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Cracked Paint In Your Home? Don’t Call a Painter…It May Be Foundation Damage

Noticed some cracks in your walls? Thinking it might be time to repaint? Not so fast. When you find major cracks, many times what you should be doing is calling a professional. Cracks in the wall could be signs of foundation damage. So how do you know when cracks are a small thing and when they’re a big deal? What do you do when they’re serious? Why is painting over them such a big mistake? Here are a few tips.

Spring Thaw and Mudslides in North Carolina Mountains Can Threaten Homes

When you make your home in the North Carolina mountains, spring means more than beautiful flowers and warm breezes. Spring means thawing temperatures, and thawing temperatures lead to mudslides — natural occurrences that can wreak serious damage on your home. How do you know if your home is at risk? What can you do to protect it this season? Also, when damage does occur, what should you do next? To help answer those questions, here is a look at what you need to know about mudslides in North Carolina.

How to Conduct a Home Foundation Inspection

If you suspect your home’s foundation may need repairs, a visual foundation inspection can detect obvious red flags. But you don’t want to pay for an inspection if you don’t have to. And you don’t want to leave the problem unresolved if there truly is foundation damage.

This article outlines a few simple tips on how to inspect your foundation for damage. You can run through this visual checklist on your own – and determine whether or not it’s time to get a foundation repair estimate.

Contact a professional for advice.

What Does a Foundation Warranty Cover?

When comparing foundation repair companies, the foundation warranty is worth it’s important to remember that not all foundation warranties are created equally. Even in the same state, differences in coverage can vary dramatically.

Below are some of the most important questions you should ask prior to hiring a foundation repair service. Be sure to read the fine print of any contracts so you understand your rights.

Buying a Home? Get a Foundation Inspection

Buying a Home? Get a Foundation Inspection

When buying a new house, a home inspection is standard practice. During these evaluations, the home inspector is usually able to identify potential foundation problems. For home buyers, a foundation inspection report by a structural engineer provides valuable information about the investment.

7 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Foundation Repair Contractor

Choosing a foundation repair contractor isn’t easy. North Carolina’s consumer protection agencies receive plenty of complaints about shady contractors. So how do you find a reputable, reliable foundation repair contractor who can complete the job on time and under budget?

This article explores 7 of the most important questions you should ask before hiring a contractor to repair your home’s foundation.

DIY Foundation Repair Is a Risky Idea

Do-it-yourself (DIY) home improvement projects are a great weekend hobby. If you want a new porch or guest bathroom, there are even prepackaged kits at the hardware store to get you started. But DIY foundation repairs are a different story.

Foundation Damage is Common in Winter…And After the Thaw, Too

The home is the single greatest asset for most Americans. And not surprisingly, a lot of planning and forethought goes into the construction process – especially when it comes to your home’s foundation:

  • Builders in Florida take into account the state’s notorious hurricane season
  • California builders factor in earthquakes
  • Home builders in Kansas build foundations with tornadoes in mind

Water Drainage Problems? Foundation Damage May Be Next

From hurricanes to earthquakes to subsidence, there are a thousand different problems that can harm your home’s foundation. But one of the most damaging is improper water drainage.

When there is too much water surrounding your foundation, the soil swells. Not enough, and the soil shrinks. If the expansions and contractions aren’t uniform, this can lead to cracks, shifts, and other types of foundation problems.

Foundation Contractor Reviews: How to Find the Best Foundation Company

When it comes to home repairs, foundation fixes are among the most important. Choosing a qualified, trustworthy foundation contractor is critical. But how do you find a good one? Foundation contractor reviews from other homeowners are a good place to start. Below is a quick cheat sheet for what to look for and what to avoid when hiring foundation contractors.