Land Grading and How Draining Issues Hurt Your Home’s Foundation

By Mark Jacobs on September 17, 2018

When building or adding onto a home, it is imperative that the land under and around your foundation be appropriately graded so that you will not have any problems. When you have rain or snow or even when watering your yard, the runoff should not pool next to the home.

Topics: Land Grading
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How to Know if You Have Issues with Your Sewer Pipes

By Mark Jacobs on September 12, 2018

Whether you already know you have problems with your sewer pipes, or you want to know what to look out for if something does happen in the future, it is best to understand the basics. When you can tell if what you are dealing with is something that you might be able to fix yourself, or something you will need to call in a professional for, it makes the whole ordeal much less stressful and easier to handle.

Topics: Sewer Lines
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Getting Rid of Standing Water Around Your Home

By Mark Jacobs on August 30, 2018

 

The landscape of your property and the environment around it play an important role in the health conditions of your building structure and the overall health of your foundation. There are many factors that are responsible for causing structural damage on a building. For example, the humidity and the water index of the soils beneath effect the homes when the soils contract or expand. Depending on the soils water content the response of the soils will immediately be to expand with excess hydrogen particles from water, or to contract and shrink when the aggregate soil lacks hydration.

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3 Types of Foundations & Things to Look Out For

By Mark Jacobs on August 29, 2018

Not sure of what type of foundation you might already have? Are you looking to build a new home and needing to know the options that you might have for a foundation? Understanding the three types of residential foundations used by builders will help arm you with the knowledge needed to make the best decision for your foundation now and for the future.

Topics: Foundation
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Galvanized Pipes - When & Why to Have Them Replaced

By Mark Jacobs on August 24, 2018

Do you own or live in a house that was built before the 1960’s? If your answer is yes, then there is an excellent chance that your home's plumbing has galvanized plumbing unless there has been an upgrade within the last forty-five to fifty years.

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Trees and Their Effect on Your Foundation

By Mark Jacobs on August 22, 2018

Do you have trees on your property and want to know what to look out for concerning your home's foundation? Are you getting ready to build a house and want to know about the effects that trees could have on buildings that you plan on building?

Topics: Foundation
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Common Symptoms of Foundation Issues in Your Home

By Mark Jacobs on August 6, 2018

Do you have an issue with things not quite looking correct in or outside of your home? Maybe you want to know what to look for concerning future problems with your home. You might even fit into the category of looking to buy a house, and you want to make sure you know that you are not getting into something that will end up costing you way more than what you have planned, thus devastating your dream. No matter what category you fall under it is always a good thing to know what to look out for concerning problems that could occur with a home’s foundation.

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Your Older Home Needs TLC

By Mark Jacobs on June 10, 2013

As a house ages, it will eventually need repairs and maintenance. One of the most important parts of an old house in which you need to pay extra attention to is the foundation. If damage develops on this part of the home it can turn into a very expensive repair job.

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Cracked Brick Can Mean Foundation Problems

By Mark Jacobs on May 28, 2013

Cracked Brick Can Be a Scary Sight!

Have you ever walked around the outside of your house and noticed a change in your beautiful brick home? Do you have any cracked bricks? The actual cracked brick can cost you money in different ways. If it is the actual brick itself many problems can occur. 

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Preventing Foundation Repairs

By Mark Jacobs on May 23, 2013

Retaining Walls Can Help Prevent Foundation Repairs

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