Crawl Life Chronicles

Hiring a “Certified Foundation Specialist” is the right move!

Falcone Crawl Space & Structural Repair’s owner, Fred S. Falcone II, is the only “Certified Foundation Repair Specialist (CFRS)” in the Carolinas, and one of only 26 certified across the nation. What does it mean to be a “Certified Foundation Repair Specialist?”   If you are needing crawl space repairs, and your contractor has the CFRS credential you are in very good hands.  This means that they have knowledge that goes beyond the normal standards of field work competency. The person has been rigorously tested based on their knowledge and practical experience. By foundation standards, the certification test is a “benchmark of credibility within the...

Rain Pain – Spring Rain Brings Crawl Space Pains

While the cold dry grip of winter loosens its grasp on the Carolinas, and we start seeing the first signs of spring with the blooming of daffodils, forsythias, and redbuds, we’re happy to say “April showers bring May flowers’’. We also welcome the warm up that accompanies the lengthening of days and the annoying loss of an hour with daylight savings time. We know warmer weather and longer days are near, and it’s a great time of the year to clean the yard and house of the winter blues with the traditional spring cleaning. While Spring is a beautiful season...

Safe Driving

In November 2017, a dozen drivers from Falcone completed a private, four-hour safe driver training workshop with SKILLS Driving. This classroom and behind-the-wheel program helps our drivers safely navigate Carolina roads.

Fred Falcone becomes only National Certified Foundation Repair Specialist in the Carolinas

The National Foundation Repair Association has members from 19 states, but only one from the Carolinas has a nationally-certified foundation repair specialist on staff. In April 2017, Falcone Crawl Space owner Fred Falcone traveled to Houston, Texas to take the NFRA exam and attend the organization’s annual conference. The executive director of the association, Joe McCullough, says: “The National Association for Foundation Repair is proud to announce that Fred Falcone of Falcone Crawl Space & Structural Repair has been entered into a growing field of Nationally CERTIFIED Foundation Repair Specialist in the U.S. The national foundation repair exam places the...

Four Rules on Getting Pitch Perfect Foundation Repairs & Permits!

Do you need permits for structural foundation repair? Yes. Yes. Yes. Why Are They Important? Building permits for structural foundation repair are vital to a successful, compliant, and properly executed project. Repair projects are fickle and might be set up for a number of setbacks, and nowhere is this truer than in the permit process.  Skip a permit in hopes of a quicker, cheaper project, and you could be faced with real consequences.  If the job can’t be done quickly, at least you will sleep better at night knowing your foundation repair project is in full compliance with local codes...