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

  6. 5 Ways Our Foundation Repair Will Help You

    Walk the dog, mow the lawn, make dinner, and try to unwind after the end of a long day … you have a lot on your to-do list as a homeowner in the Nashville area. The last thing you then want to deal with would have to be foundation repair or other house problems. Here at A-1 Concrete Leveling and Foundation Repair, we can take care of it for you.  Foundation repair can involve everything from co…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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    An Open Letter From Your Foundation

    Dear Homeowners,  I’ve missed you and I hope this letter finds you in good health. I’ve been pretty busy these days, you know, just sitting here. When you first moved into this house in Nashville, I thought, “Wow. This is really it. This is my chance to shine.” For the first decade or so, we really did! You may not have thought about me much, but I was always there supporting you in the b…Read More

  9. If Walls Could Talk: Your Home’s 4 New Year Goals

    Sure, you probably have your list of goals for 2020. Let us guess — are eat better, drink more water, read more books, and work out more often on the list? These are some of the most popular New Year’s goals and they’re all fine and good. But what about your goals for your house? In 6 Goals for the 2020 Homeowner, we suggest some worthy goals for homeowners, whether you’ve been in your hom…Read More

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    The Parable of the Gingerbread House Foundation

    With Christmas just a short week away, we’ve got to admit: the holidays and sugar are on our minds. With this connection, we couldn’t help but think of the similarities between homebuilding, foundation repair, and, well, gingerbread houses. Maybe your little ones came home this past week with a gingerbread house or perhaps you cleared off the table and let them go to town creating their own su…Read More