Piering Under Blog
Know the facts before deciding on tunneling under a house vs cutting concrete slabs
Homeowners have choices when making decisions for under slab plumbing leak or foundation repairs. Is it better to tunnel under a house or is cutting through the concrete slab the best way to go?
How-to websites and blogs are full of questions on whether to tunnel under a house or cut slabs for plumbing and foundation repairs. Some are tunnel only advocates while others push the slab cutting alternative. There is no one size fits on regarding tunneling under a house or cutting through concrete slabs. Each repair situation is different and needs to be evaluated on its own.
Before committing to one method over another, understand the difference between fact and fiction regarding the two different methods.
Whether you are selling your home or settling into your 15th year as a homeowner, it is important to have a home foundation inspection. Know the signs that your home needs a professional inspection with this short guide to DIY foundation inspections.
Expansive soils act like a sponge, absorbing water and swelling or losing water and contracting. Just like a sponge, one spot expands with a drop of water leaving the rest of the sponge dry. Clay soil works the same way, expanding with winter and spring moisture while contracting or shrinking during hot, dry summers. As moisture in the soil under the home shrinks and swells with the seasons, so does the house and foundation, moving move up and down.
Storm season is here testing our home’s gutter and downspout runoff system. Uneven amounts of water around the foundation can lead to foundation problems so getting that water to move away from the foundation is a must. Follow a few easy tips, giving your foundation time to dry out.