Installing a CleanSpace 20 mil crawl space vapor barrier in your home ensures a healthier, better preserved home. A dry crawl space will not be damaged by mold and moisture, saving you money on eventual expensive repairs.
Thursday, May 16th, 2013
Concrete floor slab settlement is often the result of changes in moisture content or density of the supporting soils. For example, soils beneath a concrete slab can dry and shrink over time due to extended drought much like we are currently experiencing here along the Front Range.
Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
Many of the signs you can see on the outside of your home are similar to the ones inside your basement. Stairstep cracks, for example, maybe seen in a basement built from concrete block.
Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
Since soil is composed of various layers that become disturbed during construction, your home may be resting partially on expansive soils, or the entire lot may be expansive. Our structural experts would look at your home and determine the overall scope of repair needed.
Monday, April 22nd, 2013
Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
With steel piering systems, there is a great debate about whether the product can be installed with black, uncoated steel, or if it's necessary to galvanize the steel for greater corrosion resistance.
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013
If a house is settling, how do we know? What do we look for?
Tuesday, March 26th, 2013
Even if your dirt crawl space seems dry and dusty, the soil may be pulling in moisture that can rot wood floor joist and cause beams and joists to weaken.
Friday, March 22nd, 2013
Does the age of my home matter--can any home settle or shift? The short answer is yes, the age of your home does matter, but not for the reasons that may pop into mind right away.
Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
The most obvious sign of drought related soil settlement is foundation cracking. As the soil contracts with loss of moisture, it loses volume and settles. In some cases, this might not be noticeable at all to the naked eye. In other cases, it could be extreme settling, which is anything over 1" of settlement. This will cause foundation cracking to be noticeable.
Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
Here's an informative animated video where John, our favorite reporter on the street, learns more about tapered cracks from Peak's very own adventurous explorer, Aaron Moore.
Wednesday, February 27th, 2013
Foundations are susceptible to drought conditions because they rest on the Active Layer of soil right beneath your home. This active layer experienced seasonal temperature fluctuations, drying and wetting cycles from weather and landscaping, and other changes that do not impact the deeper soil layers.
Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
We all wish we could just drive by a home and figure out if there are foundation problems. Well, here are three easy to spot problems to be on the look out for.
Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
Here at Peak Basement Systems, we are frequently interacting with real estate professionals and their clients. There are many times that we answer tricky structure related questions. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions.
Wednesday, February 13th, 2013
With so many products on the market, most of us rely on our chosen company to tell us which solution is right. At Peak, our engineers consider the unique soil conditions present on your property when designing the best solution to remedy your foundation problem.
Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
Thursday, January 31st, 2013
Since slabs and sidewalks rest directly on the "active zone" soil, they are the first elements around a home to show signs of soil movement.
Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
Most new homes along the Front Range are built with full basements. In the 1950s, it was common to construct homes in Colorado with crawlspaces instead. If you are experiencing sagging floors above your crawlspace, this information is for you!
Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
The temperature is doing its yearly dance between below freezing and wintery hot, which is placing a lot of strain on your foundation. Now is a good time to have your annual maintenance done on your foundation.
Thursday, January 3rd, 2013
We had the chance to interview our top structural repair expert, Aaron Moore, about the most common types of foundation movement.
Thursday, December 27th, 2012