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Sticking doors, cracking sheetrock and foundation worries are probably why you’re reading this. You think there may be a problem with your foundaiton. Here’s good news; repairs may not be necessary. And, even if they are, they dont have to be a disruptive mess. Du-West Foundation Repair offers methods which are convenient, quick, and guaranteed.


Du-West only does work that’s necessary because needless work on a foundation can cause problems down the road. More than half the foundations Du-West checks annually don’t need repair. Instead we’re able to help you with maintenance solutions such as watering, changing drainage or installing root shields to head off more serious problems.


After conducting a thorough evaluation, Du-West’s foundation repair specialists determine if foundation repairs are necessary, you will receive a detailed foundation footprint drawing including elevation readings and an estimate. Du-West repaired areas are often covered by a lifetime transferable warranty. Learn more about our lifetime warranty.


Whether it’s a home or commercial building, industrial facility, or highway bridge, Du-West’s foundation repair technology delivers complete leveling solutions. Because of Du-West’s experience using a variety of techniques, you can feel secure knowing we’ll recommend a repair method thats the best fit for your specific need. View some of our solutions.

Freezing Weather Preparation and Damage Prevention Tips

■ Insulate your walls and attic. In most homes you do not have a way to add insulation to the walls however you can add insulation to the attic. It is recommended that the attic have around 15 inches of insulation. I also recommend the Energy Q Radiant Barrier lay on top of your insulation as a blanket to keep the heat in your home.
■ Caulk and weather-strip all doors and windows to reduce any wind drafts.
■ Install vinyl replacement windows or cover windows with plastic film from the inside during freezing weather.
■ Detach all garden hoses from the hose bibs and shut-off water supply to outside faucets if you can.
■ Keep the heat on in the house, even if you're leaving the house for an extended period of time.
■ Open cabinet doors on outside walls below sinks to allow heat from the home to circulate.
■ Install faucet covers on all external faucets, if you do not have regular covers use a towel and wrap around the faucet to protect it.
■ Know where your main water valve is and make sure you can easily turn it on and off in case it becomes necessary.
■ Wrap pipes near exterior walls and in crawl spaces with pipe insulation or with heating tape.
■ Keep garage doors closed to help eliminate drafts in the attached house.
■ Should your power go out disconnect your electrical appliances to avoid damage from power surges, which can occur once the power is restored.
■ If you are going to be away from home for an extended period of time, shut the water off to the home.

Monitor Freezing Pipe Conditions

■ The first sign of freezing is reduced water flow from a faucet.
■ Check your faucets for water flow and pressure before you go to sleep and again when you wake up.
■ Check pipes around your water meter, in unheated areas, near exterior walls and in crawl spaces.
■ These tend to be vulnerable to freezing conditions.
■ Identify cold air drafts coming in from a flue or chimney chase and caulk gaps that are near pipes.

If a Pipe Freezes

■ If a faucet or pipe inside your house freezes, you can thaw it using a good hair dryer. (For safety purposes, avoid operating a hair dryer around standing water.)
■ To thaw a frozen pipe, heat water on the stove, soak towels in the hot water and wrap them around cold sections of the pipes.
■ When thawing a pipe, start thawing it nearest to the faucet. Make sure the faucet is turned on so that melted water can drip out.

If a Pipe Bursts

■ Shut off water at the main valve.
■ If the break is in a hot water pipe, the valve on top of the water heater should be closed.
■ Call a plumber. Keep an emergency number nearby for quick access.

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