weather related foundation issues checking

The house is the most important investment that most people will make in their lifetime. The foundation is a critical element of the house and its stability. The foundation’s condition will affect the value and safety of the home. The following information will help homeowners understand how weather can affect their house foundation.   Soil…

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Living with foundation problems

The foundation is the lowest portion of a building, typically below ground level. The word “foundation” refers to the entire lower portion of a building, including walls and floors. The purpose of a house foundation is to support the structure’s weight above it. A foundation transfers the loads from the upper structure to the ground.…

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how to address house foundation-min

A house foundation is the structural basis of a building. It transfers the weight of the building and its contents to the ground through either a concrete slab or pier and beam system. The majority of homes in the United States are built on concrete slabs. To properly assess a house foundation, you need to…

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cracked foundation-min

A foundation crack can be defined as a fracture or splitting the ground along the foundation line. This area is also known as “the dirt” or basement floor. There are three types of foundation cracks: Crack in the grade (foundation level), Crack that run perpendicular to the wall, and crack that run parallel to the…

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Modern house with foundation problem-min

A roof is a vital part of any building. It offers shelter and protection from the elements and keeps the rain, snow and other types of precipitation out. When problems develop within your home, it can be very upsetting to know that there might be damage due to some unknown source. Furthermore, if you have…

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Engineers doing House Inspection

A foundation inspection is a process of assessing the condition of the foundation of a building. The inspector will look for any defects or damage that may have occurred to the foundation, as well as any potential causes of these problems. The inspector will typically examine the foundation closely for signs of water infiltration, settlement,…

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worke working on foundation-min

The foundation is an integral part of your house; you would have nothing to stand on without it. If your home’s foundation is damaged, one of two things happen either you live with it or, more likely; it will need to be repaired. If you have cracks in your foundation, but they are not causing…

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new foundation for home

The foundation of a home is what keeps it standing tall and strong for years to come. Foundation problems are often the result of either shifting soil or ground water that erodes dirt from underneath your foundation, causing cracks in walls or floors. There are many ways this type of damage might happen but no…

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Checking House Plan Drawings for Structure Problems

One of the biggest fears that home buyers have is getting a bad deal. When buying something as expensive and lasting as a house, it’s only natural to worry about making the wrong choice and regretting your decision for years to come. One thing that can make those worries even greater is finding out after…

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Contractors doing Foundation with Level

House leveling refers to the process of lifting a house when it is sinking. Structural problems can arise when a house starts to sink. It can pull at the roof and walls, as well as put plumbing down to the ground. It can also tear the ceiling apart. It is normal for foundations to settle…

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