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What Mike Holmes Doesn’t Know About Foundation Structural Problems.

Dec 23, 2016 • By Matthew Stock with Todd Bunge.

When smart people need foundation repair they know they should enlist an expert. When they think of experts, one name that would be at the top of their list would be Mike Holmes. He is internationally known, highly-experienced with residential building and remodeling and has been called “Canada’s most...

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Tags: structural foundation damage, structural foundation repair, foundation damage, foundation cracks

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Basement Crack Repair - 6 Things You Need To Know

Dec 8, 2016 • By Matthew Stock with Mike Likvan.

Your foundation walls are designed to support the weight of your house and to resist moisture that’s surrounding them. When foundations work, you get to live in a stable and dry environment. When they crack, moisture seeps into your basement; it damages valuables like carpeting, keepsakes, and furniture; it...

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Tags: basement waterproofing facts, foundation cracks, basement waterproofing solutions, foundation repairs

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Buying a Flipped House? 4 Things to Look Out For

Jun 1, 2016 • By Matthew Stock.

Shiny new appliances, new siding, new cabinets and beautiful new floors, what is there not to love? The house is in the right location, has the right look and the price is right…time to put in an offer right? Not so fast, unfortunately there can be a lot of...

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Tags: basement waterproofing facts, structural foundation damage, structural foundation repair, foundation cracks, foundation damage, home foundation repair, foundation waterproofing, house foundation repair

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Leaning Foundation Walls and When to Straighten Them

May 17, 2016 • By Matthew Stock.

Here in the Greater Chicagoland Area, there are two main types of foundation walls - poured concrete and concrete block. Both are widely used and can be severely damaged by soil pressure on the exterior of the foundation walls. When soil pressure against a foundation wall is greater than what...

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Tags: structural foundation damage, structural foundation repair, foundation damage, foundation cracks, foundation repairs, basement crack, cracks in basement walls, foundation repair

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Leaning Foundation Wall? What to Expect from an Engineer’s Report

May 9, 2016 • By Matthew Stock.

A large number of cracks, particularly if they are on an angle or are substantial in width (more than 1/8” wide), in a foundation wall are good indicators that the wall is experiencing what is referred to an inward movement. Essentially the wall has fractured and is rotating into...

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Tags: structural foundation damage, structural foundation repair, foundation cracks, home foundation repair, foundation damage, foundation repair, foundation repairs, engineering

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How to Repair Settled Concrete

Apr 25, 2016 • By Matthew Stock.

A majority of homes have concrete sidewalks, patios or driveways around them. If it does, there is a good chance that this concrete has settled over time as well. This settled concrete is unsightly, takes away from the value of your home, causes water in your basement and creates...

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Tags: foundation damage, settled concrete, foundation repair, foundation cracks, home foundation repair, slab jacking, concrete raising

Why Foundation Crack Repair isn’t Harmful for Chicago Basements

Why Foundation Crack Repair isn’t Harmful for Chicago Basements

Dec 31, 2012 • By Matthew Stock.

  We have written frequently here about repairing cracks in basement walls, especially those non-structural cracks that lead to basement seepage. It’s a quick and cost-effective practice that permanently stops the infiltration of water. Homeowners have lots of questions about the crack repair process, usually along these lines: “How long will it take...

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Tags: foundation cracks, cracks in basement walls, interior foundation crack repair, exterior foundation crack repair, basement waterproofing chicago, chicago basement waterproofing, non-toxic basement waterproofing

Structural Foundation Repair -- Carbon Fiber vs. Wall Anchors

Structural Foundation Repair—Carbon Fiber vs. Wall Anchors

Dec 28, 2012 • By Matthew Stock.

  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 permanently by having a basement waterproofing company inject them with expanding polyurethane...

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Tags: foundation cracks, foundation damage, foundation repairs, structural foundation damage, house foundation repair, home foundation repair, structural foundation repair, carbon fiber foundation repair, foundation wall anchor

Basement Waterproofing Chicago – Foundation Crack Repair

Oct 29, 2012 • By Matthew Stock.

There are many sources of water seepage in a basement and some will occur only in basements of a particular construction. For example, in a foundation built of concrete block, as is often found in the Milwaukee and northwest Indiana areas, water can seep through mortar joints and through...

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Tags: foundation cracks, basement crack, cracks in basement walls, interior foundation crack repair, urethane injection

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