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Should you repair slab foundation cracks?
Posted on September 30, 2021

Numerous homeowners choose to ignore slab foundation repair. The most often cited cause is financial worries. Unfortunately, completely ignoring a slab foundation problem can only worsen the situation in the long run.   Precautions Safety precautions can be advantageous. Using gutters that divert water away from the foundation is an optimal decision. Unfortunately, numerous organizations

How much value does an encapsulated crawl space add to your home?
Posted on September 30, 2021

Encapsulation is the pioneer of foundation protection from moisture. The act of encapsulating is when a moisture barrier is installed to protect the lower level of a home from environmental moisture. This moisture can get trapped in the walls or foundation of a house. Encapsulation materials depend on the company. Some companies use fiberglass barriers

How Often Should I Change My Roof Tiles
Posted on August 30, 2021

Roofing materials are the most common forms of roofing available. It may be expensive, but that’s understandable for a material that can last up to 100 years. With hurricanes, heat, and seasonal wear, a loose tile can seriously lead to other complications. Due to its longevity, many homeowners in North Carolina aren’t sure when and

How to Prevent Damage from Wood Rot
Posted on July 31, 2021

Wood rot can lead to severe structural damage in your home. Not only does it ruin your beautiful floors, door, panel, walls, or details, but it leads to your structure rotting and cracking. What starts as a cosmetic imperfection can lead to a damaged foundation.  A rotting wooden floor can begin to warp and dry

How to Prepare your Home and Foundation for Hurricane Season
Posted on June 29, 2021

The importance of keeping your house safe from any such event starts with keeping a tab on the news and the changing weather conditions. Preparation along with information will keep you from losing your home. It is impossible to save your house and belongings after getting a warning for a hurricane unless you plan and

COVID-19 Announcement
Posted on April 13, 2020

Atlantic Foundation’s customers and employees are very important to us, so during this confusing and traumatic time, we are doing everything to ensure all of us stay healthy. We understand how concerning this is to our customers. As most of our work is done outside of your home, there is generally no need to have

How Humidity Destroys Your Floors
Posted on March 21, 2020

Have you noticed any bowing in your floors or vibrations as you walk across a room? When dealing with an older dwelling, if you are experiencing either of these, it may be an indication of a deeper problem originating from beneath the house. Many homes in the Southeast have been built with a crawl space

Gutter and Downspout Maintenance
Posted on May 25, 2017

Gutter maintenance is the last chore that any homeowner wants to do. However, overlooking this task can potentially cost thousands of dollars in damage to your foundation, crawl space, basement, landscaping, siding and wood trim. A gutter drainage system directs rain runoff from the roof large surface area away from the house. To function, the

Inspect your Wood Deck to Prevent Deck Collapse
Posted on April 25, 2017

Wood deck collapses are increasing each year as decks age. In the United States, there are 40 million decks that are over 20 years old. Decks get a lot of abuse from the sun, rain, snow and ice. Decks are sometimes built by inexperienced homeowners and are not inspected. Even a well-built deck that is

What to Do If a Compact Fluorescent Bulb Breaks
Posted on March 23, 2017

Compact fluorescent light bulbs have provided a good alternative to incandescent bulbs typically using 75% less energy. In addition, compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) last as much as six times longer than incandescent bulbs. With benefits that include saving energy and therefore money as well as not having to be replaced as often, do CFLs

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