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5 Commonalities Between Game of Thrones and Foundation Repair

*Season eight is not mentioned in this article. It has been called the world’s most popular show and with over 17 million viewers tuning in to watch season eight’s premiere, we thought sharing the similarities between our services and #got could be educating and fun. Greyscale and Foundation Settlement – a once thought to be …

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Shrinking Soil and Foundation Settlement

The weather is finally getting warmer! Unfortunately, home’s that have foundation settlement problems will continue to have them even as the weather warms up. Warmer weather pulls moisture out of the soil, drying it out. As this happens, it allows room for movement, which causes settlement underneath your home. Soil settlement will cause multiple problems …

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Wall Repairs

Wall Repairs Your home is your greatest asset. Isn’t it important to know whether you not your foundation is healthy? How do you know if you have foundation settlement? Wall cracking and bowing are major signs of foundation settlement. These foundation settlement problem signs are outcomes from two causes, hydrostatic pressure and soil expansion.  Hydrostatic …

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Mount Valley Foundation Services Selected as 2018 Best Places to Work in South Carolina

Company Culture, Team Comradery, Benefits, and Generous Incentives Cited Columbia, SC (June 20, 2018) – Mount Valley Foundation Services (MVFS) was recently named as one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina. This thirteenth annual program was created by SC Biz News in partnership with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and Best …

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Foundation Inspection Tips For Buyers And Sellers

Examples of some of the warning statements in a home inspection report: Some evidence of settling was observed. Foundation movement may exceed FHA/VA standards. Cracking of floor slab noted. Cracks in brick/floor/wall/ceiling. Fascia/trim separation. Windows difficult to open. Caulk separation at windows or doors. Recommend contacting a foundation repair contractor. Don’t be fooled by a …

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Rainy Days

With hurricane season upon us, many in the Southeast are getting inches and inches of rain. Rain, while great for the environment, is also great at ruining the things we value. Electronics, car upholstery, and other high-priced items can be ruined when left out or exposed to the rain. It’s common sense to bring stereos …

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Foundation Repair in Charlotte NC

Foundation Problems and Charlotte NC Home Values: According to the “National Insurance Service”, foundation settlement has caused a “greater financial loss to homeowners than floods, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes and tornados combined.” The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates that at least 1/4 of all homes in the United States have experienced some damage due to …

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Mount Valley Foundation Team Volunteers At Local School

As an part of our ongoing effort to improve our community, Mount Valley Foundation Services recently volunteered a crew of workers to improve the playground environment at St. John Neumann Catholic School in Columbia, SC. The crew spread sand, filled in holes, and removed weeds in the playground. Mount Valley Foundation Services, now celebrating 25 …

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Foundation Problems With Home Additions

Sooner or later, every house undergoes remodeling work. Sometimes, remodeling happens because rooms, especially kitchens and bathrooms, need updating. Other times, homeowners want to upgrade wall-to-wall carpeting with wood flooring, or adding ceiling fans, or installing skylights. Expanding a home’s living space by building an addition is a remodeling category that deserves special attention. Rather …

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Four Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Simply Fill Wall Cracks

One of the most common questions we encounter from homeowners is “why not just fill the cracks?” When homeowners see foundation cracks or wall cracks, they determine they have foundation problems, and then they learn about foundation repair cost—they’re often quick to look for a cheaper alternative. So why not just replace bricks, fill in …

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Groundworks and Echelon Front Partnership Creates First of its Kind Leadership Development Program

Echelon Front Designs Leadership Program to Help Develop and Train All Groundworks Employees Professionally and Personally Virginia Beach, VA (June 11, 2018) – Groundworks announced today that it has entered into a multi-year partnership with Echelon Front to develop customized leadership and training programs for Groundworks and its subsidiaries. The goal of the partnership is …

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Mount Valley Foundation Services Expands to Greenville/Spartanburg Region

South Carolina’s Oldest Foundation Repair Company Opens Additional Location in Greer, SC ———————————————————————————————————————————————————- Greenville, SC (May 15, 2018) – Mount Valley Foundation Services (MVFS) announced today that it has opened an additional facility in Greer, SC to better serve its customers in Greenville/Spartanburg and the upstate region. Prior to opening the new location, the business …

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Hello Spring!

Hello Spring! Spring is approaching! The warm weather brings many tasks to complete before the warm weather arrives. While you begin to complete multiple spring checklists, make sure to spend time on your spring foundation list. Landscape Sloping Have you ever noticed the way the dirt slopes around your foundation? Make sure dirt slopes opposite …

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