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Why Helical Piers are the Best Support System for your Foundation

February 7, 2020

What are helical piers? Helical piers are a structural support pin made from steel and coated with galvanize to prevent rust and help the helical pier last longer. The helical piers are a screw like type shape and the design purpose for the pin’s steel helices are there to make it easier on the heavy […]

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Foundation Types in Chicago

July 31, 2019

The type of foundation your home has matters because the solution may be different for each kind of project. First let’s start with depth of your foundation, and then the different types. The more shallow your foundation is, the bigger the probability you’ll experience a foundation problem. Types of Foundations Depths Slab Foundation – Flat Concrete […]

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Foundation Failure & Causes

July 31, 2019

With time even the strongest foundation can fail, because of poor soil preparation or just poor soil underneath the existing foundation. Not all soil types are equal, some are more suitable for supporting foundations than others. You can obtain soil boring test as a homeowner but those are very expensive and may run in the […]

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Soil Types Affect Your Foundation

July 31, 2019

The type of soil underneath your foundation will determine its stability. For the most part the Chicago area is made up of 85% clay and and very little loam soils. These types of soil can either absorb lots of water or evaporate quickly with mini droughts. This is perhaps why sometimes you may notice your […]

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Foundation Repair Cost

July 31, 2019

There are many different types of cost for a foundation repair. Cost can range anywhere from $450 to repair a crack to thousands of dollars to structurally repair a home, or waterproof a basement / crawl space. American Foundation Repair can save you upto 30% in cost compared to our competitors on your foundation repair needs. […]

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AFR Foundation Repair Advantages & Reasons to Repair a Failed Foundation

July 31, 2019

Ignoring your foundation problems, is not a good idea. A persistent problem will only get worse, the problem will NOT fix on its own. You may notice a hairline crack at first and ignore it but with time that hairline crack could become a worst case scenario costing you thousands of dollars in foundation repair. […]

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Foundation Failure Warning Signs

July 31, 2019

You may be looking around your home and notice some cosmetic cracks on your drywall, or some cracks on your bricks and think nothing of it, just an aging home. To a trained professional these may be warning signs of a foundation failure, leave it to the experts at American Foundation Repair to inspect your […]

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Foundation Repair Options

December 27, 2018

With so many options and decisions to make, you may be wondering what really is the best option to repair your foundation problem. At times it may seem overwhelming in deciding what company to go with and the best approach to solve your unique situation. We’ll help you make sense of your problem, remember every […]

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