Tip of the Day: About Pier Systems

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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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Tip of the Day: Foundation Settlement with Mark

Tip of the Day: Foundation Settlement with Mark

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, in our business and in our lives. So this year, look for Dalinghaus Construction to be […]

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Tip of the Day: What is a DCP Test?

Tip of the Day: What is a DCP Test?

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 the foundation repair industry to test the soils. Here is the tip of the day, where […]

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