What’s under there?

Structure vs. Foundation Out of sight, out of mind. This phrase applies well to the foundation and structure of our homes. It can be a big unknown and confusing area for most of us who are outside the trades. All this makes them even easier to ignore. Until there's a problem, that is.   Today's topic is trying to make sense of what is down there on the most elementary level possible. Or, put more simply, what part is my foundation, and what part is the structure?   While this easy rule of thumb does [...]

By |2023-09-23T13:52:43-04:00September 25, 2023|Uncategorized|

Our two main categories of foundations

Let's get the technicalities out of the way. There are more than two types of foundations. We are aware of this. These two broad categories cover most homes where we repair foundations in the Southeastern United States.   Slab homes   This is the newer category. However, they are growing in their use each year. They appear to be on track to become the majority of new homes built in our region.   A slab foundation is one where they build the house on a large concrete slab. Nothing is accessible under this concrete layer. [...]

By |2023-09-23T13:48:53-04:00September 18, 2023|Uncategorized|

Intro to the USR Blog

Why does a foundation and structural repair company need a blog?   Admittedly, it seems strange for us to be starting a blog. We felt the same way, but here are some reasons we decided to do it.   The biggest reason is that we've seen and learned some things over the years and want to share them with others. One worrying thing about our industry is the ability of predatory salespeople. They often do this by taking advantage of information asymmetry. That means one person knows very little about a topic, and the other [...]

By |2023-09-12T15:03:23-04:00September 12, 2023|Uncategorized|
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