Foundations

Methods For Repairing Home Foundations

Most home owners are not aware that the home foundation needs to be routinely checked as even small cracks can lead to formidable problems at a later stage. There is a natural tendency amongst many of us to ignore or postpone foundation repair without realizing what such negligence can cost us later. The main purpose of home foundation is to...
Jan 10, 2015 |

How to Manage a Flooded Basement

Basements are very common in homes throughout the world, but they are also a place where flooding takes place. Heavy rains, a faulty washing machine or a leak in the water pipes can all lead to an unwanted flooded basement.
Dec 18, 2014 |

4 Tips to Save Your Home From Foundation Erosion

Being a homeowner is a lot of work. After everything you put into your home, the last thing you want to see is your labor of love undermined by foundation erosion. Fortunately there are a few simple precautions you can take to protect your home's structural integrity.
Dec 18, 2014 |

Using Concrete Calculator For a Perfect Concrete Mixture

Mixing ready mix concrete is not a complicated process. Add water, stir and pour. However, to get superior strength from the concrete you have to add the proper amount of water, which may be aided by using a concrete calculator. If there is not enough water the particles of concrete will not stick water and too much water will make it weak. Weak...
Dec 18, 2014 |

Foundation Problems in Winter

Cold weather can crack foundations, which can allow water to enter the structure. Water is a foundation's biggest enemy. When it permeates a structure, it can cause more cracks and many other types of damage.
Dec 18, 2014 |

Home Savers Foundation Repair

Repairing settling, bowing, cracked, and damaged commercial, municipal, and residential foundations.
May 23, 2016 |

Foundations

National body for home improvement agencies in England. Offers information on how these agencies help older and vulnerable people with home improvement, and also provides news and event listings.
May 4, 2016 |

Readers write: The work of downsizing, evidence of climate change, hopeful coverage on famine

Regarding the Aug. 21 Monitor Daily story “Home prices, and a thought shift, give ‘small living’ a boost”: Interesting concept. My friend has done it, downsizing and living in a tiny apartment.... Read More

Time for the world to step up on Rohingya issue, Aung San Suu Kyi’s astounding hypocrisy, Irma’s destruction in Britain’s Caribbean islands, The US should stop saber rattling, On the Nadal-Federer comeback

“It is high time the world made an all-out effort to stop the ongoing pogrom against Myanmar’s minority Rohingya...,” writes Mohammad Amjad Hossain. “The pogrom resembles those crimes perpetrated... Read More

The story behind DC Diaper Bank, a resource for parents

Corinne Cannon remembers well an especially challenging night when her first child, Jack, was an infant. The evening prompted Ms. Cannon to consider her own situation in the context of other... Read More