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Foundation Repair Estimates – 7 Things To Consider Before You Buy

Sep 9, 2016 • By Matthew Stock with Mike Likvan.

Foundation Repair Estimates – 7 Things To Consider Before You Buy When you notice signs of foundation damage, either cracks in your basement foundation walls, or doors and windows sticking upstairs, the next step you take is critical to the long-term health of your home and your wallet. Because foundation...

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Tags: structural foundation repair, home foundation repair, foundation repair, foundation repairs

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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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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

What to Expect from an Estimate to Repair Foundation Walls in Chicago

What to Expect from an Estimate to Repair Foundation Walls in Chicago

May 10, 2013 • By Matthew Stock.

  There are two basic types of foundation damage. The more severe, a dropping or sinking foundation, causes major damage to the foundation and the home it supports. Repairing a sinking foundation requires that the foundation and the house be underpinned and raised back to level – and stabilized there permanently. The...

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Can the Design of Your Home Cause Structural Foundation Damage?

Can the Design of Your Home Cause Structural Foundation Damage?

Apr 5, 2013 • By Matthew Stock with Barry Schilling.

  Drive or walk through any city and its surrounding suburbs, perhaps with a detour into the countryside, and it will quickly become apparent that there are lots of different kinds of homes. Obviously, there’s a wide range of sizes, from small ranches and cottages all the way up to...

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Tags: foundation repair, foundation damage, structural foundation damage, house foundation repair, home foundation repair, structural foundation repair

Can I Just Repair Cracks Caused by My Foundation Settling?

Can I Just Repair Cracks Caused by My Foundation Settling?

Mar 15, 2013 • By Matthew Stock with Barry Schilling.

  We recently met a homeowner who had suffered some serious foundation damage to his home. His foundation was dropping significantly and had apparently been doing so for a number of years. He had declined to have the foundation repaired after an inspection by another company a few years ago...

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Tags: foundation repair, foundation damage, structural foundation damage, house foundation repair, home foundation repair, structural foundation repair, hydraulic push piers

How to Fix Structural Foundation Damage with Hydraulic Push Piers

How to Fix Structural Foundation Damage with Hydraulic Push Piers

Mar 1, 2013 • By Matthew Stock with Barry Schilling.

  You’ve begun to notice things, things around the house that just don’t seem right. Windows stick when you try to open or close them. Doors are jammed shut or won’t close at all. Cracks in the drywall are radiating from the corners of windows and doors. You venture into the...

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Tags: foundation repair, house foundation repair, home foundation repair, structural foundation repair, hydraulic push piers

When is Steel the Best Structural Foundation Repair?

When is Steel the Best Structural Foundation Repair?

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

  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 rest of your home. When this kind...

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