Bracket Foundation Support Systems Blog

Sloping or uneven floor might be a sign of a foundation problem in North Carolina

What if you were going to buy a home and notice the floors seem a bit sloping or uneven? A.    Extra charm at no additional expense (the owner’s perspective) B.    A structurally-unsound home (the inexperienced home inspector’s perspective) C.    An abi .... Read more...

June 4th, 2012 by Brackett Foundation Repairs | 1 Comment »

Foundation Repair in Morrisville: Before and After

This brick home in Morrisville, North Carolina needed foundation support on two sides of the house. These pictures show before and after scenes, the holes dug along the foundation walls, and the landscaping restored as it was afterwards. Before: Digging the holes in which t .... Read more...

August 6th, 2011 by Brackett Foundation Repairs | No Comments »

Working with Landscaping

We cover the home landscaping with plastic sheeting to protect it. Whenever possible we preserve existing landscaping and work around the shrubs as you see in this picture. This is a bracket and helical pile attached to the home foundation and firmly planted deep undergroun .... Read more...

February 5th, 2011 by Brackett Foundation Repairs | No Comments »

Leaning Chimney? It’s a Foundation Repair Issue

Winter’s here, and we’re starting to use our fireplaces, which brings our attention to our chimneys. So it’s not surprising that we’re getting calls about chimneys; leaning chimneys, and chimneys separating from the house. See the signs of a chimney .... Read more...

December 2nd, 2010 by Brackett Foundation Repairs | No Comments »

Building A New Home? Get a Soils Engineer First

You would be surprised to know that new homes have foundation repair problems. Why? They built on soil that was not well compacted They did not test the soil for load bearing capacity They did not evaluate the soil for expansive clay content So if  you’re getting r .... Read more...

November 7th, 2010 by Brackett Foundation Repairs | No Comments »

Ben Brackett, President of Brackett