Freezing and Thawing Cycle Hurts Foundations

During the winter months, a few warm days can feel like a welcome respite from cold winter weather, but temperature fluctuation spurs the freezing and thawing cycle and can harm your foundation. West Virginia’s mountains mean the state experiences drastic weather changes. As the mercury dips and rises, the ground beneath your feet is reacting. […]

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West Virginia’s Array of Soil Leads to Foundation Settling

The array of soil types in West Virginia can lead to foundation settling or sinking. If you have house settling, you need to contact the experts at Foundation Systems of West Virginia. In 1997, state legislators named Monongahela soil as the official West Virginia state soil.  Named for the Monongahela River, Monongahela soils are very […]

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Local Expert Foundation Repair Companies

When something goes wrong around the house, you may be tempted to do DIY fixes and in some cases, that’s probably fine. A simple paint job or replacing carpet or tile might be something you can do without causing any damage. You may even be able to build your own furniture! Unfortunately, it is unlikely […]

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crack in basement wall

Repairing Cracks in Basement Walls

Cracks around your home are actually pretty common, especially if your home is older! You have likely noticed them around door frames, window sills, on basement walls, or on the ceiling. Cracks come in all shapes, sizes, and types, and it can be hard to know which ones are a sign of major problems and […]

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Bowed Basement Wall Repairs

Noticing that your basement wall has begun to bow can be a stressful time. Bowing walls happen when there is too much pressure on your foundation walls and the walls begin to bend inward. This can come from the soil expanding, foundation settlement, or other foundation problems. In some cases, this can cause the foundation […]

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