Posts by TrifusionOffice

Structural Repair in Action

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in Foundations, Slab Lifting, Trifusion Foundation Repair Events, Trifusion News | Comments Off on Structural Repair in Action

Not every structural repair job we do yields dramatic results.  Maybe the patio was just a little uneven, or there was a dip in the living room floor.  But sometimes those little problems become big problems, and restoring the home’s foundation to its original glory is quite a sight to see. We had just such a job last month, and our client was excited to share her before and after pictures with...

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Summer Foundation Issues

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in erosion, Foundations, Oklahoma Weather, Piering, Slab Lifting, Trifusion Foundation Repair Events, Trifusion News | Comments Off on Summer Foundation Issues

Summer Foundation Issues

June is here, and summer weather is fast approaching.  With our mild winter and extremely wet spring, experts have predicted that the coming months will be extremely hot and extremely dry.  While that makes for great pool weather, it’s also going to exacerbate any foundation problems you may already have. Drought So what happens when the monsoon stops and the temperature rises?  As the soil around and under your home dries out, it contracts and settles, which reveals voids under slab foundations and can destabilize your home piering.  It’s not that the voids weren’t already there when the soil was wet, it’s just that the moisture in the soil was masking the problem. Seasonal Shifting Have you ever noticed cracks by the corners of your door frames, or on your exterior masonry, that seem to disappear in the winter and reopen in the summer (or vice-verse)?  If you have, and you mentioned to a Tulsa foundation repair company, you might be familiar with the term “seasonal shift.”  What this means is that your foundation is moving depending on whether the soil is wet or dry.  If not repaired, this shifting could result in a cracked slab or larger, year-round cracks in your...

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Soil Erosion

Posted by on May 27, 2016 in erosion, Foundation Drainage, Foundations, Oklahoma Weather, Slab Lifting | Comments Off on Soil Erosion

Soil Erosion

With Memorial Day weekend upon us, now is a great time to be getting out in the yard and doing some planting.  For many of us, this means filling our flower beds or vegetable patches, but with the recent rains and more on the way, you might want to consider something a little larger. As I’ve mentioned before, Tulsa lies on a flood plain; its soil is very fine and, for lack of a better term, slippery.  When we have an extended wet season all of that rain and flooding moves the soil around your home, sometimes taking it away altogether.  This problem is exacerbated by hot, dry summers (which is exactly what the forecast has in store for us this year).  Beyond aesthetics, when the soil shifts and then shrinks, many homes see foundation shifts as well – sometimes even slab cracks and breakage. The simplest and, in my opinion, most fun way to combat that shifting and erosion is with trees and shrubs. It makes sense, doesn’t it?  Trees and shrubs have larger root systems which act as anchors, keeping your soil where it belongs.  Some Oklahoma favorites are crepe myrtles, butterfly bushes, and of course our state tree, the redbud.                                   Now, as much as I love trees, I’m not going to pretend that they’re a cure-all, nor will they fix any problems you already have – that’s our job.  But once you’ve had your slab foundation stabilized, or your piering adjusted, finding answers to your erosion problems will go a long way towards making sure your foundation repairs last for decades to come.   For more information on how to combat erosion caused by drainage problems, check out my article on French drains. Have a happy, safe, and fun Memorial Day weekend!  ...

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Meet the Team

Posted by on Apr 8, 2016 in Trifusion Foundation Repair Events, Trifusion News | Comments Off on Meet the Team

I love working for a locally-owned business; I know the names and faces of everyone I work with, and they know mine. Our clients also trust us more.  If you call into the office, nine times out of ten you’ll be speaking to me (at least initially), and if you sign with us you’ll wind up meeting the whole team at some point or other. And that’s all well and good, but who, exactly, are we? First of all, we have the owner and primary project surveyor, Mike.  He’s worked in the field for over thirty years, and is the go-to guy for polyurethane foam injection.  He and  our other project surveyor, Marc, are the first on the scene to help find a solution to whatever problems your home is facing. Next is Lindsey, our general manager.  She oversees pier crews, schedules jobs, and makes sure everyone’s where they’re supposed to be, when they’re supposed to be. And that brings us to me!  I wear a lot of hats, but my two main functions are office manager and marketing assistant.  On any given day I may be writing content for this website, updating our various social media sites, booking consultations, running errands…in fact, I just got back from delivering a concrete saw to a job site in Claremore.  I also meet with our clients when the work is done to make sure that everything is the way it’s supposed to be, go over final paperwork, etc.  There’s a very good chance that mine will be the first voice you hear, and the last face you see. Now I’ve got to go meet with a client – I hope you’re able to get out and enjoy the sunshine too!  ...

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On The Job

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in Foundations, Slab Lifting, Trifusion Foundation Repair Events, Trifusion News | Comments Off on On The Job

A lot of my work can be done in front of a keyboard – writing these posts, for instance – so it’s always fun for me to get to go to a job and see our crews in action.  And last Friday that’s exactly what I did!  Our client is renovating a rental property and has slab issues.     A lot of slab issues.     (Those straight grooves are called stitching, and are re-filled after the crack is repair to “stitch” the concrete back together.) I wasn’t there for my own curiosity though, I was there because I’d never actually seen our foam injection lifting technique in action – and how can I write about something I’ve never witnessed? Now, I’ve been told that not all lifts are this dramatic, but check out this video of the slab correction we did in the back room:     Isn’t that cool?   We’ve got another foam job scheduled for this Friday, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed for more excitement!  ...

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