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    How to Prevent Common Foundation Problems

    Last updated 3 years ago

    Many people think that foundation problems only afflict much older homes. While time does play a role, foundation can fail for a number of reasons, and they can fail beneath new homes as well. Soil erosion, water damage, and poor foundation design are just a few of the most common causes of foundation problems. Although not all causes can be prevented, there are steps you can take to protect your home’s foundation. In this video, Angie Hicks, founder of Angie’s List, explains the importance of gutter maintenance in preventing foundation erosion.

    To learn more about common foundation problems and how to avoid them, watch this short video clip. If your home’s foundation is shifting in any way, call Structured Foundation Repairs, Inc. before the problem gets worse. We provide residential and commercial foundation repair services throughout the DFW area. To schedule an appointment or request an estimate, call us today at (972) 484-1200. 

    What is the Good Contractors List?

    Last updated 3 years ago

    A lot of business directories open the door to every potential client and see how many stick around or make the cut. This means that most directories have no real liability, since they get paid whether you receive good service or not. The Good Contractors List (TGCL) takes a different approach to business directories. Because TGCL takes responsibility for their contractors and offer a real guarantee that the contractor you hire will perform quality work, they have to go the extra mile to make sure that a company or contractor is worthy of joining their directory. 

    Structured Foundation Repairs, Inc. is proud to be a member of the Good Contractors List. We also have a number of other top level affiliations and memberships, so you can trust us to deliver quality foundation repair. No matter how big your foundation repair project is, no job is too big (or too small) for our experts. Visit our website to learn more about our foundation repair services, or call us at (972) 484-1200 to request an estimate. 

    Spotlight on Our Memberships and Affiliations

    Last updated 3 years ago

    Here at Structured Foundation Repairs, we believe in maintaining an active role in the community and in conducting business ethically and professionally. Our team constantly strives to educate residents of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex about the importance of foundation maintenance both in the field and in the classroom.

    Several of our employees, including our Owner/President Tom Kidd, have been approved by the Texas Real Estate Commission to teach Mandatory Continuing Education classes to real estate professionals about foundation repairs. We also maintain active memberships with several industry organizations throughout North Texas, including the Texas Association of REALTORS®, the Greater Fort Worth Association of REALTORS®, and the Texas Association of Real Estate Inspectors, to name a few. Thanks to our professional results and friendly customer service, we’ve been recognized by both Angie’s List and the BBB as a trusted contractor.

     

    Our long list of satisfied customer testimonials is evidence of our ongoing commitment to customer satisfaction and professional results. We provide free estimates for all foundations throughout the DFW area, so don’t hesitate to call (972) 484-1200 to schedule a professional evaluation.

    The Basics of Your Home's Foundation

    Last updated 3 years ago

    As a homeowner you may pride yourself on knowing everything about your house, but have you considered what’s right under your feet? Foundations are designed to last the life of the home, but over several years soil movements and plain wear and tear can compromise its structural integrity. Knowing when there is a problem is the first step to fixing it, so brush up on the basics of home foundation design with this brief guide from Structured Foundation Repairs.

    Types of Foundations
    Slab-on-grade foundations are one of the most common types of foundations in homes throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. They consist of a shallow slab of reinforced concrete or similar material and are in direct contact with the ground. While they are relatively inexpensive and easy to produce, they are more susceptible to seasonal shrinking and heaving movements of the soil. Pier-and-beam foundations have a concrete footing that extends below the frost line and wooden beams that support the rest of the home. These types of foundations usually have a crawlspace beneath the home.

    Common Maintenance Mistakes
    Some amount of soil movement is unavoidable, but excessive amounts of soil heave can damage the foundation or underground plumbing lines. One of the best ways to protect your home is to provide adequate drainage away from the house. Simply keeping the rain gutters clean, building up the ground around the house, and installing French drains can reduce the likelihood of major damage. Also turn off the water main, record the readings on the water meter, and then return a few hours later to see if the reading has changed due to a hidden water leak.

    Structured Foundation Repairs is an industry leader in foundation repair, and we take pride in providing fast, professional, and cost-effective results. Visit us online to learn more about our services in the Dallas-Fort Worth area or call (972) 484-1200 to receive a free estimate.

    Structured Foundation Repairs, Inc. Earns Esteemed 2013 Angie's List Super Service Award

    Last updated 3 years ago

    Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

    Structured Foundation Repairs, Inc. has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the consumer review service in 2013. 

    Tom Kidd, Owner of Structured Foundation Repairs, Inc had this to say about the award,  “Our management staff always strives to “Do the Right Thing”.  Hiring and training quality staff is integral in this process.  We would not be where we are today without our employees and their level of dedication to our motto and our purpose.  We are truly humbled by this award.”

    “Only about 5 percent of the companies Structured Foundation Repairs, Inc competes with in the Dallas/Ft Worth metroplex are able to earn our Super Service Award,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “It’s a mark of consistently great customer service.”

    Angie’s List Super Service Award 2013 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade; the company must be in good standing with Angie’s List, have a fully complete profile, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

    Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality. Members can find the 2013 Super Service Award logo next to company names in search results on AngiesList.com.

     

    Angie's List helps consumers have happy transactions with local service professionals in more than 720 categories of service, ranging from home improvement to healthcare. More than 2 million paid households use Angie's List to gain access to local ratings, exclusive discounts, the Angie’s List Magazine and the Angie's List complaint resolution service.

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