1. How Does Bad Concrete Pouring Cause Crumbling Foundations?

    Concrete is everywhere. In fact, concrete is the most-used building material in the entire world. When you compare the amount of concrete tonnage used to other materials, more concrete is used than wood, plastics, aluminum, and steel combined. So if so much of it is used, why are crumbling foundatio…Read More

  2. How Much Damage Does A House Suffer During House Lifting?

    At Payne Construction Services, we’re so involved with the process of house lifting that we often forget that people are still worried about how much damage will be done to a house during the house raising process. Is the house’s frame compromised? Does the plaster fall off the walls? Once the h…Read More

  3. Why Is House Lifting and Building Moving Becoming More Prevalent?

    Have you noticed more people having their houses lifted? Are you seeing more buildings being moved than in recent years? You’re not imagining things. House lifting and building moving are on the rise, as people and communities realize the importance of prevention instead of repair...or even worse,…Read More

  4. Why Consider House Raising

    House raising is the process of elevating a home or extending the foundation. To raise a house, contractors separate the building from the foundation and use hydraulic jacks to extend the foundation. Given that it’s such an involved process, you have to be one hundred percent sure that raising a h…Read More

  5. Helical Piers: Can they Bend or Buckle?

    There is no material that can’t bend or buckle under the right pressure. No matter how strong the material, there may always be a rare circumstance that leads to buckling. Every material has its own limitations and it’s important to understand those limitations before a build. Helical piers are …Read More

  6. How to Handle Densely Populated Areas

    If you live in a densely developed area, foundation repair can be tricky. Think about the types of inconveniences that large remodels can cause. For instance, traffic disruption and damaged landscapes are only two main concerns. With properties jammed close together, large machinery has a tough time…Read More

  7. How to Move With the House You Love

    No one enjoys the process of boxing up all of their belongings and finding a new place to settle down. Relocating can be even worse when you love the home you are leaving behind. The good news is that it is possible to pack up your suitcase and include the kitchen sink, while it is still attached to…Read More

  8. Choosing the Right Support

    The cracks in the basement wall are getting bigger. The back door is getting harder and harder to close. Clearly, it’s time to address your sinking foundation. Before you hire a contractor, know your options so that you can make an informed choice. There are generally two options for leveling a si…Read More

  9. Ways to Repair Home Foundations

    The foundation of your home is critical because it supports every other part of your house. If the foundation isn’t strong and stable, your home will develop problems that can be difficult to remedy and may include the need for extreme measures such as house lifting to get to the problem and corre…Read More