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    3 Types of House Foundations

    Every house must have a foundation, but did you know that there are different kinds of foundations? Foundation type depends on a variety of factors, ranging from soil to climate to budget. That being said, most home foundations fall into three general kinds: basement, crawlspace, or slab-on-grade. If you are building a new home or thinking of moving, it’s important to consider the foundation of …Read More

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    5 Common Signs Of Foundation Issues

    Your house is one of the biggest investments you’ll make in your life — it’s important to take care of it! One of the most important parts of your home is the foundation, however, many homeowners don’t think to regularly check their foundation for problems. Your foundation, just like every part of your home, needs upkeep at some point. In today’s blog post, we’re sharing five common fo…Read More

  3. How To Prevent Erosion From Threatening Your Home’s Foundation

    Soil erosion can be hazardous to your home’s foundation. The soil surrounding your foundation contributes to the foundation’s stability. You can think about how a concrete block laid on top of stone will be much more stable than one set on top of a pile of sand. While these are extreme examples, the soil your home is built on is the foundation for your foundation -- so it’s important that it…Read More

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    Should I Buy A House With Foundation Damage?

    There are a lot of factors that go into buying a home. If you are currently in the process of buying a home, you probably see how quickly things move from the image you had in your head of a perfect home to the nitty-gritty of budget calculations, the local school districts, and the foundation. Buying a house means making a few compromises because there is no one house that perfectly fits what you…Read More

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    4 Tips For Good Foundation Drainage

    While A-1 Concrete Leveling and Foundation Repair is always here for you if you need foundation repair in Nashville, it’s always better to try to prevent foundation damage in the first place! One of the best ways to keep your foundation in tip-top shape is by keeping water drained away from the home foundation. Good drainage is important because the soil supporting your foundation needs to stay …Read More

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    10 Areas Of Your Home To Check For Signs Of Foundation Problems

    The spring equinox was just six days ago, and here at A-1 Concrete Leveling and Foundation Repair, we couldn’t be more ready for spring. Bring on the flowers, increased daylight, warmer weather, and spring cleaning! With the nice weather outside encouraging you to open up your windows and bring the fresh air in, what better time to clean your whole home and start anew? The musty, stuffy days of …Read More

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    Downspout Extensions Are Vital in Winter — Are Yours in Good Condition?

    The average precipitation in inches for Nashville is as follows:  October: 3.03 November: 4.29 December: 4.25 January: 3.74 February: 3.94 March: 4.09 Sure, May showers are heavy (at a whopping 5.51 inches), but with 47.24 inches of rain each year, it’s safe to say Nashville is getting rained on heavily year-round. So, in those winter months listed above, it’s not enough to pull out the hot c…Read More

  8. Your Guide To Looking For Foundation Problems

    As homeowners and foundation contractors ourselves, we know life gets busy and it’s hard to keep up with repairs at times. Between shuttling kids to and from soccer practice, trying to keep the grass mowed, and crossing everything off your to-do list every day, something like looking for foundation problems that may or may not be there might not seem like a high priority.  Trust us: we get it. …Read More

  9. Downspout Extensions: What You Need To Know

    There’s a reason where we live is so luscious and green all the time: we get a lot of rain. In fact, the average annual precipitation in Nashville is 47.24 inches of rain with 119 days of rain. This may make your property beautiful, but it can wreak havoc on your foundation if you’re not prepared.  The gutters on the edge of your roof drain rain water and this water runs down the pipes. If yo…Read More

  10. How Framing Repairs Can Benefit Your Nashville Foundation

    It’s one and done once your home is built, right? No need to maintain it or schedule regular repairs. There’s definitely no need to look into foundation repair or concrete crack repair. Unfortunately, the above is obviously not the case. A home is something that needs maintenance just as a car does, and sometimes that maintenance can be something as involved and serious as foundation repair. I…Read More