Heavy Rains and Foundation Problems

Springtime in Oklahoma means rain. And lots of it. Flooding can have a major impact on your home’s foundation. Tulsa foundation repair specialists, Metro Structural, are well versed on how the Oklahoma rains impact resident’s homes. Rain damage is preventable and 2-1o.com has shared some great ways to make sure that your home stays safe. Ensure good drainage. The rooftop is …

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Warning Signs of Foundation Problems

 Foundation problems can wreak havoc on your home. Property Casualty 360 shared 5 warning signs of foundation problems. 1. Cracked, crumbling or compromised foundations When doing routine property inspections, start with the foundation itself. Built to last, this underlying support should never show any noticeable signs of structural damage, including: Hairline fractures or cracks (vertical, horizontal or zigzagging) Sloping, sagging or …

5 Things Buyers And Sellers Need To Know

1. How to spot the signs of foundation damage When you’re looking at homes for sale, you’ll need to know whether there truly is a bad foundation or whether those cracks are from normal house settling. Here are some things to look for that could indicate potential foundation problems, courtesy of Janine Acquafredda, a Brooklyn, NY, real estate agent. Misaligned …

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Earthquake Damage in Oklahoma

While earthquake damage used to be a problem only those in the western part of the country would have to be concerned with, Oklahomans are having to deal with this issue more often than ever before. Earthquake damage can range from minuscule to major, depending on how close you are to the epicenter. Oklahoma’s Own, News Channel 6, gathered information …

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3 Reasons Causing Foundation Problems

With Oklahoma receiving all that rainfall the other day, it’s safe to say we’ve needed it. But, what happens when that rainfall becomes excessive and has nowhere to go? There are many reasons to why your foundation needs repairs, but the one main issue that indicates foundation damage is poor drainage. Here are 3 reasons causing foundation problems and how …

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What to do with Sump Pump Problems?

What to do with Sump Pump Problems? As a homeowner, you’ll go through good times and bad times. The bad times are when your basement has suffered through a flood, which means the sump pump isn’t always guaranteed to work. The sump pump is one of the things to fall back onto when a flood occurs, but there is no …

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Winter Maintenance Guide: For Your Home

Winter is coming. That’s not just a saying from Game of Thrones, but it’s our way of reminding you to get your home up to par for the season. As the seasons change, you’re constantly working on your home whether it be structural damage, saving energy or keeping your home’s systems running the right way. These maintenance tasks will continue …

Common Issues with Oklahoma Homes

Common Issues with Oklahoma Homes The Midwest goes through some of the strangest weather changes, seasons, and storms than any other place in the United States. In the summer time, the temperature is exceeding 100 almost every day with tornado season towards the end of Spring. We can’t forget about the dry ground and strong winds that can lead to …

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9 Ways to Choose a Foundation Contractor

Anytime you get work done to your home, you want to make sure the contractor knows what they are doing at all times. Most people have had a bad experience or two with contractors working on their home. Whether the work is being done to the exterior of your home or the interior such as plumbing, you’ve spent lots of …

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What is soil expansion?

Tulsa foundation repair –  Have you ever noticed the ground surrounding your home that looks cracked or dried up? This is expansive soil. Expansive soil is also known as shrink-swell soil that surrounds your home and causes foundation issues. The expansive soil is known for causing lifts in the soil during periods of high moisture. Once the moisture period is …