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Tip of the Day: What causes leaning chimneys?

Tip of the Day: What causes leaning chimneys?

Happy Friday! Guess what? The sun is shining again! In celebration, here is our latest tip of the day, brought to you by Brian and Mark. In this tip Brian and Mark talk about leaning chimneys and why they may be leaning. When they are out in the field our guys see this a lot […]

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Tip of the Day: Protecting a Raised Foundation

Tip of the Day: Protecting a Raised Foundation

How is the weather where you are? We’re coming to you from wet, rainy, dreary Southern California today. It’s true we need the rain, but this is day three of rain and the weather report says we still have one more day to go! We want our sunny SoCal back! In today’s tip of the […]

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Tip of the Day: About Pier Systems

Tip of the Day: About Pier Systems

In this tip of the day, Brian and Mark talk about the “pier” portion of the beam and pier systems. In many cases there is a concrete pad about every 6 feet and a 4×4 connected to the girder beam. Mark talks about how he has visited many homes where the piers are not quite […]

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Tip of the Day: Pier & Beam Foundations

Tip of the Day: Pier & Beam Foundations

Yesterday we said goodbye to Mark Cook and his series of tips about foundation settlement. Today we say hello once more to Mark Cook and his new series of tips about pier and beam or “post and slab” foundations. In these next few tip of the day videos, Brian and Mark will discuss pier and […]

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Tip of the Day: What Causes Foundation Settlement?

Tip of the Day: What Causes Foundation Settlement?

Brian and Mark are back with the final tip in this series! We have one last cause of foundation settlement for you. If you missed this video on our social media pages, check it out below. We hope this video and the previous videos in this little series about what causes settlement has given you a better […]

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Tip of the Day: Importance of Proper Drainage

Tip of the Day: Importance of Proper Drainage

Improper drainage can be a cause of your homes foundation settlement. Many home owners do not know that the drainage of their homes can be directly impacting the integrity of the foundation. This can cause settlement and other foundation issues. Check out today’s tip with Brian and Mark to learn more about improper draining and how […]

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Team Building at Dalinghaus Construction

Team Building at Dalinghaus Construction

Do you believe that team building is a good way to make a company better? Well here at Dalinghaus Construction, we definitely believe team building is a great way to boost moral and make our company stronger. We also believe in learning new ways to make our company better. Brian and Justin, along with a […]

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Tip of the Day: Vegetation and its Effects on Foundations

Tip of the Day: Vegetation and its Effects on Foundations

Have you ever wondered what the roots from your vegetation might be doing under the ground? Where are they going, how BIG are they, and are they causing any damage? When we first bought our home, there was a really nice shade tree in the front yard about five feet from the foundation’s footings. I […]

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Tip of the Day: Foundations Built on Slopes

Tip of the Day: Foundations Built on Slopes

In today’s tip of the day, Brian and Mark talk about your home or structure and its proximity to slopes. Mark visits many homes each week for inspections and notes that many of the homes he inspects have foundation issues due to how close they are to slopes. Slopes can cause your home’s foundation to […]

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Tip of the Day: Causes of Foundation Settlement

Tip of the Day: Causes of Foundation Settlement

Today’s tip of the day is brought to you by Brian Dalinghaus and Mark Cook. In our 100th tip of the day episode, Brian and Mark talk more about the causes of foundation settlement. In this tip you will find out that the number one reason for settling foundations is poor soil compaction. So if […]

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