Is Your Concrete Settling or Heaving?

So...your concrete is busted. Bit by bit you've watched it crack and break down, and now it's finally time to address the problem and repair it. But what was the cause? Could something be wrong underneath? There are a million reasons poured concrete might fail, but two problems stand out as being the most common: settlement and upheaval. Each issue is caused by unique external factors — factors which, if you'd like to get to the root of the problem, should be addressed. Here's how to tell. Settlement During hotter, dryer seasons, the soil under and around the perimeter of your concrete can become unstable and sink or "settle." This is a common problem in slabs that were poured on top of poor

Is Old Attic Insulation Dangerous?

Old attic insulation is likely to fail eventually. You may notice your electric bills spiking, air conditioning struggling to keep up, uneven temperatures throughout the house. . . But old insulation can also be dangerous as it degrades, causing a host of health problems from allergies to XYZ. Knowing when to remove and replace old attic insulation will save you time, money, and a whole lot of headaches in the future. Here are a few of the warning signs. 1. Your attic insulation is visibly degrading. Take a look at the insulation in your attic (we recommend wearing a face mask while you do so). Do you see evidence of water damage? Stains or discoloration? Are the edges of your insulation fal

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