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Is North Texas Heat Causing Foundation Damage on Your Home?

There is an old saying, “Nothing is certain but death and taxes.” But if you live in Texas, you can also be certain that  it will be hot more days of the year than it will be cold. Really, really hot. Temperatures in the 90s and 100s keep us indoors in the cool air-conditioning or …

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Concrete Pilings vs. Steel Pilings for Foundation Repairs

Concrete Pilings and Steel Pilings for Foundation Repairs: What Is the Difference? Concrete pilings or steel pilings? If your home needs

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Can Clay Soil Damage the Foundation of Your Home?

Is Clay Soil Damaging the Foundation of Your Dallas-Fort Worth Home? When it comes to soil, there are three basic types: sandy soil, clay soil and loamy soil. Here are the characteristics of each: Sandy soils – light with large, loose particles that drain easily Clay – heavy with tightly packed particles that expand with …

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Concrete Leveling: Top 6 Homeowner Questions Answered

Top 6 Homeowner Questions Answered About Concrete Leveling One of our customers*, a married couple in Fort Worth, noticed that their driveway had become uneven over the years. Their children loved to play and ride bicycles on it, and their elderly parents often came to visit relaxing in lawn chairs on the driveway while watching …

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Foundation Repair Emergency

How to Avoid a Foundation Repair Emergency Remain Calm. Don’t panic. There is nothing scarier than looking up and seeing a crack that wasn’t there before. Then you start to look around and realize there are other problems as well. First, instinct may be to panic and jump to the worst-case scenario. However, you do …

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Foundation Cracks: How Serious Is It?

How Serious Are Foundation Cracks? Have you noticed foundation cracks in your home? Are you concerned that your foundation will need expensive, time-consuming repairs? Not necessarily! This article will explain when cracks in the foundation of your home are of little concern, and when it is time to call in the professionals to protect the …

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Types of House Foundations

Types of House Foundations with Pros and Cons

House Foundations: Pros and Cons Realtors will tell you a house is all about “Location, Location, Location”. Here at Atlas Foundation, one of the best foundation repair providers in the Greater Fort Worth Area, we are all about “Foundation, Foundation, Foundation”! So what exactly, are we talking about when we discuss house foundations? There are …

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House Settling: Why and What to Do About It

House Settling and Foundation Problems Do the sounds of creaky floorboards and unidentified thumps in the night make you think your house is haunted? Chances are what you are hearing are the sounds of your house settling. Over time, homes settle on their foundations. A little house settling, or sinking is fine, but if you …

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Prevent foundation problems

6 Ways to Prevent Foundation Problems

While a strong family bond gives a home and those living inside a strong support foundation, it is also important to take care of the physical foundation of your home. Foundation settlement and cracking can cause structural damage to your home. Repairs can run several thousands of dollars. However, being proactive can help keep foundation …

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French Drain

A French Drain Can Reduce Property Drainage Issues

Reduce Property Drainage Issues with a French Drain Pour a cup of café au lait, take a bite of a croissant, and enjoy a little lesson about how French drains can divert water problems on your property. Actually, you don’t need to be fluent in French to learn about French drains; they were created right …

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