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Post Tension Slabs

What Are Post Tension Slabs?

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If you’re looking for information about post tension slabs, this short article covers the basics, including what post tension slabs are, why they’re used, the benefits of post tension slabs, and more. What Are Post Tension Slabs? Post tension slabs are concrete slabs with steel tendons under tension inside them. You can think of these[...]
Why Is My Chimney Leaning

Why Is My Chimney Leaning?

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We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but a leaning chimney is serious. It almost certainly means there’s a problem either with the foundation under the chimney or the foundation under your house. Most chimneys are built with their very own foundation underneath. Therefore, you don’t want to ignore a leaning chimney.  But,[...]
Most Common Types Of House Foundation Systems

Most Common Types Of House Foundation Systems

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If you’re looking for information about the most common types of house foundation systems, you’ve landed on the right page. In this article, we’re going to cover types of house foundation systems, construction methods, signs you might have foundation trouble, and finish up with steps you can take to prevent foundation problems. For more information[...]
What Is A Raised Foundation

What Is A Raised Foundation?

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What Is A Raised Foundation? A raised foundation raises the home off the ground anywhere from around 18 inches to several feet. There are three types of raised foundations commonly referred to as :  Crawl space foundations Pier and beam foundations (Pretty much the same as a crawlspace) Raised slab foundations  Let’s take a closer[...]
What Is Expansive Soil And How Does It Affect A Foundation?

What Is Expansive Soil And How Does It Affect A Foundation?

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Expansive soil is one of the leading causes of foundation problems we see here in California. (Poor soil compaction and improper drainage around the foundation are other leading causes.) In this article, you’ll learn what expansive soil is, how it can affect foundations, steps you can take to avoid issues with expansive soil, and more.[...]

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