Why is Foundation Irrigation Important?

By Mark Jacobs on November 14, 2018

Has your area been experiencing long periods of time without rain, or is your home in an arid climate?  If so, then you need act accordingly for the health of your foundation, as periods of extreme weather can damage the structure of your home.

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How Improper Installation of your Rain Gutters Can Cause Big Problems

By Mark Jacobs on November 13, 2018

If you have rain gutters on your home it is crucial that you inspect them regularly, as they can cause damage to your structure instead of protecting it as it was designed to do.

The damage that rain gutters can produce can be quite costly to repair, so we are going to go over some things to look for. The biggest issues happen when rain gutters are not properly installed, but there are many other factors to keep in mind.

Topics: Drainage
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Fresh Water Lines in Your Home: Should You Use PEX or Copper Piping?

By Mark Jacobs on October 29, 2018

 

Are you at the point of needing to replace the fresh water lines in your home? Or maybe you are looking to build a house and need to know what type of pipe is better, PEX or copper?

Topics: Sewer Lines
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How Foundation Cracks are Sealed

By Mark Jacobs on October 26, 2018

 

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Root Barriers: You Don’t Have to Choose House Over Garden

By Mark Jacobs on October 22, 2018

 

Are you dealing with trees or plants getting too close to your foundation? Perhaps you are already affected by breaches to your foundation from existing plants or trees near your home, and you need to know what you should do next. Alternatively, maybe you have a new home and you want to landscape your property, but you are not sure what you should or should not put near the structure. Perhaps you want to know what you can put into place that can prevent any damage. No matter what your situation is, you have come to the right place to get some answers.

Topics: Root Barrier
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Watering Your Foundation - How to Prevent Costly Repairs

By Mark Jacobs on October 15, 2018

Do you know that if your foundation gets too dry it can damage it? It’s exceedingly important to know what to do when extreme weather conditions affect the soil around the foundation of your home. You will need to know what actions to take to counteract any damage.

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Lead Pipes Are Gone, But Should You Still Worry?

By Mark Jacobs on September 30, 2018

So you have already checked your whole building for pipes that could have be a source of lead. Any that could cause concern have been replaced. However, you are still worried about lead getting into your residence from the community’s water pipeline. This is a concern that some do not stop to think about. But you really should, as your pipes could still cause issues if not researched properly.

Topics: Sewer Lines
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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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