Concrete block foundations have their benefits, though these days, you’ll find them supporting older homes. Because they are rarely solid in the middle, the cinder block used for foundations can develop unique problems. How would we approach repairing this kind of basement wall?  

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When it comes to many home projects, doing it yourself is a proper solution. There are many places around the house where amateur handy people can put their skills to good use. One area we don’t recommend this work is the basement.  While it might sound like a way to cut down on expenses, DIY…

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In the world of home drainage and foundation protection, sometimes the simplest solutions are the most effective. One part uses durable pipes and gravity to guide water away from your basement: drainage tiles.  A drainage tile system can prevent water from accumulating next to and degrading the concrete of your foundation. It’s an important part…

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Bags filled with sand and soil often make emergency floodwalls and rough shelters like military bunkers. But the same idea is becoming more popular among DIYers looking for natural building materials. A sturdy process known as “earthbag construction” is the preferred solution! Earthbag construction is getting a lot of attention as a low-cost, low-impact, durable…

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