Foundation Repair & Techniques Blog

Learn more about our foundation repair techniques, and discover how you can help protect your home or commercial structure.

Trees Can Affect Homes’ Foundation

Most homeowners give little thought to the trees in their front and back yards. If disaster does strike (like falling branches), these homeowners are usually covered by insurance.

But in fact, trees can do a lot more damage than you probably realize — even in the absence of falling debris. They can also help protect your home in surprising ways. And more often than not, this interplay happens underground, completely out of sight.

This article explains how trees can both positively and negatively affect the foundation of your home.

DIY Home Inspection Checklist

Most homeowners put off doing property inspections until it comes time to sell. And we use the term “most” loosely. When the housing bubble burst, roughly 1.4 million American homes sold without any type of inspection.

But even if you have no intention of moving anytime soon, inspecting your home for damage is still a good idea.

Summer Home Improvement Projects

Home improvement projects are investments that often deliver better returns than anything you might find on Wall Street:

  • As a homeowner, you directly benefit from any modifications for the duration of your stay (i.e. short-term dividends).
  • As a home seller, improvements can increase the value of your property (i.e. long-term dividends).

Retaining Wall Repair Costs

 Retaining Wall Repair Costs

When considering the potential cost of repairing a retaining wall, keep in mind a lot of factors can affect the cost. Materials and labor are the two obvious factors, but even those can vary widely from job to job – it’s why a Google search for retaining wall repair costs can yield such a frustrating range of answers.

Your best bet is to get an estimate from a professional (Hint: We can help!). Here are some of the factors that will determine your cost.

Contact a professional for an estimate.

4 Tips to Prevent Retaining Wall Failure

A damaged retaining wall can become a hazard to property and human safety. Understanding the causes of retaining wall failure can help you avoid costly repairs. The following are common problem spots, along with tips to prevent retaining wall failure.

A Free and Easy Concrete Repair Checklist

Concrete is one of the most durable building materials in the world. But because of extensive use, water damage or improper design, even this workhorse of the construction industry must undergo repairs from time to time.

This is true whether we’re talking repairing basement walls, fixing a concrete driveway or even the foundation of your home. If any of the concrete on your property needs to be repaired, use the following checklist to keep costs low and reduce headaches to a minimum.

Typical Causes of Basement Moisture Problems

Out of sight and out of mind. This is the attitude with which most homeowners treat their basements — at least until their basements become “moisture magnets” that compromise the structural integrity of their homes.

But what causes basement moisture, and how do you get rid of this costly problem?

3 Things to Consider When Choosing a Concrete Repair Contractor

Investing in concrete repair for your property adds to its safety and value, but you want to be certain you choose the right contractor. As you gather bids and look at contractor reputations, look for three things: workmanship, procedures and materials.

How Much Does a Concrete Driveway Cost?

If you’re in the market for a new driveway, you’ve probably looked at a range of different materials. Why choose concrete over more affordably priced alternatives?

When it comes to driveways, many homeowners make the mistake of focusing on upfront costs alone. But thanks to its incredible durability and strength, concrete costs significantly less in the long run. And due to recent improvements in construction and design, concrete has never been more affordable than it is today.

But how affordable?

Why Are My Doors and Windows Sticking?

Do you have a bedroom door or living room window that always sticks? Here’s the bad news: It could be more than an annoyance; it could be a sign of foundation damage. An evaluation from a foundation repair company can help determine if you need foundation repairs.