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Category Archives: Foundation Repair

Buying an Old Home? Check the Foundation

older homes can have big foundation problems

Older homes can be charming and full of character. They can all be full of problems, and the foundation can be a big problem. That is why we advise you to check the foundation closely if you are considering buying an old home. So what do you look for? Time can be Hard on Foundations Time […]

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What Causes a Leaning Foundation Wall?

what causes a leaning foundation wall

If you have a leaning or bowing wall in your basement, chances are, it is because of excessive lateral pressure. A leaning foundation wall is caused by poor or uncontrolled water drainage, poor waterproofing, or over-compaction of soil over time.  Uncontrolled Water Drainage Uncontrolled water drainage can happen if your home’s drainage system isn’t working […]

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yellow signs stating "Area Flooded" hurricane season

Hurricane Season and Flooding Tropical weather hitting Arkansas is nothing new. In fact, every year, hurricane season brings more rain which brings more flooding throughout the state. How does this affect the foundation of your home? A lot. Any movement of your home’s foundation can create small and large shifts to your entire house.  This […]

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Normal Foundation Cracks & Cracks that Need Repairs

normal foundation cracks

Cracks in your foundation can be a scary thing, especially if they seem to have appeared suddenly. However, not all cracks in your foundation are bad. Some cracking in your foundation is surprisingly normal. Throughout this post we’ll walk you through types of normal foundation cracks, as well as the types of cracks that need […]

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How to Use GPR for Foundation Repairs

using gpr before foundation repairs

We use GPR for foundation repairs when we need to see beneath the soil before digging. Whenever we need to use GPR for a job, we team up with GPR Arkansas & Geotechnical Services LLC. Using GPR allows us to see underground, and also helps us locate potential obstacles we might face during the project. Unlike […]

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Cracks in Foundations and What They Mean for Homeowners

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Foundation Cracks Cracks in foundations can be a variety of shapes and sizes. In new construction, it is common for foundation cracks to form within the first year, often near windows, in corners of the walls, and on the floor. Oftentimes in this case, these cracks are from the foundation settling, and are usually not a […]

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Sticking Windows and Doors

house with white and stone exterior - wood front door

Did you know that sticking windows and doors could be a sign of foundation issues? Aside from the occasional expansion and contraction that happens during a change of temperature, your doors and windows should function with ease.  If you notice gaps around your windows or doors, or they become hard to open and close, this […]

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Water Seeping Through Foundation?

Water seepage in basement

How Water Gets Into Your Basement Oftentimes water can be getting into your home because your foundation has settled. Excess moisture in soil creates a lot of pressure on concrete, which is usually the cause of most foundation cracks. The best way to prevent foundation cracks and water seeping through your foundation is to keep […]

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An Infographic

How do Spring Rains Affect Concrete in Arkansas? April is when we really see the advance of Spring. Days are longer and there is plenty of sunshine. Temperatures start to rise and stay in the 70s. With so many of us sheltering in place right now, we know that you all are as grateful for […]

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Concrete Repairs in Arkansas

Between the harsh winter and never-ending rain this spring, Arkansas concrete has taken a beating. Airlift Concrete Experts can help you repair your concrete and keep your home or business safe and strong. The clay that covers most of Arkansas can move a lot, depending on the amount of moisture in it. It can expand […]

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