Updated 3/17/2022 If you have questions, ask HD Foundations about using steel piers vs. concrete piers. We service the Dallas, Fort Worth, Tx areas. If you're having foundation repair, review the pros and cons of both. It's best to study your options before making a decision. While steel piers are very strong and stable, concrete piers are far … [Read more...]
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Should I Buy A Home That Had Previous Foundation Problems?
Determining if you should buy a house that had previous foundation repair can be easy if you ask the right questions about the Dallas-Fort Worth house. Actually, it's just fine, assuming the property has been fixed and all the circumstances are right. If a highly reputable company performed the work, and a licensed, structural engineer … [Read more...]
Do Sheetrock Cracks In Walls Indicate Foundation Problems?
Yes, sheetrock cracks in walls are often an indication of foundation problems in houses. That’s because any kind of gaps in your sheetrock could mean that you have foundation damage. It's quite common for property owners in the Dallas, Fort Worth, TX metroplex to discover their walls have sheetrock cracks and other problems. Sometimes foundation … [Read more...]
Drainage Systems Costs
We encourage homeowners to learn what drainage systems cost so they know what to expect. These effective systems prevent foundation damage and other problems. Some types of drains are installed for the purpose of re-directing relatively small amounts of water affecting a house foundation, while other drains are best for transferring larger volumes … [Read more...]
Drainage Installation Process In North Texas
If you have concerns about water, the drainage installation process is worth knowing about. Two types of drains are particularly effective at eliminating water issues. They prevent water from causing foundation damage in slab and pier and beam foundations. About The Drainage Installation Process When performing the procedure in North Texas … [Read more...]
Is An Engineers Report Required For Foundation Repair?
Most cities do require a structural engineers reports before repairing your foundation. While HD Foundations is not a structural engineering company, we work closely with engineers who provide them. A structural engineers report will provide you with an unbiased recommendation by a state certified engineering expert, affording you and the future … [Read more...]
Are Earthquakes The Causes Of Foundation Cracks In Irving, Dallas or Fort Worth TX?
Earthquakes Causing Foundation Cracks While earthquakes could be causes of foundations cracks in Irving, Dallas or Fort Worth, TX, it's doubtful. The earthquake that shook this North Texas area on May 3, 2015, did not appear to impact concrete slabs or pier and beam foundations. Because the tremor had a magnitude of only 3.2, foundation movement … [Read more...]
How To Fix A Settling Foundation
If your house is sinking, a foundation repair contractor can tell you how to deal with a settling foundation and offer solid solutions. Over time foundations shift due to soil expansion and contraction, plumbing leaks or excessive rainfall. Its best to rectify the situation right away. Why Installing Foundation Piers Is The Best Way How To Fix … [Read more...]
Gaps Around Windows & Doors Caused By Foundation Problems
Updated 3/23/2022 If you’ve noticed gaps around windows or doors, foundation problems may be to blame. It’s not uncommon for this to happen to houses with concrete slabs or pier and beam foundations. This is particularly true in areas where homes are positioned on expansive clay soil, such as Dallas, Fort Worth, TX. No matter where you live, … [Read more...]
How Often Should I Water My Foundation?
Updated 3/21/2022 Due to dry climate conditions in many regions, it’s important to know how often you should water your foundation. By making sure that the soil around your foundation doesn’t get excessively dried out, you can avoid slab foundation cracks and pier and beam issues. Homes that are positioned on clay soils … [Read more...]