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Protect Your Foundation With A Crawl Space Moisture Barrier

Crawl spaces under your home contain dirt floors which are generally damp. Water may easily access the space, and the added moisture increases the risk of mildew, mold, insects, rust, and rot in your home. A moisture barrier or vapor barrier can prevent health problems and keep moisture from seeping into your home and causing […]

Are Minor Slab Foundation Cracks a Problem?

If you have been outside your home and spotted a crack in your visible slab, you may be tempted to panic. It is widely known how expensive serious foundation issues can be to repair. However, not every single crack in your foundation means your slab is badly damaged. Over time, concrete will settle into the […]

Reasons a Home May Need to be Raised Off Its Foundation

Once built, a home seems sturdy and unmovable, but that is not the case. While difficult to move, with the right tool, it can be done. It can be lifted right off its foundation using hydraulic screw jacks as little as six inches or as high as 12 feet. However, here are reasons a home […]

Keep Bugs Out of an Older Pier and Beam Foundation with These Three Repairs

Pier and beam foundations aren’t just vulnerable to water damage and shifting soil. They also need a bit of extra protection against insects. If you’re purchasing or maintaining an older home, check these three quick repairs of your list to keep bugs out. 1. Replace the ventilation screens. Every pier and beam foundation needs adequate […]

The Four Most Common Home Foundations

Building a foundation is an important first step in building houses that will last. Here are the four types of foundation most commonly used by home builders. The Four Types of Foundation Your House Could Be Sitting On Pier Foundations Also referred to as pier and beam, this type of foundation consists of either wood posts […]

What Happens When You Put Off Concrete Leveling

Some things only get better with time, but unfortunately uneven concrete is not one of those things. Over time, soil shifting, root growth, or just normal cracking can result in concrete becoming raised and uneven. While uneven concrete looks bad, so many people put off the task of having their concrete leveled. The bad news […]

3 Things You Should Do Before Protesting Your Property Value

DFW housing prices are continuing to skyrocket. Many properties have seen a 65% increase in the past five years alone due to the increase in jobs, the remodeling of schools, and the popularity of DFW suburbs. But if you think your property’s valuation is far too high for what your house should actually be valued […]

3 Ways Rodents Can Damage Your Pier and Beam Foundation

Invading rodents aren’t just a hazard in your attic or your yard. They can also do a lot of damage once they find their way into your home’s crawl space in the pier and beam foundation. Whether you’ve seen a few critters running in and out of the foundation or you’ve already dealt with the […]

Are Cracked Bricks a Sign of a Broken Foundation?

Checking on your foundation isn’t always simple. Most of your home’s foundation isn’t visible, and that means you have to put the clues together from lots of different sources. Cracks in the concrete, soil that’s pulling away from your home’s edge, and cracks in the walls near your windows and doors are all signs that […]