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I will be happy to answer any questions regarding foundation problems of any type. Questions pertaining to construction methods, Problematic soils, Settling & Movement, Frame torsion & racking, Preventative measures, Repair methods of all types.

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Over 18 years in the industry. A.S.M.E. Certified,(American Society of Mechanical Engineering). Hydraulics Design Expert. 18 years of hands on soil manipulation. Over 500 homes repaired, and over 20 commercial buildings repaired. Extensive soil knowledge. Familiar with most types of repair methods and the expected results of each.

Publications Article Title: Foundation Problems Do's & Don'ts Foundation Repair Methods


High School Graduate 1976 Trade School Graduate 1976 College Graduate 1978

Awards and Honors

Certificates of achievment: Excel Industries Letters of appreciation: City of Golden Awards & Plaques: Jacobsen Turf Division

Past/Present Clients

Available on request

What do you like about this subject?

I like helping people! Foundations are the supportive strength beneath all things: Buildings, Relationships, Businesses, etc. Sometimes Foundations become weakened or stressed. Whenever there is a desire to mend these failing foundations, then I am honored to be of assistance.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

My hopes are to be able to share my knowledge and possibly help people make the right choices. I learn new things everyday! I will never give advice based upon things that I have heard or read, only recommendations based upon realistic, actual experience and truly trusted sources.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Many new foundation repair companies have started up during the past few years. They have recognized the demand, and they are hoping to get a piece of the market. Many of them are going to be quality oriented, but many of them are going to experiment. Making the right choices can be very difficult when the information is limited. Obtaining all of the information available, is always a great idea!

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2015-04-25 Foundation not plumb:

Hello Jessica  I believe the best thing to do is have the second inspection by a licensed structural inspector so there will be a written report of the evalutaion.  It is very difficult to determine whether

2015-04-20 sinking concrete kitchen floor(tri-level house):

Hello Tmc  The method you have described will probably even out the flatness of the floor, but it may not last if the innitial cause of the sinking concrete slab is not identified and corrected.  There

2015-04-10 Cracking along the side of a house.:

Hello Donna  It looks like you are having problems with stucco cracking and breaking away from the wall.  I believe you will need to find a reputable stucco siding contractor to chip away the damaged areas

2015-03-21 carport releveling:

Hello Charles  From your description of the sinking problem, I would suggest remedial steps involving the concrete pad stabilization and lifting back into previous position by slab jacking, (Mud Jacking)

2015-03-06 Sinking concrete driveway:

Hello Andrew  From your description of the movement and settling of the concrete driveway, I would say that you have saturated soil that is allowing the driveway to move around and settle in the affected


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