Foundation

Blog comments pertaining to structural foundation relating items will be posted under “Foundation”

Leaning Chimney Repair – Tilting Chimney Problem in Charlotte

Leaning Chimney Repair – Charlotte NC

Chimney problems continue to be a common occurrence in the foundation repair industry in the Charlotte market. Chimneys have the vulnerability of having an excessive amount of weight constructed on a fixed point. Often, chimney foundations are poured much too thin or too small as well as being honeycombed up under the chimney itself. Improperly compacted soil at the time of construction can also be an important factor in the development of chimney ...

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The Lost Art of Residential Foundation Repair in Charlotte, NC. How do I pick an experienced Contractor?

In Charlotte as with many trades across the United States there is an increasing shortage of qualified personnel to fill production teams in the foundation repair arena. Discussions with colleagues and professionals in the industry all migrate to the same conclusion and agreement with the grim reality of the constant frustration in finding experienced and qualified personnel to take leadership positions as Superintendents and job Formans’ in the field.

FOUNDATION REPAIR EXPERTS?

It takes at least 10 years to be ...

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Bowed Basement Wall Testimonial – Masserang Consulting

Bowed Basement Wall Testimonial – Masserang Consulting

This client, Mr. Audette, had a badly bowed in basement wall that we were able to remediate to his satisfaction.

Bowed Basement Wall Charlotte – Have you noticed bowing or buckling in your basement walls? If you have there is a very good chance that the situation has been a long time in the making. A Bowed Basement or Foundation Wall can occur as a result of soil loads pushing ...

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Bowing Basement Walls – Charlotte NC

 

Bowing Basement Wall – Charlotte NC

With the increased amount of rainfall we have received over the last two months, I’ve been getting several calls for Bowing basement walls.

A Bowing basement wall is typically a block wall that shows symptoms of distress from hydrostatic pressure being applied to the outside of the house from increased water penetration along the foundation. This can be a result of poor drainage, clogged gutters, grading problems, clogged foundation drains and/or or poor construction.

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Foundation Problems

Consider this, your foundation is most probably on poured concrete footers formed directly into an excavated trench in the soil. Our area around the Charlotte area and the Piedmont area in general is a heavy clay based soil. Clay is classified as an “expansive soil” meaning that when it is dry, it contracts and is resistant to penetration by water, a soil condition known as “hydrophobic” or resisting water. This is what happens when we experience drought conditions and it ...

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