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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 […]