Types of Soil and the Effects on Foundations

Not all soil is the same, and how it reacts to moisture and affects foundations varies. Sometimes, a structure is set on limestone, sandstone, or bedrock — each of which is capable of handling heavy loads and don’t carry the risk of soil shifting and expansion. Clay,...

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Diagnosing Foundation Cracks

Shearing, hairline, wide, horizontal, vertical. What do all these words have in common? They are the types of cracks you may find in your foundation floor or basement walls. There are some cracks you don’t need to worry about, but more often than not, cracks are signs...

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Types of Foundation for Your House

When your home was built, your contractor had a choice as to what type of foundation the home would have. How did he or she make that decision? Was it the right choice? Different types of foundation are better than others based on the home’s size, predominant weather,...

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A Leaning Chimney Could Be Trouble

While the Leaning Tower of Pisa may be a wonderful sight to see, the Leaning Chimney of Home is not such a good thing. If you are lucky, your chimney might be leaning because it initially wasn’t constructed straight. Usually, however, a leaning chimney means problems...

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Ceiling Cracks and How They Relate to Your Foundation

There are a host of reasons as to why cracks appear in ceilings. Some of them are minor while others are indicators of major issues with the home. Moisture Plumbing leaks, roof damage, and temperature changes can lead to moisture accumulating and damaging ceilings....

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What Is an Anchor Foundation Repair?

If caught early, most damage to a foundation caused by waterproofing failure can easily be repaired. For example, filling and sealing hairline cracks in basement walls or foundation floors does not take long and helps prevent further cracks that moisture may cause....

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