GET A FREE CONSULTATION

501-744-8274

 

Category Archives: Foundation Repair

This archive contains all Airlift articles related to foundation repair problems and solutions.

What Causes a Leaning Foundation Wall?

what causes a leaning foundation wall

A Leaning Foundation Wall is Caused by Several Problems If you have a leaning or bowing wall in your basement, chances are, it is because of excessive lateral pressure. The cause of a leaning foundation wall is poor or uncontrolled water drainage, poor waterproofing, or over-compaction of soil over time.  Uncontrolled Water Drainage Uncontrolled water […]

Read More

How Water Affects Foundations

Understanding how water affects foundations

No matter what type of foundation you have, a basement, crawlspace, or just a slab, water can wreak havoc on it. It can be especially hard on foundations that are surrounded by areas that are constantly wet. This occurs when rainwater is plentiful, which is a common issue in Arkansas. As a homeowner, you can […]

Read More
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 […]

Read More

Normal Foundation Cracks & Cracks that Need Repairs

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Cracks in Foundations and What They Mean for Homeowners

foundation cracks

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More
arkansas spring concrete

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 […]

Read More

Stabilize Soil with Polyurethane

Airlift logo with Arkansas map-"arkansas soil"

Arkansas Infrastructure In Arkansas, we often have structural issues that occur due to unstable or eroded soil around infrastructure. This can result in damage to homes and businesses. Other causes of unstable soil conditions can be attributed to improper soil compaction, soil erosion, and plumbing leaks. In fact, these expanses destabilize the structures and foundations […]

Read More

Call Now ButtonCall Now