slab foundation repair

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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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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Foundation Repair-Beware The Pier Salesman

How does the home owner get a fair price on the cost of foundation repair? To begin with, remember the following rule of thumb. Foundation repair companies sell piers. The more they sell and the more they can charge you per pier, the bigger the salesman’s commission and the more the company makes. Be aware […]

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Keep an Eye on the Soaker Hoses

We are experiencing a pretty long hot dry spell in my part of the world. That means making sure the clay soil around my concrete slab-on-ground foundation doesn’t dry up and pull away. I’ve been running the soaker hoses pretty regularly and they do a nice job keeping the ground around the perimeter of my […]

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