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6 Reasons You May Have a Leaky Basement this Winter

We often think about leaks and floods during warmer, wetter months but there are several reasons you may have a leaky basement this winter. Leaks can happen anytime and winter is no exception. Leaks anytime are an unwelcome visit, often…

How Does Cold Weather Affect Your Foundation?

It’s no secret that concrete will expand and contract according to the weather. When you add moisture to the fray, it can end up causing a lot of damage. It’s also common knowledge that concrete has cracks, holes, and often, hidden pockets or gaps. These occur naturally but when you add extreme weather, they can only get worse. There is always going to be moisture around your foundation, which can get in these openings. Once the cold weather comes, it can freeze the water that is found in your foundation, freeze the water or moisture that has seeped into the cracks, and make these problems much bigger. read more

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