How to Repair Foundation Cracks

When you find a crack in your foundation, you probably have one of two basic reactions.  Either you panic that your home is no longer stable, or you shrug it off as routine settling.  I’d suggest avoiding these extremes, and aim for the grey area between them;...

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How to Straighten a Bowed Foundation Wall

We’ve discussed bowed basement walls in our blog before.  We reviewed what causes a wall to bow in this article, and we explored repair methods and costs in this one.  But lately we’ve been hearing a different question about bowing walls from customers: what if I want...

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How to Fix a Cracked Slab Foundation

What does it mean if you have a sagging or sloping floor, but no basement or crawl space?  I’ve read a lot of articles on sagging floors (I’ve also written a few!), and they always talk about how moisture damages the wooden floor structure under the home.   But it IS...

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Should I Buy a House with Foundation Repair?

While looking for a new home, you find a place that checks all the boxes: it’s in a good school district, taxes aren’t painful, it has a nice yard, enough bedrooms, multiple bathrooms, a roomy kitchen.  Even the basement seems all right; it’s unfinished but clean and...

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How to Fix Foundation Cracks

Most people assume that if their foundation has a water problem, they’ll notice it quickly.  This isn’t always the case, however.  Water may be damaging your foundation without leaking into your basement or crawl space.  But if you see cracks in your foundation...

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How Much Does Foundation Repair Cost?

Your foundation does a lot for you. It supports your home, remains stable in changing weather conditions, and repels nasty invaders like insects and vermin.  In return, we often ignore it; we spend our money and attention on interior improvements like new furniture or...

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