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Your Foundation and Your Home’s Value

If you are considering selling your home, did you know the foundation will have a major effect on the price? It will. If your home’s foundation is damaged, you will need to either get it fixed or factor it into your asking price. read more

Signs Your Foundation Needs to be Repaired By the Pros

Most of us don’t think much about the foundation of our home. At least, not until we have to. The foundation is what keeps your home in place, so if there is a problem with the foundation, there are going to be problems with the rest of the home, too. If you see problems or even suspect there might be something wrong, you need to contact a professional foundation contractor right away to have it repaired. Even a small problem can have a big effect on the rest of the house. read more

Common Foundation Problems in Old Kansas City Homes

If are buying an older home or if you have inherited an older family home, there can be problems with them. In particular, if they have been left unattended for a long period of time. One of the biggest concerns for older homes is the foundation. This is what is keeping the entire home in place. If there are structural problems with the foundation, it will affect the entire house. read more

6 Questions to Ask Your Kansas City Foundation Repair Contractor

Most of us are not experts on foundation repair. It can be a bit intimidating to get help in for repairs. It can be more difficult to find the right company to do the work. Get a few questions ready beforehand to ask when you are looking for a foundation repair contractor. These will help you narrow the field of companies you want to hire for the repairs. read more

Why Fall is the Perfect Time for Foundation Repair

If you need foundation repair, fall is a great time to have work done. Of course there can be benefits and downsides for each season. Ultimately it will come down to how severe your situation is. Just having some repairs done means you can wait until the ideal time of year for you and the contractors. read more

Fall Foundation Maintenance Tips for Kansas City Homeowners

Keeping up with maintenance on your home can be a full-time job. It can also get expensive. But keeping ahead of any possible damages due to weather, accidents, or just an aging home is important. Getting on top of any repairs and keeping everything in tip-top shape will save you money. Maintenance is much easier and less expensive than major repairs. Keeping an eye on your foundation is just as important as any other maintenance on your home. read more

Why Repairing Your Cinder Block Wall is Best Left to the Pros

If your foundation is made from cinder blocks, you are not alone. They are very popular and used widely as they are less expensive than some other methods and easy to work with during construction. However, if you encounter problems with your cinder block wall, like cracks, broken blocks, or leaning, they are not as easy to work with during repair. You need to hire a contractor who has the knowledge and experience to make the repairs without causing more damage. read more