You probably don’t think much about your foundation until there’s a problem. But if you start to notice cracks in your walls or doors that won’t close properly, it could be a sign that your foundation is shifting. One of the most common foundation problems is bowing walls. Bowing walls occur when the soil around your foundation starts to expand and contract due to changes in moisture. This can cause the walls of your home to bow inward or outward. While bowing walls are usually not a structural concern, they can be unsightly and can cause cracks in your drywall […]

Do you ever hear a loud banging noise in your wall at night? It’s enough to make you jump out of your skin! But what is it? And why does it happen? Most of the time, these noises are nothing to worry about and can be chalked up to the house settling or the wind blowing. But sometimes, these noises can be indicative of a bigger problem. It could be something as simple as your furnace kicking on, or it could be a sign of a more serious problem. Either way, it’s not something you should ignore. Here are a […]

If you’ve ever noticed a small bulge or raised area in your wall, there’s a good chance it’s a nail pop. Nail pops occur when the nails that hold drywall in place become loose and begin to protrude through the surface. Although they’re most commonly found in older homes, they can occur in any type of construction. Nail pops are usually easy to fix and cause no structural damage. However, if left untreated, they can worsen over time and become a bigger problem. If you have a nail pop, simply drive the nail back into place with a hammer and […]

If you have a leaking drain pipe in your wall, it’s important to address the problem as soon as possible. A leaking drain pipe can cause serious damage to your home, and can also lead to health hazards. There are a few different ways to repair a leaking drain pipe, and the best option will depends on the severity of the leak. There are a few things you can do to fix a leaking drain pipe, and we’ll go over those in this blog post. If you’re unsure how to repair a leaking drain pipe, it’s best to call a […]

If you’re a homeowner, you know that maintaining your home can be a never-ending job. One repair that may come up from time to time is fixing horizontal cracks in your drywall. These cracks can be caused by a variety of things, from settling foundation to thermal expansion and poor installation. No matter the cause, though, you’ll want to fix them as soon as possible to maintain the integrity of your home. There are a few things you can do to fix the problem. Causes of Horizontal Cracks in Drywall Drywall is a fairly sturdy material, but it’s not immune […]

If you notice black mold on the outside of your house, it’s important to take care of it right away. Black mold is a type of fungus that can cause serious health problems if it’s not removed. The good news is that you can get rid of black mold with the right cleaners and some elbow grease. If you have black mold on the outside of your house, you may be wondering what to do about it. There are a few different ways to remove black mold, but it is important to first identify the source of the mold. If […]

If you’ve ever had a drywall crack that keeps coming back, you know how frustrating it can be. You patch it, and it comes back. You patch it again, and it comes back again. It’s enough to make you want to give up and live with the crack. But don’t give up just yet! There are a few things you can do to keep that crack from spreading further. If you find a drywall crack that has already spread, the first thing you should do is think about how you can stop the crack from spreading further. A quarter-inch stoneUltra […]

A home’s chimney is responsible for drawing up hot gases from the fireplace and expelling them through the roof. The chimney wall is exposed to the outdoor elements and, as a result, is subject to water damage. Over time, water seeping through the chimney wall can cause the mortar to break down, leading to cracking and gaps in the chimney structure. If left unrepaired, these issues can eventually cause the chimney to collapse. If you’ve ever had water seep through your chimney wall, you know it’s a problem. Water seeping through chimney walls can cause all sorts of problems, from […]

Water leaking into a house from outside can be a serious and costly problem. Signs of a water leak can include water stains on the ceilings, walls, or floors; water spots on furniture or appliances; a musty smell; and excessive humidity. If you suspect you have a water leak, it is important to have it inspected and repaired as soon as possible. Water damage can lead to serious structural problems in a home and can be expensive to repair. Finding the Source of the Leak Finding the source of a water leak can be a daunting task. It is important […]

Brick walls can last for many years when properly maintained; however, cracks can form in the bricks over time. This is often due to the settling of the home or the shifting of the foundation. If not repaired, these cracks can lead to water infiltration and further damage to the wall.   How to Repair Cracks in Brick Walls There are a few methods that can be used to repair cracks in brick walls. The most common is to use a mortar mix to fill in the cracks. This can be done by using a trowel to pack the mortar […]

Mold is a large problem for homeowners in the United States. Mold has been linked to various respiratory problems and blood clots. Mold can also cause certain types of cancer in humans. When mold is in the house, it can cause the wood to rot. Mold growth also causes water damage in the house and the growth will eventually lead to an increased insurance premiums. What are the Health Risks of Mold? There are health risks related to mold exposure. These include nausea, vomiting, headaches, skin irritation, and more. Molds release microscopic spores into the air. When these spores are […]

Corners of drywall are slightly more difficult to handle than flat layer, and less experienced workers may not be able to spread enough mud or scrape the tape sufficiently. As a result, the tape is bubbling and separating. This problem is not difficult to solve, but other problems can arise due to cracks appear in the corners. Drywall cracks in corners of walls often indicate that the wall is swaying and will eventually reappear when you covered them with mud. Even if you can’t harden the wall, you can strengthen the corners of the drywall so that they don’t crack […]