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9 Critical Signs of Foundation Problems

If you’re buying or selling a house, you need to be able to identify the warning signs of foundation problems. If left unattended, a shifted or settled foundation can cause serious trouble across many parts of your house, so we’ve compiled a list of the top 9 warning signs to help you check your own…

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12 Tips on Foundation Maintenance

Even though most foundations are incredibly durable, damage can still happen at any time. Homeowners who aren’t careful might end up struggling with ongoing repairs after they notice cracks, upheavals, or sinkholes. Here are 12 steps that you can take to make sure that your home’s foundation remains undamaged in the coming years. Even though…

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Fault Lines in Texas

When you’re building your home, it’s critical to know the geological stability of the area around you. Whether it’s soil or rock structure, both could drastically affect the integrity of your home in the long term (see California homes, for example). In terms of your foundation, a fault line is simply a crack in the…

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Foundation Drainage and Your Home

Your foundation damage can crack if too much moisture seeps into the ground. Learn how to move water away from your home effectively. Foundation drainage describes the landscaping features that channel the flow of water away from the base of the home. When drainage is not put in, water can pool up around the base…

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How Deep is the Frost Line in Texas?

The winters are relatively warm in Texas, with freezing temperatures only lasting for short periods. So a “deep ground freeze” isn’t your biggest concern, but a low frost line can cause trouble. This invisible line indicates how deep groundwater is expected to freeze. How deep does the frost line go in Texas? According to state…

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How Does Winter Affect My Foundation?

Your foundation plays an important role in the health of your home. It’s the base of your entire house, and any problems that occur there can have widespread consequences. The seasonal temperature changes cause soil to contract and you also deal with occasional freezing as you move into the winter. These factors put your foundation’s…

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How Hot Weather and Droughts Affect Your Home’s Foundation

As spring ends and the weather becomes hot, and rainfalls are few and far between, there can be a lot of complications with the foundation of your home. Here are some problems that cause foundation damage. Shifting and Mold from Heavy Rains When heavy rainfalls flood the ground, it can cause the ground to shift,…

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How to Prevent Foundation Damage from Rain

As the ground containing your foundation swells as a result of rain, pressure against your foundation walls increases. More water means more pressure, which can result in foundation cracks or leaks in your foundation. Here’s what you can do to prevent foundation damage from happening. For the past week, Austin has been getting above-average rainfall….

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How to Spot and Prevent Foundation Settlement

You have probably heard the phrase “the house is just settling.” Usually, people use this phrase when they hear creaks or groans inside a home. Hearing some creaks in your house is natural. But make sure you aren’t in danger of foundation settlement problems. How to Spot and Prevent Foundation Settlement Foundation settlement occurs when…

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How to Prevent Soil Erosion Around Your Home’s Foundation

While Texas Is often referred to as the dry state, there are many months where rain or wind causes Big problems for homeowners. Foundation erosion often results, with damage slowly wearing away the soil underneath your home’s support. Here are the causes of soil erosion, how it affects you, and what you can do to…

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