Two different types of house foundations that are popular in Texas include concrete slabs and pier and beams, and both foundations are effective designs. The best foundation contractors in DFW repair these kinds of foundation all the time because failure can occur due to soil movement, wind and water. While concrete slabs and pier and beam … [Read more...]
What is a Crawl Space Foundation?
The foundation is the load-bearing portion of the home and is built below ground. Numerous factors dictate the base selected for a structure, including budget, design, location and soil, moisture and climate conditions. … [Read more...]
Best Gravel for a French Drain
Yards with drain problems after heavy to moderate rains will benefit from a French drain. If you find your yard constantly flooded or underwater, this drain system can help keep the water away from your home and its foundation. You need to design it according to recommended specifications and use the best gravel for a French drain so you can reap … [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...]
Is Foundation Repair Insurance Covered By My Homeowner’s Policy?
It's unlikely that foundation repair insurance is covered by your homeowner’s policy, as most insurance companies do not cover foundation damage or issues. If you need to fix areas that have been destroyed, get a foundation inspection and estimate right away. It’s important to remember that homeowner policies in Texas DON'T cover insurance for … [Read more...]
Concrete Foundation Repair In Grand Prairie, Texas
Concrete slab foundations in Grand Prairie, Texas often need to be repaired due to issues like cracks. HD has a great deal of experience working with concrete, and especially slabs that are made out of concrete. We recently finished a project and offered a great solution. Even today, in 2021, the concrete piers we install still work and halt … [Read more...]
French Drain Freeze: Tips to Keep Your Water Flowing During Winter
Many homeowners in DFW metroplex rely on French drains to keep excess water away from their foundations in tandem with their gutter system (a great strategy for preventing foundation damage due to expansive clay soil, prevalently found in the North/East Texas areas). While typically a great strategy to protect their foundation, some barriers can … [Read more...]
Foundation Problems – Dallas Summer 2018
Texas is generally known for its hot summers, but it seems like Dallas summer 2018 is one for the books. While it’s very important to look out for your own personal health and safety during these excruciatingly hot days, it’s similarly important to prevent house foundation issues in this heat as well. Many homeowners in Dallas, Fort Worth and … [Read more...]
How To Plan Landscaping with Your Home’s Foundation In Mind
One of the perks of being a homeowner is the opportunity to design your outdoor landscape any way you choose. While landscaping options may seem endless, it’s important to take your house’s foundation into consideration when making these plans in order to avoid unwarranted damage. The two main factors that could cause damage or impact the fortitude … [Read more...]
Remodel Your Home or Foundation Repair: Which Comes First?
Homeowners undergoing a house renovation have a lot of things to consider - decor, building materials, timelines, budgets - it’s understandable when things can get a bit confusing and difficult to plan. One timeline that is imperative to get right is when to plan your home remodeling project if your property requires foundation repair. If you are a … [Read more...]