Tag: home repair

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Why Do I Need to Remove Drywall or Carpeting for a Repair Estimate?

    No homeowner wants to take down drywall or pull up flooring to get an estimate on repairs.  It’s messy, time consuming and can be expensive if you hire someone to do it for you.   You know this, I know this, every contractor and repair company out there knows it. That...
  4. What is the Best Way to Waterproof a Crawl Space? GeoChannel

    When water collects in your crawl space, it does terrible things to your foundation, to your home’s flooring structure, and to your overall air quality.  These are the top three reasons you should eliminate water in your crawl space.   But there’s a big difference...
  5. Weather Extremes & the Effects on Your Home’s Foundation

    In the Midwest, it’s not unusual to have the air conditioning on at the start of a day, only to switch over to heat at the end of it (or vice versa).  A perfect example of this phenomenon happened last week in central Indiana.  The day started warm and humid, reaching...

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