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Expansive Soils Cause Bowing Walls

EXPANDING SOIL FROM HEAVY RAINFALL CAN WREAK HAVOC ON FOUNDATIONS The saturated soil around your foundation can place a great deal of pressure on your basement walls causing them to bow in. This pressure varies based on the types of soil that are present, how much moisture is in the soil, and how tall your…

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Flooded Basement Repair

Flooded Basement Repair If you have ever had the disaster of a flooded basement, you know how much time and money it takes to clean up the mess. If you haven’t had a wet basement, count your blessings. There are many homes that haven’t been waterproofed and in most cases, it is only a matter…

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Basement Waterproofing in Pennsylvania

Basement Waterproofing in Pennsylvania Many people fail to utilize basement waterproofing systems because they think that they can’t afford to pay for the services and materials. However, failing to make sure that your home has the proper basement waterproofing systems in place might cause several issues that are hazardous to you and your family. Matthews Wall…

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Snow Removal Tips

Editor Note: This is a blog that was originally written for Matthews Structural Solutions for commercial applications, but we felt there were a lot of good tips that homeowners and other people may find useful, so we decided to share it here, also. Originally posted on December 21, 2017 on Matthews Structural Solutions blog.  …

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Ice and Concrete Cracks Don’t Mix

Ice and Concrete Cracks Don’t Mix We wrote last month about preparing your home for the winter months, but we felt we needed to expand on the importance of taking care of cracks in your home’s foundation. When water turns to ice it expands around nine percent. This may not seem like a big number,…

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