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What is a foundation “shield”?

I heard an ad on the radio the other day for something called “foundation shield” and wondered what that could possibly be. Not being very smart, yet imaginative, I pictured armor or maybe some sort of force field around a home foundation. It turns out to be an industrial strength soaker hose system to keep […]

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Foundation Repair and the Weather

 This humble blog about foundation repair from the home owners point of view is written from a region is the U.S. where we have wide areas and tens of thousands of homes with slab foundations built on heavy clay soils. The trouble with clay dirt is that it expands when it gets wet and shrinks […]

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Foundation Repair with Pushed Concrete Piers

Earlier this year one of my neighbors (Roy) had foundation repair done on his concrete slab. The hot dry summer drought had done its damage and resulted in some of the classic signs of foundation movement. You could see separation of the brick veneer away from the window frames in the front of the house […]

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Repairing the Slab Leak

Before you take on the cost of foundation repair get a hydrostatic pressure test done on your plumbing system. You’ll have a better picture of what is going on under your slab as you may have upheaval.

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My Foundation Slab Leak-Part One

“I don’t think you need piers. Maybe a few. But I do think you have a slab leak.” That’s what foundation consultant Richard Rash told me in November.  I had run across Mr. Rash’s website while researching foundation repair companies in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. After being in the foundation repair business for 30 years […]

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