Sidewalk lift for Centennial Bank

Thank you to Centennial Bank and Hydco General Contractors for giving us the opportunity to inject our Terrathane geotechnical foam to fill voids and lift the sidewalk joints at the bank branch in Heber Springs. No more trip hazard! 🚫
Avoiding worker injury and staying in compliance with OSHA go hand in hand with trip hazard prevention. It is a solution to nearly all OSHA issues. Prevent injury by reviewing potential hazards. Look for cluttered areas, electrical cords in aisles, carpeting or uneven walking surfaces that pose a tripping hazard indoors or outdoors. Call us today if we can help your business with trip hazard compliance and prevention! 501-539-5218

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We Offer Residential and Commercial Water Leak Seal Solutions


What Causes Water Leaks In My Concrete?

Over time, aging concrete naturally decays. This process can happen faster when faced with extreme hot or cold temperatures.

Loose/unstable soil are also huge factors due to erosion, freeze and thaw cycles, poor compaction (decrease in soil volume/porosity), and soil decay/decomposition, and composition- the proper balance of mineral pieces, matter, air and water. When soil is unstable under a home, it fails to support the weight of the home and concrete, which in turn causes cracking and many other detrimental issues.

Poorly constructed homes can also lead to these cracks in the concrete if the initial building process of structure was not properly carried out.

How Does Polyurethane Foam Injection Seal Leaks?

Concrete can be permanently repair with polyurethane foam injection by using a 2-part solution that is injected into the affected concrete area. After the solution is injected, the pressure forces the material through all cracks, joints, and defective areas. The polyurethane foam solution then reacts rapidly to form a watertight seal in those areas. It takes about 30 minutes to cure, and as mentioned is resistant to ANY water entering that area again.

What Kind Of Water Leaks Can Polyurethane Foam Fix?

Whether it be a basement leak, hairline crack, a foundation leak that is gushing, or other defect- it can be sealed with our hydrophobic polyurethane foam products.

If you are experiencing water leaks throughout your home/basement or even your place of business, give us a call for a free on-site estimate for a solution to this issue.

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Cracked Concrete and Settlement Slab Repair

Our TerraThane Polyurethane foam lifted the large crack in the slab foundation of home in video above. 🏡


The benefits of polyurethane injection when it comes to cracks and settlement in your slab or other concrete are huge.


—Economically speaking, concrete lifting and leveling is a fraction of the cost of replacement, which keeps money in your pocket.


—The work is done in a matter of hours, not days, and the area can be used 30 minutes after application due to the quick cure time of our foam.

 
—The process also stabilizes the subsoil underneath the slab, and fills the void area which eliminates the possibility for water intrusion, insects, and animals. 

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Call us today at 501-539-5218 for a free on-site estimate if your home or business is in need of concrete repair. You can also submit a request in the form below and we will contact you shortly!

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FROA's 2019 Summer Reading List

Summer is indeed a busy time here at Foundation Repair of Arkansas, but we always make time for the things that are important, especially our families and growth of knowledge. We wanted to share with you some of our top summer reading choices, and hope you share yours as well!

(Our book choices are sourced through Goodreads for additional information and reviews regarding each.)

What’s on your reading list?


Rework

by Jason Fried,  David Heinemeier Hansson

3.94  ·   Rating details ·  121,446 ratings  ·  3,508 reviews

Most business books give you the same old advice: Write a business plan, study the competition, seek investors, yadda yadda. If you're looking for a book like that, put this one back on the shelf.

Rework shows you a better, faster, easier way to succeed in business. Read it and you'll know why plans are actually harmful, why you don't need outside investors, and why you're better off ignoring the competition. The truth is, you need less than you think. You don't need to be a workaholic. You don't need to staff up. You don't need to waste time on paperwork or meetings. You don't even need an office. Those are all just excuses. 

What you really need to do is stop talking and start working. This book shows you the way. You'll learn how to be more productive, how to get exposure without breaking the bank, and tons more counterintuitive ideas that will inspire and provoke you.

With its straightforward language and easy-is-better approach, Rework is the perfect playbook for anyone who’s ever dreamed of doing it on their own. Hardcore entrepreneurs, small-business owners, people stuck in day jobs they hate, victims of "downsizing," and artists who don’t want to starve anymore will all find valuable guidance in these pages.


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Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

by J.D. Vance

3.94  ·   Rating details ·  222,831 ratings  ·  22,970 reviews

From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.

The Vance family story begins hopefully in postwar America. J. D.’s grandparents were “dirt poor and in love,” and moved north from Kentucky’s Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. They raised a middle-class family, and eventually their grandchild (the author) would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of their success in achieving generational upward mobility.

But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays out, we learn that this is only the short, superficial version. Vance’s grandparents, aunt, uncle, sister, and, most of all, his mother, struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life, and were never able to fully escape the legacy of abuse, alcoholism, poverty, and trauma so characteristic of their part of America. Vance piercingly shows how he himself still carries around the demons of their chaotic family history.

A deeply moving memoir with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels. And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country.


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The 10x Rule

by Grant Cardone


 4.05  ·   Rating details ·  8,861 ratings  ·  944 reviews

Achieve "Massive Action" results and accomplish your business dreams! While most people operate with only three degrees of action-no action, retreat, or normal action-if you're after big goals, you don't want to settle for the ordinary. To reach the next level, you must understand the coveted 4th degree of action. This 4th degree, also know as the 10 X Rule, is that level of action that guarantees companies and individuals realize their goals and dreams.

The 10 X Rule unveils the principle of "Massive Action," allowing you to blast through business clichZs and risk-aversion while taking concrete steps to reach your dreams. It also demonstrates why people get stuck in the first three actions and how to move into making the 10X Rule a discipline. Find out exactly where to start, what to do, and how to follow up each action you take with more action to achieve Massive Action results.


Learn the "Estimation of Effort" calculation to ensure you exceed your targets Make the Fourth Degree a way of life and defy mediocrity Discover the time management myth Get the exact reasons why people fail and others succeed Know the exact formula to solve problems Extreme success is by definition outside the realm of normal action. Instead of behaving like everybody else and settling for average results, take Massive Action with The 10 X Rule, remove luck and chance from your business equation, and lock in massive success.


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Your Band Sucks: What I Saw At Indie Rock’s Failed Revolution (But Can No Longer Hear)

by Jon Fine (Goodreads Author)

3.57  ·   Rating details ·  480 ratings  ·  91 reviews

• A New York Times Summer Reading List selection • Publishers Weekly Best Summer Book of 2015 • A Business Insider Best Summer Read • An Esquire Father’s Day Book selection • New York Observer Best Music Book of 2015 

A memoir charting thirty years of the American independent rock underground

a musician who knows it intimately
 
Jon Fine spent nearly thirty years performing and recording with bands that played various forms of aggressive and challenging underground rock music, and, as he writes in this memoir, at no point were any of those bands “ever threatened, even distantly, by actual fame.” Yet when members of his first band, Bitch Magnet, reunited after twenty-one years to tour Europe, Asia, and America, diehard longtime fans traveled from far and wide to attend those shows, despite creeping middle-age obligations of parenthood and 9-to-5 jobs, testament to the remarkable staying power of the indie culture that the bands predating the likes of Bitch Magnet--among them Black Flag, Mission of Burma, and Sonic Youth --willed into existence through sheer determination and a shared disdain for the mediocrity of contemporary popular music.
 
In indie rock’s pre-Internet glory days of the 1980s, such defiant bands attracted fans only through samizdat networks that encompassed word of mouth, college radio, tiny record stores and ‘zines. Eschewing the superficiality of performers who gained fame through MTV, indie bands instead found glory in all-night recording sessions, shoestring van tours and endless appearances in grimy clubs. Some bands with a foot in this scene, like REM and Nirvana, eventually attained mainstream success. Many others, like Bitch Magnet, were beloved only by the most obsessed fans of this time.
 
Like Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen ConfidentialYour Band Sucks is an insider’s look at a fascinating and ferociously loved subculture. In it, Fine tracks how the indie-rock underground emerged and evolved, how it grappled with the mainstream and vice versa, and how it led many bands to an odd rebirth in the 21 st  Century in which they reunited, briefly and bittersweetly, after being broken up for decades. Like Patti Smith’s Just KidsYour Band Sucks is a unique evocation of a particular aesthetic moment. With backstage access to many key characters in the scene—and plenty of wit and sharply-worded opinion—Fine delivers a memoir that affectionately yet critically portrays an important, heady moment in music history.


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12 Rules For Life

by Jordan B. Peterson,  Norman Doidge (Foreword), Ethan Van Sciver (Illustrator)

3.99  ·   Rating details ·  45,885 ratings  ·  4,824 reviews

What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.

Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

What does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life? Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods? What dreadful paths do people tread when they become resentful, arrogant, and vengeful? Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure, and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. 12 Rules for Life shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith, and human nature while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its listeners.

Cracked Concrete - Repair or Replace?

Concrete is all around us. Whether it be driveways, patios, sidewalks, pool decks, garage floors, foundation slabs, or even the roads we drive on..it is a big part of our lives even if we don’t even realize it. Concrete undoubtedly has longevity, but over time it can buckle, crack, or lift. This typically happens due to soil erosion or compacted soil (leading to sinking, lifting, settling) , or improper water drainage which is a large issue for sidewalks/walkways, swimming pool decks, garage floors, slabs, and floors in general.

Typically when a homeowner is faced with such concrete damage, a lot of individuals assume that replacement is the only solution to the problem. To make things worse, homeowners see the price of concrete replacement and are stunned. (It’s not cheap, to say the least).

This is where Foundation Repair of Arkansas comes in—

Our company specializes in the repairing (not to be confused with replacement) of concrete. In some cases, having your concrete repaired can cost 1/4 of what actual concrete replacement costs! Contact us if we can help solve any of these problems for you by filling out the form below, emailing info.froa@gmail.com, or calling us at 501-539-5218.

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Foundation Repair of Arkansas Swimming Pool and Deck Services

Pool season will be here before you know it! 

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If your pool deck is sinking, losing water, or pulling away, Foundation Repair of Arkansas specializes in rehabilitating the existing slabs around the pool without excavation. We utilize a polyurethane foam injection method to stabilize the soils underneath the slab and around the pool. 
This mitigates future erosion and externally seals the pool area.

Our swimming pool and pool deck services:

🌀Lift and level concrete slabs, including the pool deck to prevent trip hazards.

🌀Externally sealing the swimming pool.

🌀Stabilize soils and fill subsurface voids.

🌀Stabilize and reinforce retaining walls.

🌀Footer stabilization and rehabilitation.

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Ceiling Cracks - What's Normal, What's Not?

First and foremost, if there are cracks in your ceiling, the best solution is to schedule a free in-home inspection with a reliable contractor. The contractor will check the crack to determine its severity and what steps may need to be taken. Many times a crack is nothing to worry about. Our contractors offer free inspections and in-home estimates. Contact Foundation Repair of Arkansas to speak with a contractor to learn more about your ceiling cracks.

TYPES OF CEILING CRACKS

  1. Fine, Straight Crack: These cracks can be caused when a drywall joint wasn't properly taped or mudded. The tape may not be sticking to the drywall and so a "crack" appears where the edge of the tape is. You can either ignore this or apply a small bit of drywall compound to the loose tape and stick it back on.

  2. Discolored Crack: If the crack is yellow or brown, it is most likely being caused by a water leak. Once the leak is repaired, you can re-tape the drywall, making it look like new again. If the drywall is swollen or soft, you will want to replace the section.

  3. Small Spiderweb Cracks: A thinned drywall compound is used to make a textured ceiling. However, if the compound was applied too thickly, it can crack in all directions. You can cover the cracks with a layer of thin drywall compound or you can sand off the old compound and reapply it.

  4. Horizontal Crack Between the Ceiling and Wall: This may be caused by something called "truss uplift". The trusses holding up your roof are designed to move a little bit to absorb changes caused by temperature and humidity. The truss may move upward, lifting the ceiling with it. It's not going to cause any structural problems, but if you want to repair it, you will probably want to hire a professional.

  5. Cracks in Plaster Ceilings: If you live in a home with plaster ceilings and you begin to see cracks, they may be caused by moisture and/or movement. If they are small, you can repair them with new plaster. If they are bigger and sections of plaster are falling, you will probably have to remove the plaster and install with a drywall section.

  6. Large Cracks and a Bowed Ceiling: If your ceiling is sagging, you need to have the problem addressed. If something heavy is above the ceiling, the ceiling can sag. You will need to move the heavy object. Other causes may be the removal of a load-bearing wall or damage to the support structure. This type of issue will require an inspection by a structural engineer or contractor. This is a situation that needs to be repaired quickly, before it gets worse.

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Foundation Repair of Arkansas – the state’s top polyurethane foundation repair specialists.

As an Arkansan homeowner, securing your property from wear and tear is essential. And, when foundation cracks appear, your foundation’s repair must be resolved in a timely manner; yet, just any restoration will not suffice, given quality and value.

Foundation Repair of Arkansas expertly, and cost-effectively, repairs foundation cracks with polyurethane foam. Since Arkansas’ six distinct geological regions cause varying types of foundation damage, it is important that only the most qualified foundation repair technician in the state is securing the foundation of your property.

To speak with our team at Foundation Repair of Arkansas, give us a call at 501-539-5218, Monday through Friday, from 8 to 5 or contact us online.

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We repair concrete cracks and concrete slabs in central Arkansas.

Throughout the seasons, erosion destabilizes even the best of concrete slab foundations, and to wait for a concrete crack repair is to compromise the foundation of your home. Further structural decay and interior damage is costly, and concrete slab repair can be expensive.

Foundation Repair of Arkansas is home to Arkansas’ most experienced polyurethane slab repair technician, a professional at quality polyurethane foundation repair, which simply restores your property and protects it from further damage, at a fraction of the cost of traditional foundation repair.

Operating from central Arkansas, Foundation Repair of Arkansas is ready to restore your home’s foundation. You can contact our staff for a quote, or book an appointment online. Give us a call at 501-539-5218, Monday through Friday, from 8 to 5.

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