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Understanding The Soil Around Your Home

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Imagine the soil around your home is like a sponge.  During the dry weather periods the soil will shrink away from your foundation.  The  when the soil gets wet in expands and puts extreme pressure on your walls.  This cycle is repeated over and over again like a sledgehammer hitting your home.  This can create small hairline cracks in the mortar joints of a block wall.  Most of the time these cracks go unnoticed or ignored until things get much worse.  We have visited many homes that show extreme signs of bowing, settling or even complete wall failure that most likely started as a small crack.  Unfortunately, many wait too long to have their home inspected by an expert.  If caught early foundation repair can be fairly inexpensive to resolve.  The longer you wait the worse the problem will get and usually cost more to fix!

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At Innovative Basement Authority, we have our Specialist trained and certified for all types of foundation issues.  We understand that all situations are different and there is no “one size-fit all” solution.  You can feel comfort in that you are dealing with the experts.  This includes foundation repair, waterproofing, and crawl space repair too!  Give us a call to receive your FREE inspection and estimate…you will be glad you did.

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Innovative Basement Authority
1330 41st St N
Fargo, ND 58102

Innovative Basement Authority
1325 S Frandsen Ave
Rush City, MN 55069

Innovative Basement Authority
760 East Pearl Street
Kasota, MN 56050
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