Are you in need of foundation repair?
Are you tempted to do it yourself and save money?
Well, you could be compromising the quality of your house with a DIY foundation repair! Many homeowners don’t understand the importance of a solid foundation, or the work it takes to fix one that has undergone damage. A well-built and maintained foundation not only increases the value of your home but also prevents structural and water damage of the house.
Why You Shouldn’t Try DIY Foundation Repair
Here at HD Foundations, we don’t advocate for DIY foundation repair due to the following reasons:
Lack of Specialized Equipment
While you may find a lot of home foundation repair supplies or guides on the internet, simply filling foundation cracks with some carbon fiber or concrete isn’t the most appropriate way to repair a foundation.
Some foundation repairs may require underpinning and piering products to lift or level your foundation, while others will need heavy excavation. Some repairs may even require high-pressure epoxy injections into the cracks and openings.
All these activities involve the use of special equipment that is not only expensive, but also impractical to buy as a homeowner. However, without the proper foundation repair tools, you could be worsening the situation – so it’s better to leave the job up to the professionals.
DIY Can Negatively Affect Your Home’s Structural Integrity and Value
Many homeowners who attempt DIY repairs usually end up unknowingly causing further damage to their homes. For example, you may use a crack repair tutorial from the internet that may not be tailored to your type of foundation. Or you may attempt a repair that goes poorly, furthering the damage to your home’s foundation and ultimately costing you more money to fix.
Therefore, DIY foundation repair may end up to be costly as you’ll still hire professional foundation repair services to fix the problem, even after investing in some DIY foundation repair kits. It’ll also reduce your home’s value.
You May Not Have a Foundation-Related Problem
Because you’re just a homeowner, you can’t really tell whether leaning walls, wall cracks, and floor cracks are caused a foundation problem or another underlying issue.
You need a professional foundation consultant to confirm that the issues you’re seeing are indeed foundation-related, hence, reduce the risk causing additional damage with a DIY repair. These consultants have the necessary tools, training, and skills to recognize foundation-related problems, their causes, and the best solutions.
Your Home May Not Pass Inspection During a Resale
Today, you can’t sell your home without a thorough inspection. And, any professional home inspector can tell the difference between professional or sloppy DIY foundation repairs. If your foundation is determined to be sub-par, it can severely affect how quickly you can sell your home.
All home buyers want a house that looks good and feels safe. The simple knowledge that your home’s foundation had a DIY repair can be enough to make even the most excited buyer turn away. For this reason, you’ll have to drastically devalue your home or look for professional foundation repair service in your area to take care of the issue with no problems.
Find Professional Foundation Repair Contractors in Texas
Your foundation, and cracks or damage that may occur on it will certainly be unique. This means that a generalized DIY fix won’t solve the problem.
HD Foundations offers a range of professional foundation repair services to fix a variety of foundation issues. They include:
Slab Foundation Repair
When you have cracks or any other damages on the slab of your foundation, then you need a slab foundation repair service. This problem is mainly caused by shifting clay soil, plumbing leaks, and extremely hot temperatures.
Our highly skilled technicians will fix fractures and level the structure to stop further deterioration. When you have your foundation slab fixed, the damaged caused by sloping, sinking, and foundation heaving is also corrected.
Pier and Beam Foundation Repair
If you’re experiencing slopping, sagging, or buckling floors, you’ll need a pier and beam foundation repair to restore the foundation’s appropriate position. What’s more, corroded sill plates, twisting beams, and warped floor joists may also benefit from this repair.
Our technicians will install pressed steel piers and concrete foundation piers to support the weight of the structure and level your floor.
To install the concrete foundation piers, pressed concrete pilings will be forced down into the ground with the help of a hydraulic ram. Depending on the size of the house, this procedure can take 1-3 days. For steel piers, they’re pressed deeply into the soil (up to 75 feet) to stabilize foundations that are subject to gradual movements.
Dump DIY Foundation Repair and Request a Free Foundation Estimate from HD Foundations
To calculate the cost of repair for your house, get a free foundation repair estimate and request a foundation evaluation from our professionals.
Need more information about our services, feel free to contact us. We service Irving, Arlington, Plano, and the entire Dallas – Fort Worth metroplex.