Do I Have to Move Out of My Crawl Space Home During House Leveling?

do I have to move out?

You need foundation repair for your crawl space home. Will you have to move out when house leveling repairs are done? The answer is mostly no but sometimes yes. This article explains the situations where a homeowner can stay and when they have to go while crawl space foundation repairs are underway.

What Is the Best Way to Handle Uneven Concrete Around My Pool Deck?

repair my pool deck

You’ve got a pool with uneven concrete surfaces in the surrounding pool deck. What are your options to get this safety concern and tripping hazard fixed? This article reviews ways to correct the problem of an unsafe and uneven pool deck and discusses the cost, effort, and considerations with each.

How to Fix Erosion, Voids, or the Hollow Sound Under Your Concrete

void under concrete patio

There’s a growing problem under your concrete. Does it sound hollow or show signs of erosion and washout? How can you fill in a void under your sidewalk, driveway, or patio? This article explains how mud-pumping slurry is a solution to fill a growing space under concrete to help prevent settlement.

Do Foundation Repair Companies Need Licensing In Texas?

Do foundation repair companies need licensing?

You are looking for a legitimate licensed foundation repair company in Texas. Is that even a thing? This article discusses foundation repair licensing and what it means for a homeowner in our state. We also cover ways to find a reputable company in the absence of any licensing standards.

Pier & Beam Problems: Do Cracked Floor Tiles Mean Foundation Issues?

Cracked floor tiles

Floor tiles are cracked in your pier and beam home and you are worried about foundation issues. This article explains what causes cracked tiles and discusses whether this problem is an indicator of foundation settlement. We also cover some do’s and don’ts with having tile in a crawl space home.

How to Handle Heavy Objects in a Pier and Beam Home: Sleeper Sills

how to handle heavy objects in a pier and beam home

You’ve got something heavy to put in your pier and beam home like a safe, waterbed, or piano. Can your floors hold the weight? Your solution is a sleeper sill. This article explains how an extra sill beam installed in your crawl space can help solve and prevent foundation issues with weighty stuff.

Crawl Space Foundation Homes: What Is the Role of Hallway Sills?

what is the role of hallway sill?

You’re looking at some crawl space foundation repair resources and have come across the term hallway sill. You don’t know their role or importance, or why you might need one added or repaired. This article defines the term “hallway sill” and explains its key function in your foundation and repairs.

Crawl Space Foundation Homes: What Is a Shaker Sill & What Do They Do?

what is a shaker sill?

You’re looking at some crawl space foundation repair resources or paperwork and have come across the term shaker sill. You don’t know what it does, why it’s important, or why you might need it repaired. This article defines the term “shaker sill” and explains its key function in your repairs.

Crawl Space Foundation Homes: What Is a Main Sill and What Do They Do?

Main Sill

You’re looking at some crawl space foundation repair resources or paperwork and have come across the term main sill. You don’t know what it does, why it’s important, or why you might need it repaired. This article defines the term “main sill” and explains its key functions in a home.

Decoding Your Pier and Beam Foundation Repair Warranty from Anchor

warranty for pier and beam homes

You’ve got questions about Anchor’s pier and beam house leveling warranty. Why is it only 3 years? This article outlines the warranty policy and explains the reasoning behind the timeframes. We also discuss what to do to get warranty work as well as recommendations after the warranty has expired.

Drainage vs. Ventilation: Which Crawl Space Problem Should I Fix First?

drainage vs ventilation

You’ve got moisture issues in your crawl space and you need to remedy the problem. Do you work on drainage or ventilation first to help dry out the crawl space under your home? This article will help you understand which makes sense to tackle first along with the whys and hows too.

Top 6 Reasons Why Paid Foundation Inspections Benefit You

paid inspection

You want to get an inspection for possible foundation problems and a bid for repairs. Why does Anchor Foundation Repair only do paid inspections? What’s in it for you? This article will explain the main reasons why paid inspections are beneficial to homeowners.

Handling Drain Line Repairs: Pipe Bursting vs. Sleeving vs. Tunneling

drain line repairs

You have drain line issues that need repairing. You’ve heard of different ways to replace underground plumbing lines and are wondering which to use. This article explains the methods of pipe bursting, sleeving, and under-slab tunneling so that you can understand what might work best for your home.

Handling Summer Drought Issues with Pier and Beam Home Foundations

drought pier and beam

Are drought issues different for pier and beam home foundations? Are there any special considerations or problems that come up for crawl space foundations with drought? This article will discuss reasons drought affects pier and beam homes differently, how to prevent settlement, and when to repair.

What Is the Process for Driveway or Sidewalk Removal and Replacement?

replacing concrete

You’re weighing your options on raising vs. replacing your driveway, sidewalk, or other exterior concrete surface. What’s the process for a full removal and replacement? This article will cover the process, as well as estimate timelines and costs for replacing concrete around your home.

What Is Crawl Space Encapsulation and Is It Worth It?

crawl space encapsulation

You’re considering crawl space encapsulation for your home but is it worth it? Does it work? This article will explain encapsulation and how it’s supposed to work. We will add in our thoughts on the effectiveness of encapsulation and whether it’s worth the cost and effort to get done on your home.

Help! The Dirt Is Pulling Away from My Foundation. What Should I Do?

dirt pulling away from foundation

It’s so dry outside that the dirt is pulling away from around your foundation. This gap is really worrying you and you don’t know what to do or what this means for your home. This article explains the situation, calms your fears, and gives you advice on how to handle this issue.

When Your Cast Iron Drain Lines Are Failing (Symptoms, Options, Cost)

failing cast iron

Your cast iron drain lines are starting to fail with repeated backups, rusted lines, and issues that mean replacing them soon. What options do you have and how can you prepare for repairs? This article covers symptoms of drain line compromise and offers cost and considerations to handle this issue.

How to Tell if You Have Wood Rot or Termite Damage in Your Crawl Space

damaged wood

You’ve got some issues going on in your crawl space foundation. It doesn’t seem like a foundation settlement issue. Is it wood rot or termites and how can you tell? This article will describe ways to differentiate wood rot from termite issues in your pier and beam or crawl space home.

How to Avoid Foundation Issues In a Home Addition: Builder’s Piers

home addition

You’re planning an addition to your home and want to avoid foundation issues. Q: How can you prevent costly foundation problems when adding on to your home? A: Builder’s Piers. This article will explain the builder’s pier concept and key info related to home additions and foundation health.

Are Crawl Bots Effective for Crawl Space Foundation Repair Estimates?

crawl space bots

You’ve got potential crawl space foundation issues and are wondering why your contractor isn’t using an inspection robot. This article will discuss the problems and shortcomings of using an inspection crawler vs. in-person to estimate costs for crawl space house leveling and foundation repairs.

Can I Level or Repair the Foundation of a Home That Has Been Flipped?

flip house

You’ve got a home that has been flipped or had recent cosmetic updates. You’re worried about the foundation and are wondering what can be done. This article will discuss what happens when foundation repairs are done on an updated home and offers recommendations on how to handle this issue.

What Do Loose or Bouncy Floors Mean for My Pier and Beam Home?

loose bouncy floors

You’ve got loose or bouncy floors in your crawl space or pier and beam foundation home. What is wrong with your home and is it a foundation problem? How is this issue handled? This article will explain the cause of bouncy floors and discuss the remedy to this situation.

The #1 Best Action to Keep Your Crawl Space Home Foundation Dry

dry crawlspace

The crawl space under your home is wet and soggy a lot. How do you dry it out for good? What’s the best way to get it dry under your home to prevent other issues like foundation problems? This article reveals and discusses the best solution and explores a few other options you might need to try too.

Cost of Concrete Repair: Mud Jacking vs Removal and Replacement

cost of mud vs replacement

You want to get your uneven concrete leveled using mud jacking, but how does it compare to the cost of removing and replacing the concrete instead? This article will present average pricing for mud jacking to repair sunken concrete surfaces compared to the cost of full replacement.

Top 6 Reasons to Conduct a Hydrostatic Plumbing Test on Your Home

reasons to hydrostatic test

You’re worried about possible plumbing and foundation issues and think you might need hydrostatic pressure testing on your home. What are the best reasons to get a hydrostatic plumbing test? This article will outline what this test does and when it’s a good idea to get one.

Can You Fix a Commercial Slab with Foundation Issues (and How)?

fix a commercial slab

Commercial buildings don’t often have foundation issues, but when they do, who do you call? Can commercial foundations be fixed with foundation repair in the same way as residential slabs? This article will explain what is possible for commercial foundation repairs, how it’s done, and how costs are affected.

Why Commercial Slabs Have Fewer Foundation Issues Compared to Homes

commercial slabs

Why do commercial buildings have fewer problems with foundation issues? These structures are built on the same soil, so why do homes have foundation problems and other buildings don’t? This article explains the differences between the foundation types and why one is more susceptible to settlement.

My Brick Expansion Joint Is Spreading Apart. Is This a Problem?

expansion joint in brick

A brick expansion joint on your exterior wall seems like there’s something wrong with it. The seam is spreading apart unevenly and it doesn’t seem normal. This article will reveal what is happening to your home and offer solutions to remedy the issue.

Why Do I Have a Gap Between My Window Frame and Brick Exterior?

gap between window and brick

You have discovered a gap between your window frame and the brick siding of your home. What is this and what does it mean? This article will explain this home issue and its root cause. We will explore possible repair options so that you can figure out how to handle this troubling home symptom.

Why Is The Trim Popping or Separating on the Corner of My Brick House?

trim separation on corner of house - foundation problem?

There’s this trim piece on the corner of your brick home that has come apart or separated from its position. What does this mean and should you be concerned? This article explains what this trim is called (brick frieze), what it might mean when it separates, and ways to handle this issue.

Average Price Ranges for Foundation Repair in the Brazos Valley (2023)

average costs for foundation repair in BCS

What are some average pricing ranges for foundation repairs in Bryan, College Station, and surrounding communities? You just want some ballpark figures. This article will break down some average costs for small, medium, and larger projects using the two methods available in the Brazos Valley area.

Why Is My Home Having Foundation Problems and My Neighbor Isn’t?

why is just my home having foundation problems

You’re having a foundation problem and the homes around you are not. Why is that? It seems logical to expect homes in the same area to all have the same foundation challenges. This article reviews likely reasons why foundation settlement can be isolated to one home and not affect others.

When Is a Foundation Beyond Repair? Or Can Your Slab Be Saved?

Your slab is in pretty bad shape, but is this foundation beyond repair, or can it be saved? This article will discuss the indicators of a slab beyond repair and explain the factors that affect whether you would want to save your slab or start over.

Should I Get My Pier and Beam House Leveled?  Now, Later, or Never

house leveling now later never

You are not sure which way to go on getting your pier and beam house leveled. Should you do the repairs now? Do the repairs later? Or not at all? What makes the most sense for you and your home? This article will offer ways to help you think through this decision and feel good about your choice.

Save Time & Money by Assessing Pier and Beam Problems By Phone/Video

talk by phone and video to asses pier and beam problems

You might have foundation problems with your pier and beam home and want someone to look at it ASAP for house leveling. You are confused about why Anchor wants to talk by phone or video first instead of coming out right away. This article covers the reasons we do this and how it benefits you.

Terms and Conditions of an Anchor House Leveling Proposal

house leveling terms and conditions

You’re ready to agree to a proposal from Anchor for house leveling on your crawl space home. You’re worried about the fine print in the contract. What does it all mean for you? This article puts everything in plain, easy-to-understand language, and translates all the legal-sounding stuff.

Does Freezing Weather Cause Foundation Problems? How Can I Know?

does freezing weather cause foundation problems?

You are seeing signs around your home that make you think the recent freezing weather has affected your foundation. This article explains how freezing weather can and cannot affect your home and foundation. Then, we offer advice on what to do next if you think you have foundation issues.

2 Plumbing Supply Line Issues That Reveal Foundation Problems

plumbing supply line problems

Does your plumbing supply line issue have an underlying cause? Some leaks and just leaks, and other leaks can be indicators of a larger underlying problem, a foundation problem. This article explains 2 supply line problems that could point to foundation issues in your home.

What is Slurry and How is It Used in Foundation Repair?

slurry and foundation repair

You don’t know what the word slurry means and what it has to do with your upcoming or possible foundation repairs. This article will define slurry and explain how it is used and benefits the drilled pier foundation repair process and your foundation.

How Much Does It Cost to Level Concrete? Mud Jacking vs Polyjacking

cost of concrete leveling

You want to get your uneven concrete leveled using mud jacking or polyjacking, but want to know more about the costs for these services. This article will present average pricing for mud jacking and polyjacking to repair sunken concrete surfaces and compare them to the cost of full replacement.

Perimeter vs. Interior + Perimeter Foundation Repairs: Pros and Cons

You’ve got to decide if you want to have just the perimeter of your foundation repaired or include the interior areas in the repair. This article will break down the perimeter vs. interior foundation repair choice for homeowners into pros and cons so you can decide which option is right for you.

Top 6 Issues with Foundation Work Under the Interior of Your Home

Interior work

You have interior foundation settlement and foundation repairs need to happen under the interior of your home. What’s that like and what do you need to know to be prepared for this undertaking? This article is a brief overview of what you need to know about interior foundation work.

Top 7 Questions Your House Leveling Contractor Should Be Asking You

7 questions a house leveler should ask

You are talking to house leveling contractors because you’ve got foundation issues with your pier and beam or crawl space home. You’ve got questions for them, but they should be asking stuff too. This article explains 7 key questions that a prospective house leveling contractor should be asking you.

15 Best Questions to Ask Before Hiring a House Leveling Contractor

questions to ask when hiring a house leveling contractor

How will you know if a house leveling contractor is right for you? Asking the right questions gives you the best chance to hire a company that meets your needs and handles your crawl space foundation problems. This article reviews and explains 15 top questions to ask when hiring for house leveling.

What Is Subfloor? (Definition, Purpose, Problems in Crawl Space Home)

What is Subfloor?

You are looking into house leveling for your home and want to understand what subfloor is and how it fits into the structure of your crawl space foundation. This article defines and explains subfloor, and then reviews how to tell if there is something wrong with the subfloor in your home.

What Are Floor Joists? (Definition, Purpose, Problem Indicators)

What are floor joists?

You are looking into house leveling for your home and want to understand what a joist is and how it fits into the structure of your crawl space foundation. This article explains what floor joists are and their purpose and reviews how to tell if there is something wrong with your joists.

Will There Be Extra Costs With Tunneling Under My Home Foundation?

tunneling extra costs

You are getting ready for some under-slab tunneling work at your home because you have a plumbing leak. Are there other costs that you need to be prepared for? This article will give you an idea of both the expected and unexpected costs when a tunneling project is completed at your home.

Concrete Leveling Using Mud Jacking (Materials, Process, Cost)

concrete leveling with mud jacking

You have uneven concrete and want to get it leveled using mud jacking, but you don’t know a lot about this process and if it will work for you. This article will review what kinds of concrete surfaces are ideal for mud jacking. We will also go over the materials, general process, and cost estimates.

Fall Foundation Check: How to Monitor Your Home for Settlement Issues

fall foundation check up

As a conscientious homeowner, you want to know about proactive steps to check up on the condition of your home’s foundation. This article will explain why fall is a good time to do a once-over around your house and check for developing foundation issues as a way to prevent bigger problems.

Remodeling or Foundation Repair: Which is Best to Do First?

remodel or foundation repair?

You have foundation repairs in your future and some planned remodeling. Does it matter which you do first? This article will explain which of these home projects to do first and why. We will also cover your possible results and options when home projects don’t happen in the optimal order.

Wood vs. Steel Shims on a Crawl Space Home: Which is Best?

wood vs. steel

Whether you have a pier and beam or block and base foundation, you’re researching repair companies and want to know what kinds of shims they use for house leveling on crawl space homes. The company you use will choose the material and this article will break down the pros and cons of each shim type.

Will My Home Be Level After Foundation Repairs Are Completed?

will my home be level after foundation repair

You heard somewhere and are now concerned about your home not being level after foundation repairs. You would expect a home to be perfectly level after foundation repair, right? This article will explain why level is misleading when it comes to the primary goals of foundation repair.

Will Foundation Repairs Affect My Roof Condition?

will foundation repairs affect my roof?

You need to or just got your roof repaired but you also need foundation repairs. How does one repair affect the other? Which one should be done first? This article will explore the relationship between foundation and roof repair and gives info on what happens when you get one or the other first.

Is There a Good (or Bad) Time of Year to Repair Your Foundation?

Is now a good time for foundation repairs?

Homeowners often wonder if there is a good, better, best, or bad time of year to repair their foundation. There are good and bad times for some methods of foundation repair and not for others. This article thoroughly explains the idea of the perfect time of the year for foundation repairs.

House Leveling: 8 Beneficial Reasons to Raise Your Whole Home

reasons to elevate your whole home

You’ve got a crawl space home that is too close to the ground. You might think about raising the whole structure further off the ground for some practical and beneficial reasons for your home and your foundation. This article reviews the many pros and a few drawbacks to raising your whole home during the house leveling process.

House Leveling: 3 Drawbacks to Elevating Your Whole Home

Drawbacks to Elevating Your home

You might be aware of the benefits of elevating your “too low” home. Are there any drawbacks or disadvantages to elevating your whole home? This article will quickly review the benefits and then expand on the cons that elevating your home might cause when you need to get your crawlspace home leveled.

How To Know if Your Whole Home Can Be Elevated During House Leveling

When to Elevate Your Whole Home

You are getting your house leveled, but now there’s this idea that your crawlspace home also needs to be elevated. How do you know if your home is or is not a good candidate for elevation? This article explains the determining factors used to decide if elevation is right for a home or not.

Top 4 Projects to Do On Your Home After Foundation Repairs

home projects after foundation repair

You’re about to or are currently having foundation repairs completed on your home. Is there anything you should consider doing after the foundation is repaired? There are a few common projects that homeowners tend to tackle that you can think about doing once your foundation issues are handled.

How To Know If Your Home Has Foundation Problems

how to know if you have foundation issues

You want to know “how to know” if you have a foundation issue. Do you need special tools or knowledge? Not really. This article outlines all the ways that our professional foundation repair team assesses and confirms foundation problems in a home so that you know how to figure it out on your own.

Can a Zip Level Be Used to Check for Foundation Problems?

home elevation

What exactly is a Zip Level? How does it work, what is it used for, and is it a good tool to check for foundation problems? This article explains what this tool is used for, the basic concept of how it works, and what it can tell (and not tell) you about the condition of your home’s foundation.

Slab Foundation vs. Pier and Beam: Pros and Cons for Homeowners

pros and cons of slab and pier and beam foundations

You’re wondering what differences there are between slab foundations and crawlspace foundations like on pier and beam homes. Maybe because you’re house shopping or just because you are curious. This article will list the pros and cons of each home foundation type for your reference.

Who to Call for Drywall Repair in Bryan, College Station, and Beyond

Repair Cracks in Drywall

You have some minor cracks in your drywall/sheetrock that you want to get repaired. We often get asked about this need and put together a list to help our post-foundation repair customers, but it can help anyone in the BCS/Brazos Valley area find someone to help handle your drywall issue.

Best BCS Contractors for Masonry and New Concrete Work

Masonry Contractors Near Me

You’re looking for someone who does masonry or concrete patchwork in the Bryan-College Station or Brazos Valley area. It could be because you just had foundation repairs or might have nothing to do with foundation repair. This list of reputable contractors can help you out either way.

How to Get the Best Deal on Foundation Repairs for Your Home

best deal on foundation repair

You want to know if there are any tips or tricks to get the best deal on foundation repairs for your home. You’re looking for any discounts or a better time of year to do the repairs that might result in a lower cost. This article will give you the real dirt on your best bets for a good deal when it’s time to get your foundation repaired.

Spring Check-Up: How to Monitor Your Home for Foundation Issues

spring foundation checklist

As a conscientious homeowner, you want to know about proactive steps to check up on the condition of your home’s foundation. This article will explain why spring is a good time to do a once-over around your house and check for developing foundation issues as a way to prevent bigger problems.

What is Cement Slurry and How is It Used in Concrete Repair?

mud jacking and slurry

You’re researching methods of concrete repair and/or mud jacking and you come across the term “slurry” and don’t know what that is or means. This article will explain what slurry is, how it’s used for concrete repair, and its benefits over other choices.

How Messy or Intrusive Is My Foundation Repair Job Going to Be?

How messy is foundation repair?

A foundation repair project is about to start at your home soon. Just how messy will it be? This article will realistically discuss the conditions your yard and home will experience during a foundation repair job using Anchor Foundation Repair and what we do to minimize the mess.

Does Foundation Repair Affect the Value of My Home If I Sell?

Does foundation repair affect the sales price of my home?

You need foundation repair, but might be selling your home soon. You’re wondering if going through with the repairs will affect the value of your home. What about NOT doing the repairs, how will that impact the price? This article will give you the straight talk on foundation repairs and home value.

Does Foundation Repair Cause Other Damage to My Home? Landscaping?

will foundation repair damage my home?

You’re looking at the prospect of foundation repair and have heard that getting your foundation repaired will damage your home and landscaping. Now you’re worried and are wondering if that’s true. This article will explain potential damage risks to your home from the foundation repair process.

A Tornado Moved My Crawl Space Home: Can Foundation Repair Fix It?

a tornado moved my home

Your crawl space or mobile home has been moved by the winds of a tornado. Can a foundation repair company help you to move your home back onto its original position on your block and base or pier and beam foundation? This article will give guidance to help get your home back in place.

Pier and Beam Repair: (How) Can I Estimate the Cost to Level My House?

Calculate House Leveling Costs

You’ve got a pier and beam home that needs its foundation leveled. You’re wondering if you can estimate the costs on your own to repair it without bothering a contractor yet. This article explores the question of estimating the price for house leveling on your crawl space home and offers DIY tips.

What is the Best Skirting Choice for My Block and Base Home? 9 Options

Need New Skirting for Crawl Space Home?

You have a crawl space home foundation and are exploring new skirting options for one reason or another. What are the choices in skirting and what is the best selection for your home? This article will discuss the purpose of skirting and present the pros and cons of the materials you can pick from.

What Causes Foundation Settlement and Can I Prevent Problems?

What causes foundation settlement

You want to understand foundation settlement so that you can prevent foundation problems from occurring in your home – noble homeowner venture. This article explores the most common cause of foundation settlement issues and discusses the topic of preventing foundation problems.

House Leveling: 4 Extra Costs of Pier and Beam Repair

extra costs of house leveling

You’re looking into the prospect of leveling your pier and beam house and are wondering about extra costs. Is there anything else you will need to pay for besides the bill from the foundation repair company? This article will review the potential additional costs you might run into during a house leveling project so that there are no surprises.