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I want to go on record, again, that I am not opposed to do-it-yourself repairs. For a homeowner with the necessary time, skills, tools and equipment, DIY is a viable option, especially for minor repairs to their basements.
Regrettably, the proliferation of home repair TV shows
When a foundation wall is damaged by settling or by lateral pressure from swollen soil it places the entire foundation at risk. Whether the foundation wall is poured concrete that has cracked and begun to rotate inward or concrete block or other masonry that is bowed or bulging
Carbon fiber is an amazing material. It’s incredibly strong and unbelievably light and it has been replacing steel, aluminum and other metals in a variety of applications. A carbon fiber bicycle, for example, is so light it can be easily lifted with
Many homes in the Midwest, including in Milwaukee and northwest Indiana, are sitting on foundations constructed of concrete block. During housing booms, concrete block becomes popular with builders because they can build a foundation quickly and move on to the aboveground structure faster than they
Let me be blunt: When your foundation is in trouble, it’s bad news. Foundation damage, whether caused by a wall that has bowed or rotated inward or by one that has dropped due to soil shrinkage, can cause serious damage to the
There have been many changes and advancements in home construction materials over the years. Asphalt shingles have replaced wood shakes, drywall is now the standard over plaster and vinyl siding is far more common than wooden clapboards.
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When there are cracks in a home’s foundation walls, something is wrong.
Not every foundation wall crack is structural; most narrow cracks won’t affect the integrity of the foundation but they can allow seepage. These cracks can be repaired