Garage Column Settlement Repair – Part 1 – Misnomers

Garage Column Settlement At Atlas Piers of Atlanta are constantly asked about repairing garage columns, the center column between two garage doors.  This article (along with the next one titled “Ways to repair a Garage Column”) will help identify solutions and misnomers with repairing garage columns. Garage column settlement is normal: All structures settle. So

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Foundation Repair and Bowed Basement Walls

Foundation Repair and Bowed Basement Walls Do You Need Professional Help with Your Basement? Has your basement become a source of worry over the years? Have you noticed water or high moisture content in your basement? Are you aware of the fact that weak or wet basements can actually cost you your home? Foundation repair and

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Not all Helical Piers are the Same

Not all Helical Piers are the Same From a distance, helical piers from manufacturer to manufacturer look similar, but are they? In simplest terms – not all helical piers are the same. As a matter of fact, there can be huge differences in helical anchors. Some suppliers use old oilfield pipe (known as J55 pipe) and

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Foundation Repair Information and Advice

Foundation Repair Information and Advice Repairing potential foundation problems should be a priority for every homeowner. Foundation repairs prevent little problems from becoming bigger, keep your home safe, and protect the value of your property. Fortunately, foundation problems tend to develop and worsen slowly, giving you time to make a thorough evaluation and decide on

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Using Carbon Fiber to Repair Bridges in Georgia

Using Carbon Fiber to Repair Bridges in Georgia Below is an article describing on using carbon fiber to repair bridges in Georgia. From Tech Transfer Newsletter, Summer 2003 » Repairs with High-Performance Materials Make Bridges Stronger, Last Longer By Rick Deaver, Abdul-Hamid Zureick and Brian Summers Field and laboratory studies in Georgia show that carbon

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Foundation Repair – Your Options

Foundation Repair – Your Options are Numerous When choosing a foundation repair contractor you need to know what foundation repair product options you have to choose from. When it comes to foundation repair work on your home, there are several choices that need to be made. These choices range from using helical piers or steel

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Bowing Basement Walls – Horizontal Cracks

Bowing basement walls – horizontal cracks, what do they mean? If you have experienced a horizontal crack in your basement block wall then you may have a foundation problem.  Horizontal cracks or bowing walls indicate lateral pressures.  On a basement wall, this is generally the soil and/or water from the outside of the house pushing

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Deck Foundations – Using Helical Piers

Deck Foundations – Using Helical Piers as Your Solution We have all heard the old adage “It is only as strong  as its foundation”. This particularly true with your home and the additions that  you make to it. When adding a deck to your home, using helical anchors for its foundation gives you the security

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Is that Foundation Crack Serious?

Is your Foundation Crack Serious? Here is a great video explanation of cracking in your basement slab or concrete slabs in general.  While each situation is different it gives a great overview. How to Determine if a Foundation Crack in Your Home Is Serious By: Danny Lipford In categories: Ask Danny, Concrete and Masonry, Flooring,

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