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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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What Causes Foundations To Move?

Nov 1, 2016 • By Matthew Stock with Mike Likvan.

When your house foundation moves, it can cause everything from below ground seepage problems to cracks in the rooms above. That’s why foundation movement should not be ignored. The causes should be identified and addressed early, along with treating the symptoms. If this isn’t done, the movement can continue...

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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 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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Rain Barrel Problems – 3 Things To Consider Before You Buy

May 11, 2016 • By Matthew Stock with Mike Likvan.

Rain barrels are a way some homeowners use to save money by capturing rain to water their gardens and lawns and wash their cars. But there’s another side to these containers that can cause serious headaches beyond the commonly known rain barrel problems (like roofs contaminating the water, the...

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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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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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Signs of Foundation Problems–Structural vs. Non-structural Wall Cracks

Basement Wall Cracks Tell a Story of Structural Foundation Damage

Jan 13, 2014 • By Matthew Stock.

One way to mitigate damage from a structural foundation problem and lower the cost of its repair is to spot the problem early. Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t know the signs of foundation damage and may ignore the problem unintentionally until it has progressed beyond the point of easy repair. One...

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