’s porch, watching birds and squirrels squabble over sunflower seeds.  My never-idle grandmother worked on her latest sewing project and my grandfather tried to read, while I bombarded them with a child’s endless stream...

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The Reasons You Need Downspout Extensions For Your Home

Last summer, a heavy thunderstorm unleashed a large number of pine needles onto my roof.  These needles washed off the roof, slid around in the guttering, then lodged themselves into one corner.  For the rest of the night, the heavy rain washed along the gutter, hit...

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Uses Of Helical Piers: Repair Chimneys, Decks, and Porches

It sounds like one of those brain-teasers from elementary school, like what do the words pool, picnic, and card have in common?  (They’re types of table.)   But porches, chimneys, and decks do share some traits.  All three are features that can add value and...

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The Best Way to Finish Your Basement: Encapsulation

When you go into your basement, what do you see?  Is it a dark, slightly damp place you can’t use- not even for storage?  A slightly creepy area where only your furnace and utilities live?  Or maybe you see raw, untapped potential.   A basement can be a clean, dry,...

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The 3 Best Waterproofing Companies in Central Illinois*

*Including Bloomington, Champaign-Urbana, Decatur, Peoria, & Springfield If you’re reading this, we know that you’re interested in waterproofing your basement or crawlspace.  We also know that you’re a smart consumer, because you’re researching the contractors in...

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When Slabjacking Won’t Work for You: An Illustrated Guide.

Slabjacking is an awesome method for lifting concrete slabs that have sunk into the ground.  In a few minutes or a couple of hours, using a polyurethane foam injection, your patio or sidewalk can be brought back up to level.  This process makes very little mess and...

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Carbon Fiber Straps: Why You Need Them & What They Cost

It could be that you’ve found cracks in your basement wall, and you’re researching solutions.  Maybe you read our blog on DIY Home Inspection, surveyed your home, and now have concerns.  Perhaps a friend or neighbor suggested you contact us and  you’ve used our...

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When Should You Worry About Cracks In Your Foundation?

The health of your home begins at the foundation.  Everything else literally rests on it, and is depending on it for support. So you may be alarmed when you find a crack in this essential component.  Your foundation should have a regular check-up, just like you do. ...

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How Much Do Helical Piers Cost?

How Much Do Helical Piers Cost? An In-Depth Pricing Breakdown    Piers are the best way to repair settling foundation issues.  If you’re here, reading this article, there’s a good chance you already know this.  Maybe you’ve seen signs of settling in your home and...

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