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Chimneys and Foundation Repair

For purposes of foundation repairs, chimneys can be divided into two groups: 1)  masonry chimneys, and 2) non-masonry chimneys.  The distinction is important because masonry fireplaces with masonry chimneys are very heavy.  A typical three- by six-foot...

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Concrete Foundation Repair

Today, most residential foundations are made of concrete.  The typical foundation actually rests on the ground and is referred to as a slab-on-grade foundation or a floating foundation.  As we all know, the soils move up and down.  A slab that rests...

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Foundations, Freezes, and Pipes in Texas

With respect to freezing and foundations, Texas can be divided into two areas: anyplace where the ground will freeze to a depth below six inches, and the rest of the state.  Generally, the only places where the ground will freeze are west Texas and the...

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Prepping Your Foundation For Fall

The summer has ended, Labor Day has come and gone, and the temperatures have dropped below 90 degrees.  The days when the weather is sucking water out of the ground are over, or are they?  Most homeowners assume that they no longer need to water their...

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Soil Slips

Soil sometimes slides down a hill at a slow pace, perhaps several feet per minute.  Slow moving soil masses are called soil slips.  Soil slips can be small, a few square yards, or much larger, covering acres of land.   If your home is on a hillside, soil...

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How to Fix a Sinking Foundation

When a foundation sinks, it is because the soils under the foundation are sinking. To fix a sinking foundation, Advanced will install supports that go down through sinking soil to stable layers that can support a home. Stable soils can be reached by...

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Common Foundation Types Found in Texas

Foundation Types The vast majority of homes have one of three types of foundations.  Today, the most common foundation is a concrete slab on grade foundation.  Such foundations are variously referred to as floating slabs, slab on grade, conventional slabs,...

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