Why You Should Not Rely On A Foundation Repair Contractor – Non Contractural Issues

Why You Should Not Rely On A Foundation Repair Contractor – Non Contractural Issues More Thoughts On Using Foundation Repair Contractors In Lieu Of An Engineer Last week I discussed why I think buyers are ignoring the sales contract when they have a foundation repair contractor look at the foundation in lieu of a licensed engineer. This video discusses some additional reasons why it is not a good idea to get a foundation contractor involved in the inspection phase. The credibility issue. First there is a credibility issue. A foundation contractor, like any trades person, has an obvious financial interest in performing the work. For this reason alone, he or she cannot be said to be unbiased and independent. The seller will know this and almost certainly consider any recommendation for repair to be biased and not credible. The time issue. Second, if the buyer does not retain an engineer at the start of his option period, they may find that they need a foundation report when they have only a day or two left before the option period expires. Contractors make sales proposals, not reports. Third. bear in mind that repair contractors do not make reports. They write sales proposals. The proposals usually offer no reasonable explanation why as to why foundation repair is recommended. Fourth, any foundation repair proposal will be contingent on the owner accepting the risk of damage to his property caused by the repair process. There is no limitation on the nature or amount of damage he must accept. No rational or even semi-rational seller would do this. Repair contractors have no special legal or ethical obligation to their clients. Fifth, Professional engineers have a legal and ethical obligation to be a faithful agent of their client. Repair contractors have no such obligation. Repair contractors warranty their piers or piles; they do not warranty your repaired foundation. Sixth, the normal warranty covers only the piers or piles they install. It does not cover the foundation. Their only obligation is to adjust their piers or piles. They do not guarantee that the foundation will be level or stable. They only warranty that their piers / piles will not settle more than a specified amount. The reality is that the problem is not settlement. It is almost always heave, the opposite of settlement. Yet repair piers and piles are useless against heave. That can only be solved by identifying the source and correcting it. The source is usually under-slab plumbing leakage, poor drainage, tree issues or poor watering practices. Seven, lifting the perimeter of the foundation may provide temporary relief but it also can make it easier for moisture to accumulate underneath the slab eventually making the problem worse, not better. In addition lifting the foundation can pull under-slab sewer plumbing apart making the problem far worse that it would have been had nothing been done. Learn More About Us At: http://www.newfreedomfoundation.com

Foundation Repair, Sinkhole Stabilization, Water and Fire Damage Restoration | LRE Ground Services

Foundation Repair, Sinkhole Stabilization, Water and Fire Damage Restoration | LRE Ground Services http://www.lregsi.com | 1-352-397-4705 LRE Ground Services, Inc. was formed in 1989 by Raymond and Susan Woolever. What started as a small company has grown into a team of over 130 fully trained, full-time employees. Our family operated, foundation stabilization, and sinkhole repair company is fully licensed and insured. We are proud members of Florida Association of Sinkhole Stabilization (FAS3 ) Specialists and the Better Business Bureau as well. FAS3 was formed in 2003 to set an industry standard and ethics for the sinkhole testing and repair industry. Unfortunately, these businesses needed this due to fly-by night contractors and insurance fraud. The good news is LRE Ground Services is a trustworthy, reputable foundation repair company. We’re not only a member of FAS3 , but also have been a member of the BBB longer than any other Florida-based foundation contractor earning an A+ rating. A recent study shows that only 15 % or Florida foundation contractors have met the criteria to become FAS3 approved. LRE Ground Services is one of them. LRE Ground Services has expanded its services to specialize in fire and water damage restoration services. LRE Restoration Services specialize in all your home improvement and repair needs, including painting, drywall, stucco, screen enclosures, landscaping, roofing, paving, flooring and more. LRE Ground Services has proudly worked with Florida engineers, insurance companies and homeowners since 1989. LRE has successfully completed thousands of residential and commercial projects. LRE specializes in foundation repair services including compaction grouting, chemical grouting, soil stabilization, foundation underpinning, construction, restoration and more. Cutting edge, clean and qualified services as well as complete customer satisfaction guaranteed. LRE Ground Services, Inc : “Providing a solid foundation of trust, since 1989!” L.R.E. Ground Services, Inc. is the company professional engineering firms, insurance companies and homeowners rely on the most for emergency sinkhole repairs. L.R.E.’s Sinkhole Emergency Response Team (S.E.R.T.) is able to mobilize anywhere in Florida to repair and/or stabilize an emergency dropout. At L.R.E. Ground Services, Inc. we service Tampa, Orlando, Saint Petersburg, Bradenton, Lakeland, Sarasota, Ocala, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Clearwater, Port Saint Lucie, Largo, Melbourne, Spring Hill, Vero Beach, Fort Pierce, New Port Richey and all of Florida. Contact us today for a free estimate Learn More About Us At: http://www.newfreedomfoundation.com

Foundation Repair using Push Piers in La Habra, CA – Dalinghaus Construction, Inc

Foundation Repair using Push Piers in La Habra, CA – Dalinghaus Construction, Inc Take a brief look at some of the steps that went into installing galvanized steel push piers in order to repair this La Habra home’s settling foundation. ———————————— For more information regarding foundation repair in Southern California please visit our website: http://www.dalinghausconstruction.com http://www.dalinghausconstruction.com http://www.dalinghausconstruction.com -Or Call Our Office- 877-360-9227 877-260-9227 ————————————- This home was facing signs of a settling foundation in La Habra, California. You’ll also get a quick glimpse at some of the steps involved in repairing a foundation. Mr. Pistole’s home measured over 3.5 inches of elevation drop, and his foundation was in dire need of repair. One of our knowledgable Project Specialists, Brett Woodall, performed an inspection and created a repair plan that consisted of eleven galvanized steel push piers. The steel push piers would be installed along the settling corner of the home, and driven down to load bearing stratum or bedrock. Once the piers were driven, we would transfer the weight resting on the home’s foundation from the soils below the foundation directly to the galvanized steel push piers. The transferring of weight will prevent any future movement from the expansive soils below the home. —————————————- -WE OFFER NO-OBLIGATION, FREE FOUNDATION INSPECTIONS- —————————————- www.DalinghausConstruction.com www.facebook.com/DalinghausConstruction Instagram- @DalinghausConstruction Dalinghaus Construction, Inc 540 Crane St Lake Elsinore, CA 92530 **Your premier Southern California Foundation Repair Specialists** Music: http://www.bensound.com Learn More About Us At: http://www.newfreedomfoundation.com

Advanced Foundation Repair: Our Story

Advanced Foundation Repair: Our Story Learn about Advanced Foundation Repair’s family owned business! We look forward to serving you! www.FoundationRepairs.com 214-333-0003. #AdvancedFoundationRepair #AFR #DFW #10Patents #LifetimeWarranty #IrrevocableTrust #Over100YearsInBusiness #FamilyBusiness #TexasLegacy #LiftingTexasUpForOverACentury Learn More About Us At: http://www.newfreedomfoundation.com

Customer Testimonial || Foundation Repair La Habra, CA || Dalinghaus Construction, Inc

Customer Testimonial || Foundation Repair La Habra, CA || Dalinghaus Construction, Inc It’s always nice to hear a customer’s opinion of our work. Listen to Mr. Pistole’s kind words and take a brief look at some of the steps that went into installing galvanized steel push piers in order to repair this La Habra home’s settling foundation. ———————————— For more information regarding foundation repair in Southern California please visit our website: http://www.dalinghausconstruction.com http://www.dalinghausconstruction.com http://www.dalinghausconstruction.com -Or Call Our Office- 877-360-9227 877-260-9227 ————————————- In this video we hear directly from one of our customers, who was facing signs of a settling foundation in La Habra, California. You’ll also get a quick glimpse at some of the steps involved in repairing a foundation. Mr. Pistole’s home measured over 3.5 inches of elevation drop, and his foundation was in dire need of repair. One of our knowledgable Project Specialists, Brett Woodall, performed an inspection and created a repair plan that consisted of eleven galvanized steel push piers. The steel push piers would be installed along the settling corner of the home, and driven down to load bearing stratum or bedrock. Once the piers were driven, we would transfer the weight resting on the home’s foundation from the soils below the foundation directly to the galvanized steel push piers. The transferring of weight will prevent any future movement from the expansive soils below the home. —————————————- -WE OFFER NO-OBLIGATION, FREE FOUNDATION INSPECTIONS- —————————————- www.DalinghausConstruction.com www.facebook.com/DalinghausConstruction Instagram- @DalinghausConstruction Dalinghaus Construction, Inc 540 Crane St Lake Elsinore, CA 92530 **Your premier Southern California Foundation Repair Specialists** Music: http://www.bensound.com Learn More About Us At: http://www.newfreedomfoundation.com

House foundation repair Part 4 – Rebuilding the excavation with fresh crush

House foundation repair Part 4 – Rebuilding the excavation with fresh crush This video offers a look at the excavation around my house foundation. It gives viewers an idea of expected repairs if their basement or foundation is leaking water etc. Part 4 shows the completed drain tile and the process of adding fresh crush to rebuild the excavated fill. This is Part 4 and I anticipate five parts: 1) Concrete breaking; 2) Excavation; 3) Foundation repair (patching and waterproofing;) 4) Drain tile and gravel; and 5) Top layer sand and pavers. Learn More About Us At: http://www.newfreedomfoundation.com

Encapsulation vs Crawl Space Ventilation 2 | Specialty Foundation Repair

Encapsulation vs Crawl Space Ventilation 2 | Specialty Foundation Repair http://specialtyfoundationrepair.com | Encapsulation vs. Ventilation The common fallacies, misconceptions, and vulnerabilities reported with sealed crawl space systems. Call Masserang Contracting and Consulting to get an unbiased opinion of your problem from a 20+ year veteran of the industry. Call (704) 787-6972 If you have a home with a crawl space—or are building or buying one—you have several options on what to do with that particular foundation type. Most crawl spaces are vented to the outdoors, but over the past decade, encapsulating the crawl space (as shown below) has gained favor among builders of green and energy efficient homes. It’s often seen as the best way to eliminate the moisture problems that often result from vented crawl spaces. But what do you do about the air down there? What’s the best way to deal with the air in a crawl space? Why use a dew point comparison and not a humidistat? A humidity reading in the crawlspace alone will never give you the whole story as humidity is relative to temperature and constantly changing as temperature levels change. Also ventilating the crawlspace will only improve the moisture levels if the outside air is drier than what is already there. We use sensors to measure and calculate dew point to determine when fans should run. Crawlspace Ventilation for the ENTIRE Crawlspace Our Crawlspace System and Fans are designed as a modular system to adapt to various crawlspace sizes and layouts. Fans are designed to be lower in CFM power to more evenly distribute air throughout the entire crawlspace and designed as either exhaust or intake models. Additionally, we use internal joist-mounted fans to circulate air within the crawlspace to reach corners and other dead space areas to displace moisture trapped in these areas. Crawlspace Ventilation with Low Voltage 12V DC Wiring We install with no need for an electrician. Our system uses one electrical outlet for control, sensors and power supply. This does not need to be placed in the crawlspace and could be in a nearby garage, closet or utility room. All fans receive power from this one power supply via 12VDC low voltage cable. It is an easy “plug and play” setup. Incorporation of Optional Dehumidifier Some geographic areas and certain crawlspaces suffer from excessive ground moisture and extreme climates. In those instances when a secondary drying action is needed, the our system will incorporate a dehumidifier to be used efficiently and effectively only in peak situations. Dehumidifiers are great tools but have drawbacks if used independently in a crawlspace. Masserang Contracting & Consulting 1700 Songwood Road Concord, NC 28025 (704) 787-6972 We cover the following areas: CLEVELAND NC 27013, COOLEEMEE NC 27014, WOODLEAF NC 27054, DENTON NC 27239, LEXINGTON NC 27292, LINWOOD NC 27299, SOUTHMONT NC 27351, ALBEMARLE NC 28001, ALBEMARLE NC 28002, ANSONVILLE NC 28007, BADIN NC 28009, CHINA GROVE NC 28023, CONCORD NC 28025, CONCORD NC 28026, CONCORD NC 28027, CORNELIUS NC 28031, DAVIDSON NC 28035, DAVIDSON… Continue Reading

Engineered Solutions of Georgia | Foundation Repair & Basement Waterproofing Company in Atlanta, GA

Engineered Solutions of Georgia | Foundation Repair & Basement Waterproofing Company in Atlanta, GA Engineered Solutions of Georgia, is a locally owned and operated foundation repair and basement waterproofing company with extensive experience meeting the unique foundation needs of Atlanta area residents. Whether you have recently discovered damage to the foundation of your home and are concerned that you need repairs, or you’re being proactive and exploring ways in which you can be sure that your home is protected from an unexpected basement flood, we can help. Our team of highly trained and knowledgeable representatives are ready to inspect the structural integrity of your foundation and help you determine the proper repair method for your home, be it foundation piering, pressure grouting, interior or exterior basement waterproofing, or anything else. Plus, we always offer free home inspections if you discover foundation damage. Call us today at 678-290-1325 or visit our website for more information at http://www.esogrepair.com Featured on http://www.thecityofatlanta.com/foundations/ Learn More About Us At: http://www.newfreedomfoundation.com