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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

Common Causes of Foundation Wall Cracks

Seeing a crack in your foundation is one of the most unpleasant and frightening sights that you will ever see. Regardless of the size of the crack in your foundation, it screams money. When you see a crack in your foundation, it means that it’s time to call a professional contractor pronto! Before you call, you might want to learn more about these cracks so that you will know what kind of questions you should ask. read more

What does a Vertical Wall Crack Mean & What Should You do about it?

There’s nothing like moving into a brand new home only to see a vertical crack appear in the wall a few months later, except perhaps seeing a large vertical crack appear in the house you’ve already been living in for years! Some folks panic upon seeing a sudden striation in the wall, and with good reason. It means that there is a problem, one that you shouldn’t try to fix yourself lest it become an even bigger problem. read more

Common Foundation Problems in Kansas City

WATER IN THE BASEMENT 90-95% of water issues are due to poor drainage or improper guttering The obvious signs of water problems is water running down foundation walls Cracks in basement floor slabs (heaving) is normally a sign of water…