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Home Foundation Repair: Hydraulic Push Piers vs. Wall Replacement

Foundation Repair Methods: Helical Piers vs. Hydraulic Push Piers

Jun 16, 2015 • By Matthew Stock.

When the foundation of a home sinks, drops or settles, it causes structural havoc throughout the home. Walls shift out of plumb, brick- and stonework crack, mortar crumbles, windows and doors stick and openings for seepage appear in the basement. As disastrous as that sounds, it’s not a fatal prognosis...

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What to Expect from an Estimate to Repair your Sinking Foundation

Structural Foundation Repair: Push Piers Repair a Dropped Foundation

Feb 17, 2014 • By Matthew Stock.

Structural damage to the foundation is one of the worst problems a house can have, especially when the foundation has dropped or settled significantly. This not only damages the foundation walls and causes cracks and stuck doors and windows in the aboveground structure but it destabilizes the entire home...

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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 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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Foundation Repairs: Hydraulic Push Piers vs. Pressed Concrete Pilings

Foundation Repairs: Hydraulic Push Piers vs. Pressed Concrete Pilings

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

  When your home suffers structural foundation damage, it’s pretty serious business. It’s not a repair you can put off because the damage to your foundation – and the rest of your home – can only get worse. It’s also not a repair you will want to trust to just...

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Home Foundation Repairs - Steel Push Piers vs. Drilled Concrete Piers

Home Foundation Repairs - Steel Push Piers vs. Drilled Concrete Piers

Jan 25, 2013 • By Matthew Stock with Barry Schilling.

If your home’s foundation has dropped significantly, you’ll see lots of warning signs: cracks in drywall, stuck windows and doors, stair-step cracks running through exterior brick facing. When you go into the basement, the signs are even clearer: major cracks in walls and floors, gaps under support beams, etc. Obviously...

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Home Foundation Repair: Hydraulic Push Piers vs. Wall Replacement

Home Foundation Repair: Hydraulic Push Piers vs. Wall Replacement

Jan 11, 2013 • By Matthew Stock with Barry Schilling.

  Home repairs are no different than any other field of endeavor – methods change as technology improves and what was standard practice just a few years ago may have been replaced by something better, faster or stronger. Plumbers, for example, had to fit lengths of cast-iron pipe to repair home...

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