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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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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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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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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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Tags: structural foundation repair, home foundation repair, house foundation repair, foundation repair warranty, foundation repair warranties

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