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Structural foundation repair in DFW area

Structural foundation repair in Dallas area
Structural foundation problems are a very common concern among homeowners today, especially in the Dallas and Fort Worth area, due to many reasons. One reason being the long periods of drought (with the exception of this past year, thanks to El Niño). Foundation repairs can be done with many methods, but the two most common processes of foundation repair used in the North Texas area are concrete piers. It is important that the installation of the concrete piers is done correctly to mitigate the effects of the very expansive soils found in north Texas.

 

During the processes of repairing the foundation, the goal is to make the structure level again. Also, to halt any damage that has already taken place and to stop […]

Can water damage foundations?

Water leaking under the foundations.

One of the most damaging forces in nature is water. Water can not be compressed (like any liquid) and will not relent pressure until it finds a way through. The Grand Canyon is a testament of the awesome power of water.

Water under the foundation of any residence is a recipe for disaster. If the water comes from a leak under the foundation (‘gray’ or otherwise), the homeowner may have a chance to file a claim under their home insurance policy. In fact, the only time an insurance claim would be accepted and help with the financial burden provided, is if a leak can be detected and proven to be the cause of the damaged foundations.

Other ways for water to find its way […]

Fracking and Foundation Repairs

Is fracking causing foundation problems?
There are two main arguments with the current rate of fracking in north Texas. Is fracking causing earthquakes? Is fracking causing foundation problems for homeowners?

Fracking is a technique used by the oil companies to maximize the extraction of oil and gas from the ground. This is not a new process but recently it has been used more and more in residential areas and very close to homes instead of being used in Texas’ open range. The debates have reached feverish heights with large amount of monies at stake. Recently Denton has barely passed a ban on fracking in Denton County. Many surrounding cities have taken notice and have developed grass roots groups trying to obtain the same results. In the meantime, […]

Winter Foundation Problems in Dallas

Is Dallas cold enough for long enough with the right conditions for this phenomenon?

Frost Heave –

Foundation damage due to frost heave was initially understood to be caused by water increasing volume (up to 10%) when frozen under ground and the thawing cycles that follow. The currently understood and recognized phenomenon is called ice segregation. Excess water is drawn from the not frozen area of the clay to the freezing zone where it crystalizes. The clay has to expand to make room for the added frozen water causing the foundation support ground to heave.

(SOURCES: USDA; “Development of a Frost Heave Test Apparatus,” by Russell D. Lay; D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs)

Some conditions have to be met for the frost heave to occur. In Dallas […]

The holidays are around the corner.

We are sure with all the things needed to get done before the holidays, caring for your residence foundation repair is the last thing in mind. But while working around the house and setting up the Christmas lights, you may take the opportunity to do a few things that will help you get through the season without negatively impacting your residence’s foundations.

Gut check. Gutters are the most important method or removing excess wafer from around the perimeter of the foundation. Most people don’t realize how much water is collected by the roof while it is raining. A 2,000 sq. ft. residential roof will collect around 1,200 gallons of water per each 1″ of rain. Over a thousand gallons of water for each 1″ of rain is […]