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TIP OF THE DAY: FOUNDATION REPAIR METHODS

By |2019-08-01T18:53:22+00:00February 13th, 2019|Tip Of The Day|

Let’s talk repair methods. In the following tips Brian talks about all of the different foundation repair methods available. There are so many different options for repairing a home’s foundation, but which method is right for you? Or right [...]

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TIP OF THE DAY: WHAT’S UNDER YOUR RAISED FOUNDATION?

By |2019-08-01T18:53:58+00:00February 6th, 2019|Tip Of The Day|

Have you ever wondered about what is under your home? That is, if your home is on a raised foundation. In this tip of the day Justin talks about how to check out the crawlspace under your home. If [...]

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TIP OF THE DAY: POLY INJECTION VS CONCRETE INJECTION

By |2019-08-01T18:54:06+00:00February 6th, 2019|Tip Of The Day|

Happy Hump Day, everyone! In today’s tip of the day we meet Armando, one of our project specialists here at Dalinghaus Construction. Armando is joining the tip of the day segments to talk about poly slab injections vs. concrete [...]

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TIP OF THE DAY: WINDOW AND DOOR FRAME CRACKS

By |2019-08-01T18:54:12+00:00February 1st, 2019|Tip Of The Day|

Hi, everyone! It’s Friday and the first of February already! Today we hear from Justin about why cracks appear above the door frames and window frames of your home. Check out the tip of the day and see what [...]

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TIP OF THE DAY: MAKING A DISASTER PLAN

By |2019-08-01T18:54:58+00:00January 29th, 2019|Tip Of The Day|

Disaster can strike at any time. In southern California, we constantly have an ongoing fear that the next big earthquake could strike at anytime, so are you prepared? In the following tips of the day Justin talks about disaster [...]

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TIP OF THE DAY: WHEN TO CALL A FOUNDATION REPAIR SPECIALIST

By |2019-08-01T18:55:13+00:00January 22nd, 2019|Tip Of The Day|

When is it a good time to call a specialist? Do you have a spouse who loves to do everything themselves? I do! My husband is the king of YouTube. However, there are some things that you just need [...]

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TIP OF THE DAY: WHAT CAUSES LEANING CHIMNEYS?

By |2019-08-01T18:55:21+00:00January 18th, 2019|Tip Of The Day|

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 [...]

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TIP OF THE DAY: PROTECTING A RAISED FOUNDATION

By |2019-08-01T18:55:28+00:00January 16th, 2019|Tip Of The Day|

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 [...]

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TIP OF THE DAY: PIER & BEAM FOUNDATIONS

By |2019-08-01T18:55:42+00:00January 11th, 2019|Tip Of The Day|

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. [...]

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TIP OF THE DAY: WHAT CAUSES FOUNDATION SETTLEMENT?

By |2019-08-01T18:55:48+00:00January 11th, 2019|Tip Of The Day|

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 [...]

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TIP OF THE DAY: IMPORTANCE OF PROPER DRAINAGE

By |2019-08-01T18:56:10+00:00January 9th, 2019|Tip Of The Day|

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 [...]

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TIP OF THE DAY: VEGETATION AND ITS EFFECTS ON FOUNDATIONS

By |2019-08-01T18:56:59+00:00January 7th, 2019|Tip Of The Day|

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 [...]

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TIP OF THE DAY: FOUNDATIONS BUILT ON SLOPES

By |2019-08-01T18:57:08+00:00January 4th, 2019|Tip Of The Day|

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 [...]

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TIP OF THE DAY: FOUNDATION SETTLEMENT WITH MARK

By |2019-08-01T18:57:45+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Tip Of The Day|

Happy New Year! The year 2019 has arrived and we are ready for BIG things this year. Do you have a resolution for this year? Here at Dalinghaus Construction our forever “resolution” is to continue to grow and develop, [...]

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TIP OF THE DAY: WHAT IS A DCP TEST?

By |2019-08-01T18:57:57+00:00December 28th, 2018|Tip Of The Day|

Today Brian talks about how we in the foundation industry test soils using the DCP test. This test helps us determine the proper repair method for your foundation. The DCP test or “Dynamic Cone Penetrometer” is very useful in [...]

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TIP OF THE DAY: WHEN NOT TO USE HELICAL PIERS, PART 2

By |2019-08-01T18:50:13+00:00December 28th, 2018|Tip Of The Day|

Today Brian explains another scenario where using helical piers may not be in your project’s best interest. This could happen when the soils are too soft. See Brian’s reasons why using helical piers in soft soils may not work [...]

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TIP OF THE DAY: WHEN NOT TO USE HELICAL PIERS

By |2019-08-01T18:58:05+00:00December 27th, 2018|Tip Of The Day|

We are back from our little Christmas hiatus…and in today’s tip of the day, Brian discusses when NOT to use helical piers when stabilizing or lifting a foundation. Soil condition is key to this decision. When you have soil [...]

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TIP OF THE DAY: BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE

By |2019-08-01T18:58:19+00:00December 27th, 2018|Tip Of The Day|

Baby, it’s cold outside…well maybe not so much here in Southern California, where today’s average was in the 70’s. However, we do have cold weather clients in our Mountain areas. For those of you in colder climates such as [...]

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TIP OF THE DAY: DO YOU EVEN LIFT, BRO?

By |2019-08-01T18:58:29+00:00December 20th, 2018|Tip Of The Day|

Do you even lift, Bro? Well, at Dalinghaus Construction we definitely do just that. We lift! We lift houses and other properties back to level. In today’s tip of the day, Brian explains a little more in depth, about [...]

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TIP OF THEY DAY: YOU MIGHT WANT TO BOOK SOON

By |2019-08-01T18:58:38+00:00December 20th, 2018|Tip Of The Day|

Today’s tip of the day goes out to all of our clients who we have recently done job inspections for. Our advice to you: if you are thinking about getting your home’s foundation repaired or have other project plans [...]

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TIP OF THE DAY: ROTATING FAILED RETAINING WALLS

By |2019-08-01T18:59:53+00:00November 28th, 2018|Tip Of The Day|

What happens when your retaining walls have failed? Do you have to completely replace that wall, which would mean a huge bill? Or is there a cheaper yet still effective way to fix it? Believe it or not, helical [...]

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TIP OF THE DAY: FUNCTIONS OF RETAINING WALLS

By |2019-08-01T19:00:12+00:00November 19th, 2018|Tip Of The Day|

What does a retaining wall do? In this tip of the day, Brian tells us about the functions of a retaining wall and talks about lateral movement of the soil and how that can affect your home and its [...]

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TIP OF THE DAY: WHEN TO USE HELICAL PIERS

By |2019-08-01T19:01:11+00:00November 12th, 2018|Tip Of The Day|

Helical piers are probably one of the most popular and widely used foundation repair products, but when is the right time to use one? In what situations should you use a helical pier versus another foundation repair product such [...]

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TIP OF THE DAY: WHEN TO USE PUSH PIERS

By |2019-08-01T19:01:24+00:00November 12th, 2018|Tip Of The Day|

There are many different types of foundation repair products. Push piers are a great product that can be used in a variety of situations, but as Brian tells us, they are best used in situations where they have more [...]

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TIP OF THE DAY: ECP’S 25 YEAR PRODUCT WARRANTY

By |2019-08-01T19:01:31+00:00November 12th, 2018|Tip Of The Day|

Justin was able to talk to Brandon Walter from our foundation repair product manufacturer, Earth Contact Products (ECP) about the types of warranties they offer. On top of our installer’s warranty, ECP offers a 25 year manufacturer’s warranty as [...]

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TIP OF THE DAY: FOUNDATION REPAIR TERMS WITH BRANDON WALTER FROM ECP

By |2019-08-01T19:01:40+00:00November 9th, 2018|Tip Of The Day|

Justin was able to recently interview Brandon Walter from our foundation repair product manufacturer, ECP. There is quite a bit of terminology related to the technical side of foundation repair that we toss around in our Tip of the [...]

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TIP OF THE DAY: ICC REPORTS, WHO USES THEM?

By |2019-08-01T19:01:47+00:00November 9th, 2018|Tip Of The Day|

LET’S TALK ABOUT WHO USES AN ICC REPORT! In the last video and blog that we shared we learned about the ICC (International Code Council) and how they evaluate products and manufacturers of all of our products. They create [...]

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TIP OF THE DAY: WHAT DOES ICC STAND FOR?

By |2019-08-01T19:02:00+00:00November 9th, 2018|Tip Of The Day|

In the past Dalinghaus Tips of the days, we have talked about ICC, ESR and LAR which are a bunch of abbreviations that don’t mean much to you most likely! So we are going to break some of these [...]

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TIP OF THE DAY: SQUARE SHAFT ANCHORS

By |2019-08-01T19:02:13+00:00November 1st, 2018|Tip Of The Day|

SQUARE SHAFT HELICAL ANCHORS In our last blog, Tip Of The Day, Brian dives deeper into the benefits of a square shaft Helical Anchor. The square shaft is typically solid and capable of large axial compressive loads. [...]

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TIP OF THE DAY: TWO TYPES OF HELICAL ANCHORS

By |2019-08-01T18:50:41+00:00November 1st, 2018|Tip Of The Day|

HELICAL ANCHORS Lets talk about Helical anchors…in October 26th Tip Of The Day, Brian touches on helical anchors and the two types used inner industry. So in the next couple of days, either follow along here on [...]

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TIP OF THE DAY: FIXING CRACKS WHEN LIFTING A HOME

By |2019-08-01T18:50:41+00:00October 26th, 2018|Tip Of The Day|

FIXING CRACKS WHEN LIFTING A HOME Here is the Tip Of The Day from October 25th. BEFORE AND AFTER LIFTING A HOME Brian discusses cracks in the home before and after lifts. Typically when you notice cracks [...]

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TIP OF THE DAY: CORE INSTALLER RECOGNITION

By |2019-08-01T18:50:41+00:00October 24th, 2018|Tip Of The Day|

CORE INSTALLER RECOGNITION In the Tip Of The Day for October 22nd, Brian is proud to share our Core Installer Award for 2018. ECP CORE INSTALLER AWARD The Earth Contact Products Core Installer Award is not just [...]

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