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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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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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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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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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U.S. Waterproofing Warranty – 4 Things You Should Know

Structural Foundation Repair Warranties – How They Differ

Jun 14, 2013 • By Matthew Stock.

When there is structural damage to a home’s foundation it’s a pretty big deal. Depending on the nature and extent of the damage, the potential for further harm to the home can be devastating and very few homeowners allow the problem to continue without repairing it. When the problem involves...

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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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Foundation Repairs: Hydraulic Push Piers vs. Pressed Concrete Pilings

Can I Repair my Sinking Foundation in Chicago?

Mar 22, 2013 • By Matthew Stock with Barry Schilling.

  The past few years have featured a broad offering of weather in Chicago. Cold spring, warm spring. Wet summer, dry summer. Lots of snow in the winter, no snow in the winter. Interesting to Tom Skilling, no doubt, but mystifying and occasionally frustrating to Chicagoans in general. For Chicago homeowners...

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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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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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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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