Effect of High Water Table on Your Home

The effect of a high water table on your home can be seen in the crawl space, basement, interior walls and doors, and even the roof if you know what to look for. Many homes are affected by the water table at such a subtle pace that it can go unnoticed for years. Sometimes the…

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How to Fix Bouncing Floors

Bouncing floors are annoying. Hearing your dishes clang together when you walk by a curio cabinet sends chills up my back. I may be weird but if I hear a rattle in my car, I have to stop and fix it. Okay, maybe your sensitivity¬†to annoying noises is not as bad as mine, but fixing…

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Waterproofing Your Home in Clay Soil

Waterproofing the crawl space or basement in clay soil can be difficult. Clay is an expansive soil that can even damage the foundation. It is estimated that clay expansive soil is responsible for damaging the foundation of 1 in 4 homes. The problem is clay soil is everywhere. There is no getting away from it.…

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5 Things to Know about Helical Piers

If you are struggling with foundation problems, here are 5 things to know about helical piers to determine if the will help you. Not all foundation problems require foundation underpinning. Sometimes it can be a simple fix like a jack post install or sistering floor joists. Many times flooding and high humidity can be the…

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Gaps Between Walls and Floors

Have you noticed gaps between walls and floors in your home or office? Is the baseboard heaving or coming loose? Do you notice the quarter round or shoe mold is a little further from the floor than before? If you answered yes to any of these, your home could be suffering from mild to serious…

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What is Foundation Wall Shearing

Foundation wall shearing affects many basements and crawl spaces throughout the United States. Most of the homes that experience shearing are older but newer homes can experience shearing as well. Foundation wall shearing happens when too much pressure on the outside of the wall is pushing in to the wall. The taller the foundation wall…

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Bowing Walls

Many homes are in need of basement waterproofing and foundation repair. The amount of rainfall most areas receive puts a major amount of water around the foundation of basements and crawl spaces. Mix lots of rain and expansive soils and your home could experience cracked, tipping, sheering, or bowing foundation walls. Wet basements and wet…

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