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Mark Jacobs

Mark Jacobs
Customer Service Manager Mark developed a passion for foundation repair in his formative years. Growing up in the family business has shaped the way he looks at homes and his ability to solve problems - from the ground up! He loves to read and keep up with the new technology that is constantly developing in the foundation repair industry. Outside of work, he loves adventuring with his family, spending time by the water, and has a passion for cooking.

Recent Posts

How to Know if Your Home’s Foundation Can be Saved

By Mark Jacobs on December 6, 2018

'Your home has foundation issues' is probably one of the scariest sentences that can be spoken to a homeowner. Finding that a home has problems with the foundation can stop the sale of a house faster than anything. The reason for this is because problems with a foundation can lead to high cost repairs and many headaches. What are you to do, however, if you already own your home and you start to have foundation issues?

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How Soil Conditions Differ by Location & How That Changes Your Home’s Foundation

By Mark Jacobs on November 28, 2018

Before a home can be built, you will need to test the area that you want to build on. The slope, the spoil, and the moisture content will all make a difference. Once the tests have been completed, the information gathered can help determine if the location that you chose is adequate for the placement of your structure.  There are many different types of soils depending on your location, so it is imperative to know what the ground can bare.

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The Cracks in Your Walls Are Gone - Do You Still Have to Worry About your Home’s Foundation?

By Mark Jacobs on November 26, 2018

Have you had the cracks in the walls of your home filled and fixed, but you're still unsure if there is anything else you should do?  You might be wondering if the cracks will come back, and if they return, will they be more prominent than they were previously?  Or maybe you are wondering if you're going to have a constant battle on your hands?
The answers to these questions vary on many factors, including what type of work that has been done.

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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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