If you’re a North Texas resident, you’re no stranger to the effects of natural disasters such as flood damage, especially in the wake of 2017’s Hurricane Harvey and the heavy rains in 2018. Once the flooding has receded, assessing the property damage and repairing your foundation is the next logical step to getting things back on course. Homeowners … [Read more...]
Foundation Maintenance | Do New Homes Need Foundation Maintenance?
For some people who are looking to purchase a home, a newly constructed home is their dream. The thought of purchasing a home that may need tedious upgrades or fixes, or extensive renovations to fit their specific wants may not be something they’re willing to undergo. Having a new home is a very exciting endeavor, and comes with its own challenges … [Read more...]
Is a Structural Engineer the Same as a Foundation Engineer?
The foundation of your home keeps the entire structure steady. However, when it becomes compromised, you’ll notice several telltale signs that it may need to be inspected, repaired or replaced. The signs of weakness you should look for include the following: Huge cracks on concrete walls Flexing or sagging doors Cracked slab floors … [Read more...]
What Happens If I Don’t Repair My Foundation?
Homeowners often ask what will happen if they don't fix their foundation. Making repairs is a necessary expense that homeowners often seek to avoid. Owning a home often feels like picking which projects are the highest priority and make the most financial sense at the time. When offered the choice of going on a trip or making foundation repair, the … [Read more...]
What Foundation Evaluations Cost
To learn what foundation evaluations cost, you’ll need to contact a foundation repair contractor. Most professionals provide house foundation inspections free or minimal charges apply. You’ll discover that repair estimates are generally provided at no cost, too. The best way to find out what any fees will be is to simply call a reputable … [Read more...]
Top 5 Reasons To Think About Home Foundation Repair in 2020
Foundation repair in 2020 is something to think about. Of course, being very busy makes it almost impossible to squeeze out the smallest modicum of free time to relax. Because you’re constantly focused on the problems in front of you, you might not be worried about the problems of the future. This could cost you, big time. Proper foundation … [Read more...]
Top 6 Reasons Not To Put Off Foundation Repairs
There are many excellent reasons not to put off foundation repairs. Weather and soil conditions in Texas, and particularly the DFW metroplex, present many factors that can cause home foundation problems at any point during the year: Properties of clay soils – expansion and contraction (see expansive clay soils for more information) Periods … [Read more...]
Does Insurance Cover Foundation Repair?
Homeowners new to know if insurance covers foundation repair. After all, there seems to be no limit to the costs you can incur. From general maintenance to big-ticket expenses, a surprise expense can come around at any time. If you're not financially prepared, it can cause a hardship on you and your family. In order to protect ourselves … [Read more...]
How to Spot Foundation Problems When Buying a Home
The home buying process can be stressful, to say the least. There is so much to consider when taking the leap into a new home and making sure your money will be well spent. There is nothing worse than spending a good deal of money on a home and then realizing there are big problems that will require costly repairs. One of the more important things … [Read more...]
Can You Sell a House With Foundation Problems?
If you’ve ever looked to purchase a house, try to remember how you felt when you came across a house that listed “foundation issues” - you were probably not the most enthused about that particular property! As you prepare to put your house on the market, completing a thorough foundation inspection is a crucial step in order to ensure you can … [Read more...]