Among the many components that make up a house, the foundation is arguably the most important. Your foundation is the load-bearing structure on which your home is built. Without a proper foundation, your house could sink into the ground, causing structural damage. If you're planning on building a new home or remodeling your existing one, you … [Read more...]
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A Guide to Choosing the Best Flooring for Slab Foundation
In Angi’s 2022 Home Projects Survey, 30 percent of respondents planned to update their flooring. That’s likely because installing new floors is a relatively simple project that has the power to transform the look of an entire home. If your home was built on a concrete slab foundation and you’re looking to replace the flooring on the ground … [Read more...]
Is a Structural Engineer the Same as a Foundation Engineer?
The foundation of your home keeps the entire structure steady. However, when it becomes compromised, you’ll notice several telltale signs that it may need to be inspected, repaired or replaced. The signs of weakness you should look for include the following: Huge cracks on concrete walls Flexing or sagging doors Cracked slab floors … [Read more...]
What Is a French Drain and How Does It Work?
Do you often see puddles in your yard whenever it rains? Or worse, have you noticed rainwater flowing toward your home? If so, this means that the ground is not level, and you could be dealing with problems caused by excess runoff in the future. These issues could include water damage to your basement and your home's foundations. There are a few … [Read more...]
What is a Crawl Space Foundation?
The foundation is the load-bearing portion of the home and is built below ground. Numerous factors dictate the base selected for a structure, including budget, design, location and soil, moisture and climate conditions. … [Read more...]
Slab vs Crawl Space Foundation | Know the Differences
The foundation is one of the most critical parts of a home. It is what supports your house, bears its weight and provides stability. Without a strong base, structural issues will arise, leading to costly repairs in later years. … [Read more...]
What Foundations Are Used for Commercial Buildings?
The most important structure of a commercial building is its foundation. It provides security and stability for all other structures. However, commercial foundations tend to differ in design and form from residential ones due to the temperature changes and higher weight loads they have to bear. … [Read more...]
Best Gravel for a French Drain
Yards with drain problems after heavy to moderate rains will benefit from a French drain. If you find your yard constantly flooded or underwater, this drain system can help keep the water away from your home and its foundation. You need to design it according to recommended specifications and use the best gravel for a French drain so you can reap … [Read more...]
How to Seal Around House Foundation
Large gaps and cracks in a foundation require immediate sealing. If left unattended, these issues can lead to more significant problems and may even affect the structural integrity of a home or building. You can prevent many defects by knowing how to seal around a house foundation effectively. … [Read more...]
How to Fill a Void Under a Concrete Slab
When a void under a concrete slab develops, the damage can be costly. It can also reduce a foundation's integrity, causing cracks in the concrete. These voids can appear underneath driveways, sidewalks, pool decks and other slabs. Professional slab repair specialists know how to fill voids under concrete slabs and restore the quality of the … [Read more...]