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Entries tagged with “cinder block walls”

How to Repair a Bowed Concrete Block Basement Wall

How to Repair a Bowed Concrete Block Basement Wall

Mar 8, 2013 • By Matthew Stock with Barry Schilling.

  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 can with poured concrete. A...

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Tags: cinder block walls, foundation repairs, home foundation repair, concrete block foundation, structural foundation repair, carbon fiber foundation repair, steel foundation repair

How to Waterproof a Concrete Block Foundation

How to Waterproof a Concrete Block Foundation

Feb 15, 2012 • By Matthew Stock with Barry Schilling.

The second most common type of foundation in Chicagoland is the Concrete Masonry Unit (CMU) foundation, or as we like to call it, concrete block. Concrete block foundations are commonly found in Northwest Indiana, Southern Wisconsin and small pockets throughout Northern Illinois. This blog post will provide a brief...

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