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3 Home Renovation Projects That Can Help Your Pier and Beam Foundation

Repairing your foundation isn’t a fun renovation project. If it’s been a while since you’ve had your pier and beam foundation inspected or since you’ve been into the crawlspace, check it out as you work on your other home improvement projects. These popular renovations let you protect or inspect your foundation for invisible damage along […]

Can Tree Roots Harm a Foundation?

You may associate foundation damage with highly visible events like earthquakes and floods, but it can also occur in slow, subtle ways. Shifting soil and the growth of tree roots could cause building materials to settle or crack. Roots have the potential to inflict damage by penetrating the foundation or affecting soil composition. Species Some […]

Common Problems That Can Manifest in Pier and Beam Foundations

With any type of foundation, cracking around the home can be a sign of serious problems. However, the problems that slab foundations have are not the same problems that can happen in your pier and beam foundation. They may be caused by similar issues like shifting soil and water, but they are different issues. If […]

How to Protect Your Foundation from Flash Floods

It may be the last thing you expected in North Texas, but flash floods and longer-lasting floods have started to become a new normal that homeowners need to worry about. If you’ve already made adjustments to your landscaping in order to protect your home from the usual summer struggles, don’t worry! All that work won’t […]

3 Things to Look for As You Clean Out Your Gutters This Fall

Fall is finally here in North Texas, and that means you might need to clean out your home’s gutters. As you check out the gutters, keep an eye out for these three things that can harm your foundation (even during the cold months): 1. Is runoff flowing away from your home? Your downspouts should connect […]

Your Roof Damage Might Actually Be Foundation Damage

After every hail storm in the DFW area, neighborhoods are dotted with rooftops that have repairs underway. Shingles get ripped off, forceful hail can punch straight through the sublayers, and even the chimney cap can get cracked. If you find spots of water damage in your ceiling, that’s a clear sign that rain is getting […]

When Can You Repair Cosmetic Damage After Foundation Repair?

Often it is when you start seeing damage to items like sheetrock or drywall that you know, for sure, that you have foundation problems. Until you have those foundation issues diagnosed and repaired, there isn’t much of a point to fixing the cosmetic damage. Your foundation could continue to shift more and then you will […]

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 […]