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Unreinforced Slopes
| Feb 6, 2020

Many homeowners choose to place their home on lots with steep slopes. Generally, a contractor removes the “toe” by cutting a shelf into the side of the hill. The “toe” plays a critical role in keeping the upper portion stable. Removing the “toe” without reinforcement should be avoided. An unreinforced slope can erode and collapse, […]

Water: The Enemy of Site Prep
| May 24, 2019

Water under a home damages the structure and compromises the foundation. It leads to settling, drywall damage, inoperable doors and windows, and mold. Why Is Proper Drainage So Important? Water around and under the footings causes settling: – Piers and footings shift – Doors and windows bind – Drywall cracks – Roofs leak – Floors […]

Good Site Prep: The Solution to Many Issues
| May 22, 2019

Proper site prep and a drainage plan that controls the water flow are critical for a solid foundation. Slopes, swales, and drains must carry both surface and sub-surface water away from the home’s foundation. Site preparation is the single greatest factor, impacting the performance, durability, and aesthetics of the home. It also has a huge […]


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