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  • Time to Stabilize: How to Know When You Need Residential Foundation Repairs

    Whether your home is old or new, it could be sitting on an insecure foundation. Unfortunately, foundation repairs aren't cheap if you let them get out of hand. On the low end, residential foundation repairs could cost as low as $2,000. But if left untreated, you could be looking at a bill of $14,000 or more. Major foundation repairs also might not cover smaller damages caused by severe foundation shifting. This is why it's in your best interest to address foundation problems early[...]

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    Seal the Deal: Top Signs Waterproofing Your Basement Is a Good Idea

    You're enjoying a nice dinner when all of a sudden, a musty smell wafts past your nose nearly making you choke on your chicken. You decide to just light a few flowery candles and ignore it. This probably isn’t the best idea. Musty smells are a huge sign that your basement may be leaking water. You can just ignore it and hope the situation fixes itself or you can fix the situation for good by waterproofing it. Sounds like a no brainer, right? Just in case you haven’t decided yet,[...]

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    Foundation Repair

    November 10, 2017
    Foundation Repair

    The foundation walls of this house were bowed in quite badly. Cracks were opening up, drywall was warping and water was soaking into the carpet in the basement. This foundation was on a slow but steady trajectory toward destruction. Something needed to be done in order to straighten the bowed walls, reinforce them, and improve drainage. It just so happens that Martin Solutions specializes in doing all of these things.In order to repair the problems with this foundation, we needed to do a few [...]

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    Clearing Land

    October 27, 2017
    Clearing Land

    A farmer called recently, asking if we could clear vegetation off a hillside on his farm. Never ones to back down from a challenge, we told him we could do the clearing. The trees and vegetation were thick and the hillside was large, but our loader was up to the task. We pushed all the debris into huge piles and then set them ablaze. After the piles burned down, we cleaned up the remains and left a clean and smooth finish to the land. We are often called upon to clear land. We haven't met a [...]

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    Drying That Wet Basement

    September 27, 2017
    Drying That Wet Basement

    Water makes its way into a basement because of insufficient drainage near the foundation and because the foundation itself may be damaged or cracked. The poor drainage traps water next to the foundation. The cracks and holes allow that trapped water to enter the foundation. Thus, the solution is to improve drainage and waterproof the foundation. In many cases, this process involves straightening the foundation walls, as the pressure from saturated soil sometimes pushes walls in and opens cracks [...]

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    Watch Us Bush Hog With The New Flail Mower

    We recently acquired a new flail mower attachment for the excavator. This handy unit allows us to use the versatile boom on the excavator to mow and trim anything within the excavator's reach. This mower instantly turns plant matter into mulch. It can even mulch up whole trees, as you can see in the video above.Perhaps you're wondering what a flail mower is. Think of the paper shredder in your office. It's sort of like a really big and powerful version of that. It has a rotating cylinder inside [...]

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    Clearing The Way At The Airport

    If you're riding in an airplane, you would want your pilot to be able to see the runway, wouldn't you? Of course you would. Unfortunately, the pilots at Gene Snyder Airport in Falmouth, KY couldn't see the runway, at least not from the hangar area. We fixed all that in no time, though. We came in one day with our bush hog attachment on our excavator. We made short work of the problem with the tool perfectly suited for the job. As you can see in the video above, the runway isn't visible from the [...]

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    Bush Hog Like A Boss!

    A homeowner recently called us with a problem. She had several clumps of bamboo growing in her yard and she wanted them gone. She had previously called someone else to come cut it down, but that guy just ended up breaking his tools trying to cut down even a little bit of the bamboo. He ended up walking off the job, never to return. Thankfully, this homeowner's next call went out to a contractor with the right equipment for the job. We brought in our mini excavator with a bushhog attachment. This[...]

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    A Barn Of Epic Proportions

    Martin Solutions has built many barns and garages over the years. However, we took on an unusually large challenge in the spring of 2016. A regular customer of ours approached us with an idea to build a new horse barn that would measure 84 feet wide by 168 feet long. It would have 9 horse stalls, an indoor riding arena, and a viewing area. Never ones to shy away from a challenge, we said “yes” to the job and got to work. We compiled some of our photos from the construction process [...]

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