Recent Concrete Foundations Articles


4 Potential Problems with Old Homes - and Why We Love Them Anyway

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 29, 2017

Either you love them to pieces or you just don’t get what all the fuss is about. We’re talking old houses – not just pre-owned, resales, or whatever they may be...

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Survey Shows Why A Wet Basement Is Bad News And How To Avoid It

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 23, 2017

Whether you rent or own, the verdict comes out the same – living in a home with a wet basement is bad news. A recent consumer survey tallied the costs, in terms of both dollars...

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6 Ways Winter Can Damage Your Home And How To Fight It

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 12, 2017

Winter can be a tough season. Wind, snow, and hail combined with bone-chillingly low temperatures are hard on us human beings … but did you know they are equally hard on your...


Beware 5 Landscape Problems When Buying a Home in 2017

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 14, 2016

So you’re looking to buy a home in the new year and you’re overwhelmed by choices. You’d love a place that comes with a nice spacious yard … but watch out!...

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What Salt Water Does to Houses

Posted by S.E. Smith | Nov 01, 2012

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, many people have flood damage on their minds. Hurricanes come with an extra complication that makes flood damage potentially more dangerous, more expensive,...

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Troubleshooting Foundation Leaks

Posted by Steve Graham | Mar 02, 2011

Foundation leaks seem almost inevitable, but they can be avoided or repaired. To help us troubleshoot water problems in concrete basements, we interviewed Paul Sutton and Cassi Sherman...

Concrete Block Foundations: When to DIY and When to Call a Pro

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Apr 28, 2010

Water causes most foundation problems. Poor drainage and seasonal soil expansion can damage a concrete block foundation, but the damage is not irreparable. Some small cracks and minor...

Concrete Foundation Types

Posted by Steve Graham | Jan 26, 2010

There are three basic types of concrete foundations. In some areas, only a surface slab is possible. Otherwise, crawl spaces and basements are also options. Each broad category has...