It can be difficult to determine which repair option is the best for your home, especially if you have more than one expert sitting down with you. Most foundation repair options are customized to your home, which can create a wide variance in project plans and prices.
Tuesday, June 18th, 2013
You hear about it often--bentonite soil--it's the stuff nightmares are made of. Highly expansive, unpredictably swelling soil that can crush your foundation like a pop can, or raise and drop it like a high striker game at the carnival. What most people don't talk about are two other issues that can affect your homes stability--mine subsidence and hydrocompactible soil.
Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
However, the problems are generally the same--cracking, settling, bowing, and heaving. They can be slightly harder to detect in a poured foundation, but they are easier to repair.
Friday, May 31st, 2013
Sometimes, straightening the wall immediately is the best option and it can be done at a fraction of the cost that wall replacement brings with it.
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
Buyers ask why builders didn't do a better job Real estate season is gearing up here in the Front Range. Our phones have been ringing with buyers, sellers, agents, and home inspectors asking the same question: Why didn't the builders do a better job building foundations in Colorado?
Monday, May 13th, 2013
Denver soils are among some of the most active in the nation. If your home is in the Greater Denver area, then your foundation is experiencing tremendous pressure from expansive soil.
Monday, May 6th, 2013
Colorado has some of the most active soils in the nation, from heaving expansive soils to settling hydrocompactible soils, as well as mine subsidence issues in certain parts of the city. It’s always a good idea to know what type of soil might be affecting your foundation when you choose to live in a certain part of town.
Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
As we’re walking around our homes prepping our lawns and planting new flowers, what should we be concerned about?
Thursday, April 25th, 2013
Heaving soil is a term for expansive soil such as clay, silty clay, bentonite clay, and other moderately swelling to severely swelling soil.
Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
There are several options available to repair, enhance, and reinforce old brick or stone foundations. One solution is called a sister wall, or even a daughter wall. What is a sister wall? What does it do and how can it help my foundation?
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
With cracking and moisture present in a concrete foundation, exactly how long will it last? Thankfully, concrete foundations are easy to repair, cost effective, too. They can outlast stone, brick, and block by many years. It's estimated that a concrete foundation can last at least 50 years.
Wednesday, March 27th, 2013
Do Denver homes and foundations always settle? Yes, many times, home settle. This can be due to the compaction of fill soils, which is the most common reason.
Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
Denver foundations are experiencing unprecedented movement during this extended drought. The experts at Peak Structural can help you assess that movement!
Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
When should you do the cosmetic repairs to your home? If you're putting your home on the market and need to move fast, here's everything you need to know!
Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
Foundations are susceptible to drought conditions because they rest on the Active Layer of soil right beneath your home. This active layer experienced seasonal temperature fluctuations, drying and wetting cycles from weather and landscaping, and other changes that do not impact the deeper soil layers.
Wednesday, February 27th, 2013
A lot of people believe houses just settle over time, is this true? Yes, many times, home settle. This can be due to the compaction of fill soils, which is the most common reason.
Thursday, February 21st, 2013
I’m hearing from a lot of the homeowners that we've seen in recent months that as this drought continues (the weather guys are telling us to expect more of the same for 2013), the floor or walls cracks that they had us look at the end of 2012 are getting worse and it is happening a lot more quickly than people thought it would.
Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
Follow along with us as we learn more about foundation repair options for Denver's most common foundation problems--settling and heaving. We are interviewing Peak Structural's top Design Specialist, Aaron Moore, to learn more about settling and heave in Denver.
Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
I recently had an opportunity to sit down with our top Design Specialist, Aaron Moore, to learn more about the soil conditions that impact our Denver homes.
Thursday, January 31st, 2013
Peak Structural answers some of the more frequent concerns and questions they receive from customers to explain the differences between two service types: mudjacking and foundation repair.
Wednesday, January 16th, 2013