The Foundation Blog

Why You Need a Drainage System around Your Home in Dallas

Certain months of the year get more precipitation than others. Heavy downfalls on lawns unprepared to take the extra hydration can lead to substantial problems around your lawn and inside your home. Believe it or not, the damage can happen in as little as a few mere...

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What Causes Foundation Problems

Foundation problems happen for any number of reasons. It could be that tree roots are growing too close to the foundation. Years of extreme hot and cold temperatures could affect the soil, which in turn wreaks havoc on your home’s foundation. Improper drainage and...

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Signs Your Home May Need Foundation Repair

You do not have to be a structural engineer to figure out if your home needs foundation repair. Your home will communicate with you through signs that leave no doubt that there is a foundation issue. Here are some of the most frequently observed warning signs of...

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Signs Your Basement Foundation Needs Repair

The foundation is something a lot of people take for granted when it comes to their home. It is just something that is there until a problem arises, and then everyone realizes the importance of the foundation to the health and safety of your home. When the problem...

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Signs of Residential Drainage Problems | Dallas Drainage

Have you noticed puddles forming in your basement? Do you have waterfront property thanks to the lake on your front lawn after every rainstorm? You don’t need a fancy science degree to figure out that these are signs of drainage problems, which could lead to bigger...

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How Topography Affects Your Home’s Foundation

When your home was built, the contractor took into consideration the slope of the topography before ever breaking ground for the foundation, to prevent future foundation repairs – the home needs to start right from the ground up. There are many reasons for doing this....

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How to Prevent Foundation Repair

Living in an area of the United States that is exposed to extreme weather can wreak havoc on the soil around your family’s home. Intensely dry, arid conditions can pull soil away from the foundation resulting in the need for foundation repair, for example, while...

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How to Pick a Foundation Repair Service

It starts with a leaky basement or mold in your crawlspace. Perhaps you see a crack between the cinderblocks in your foundation, or you notice that doors and windows do not close as they should. The next thing you know, you are calling around on the phone or searching...

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How To Inspect Your Home’s Foundation

Recognizing the early signs of foundation issues help you increase your chances of avoiding bigger problems that could cost tens of thousands of dollars on down the road. The quicker you identify and repair potential problems, then the less time and money you will...

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How Storm Water Management Reduces Pollution

When people think of storm water management, most of the time it is with the intention of protecting the landscaping around their property or preventing damage to their family’s home. Around the nation storm water management is also focused on reducing pollution, like...

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How a French Drain Can Help You Prevent Foundation Repair

A French drain is a kind of trench dug on your property. It contains a corrugated pipe with holes that provides a type of channel that water can flow through. The space in the trench around the pipe is filled with gravel which helps prevent debris from backing up...

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Buying or Selling a Home with Foundation Problems

Having structural problems is homeowner’s worst nightmare. When left unrepaired, they only grow worse over time until the soundness of your home comes into question. The last thing you want to do is move your family to a temporary residence until an engineer can take...

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