Foundations and Droughts

Maeve S. from Fridley asks:   I recently saw an article in the Pioneer Press about foundations being affected by our recent drought conditions. Why does this happen and what can I do about it?     Bruce LaMere says:   Good question Maeve,...

Footings Under Steps

Ian G. from Minneapolis asks, I need my front steps replaced that go up to my entry door. I have 3 bids from different contractors. Two say I need footings and one says I don’t. What is your recommendation? Why would I need footings under these steps, when I don’t...

Frost Heave

James from West St. Paul asks: You put in our driveway about 12 years ago and we could not be more pleased with how nice it still looks. This winter, some of the squares have lifted up or others have dropped. Is this normal and if so what can we do? I keep hitting the...