Exterior and Interior Signs of Foundation Trouble
Exterior or interior indications of foundation problems can be caused by either settlement or upheaval. A settlement means a portion of the house foundation has dropped lower than the original foundation elevation. This occurs due to a loss of soil bearing capacity caused by compaction of fill, fluctuation of moisture in the Texas supporting soil, or purely due to the erosion of supporting soil.
In many cases, soil settlement originates and is more pronounced around the perimeter of the slab and is the most susceptible to loss of moisture and differential moisture conditions. A lot of times this happens because a irrigation hose is placed too close to the foundation over-watering it or too far from the foundation under-watering it. Another reason for loss of moisture is because of extensive vegetation soaking up all the water needed to keep the foundation solid and stable. Large tree roots and shrubbery often suck up all the water needed to keep the soil stable thus causing issues that lead to foundation compromise.
Upheaval means the slab has risen above the original poured foundation elevation. This happens most often due to the introduction of moisture underneath it. The most frequent cause of this moisture is a plumbing leak under the slab. The most common leak is often on the drain side of your plumbing system or a defective water heater that has begun to leak. DFW Foundation Repair has the experience to identify when this type of foundation repair is needed.
What happens when a Home or Business Foundation is Damaged?
When your home or business foundation is damaged, to the untrained eye, it may look much worse than it might be. Many times, it would seem like one solution is to demolish the old foundation and build a new one in its place. Not True. While we agree that it makes sense to take every foundation problem seriously, it’s important to share with you that many foundation issues have simple and permanent repair solutions.
Replacing your foundation can be an expensive and a time-consuming process that won’t address the original source of your foundation issues, which are the soils around your home. Foundations old and new have experienced damage from expansive soils, settlement, frost, and other forces. That’s why we at DFW Foundation Repair prefer to address these issues on the existing foundation with calculated, warranted, and long lasting solutions.
To get you started on the right track, we’d like to provide you with a FREE *Foundation Repair Estimate.* We’ll introduce you to one of our foundation specialists who can answer any questions you have and explain how we can permanently restore the value and structural stability to your Residential home and Commercial Business.
There are many ways to repair a concrete slab foundation in North Texas however the most preferred method that has produced thousands of successful repairs is the tried and true process of utilizing pressed pier pilings. Concrete pressed piers which are driven to a certain depth to achieve absolute failure are a very common foundation repair system in North Texas and if done correctly will provide foundation stability for many decades into the future.
Concrete Pressed Piers & Steel Pressed Piers have been used for many years in North Texas and are an effective tool for structural support. Pressed Piers are most commonly used for foundation repair because of advantages over other methods. Other methods used are drilled piers, poured footings, and mud-jacking to name a few.
Advantages of the Pressed Piers include shorter installation periods and/or deeper pier depth. They can be less abrasive to your landscape than drilled piers or poured footings. These latter systems require excavation and lengthy drying times & you can expect to have exposed holes around your foundation for up to two weeks and maybe more. During these weeks, your landscape is uprooted and at risk. Typically, Pressed Pier installations are completed in one to two days depending on the plan of repair.
We at DFW Foundation Repair use either concrete pressed piers or steel pressed piers to stabilize your foundation. We install the piers by installing them to the allowable tolerances and leveling the structure. Our knowledgeable consultants will determine which pier is right for your home and walk you through the process.
Unlike mud-jacking sometimes used for interior lifts, Pressed Pier Pilings are guaranteed to drive through the collapsed soils and give solid structural support. Pressed Piers are driven to reach load-bearing points in the soil underneath the structure. This means that the pier is driven through the existing problematic Texas soils around and under your home’s slab until the frictional buildup is so great that the structure is lifted and supported. A typical drilled pier is approximately 12-15 feet in depth and the poured footers even less. This depth could be too shallow for the existing soils around and under the foundation. The way to ensure the Life Time Warranty is to drive piers past each active zone of soil movement based on our geological analysis calculations. Pressed Concrete & Pressed Steel Piers are designed to do the job! Pressed Piers are a long-term solution for slab foundation and pier & beam foundation structural repair.
No job too big or too small, DFW Foundation Repair Rehabilitates ALL!
A typical home or business foundation repair usually takes DFW Foundation Repair less than a week to complete and can many times be completed in less than a day if the damage is not too extensive. All of our foundations, piers and beams, foundation underpinning and foundation leveling systems have a warranty so that you understand how, when and why the issue was completed and repaired correctly, and we want you to have peace of mind with the final repair results for years to come whether you choose to stay in the house or sell it.
Often times, issues like stair-step foundation cracks, buckling or broken walls, and/or low sagging floors can be harmful to your home’s value. This might make you feel bad about the way your home looks. Our foundation repair solutions are designed to do more than just permanently repair your home; they’re also designed to return its structure back to the original position.
Regardless of why you’re experiencing a foundation problem or are in need of foundation slab repair in your home, your DFW Foundation Repair representative will conduct a thorough inspection of your home and let you know what steps need to be taken to permanently stabilize your foundation and restore it to its original condition at an affordable price.
Our company provides foundation crack and foundation slab repair services in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, and also the surrounding North Texas areas.
We pay Personal attention to each job! Each homeowner receives the appropriate attention through the entire process from every member of our team of professional foundation repair experts.
To ensure our homeowner’s needs are satisfied, we will consistently invite you to participate and provide input during the foundation repair process while we can show you detailed plans and layout in how the repair process works. You will actually get to see the DFW Foundation Repair Technicians working on your home’s foundation as we invite you out on the job site to watch how the process works should you desire?
We maintain a consistently high level of professional care and responsibility in each job. We guarantee all of our work to be of the highest quality because we know our clients would expect nothing but the best of service. Your project is our project, and in addition, our name and our future here in Dallas-Fort Worth Texas is a reflection of our expertise.
*Estimates are completely free to all homeowners and commercial businesses and all finished repairs come with a lifetime warranty.
We know that our commitment to you will allow us to provide a safe and long lasting solution for You!
DFW Foundation Repair in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX is a foundation repair company with many years of industry experience. DFW Foundation Repair is focused on delivering quality foundation repair to Residential homes and Commercial Businesses that are experiencing any type of foundation repair problem, and at a price you can afford.
Highly reviewed by our many, and ever growing satisfied customers, DFW Foundation Repair keeps customer satisfaction and customer service a top priority. We always fix your foundation repair correctly the first time. We back it with a Lifetime Warranty.
DFW Foundation Repair in Dallas-Fort Worth Texas employs the most experienced foundation repair contractors in all of Dallas and Fort Worth. Our trained and certified foundation engineers will talk with you through the entire process and inform you at every step of the way.
Don’t let your foundation problems stress you out and keep you up at night! CALL DFW FOUNDATIONREPAIR.IO in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex NOW to Schedule your *FREE ESTIMATE! We pride ourselves in understanding the financial stresses that come along with having to repair your foundation and want to do everything we can to assist you with foundation repair costs.