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The main cause of concrete problems usually doesn’t have anything to do with the concrete itself, but rather, the underlying soil. Weak soil causes concrete slabs, such as driveways, sidewalks, and patios, to sink, settle, and even buckle. This can also happen with poured slab foundations. If you have a problem with your concrete, stabilizing […]

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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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How does water affect foundations?

How does water affect 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 […]

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Cracked or crumbling concrete – do you repair or replace?

Crumbling or cracked concrete, to repair or replace

We’ve talked a lot about concrete recently. This is because we’ve seen an increase in concrete problems in our area. So we continue to want to address this problem and help you understand when your concrete needs to be repaired. One of the questions people always ask us when they call about their concrete problems […]

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Can water weaken concrete?

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There are a few factors that can play into how your concrete reacts to excess water. What is your concrete cured properly? Are there voids underneath the concrete where water can pool? What is the level of water around your concrete? Are you talking about interior concrete or exterior concrete? All of these questions are […]

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causes of structural damage | stabilizing soil

If you have structural damage above ground such as wall cracks or sloping floors, it’s crucial to find out what is causing these issues. More often than not, the causes of structural damage lies beneath the structure altogether. These issues typically stem from unstable soil. Unknowingly, many homeowners will opt for DIY cosmetic fixes like […]

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Fixing Concrete with Polyurethane Foam

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Fixing concrete with polyurethane foam is a process known as polyjacking. Polyjacking is a more modern approach to lifting and leveling concrete than mudjacking. Instead of a slurry mixture of mud, and concrete, a high-density foam is injected beneath the concrete in order to lift and level sunken slabs. Fixing Concrete with Polyurethane Foam: The […]

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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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Slab Cracks: Causes & Solutions

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Why do concrete slabs crack and how do you repair them? Don’t get us wrong. Concrete is typically a long-lasting solution as a building material. When installed correctly it can last a very long time. The problem is here is that have to add a “BUT” statement. Concrete is long-lasting but it can and will […]

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