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What Causes Shearing Walls?

Shearing walls indicate an urgent need for foundation repair, but what are shearing walls? How Does Shearing Occur? A “shear” is a structural break caused by strain. In basements made of concrete blocks, it’s caused when hydrostatic (water) pressure in the soil puts force on a wall. A shear is a structural break caused by…

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Carbon Fiber Fixes Bowing Walls

Carbon fiber is thinner than a dime, stronger than steel and the solution to your bowing, buckling or cracked foundation walls. The strongest man-made material in the world, carbon fiber was used in the space shuttles, on airplane wings and to fix bridges. It’s found in motorcycle helmets and bullet-proof vests and can be the…

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Plate anchors fix bowed walls

Curves are good on mountain roads, graphic charts, and winding rivers, but a curve in your basement wall means trouble. Bowed walls are a serious foundation issue but can be fixed with plate anchors. A basement foundation wall is leaning inward is considered bowed. Bowing occurs when there is excessive lateral pressure from soil surrounding…

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Water is a foundation’s biggest nemesis

Water is a foundation’s biggest nemesis. Water causes the soil beneath a home to move, resulting in settling, cracks, bowed walls, and other foundation concerns. A home’s foundation comes in direct contact with the ground. The foundation’s primary purpose is to join the structure of the building to soil or rock beneath. However, the partnership…

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winter woes for your foundation

How to Protect Your Foundation in Snow DRIVEN Conditions

If you think your foundation woes are over, come winter, you’re not alone. Because heavy rains are the most common cause of foundation water damage, it’s easy to forget that snow can be just as detrimental. Nevertheless, winter snow will liquefy when temperatures rise above freezing , making it very similar to flooding conditions after heavy…

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polypier

#ProTipTuesday: Poly-Pier is the Better Choice

Why you Should Choose Poly-Pier If you are looking for a slab-lifting solution, then look no further than Poly-Pier. This polyurethane injection solution will lift your concrete slab with no problem. Almost all concrete slabs will eventually have issues with settlement or sinking. Luckily, Poly-Pier is an incredibly resilient foundation repair solution that is made…

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#FeaturedJobFriday: 134-Year-Old Brick Sewer Outflow System Repair

Sewer Outflow Rehabilitation: Atlas Systems of New England The City of Springfield, Massachusetts Connecticut River Combined Sewer Outflow (CSO) Rehabilitation Project was started due to a 134-year-old brick sewer outflow system and headwall was is dire disrepair. The project called for the removal of the headwall and relining the brick sewer pipe. Because the outflow was…

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#FeaturedJobFriday: Part of Lincoln, Nebraska Redevelopment Project

For this Featured Job Friday, we are looking at a job done by Epp Concrete. In Lincoln, Nebraska, Epp Concrete’s foundation repair division completed an installation of 24 helical piers for the Dairy House Renovation project. The property location is 726 L Street in Lincoln, Nebraska, which is the southern side of Lincoln’s popular Haymarket…

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The Project of the Year from Driven 2018

Our First Project of the Year Award Our Driven 2018 conference was an absolute success! Our wonderful sponsors and vendors made it happen and we are so glad to have worked with such great people. This year we added an award called the “Project of the Year Award”. It was awarded to Dalinghaus Construction for…

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#FeaturedJobFriday: Soil Erosion Leads to Problems in Pensacola, FL

This week we feature a job from Foundation Professionals of Florida. Obviously rain has been an issue across much of the country, and Florida and the Gulf are no exception. Changes in soil conditions lead to soil erosion and soil erosion leads to foundation settlement. It can cause voids to form under the foundation of…

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