When soil is dry, signs that foundation watering is needed become quite evident. This is particularly true in North Texas cities, where clays soils severely impact homes. Lack of moisture around a slab foundation can lead to the need for foundation repair. 7 Signs Foundation Watering Is Needed In areas such as Dallas, Fort Worth and … [Read more...]
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Why Get A Plumbing Test After Foundation Repair?
Always get a hydrostatic plumbing test after foundation repair is performed on houses with slab or pier and beam foundations. The reason why is because leaks can lead to serious foundation damage. When a house is leveled and lifted, plumbing pipes may break. Of course, it’s entirely possible that the plumbing pipes in a house broke prior to the … [Read more...]
Will Gutters Protect My Foundation?
Without a doubt, gutters will protect your foundation from water. It’s particularly important to have gutters installed if you live in an area that gets large amounts of rain. Since many cities receive 30"-45” of rain annually, they’re frequently used to protect both slab and pier and beam foundations. What Type Of Gutters Protect … [Read more...]
Do I Need A Permit For Foundation Repair?
Before work begins, find out if you need a permit for foundation repair. If you’re employing a reputable contractor, they will be able to answer that question. In the event that an initial structural engineer's report is necessary, it’s should be the contractor's responsibility to secure the permit for you. Keep in mind that almost all sizable … [Read more...]
Do Tree Roots Cause Foundation Damage?
Yes, they most certainly do. Tree roots cause foundation damage and compromise the structural integrity of a home. They are well known for affecting slab foundations in North Texas, where clay soils (which have expansive properties) can be greatly impacted by water. … [Read more...]
Does Rain Water Cause Foundation Damage?
Dealing with rain is hardly unique for those living in North Texas. That’s because heavy downpours are commonplace in this region. Homeowners frequently inquire: Does rain water can cause foundation damage to a home? The Answer is Yes, It Does. The fact is, moisture can destroy a foundation that isn’t funneled away from a structure. Over time, … [Read more...]
Why Are The Walls in My House Cracking?
One of the most distressing sights for a homeowner can be the presence of cracks in their walls. That’s because the possibility of seeing major damage occur on what is likely to be their largest investment can result in a sinking feeling. One of the best ways to limit potential damage is to understand why those wall cracks have developed in the … [Read more...]
Infographic: The Ultimate Checklist For Buying a House
When it comes to major investments, buying a house is at the top of the list for most people. That means that limiting costly mistakes beforehand will help obtain the most value for the price paid. Listed below are some important tips on making sure that whether it’s a new home or one that’s being sold by the current resident, such an investment … [Read more...]
Are Texas Foundation Repair Contractors Licensed?
Property owners often ask if Texas foundation repair contractors are licensed. After all, many types of business in the state require licenses. Most people assume that if someone holds a license to operate, they must be knowledgeable, skilled, and experienced. The truth, though, is quite different. All a license often indicates that is that someone … [Read more...]
How Foundation Issues Can Negatively Affect Your Business
All types of foundation issues are a problem for any business. The problems will vary according to the type of business you run and whether you are the tenant or the landlord. Foundation issues negatively affect businesses in five ways: • Customers and clients may stay away, so your turnover and profit suffer. • You may see the value of your … [Read more...]