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What is a French Drain?

By Jon on December 19, 2019

French drains may sound fancy, but they are actually very basic! These drains are nothing more than a gravel-lined ditch, with a pipe that is created to carry water away from the home. This is designed to keep water from affecting the foundation and giving you further problems. 

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Signs Your Main Sewer Line Needs to be Replaced

By Mark Jacobs on July 3, 2019

There is nothing more frustrating than having a faulty sewer line. The frustration comes with knowing that regular DIY plumbing tips would not resolve the problem and that you have to brace yourself for the inevitable expenses that comes with hiring a professional plumber. But have you ever thought of the signs to look out for that would suggest your sewer line may need replacement? This article provides you with five telltale signs that indicate you may have major sewer line issues.

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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.

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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 soil's 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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