Foundation Repair-Underpinning with Hybrid Piers

The three most common ways of underpinning a home foundation in need of repair are steel piers, pre-cast concrete cylinders (or push piers) and the drilled bell bottom piers. Each method has it’s pros and cons and affects the cost of foundation repair. Steel piers can be shoved into the ground deeper than concrete cylinders […]

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House Foundation May Need Some Underpinning

People relocating to an area with heavy shrink/swell clay soils can become overwhelmed by the damage that can befall the house foundation. Here is a typical case where the new resident is concerned he may need underpinning of his slab foundation.

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Need Foundation Repair? Blame it On “Climate Change”

If you need a foundation fix, it might be because of climate change (also known as “global warming”) At least that is the gist of an article written last year that I ran across in the New York times.

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Slab Foundations – Repairing with the Bell Bottom Pier

For home foundation repair, some companies say the old reliable bell bottom pier is the best.

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Was Your Slab Foundation Level to Begin With?

If you have your concrete slab  foundation inspected by either a repair contractor, or better yet, an independent professional structural engineer, you are likely to get an elevation report produced by one of two tools: A  Compu Level or a manometer.  When I had my inspection done, the engineer used a Compu Level. I received […]

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