To match the existing foundation on the Kuppersmith Project house, skim coats of cement were applied to the concrete block foundation walls on the new additions. Several coats were used, to keep the joints in the concrete blocks from showing through. Watch this video to find out more.
When renovating an older home, foundation settling problems are common, and the 1926 Kuppersmith Project house was no exception. After finding the low spots, we had to repair any rotten sills and jack the house up to level the floor. Watch this video to find out more.
Work on the master bedroom addition and new garage for the Kuppersmith Project house began by digging the footings for the foundation, then pouring the concrete footings and garage slab. Watch this video to find out more.
The simplest way for a DIYer to build a foundation for a shed is by creating what is known as an on-grade foundation. Unlike a foundation with poured concrete footings, an on-grade foundation is constructed by stacking solid concrete blocks directly on the ground. Watch this video to find out more.
Most cracks in slabs are small expansion cracks that should not pose a problem. If the crack will show, it can be filled with a concrete repair caulk. If the crack is 1/4” wide or wider, and one side is a different height than the other, you may have a settling problem that should be examined by a structural engineer.
Danny takes a look at foundation cracks and helps sort out when to worry and when not to. Many times these cracks are minor, but in the rare case of something more serious from settling, you may need to call in a structural engineer. Watch this video to find out more.
A major structural problem with your home is probably every homeowner’s worst nightmare. Structural problems left unattended decrease your homes value and only worsen over time. So if you are seeing signs of foundation problems around your home like cracks in your drywall, or if you have doors that do not open or close properly you probably need to have an evaluation done.