How to Avoid Stubbing Your Toes on Concrete: The New Solution

It’s an inevitable situation for homeowners: cracks in the driveway, sidewalks, garage floor or in the concrete patio near the pool. Cracks in the concrete can occur for a number of reasons from routine settling to encroaching tree roots.

Whatever the reason, cracks are an annoying eyesore and, if the pavement is particularly uneven, it can create a tripping hazard. Redoing the concrete is expensive and neglecting repairs can lead more damage down the road.

How to Find a Great Foundation Repair Company

Sponsored by: Lowcountry Basement If you’ve ever watched even one home renovation TV show, you know the words “foundation problem” will strike fear into the hearts of any homeowner. Foundation problems can range from a sagging crawl space or floor cracks to bowing walls and a tilting chimney. Whatever the signs of a foundation issue, it's important to address the problem quickly and with the help of a reputable contractor. … Read More

3 Questions for Contractors Seeking a Building Foundation Expert

One look around the Charleston region and it is evident the commercial construction industry is alive and well. From retail centers and hotels to restaurants and medical facilities, commercial contractors are busy creating a variety of new structures to accommodate Charleston’s growing population. Regardless of the size, scope or ultimate function, each building needs a solid foundation, which means turning to a company that can lay the groundwork for a … Read More

Can You Identify These Common House Foundation Issues?

How many times have you heard someone dismiss foundation cracks as simply an old house that's "settling"? Ignoring foundation problems such as cracks and uneven floors can lead to serious - and expensive - problems down the road. Homes are built on dirt and, over time, that dirt will shift and settle. Clay, for example, will contract and expand depending on the moisture. Sand will erode after significant rainfall or … Read More

Neglecting Your Home's Crawl Space Could Cost You Big

When was the last time you checked out the crawl space under your house? It's an area most homeowners avoid because no one relishes the ideas of crawling through cobwebs or encountering some creepy creatures in dark corners. But leave the crawl space unchecked and you could find yourself facing a serious foundation issue. The crawl space is part of your home's overall structural system and if it begins to … Read More