1. How Trees Can Affect Your Home’s Foundation

      Trees are a beautiful part of your Nashville house’s landscape and can make you feel calm, comfortable, and at home. They provide shade during the hot summer months, offer you a place to hang your bird feeder, and provide a natural feel, whether you’re downtown or in the suburbs. However, these beautiful friends can also be a threat to your foundation. While you’re enjoying the autumn col…Read More

  2. 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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    5 Tips for Landscaping To Protect Your Foundation

    Nashville has a long growing season and many homeowners take advantage of our excellent climate to invest in beautiful landscaping around their homes. While great landscaping can improve the appearance and value of your home, if you don’t consider protecting your home’s foundation, you could be in for trouble down the road. However, if done correctly, landscaping can actually protect your foun…Read More

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    Spring Cleaning Tips For Your Floors

    Spring has sprung! The birds are chirping, the grass is turning greener, and maybe a few tulips are popping up their heads in your backyard. And spring also brings with it the opportunity to get a fresh start by throwing open all the windows and getting a start on spring cleaning. Here at A-1 Concrete Leveling and Foundation Repair, our goal is to help our Nashville clients get the most out of the…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

  8. 4 Things We’re Grateful for this Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is next week and we can’t help but be in a grateful mood. The pumpkin and turkeys are just around the corner, and our foundation repair company is doing better than ever thanks to our loyal customers and the good people of Nashville.  With so much to be thankful for, we thought we’d spend this week’s blog post talking about it! Sure, we’re incredibly grateful for our families…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

  10. 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