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Questions Many Homeowners Have About Underpinning a Home's Foundation

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Underpinning a home’s foundation is often needed if the foundation is damaged and cannot be fixed through sealants and other materials that simply cover over or fill in cracks and chips. Underpinning also gives the foundation added strength to better hold up your home and avoid shifting and sinking. If you’ve been told that your home needs underpinning or if you know your home is shifting due to soft soil or structural damage, note a few questions you might have about this process and discuss these with a contractor as necessary.…

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Reasons to Enlist Soil Testing Services

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For some homeowners who have yard space, home gardening tends be an option they consider. However, you will find that some homeowners will try to engage in some home gardening and no matter their efforts, their plants simply do not flourish. However, this does not necessarily mean that you do not have a green thumb. In some cases, your plants may be wilting away because they are not getting sufficient nutrition from the soil, no matter how often you water them.…

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Renovating a home to rejoin two duplexes

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Many older homes got split into two duplexes when times got tight so that the owners could sell or rent off part of the property whilst living in the other part. Rejoining the properties can be a great way to recreate a family home and bring the property back to it’s originally designed symmetry and dimensions. Here are some tips if you are considering the project.  Don’t assume anything  It’s easy to think that any of the newer walls must not be load bearing due to their post-construction installation, but this may not be the case, particularly if there have been modifications to roof beams to allow the property to be split.…

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