Leaning Chimneys
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Leaning Chimneys

Have you noticed that your chimney is looking particularly lopsided? Are you worried about Santa’s ability to squirm through your tilted chimney on Christmas Eve? Then you may be in need of repairs. Leaning chimneys are not only unattractive, but can also be a warning sign of probable foundation issues. If these issues are ignored,...

What to Look for in a Foundation Repair Company
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What to Look for in a Foundation Repair Company

Everything needs to be built on a solid foundation, especially your home. In North Texas, unstable soil conditions and variable precipitation sometimes destabilize foundations. Signs You Need Foundation Repair The telltale signs are subtle at first. They may become more noticeable years later. You might see nails popping out of your drywall or cracks in...

Differential Foundation Movement
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Differential Foundation Movement

Problems with residential site design, engineering, and construction may cause uneven settling of the soil. Long after receipt of the keys at closing, it may plague the homeowner. The Curse of Differential Settlement In our part of the state, many residential foundations are subject to uneven settling, or commonly referred to as differential settlement. The pace...

The Threat of Tree Roots to Your Foundation
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The Threat of Tree Roots to Your Foundation

Trees can be a great asset to a home. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, but they also provide shade and much-needed oxygen. However, they can be the root of your foundation issues, pun intended. When trees are planted to close too close to home’s foundation, the roots can impede on your structural integrity. Trees,...

The Bigger Issue Behind Plumbing Problems
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The Bigger Issue Behind Plumbing Problems

After dealing with the immediate effects of a plumbing leak, you may want to avoid looking for other problems within your home. However, hiring a plumber may have only provided a temporary solution to a bigger underlying problem. How Foundation Shifts Affect Plumbing Shifts in your foundation may cause your plumbing to knock askew causing...

Expansive Clay Soil’s Effect on your Home
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Expansive Clay Soil’s Effect on your Home

What is Expansive Clay Soil? The Lonestar State is home to an abundance of expansive clay soil, and the Dallas- Fort Worth area is no exception. This soil contains smectite clay, which depending on its moisture content, will swell or shrink. The inconsistent weather conditions of Texas lead to varying moisture levels within clay soil,...

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