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    Signs That Your Slab Foundation is in Trouble

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Like any major investment, your home requires regular maintenance to maintain its value and avoid costly mistakes. Most homeowners think about major appliances and aesthetics when it comes to home maintenance, but a damaged foundation can compromise its entire structural integrity. Industry studies estimate that 60% of all homes built on expansive soil—which is common throughout the Dallas Fort-Worth area—suffer from foundation stress. Avoid one of the most costly home maintenance mistakes you could ever make with these warning signs below:

    Bulging Floors
    The soil beneath your actual foundation is often called your home’s “second foundation.” The purpose of a foundation is to provide relatively level ground to support the rest of the house and floor, but atypical soil movements can cause the ground to shrink and swell, possibly damaging the floor. Beware of noticeable tile cracks around a certain area. Soil movement is most concentrated around the edges of the foundation, but a hidden plumbing leak can also cause the center of the house to heave.

    Jamming Doors/Windows
    The square frames of doors and windows can become distorted as the wall shifts and twists to accommodate soil movement. This will often result in a door or window suddenly becoming jammed without visible damage. Because soil heave and shrinkage are most common during rainfall and freezes, these common foundation issues may become more apparent during certain times of the year.

    Cracked Walls
    Soil movement places the greatest strain on highest points of the corners and where the wall meets the ceiling, so wall cracks are most likely to appear around these areas. Basement walls are more likely to suffer from lateral pressure, and stairstep cracks along the brickwork could be a major sign of impending failure.

    If you notice one or more of these signs in your Dallas Fort-Worth home, don’t hesitate to contact Structured Foundation Repairs for a free estimate and inspection. We have experience in all types of foundation installations, and we’ve built our reputation through time-tested results and friendly customer service. Call (972) 484-1200 today to schedule a free evaluation.

    Get Homebuilding Tips With This App

    Last updated 4 years ago

    A home is your most valuable investment, so understandably many homeowners are reluctant to commit to major renovations. If you’re bored with your home, consider this app for iOS devices for some home renovation inspiration.

    The Homebuilding and Renovating app provides countless design tips and ideas right at your fingertips. Simply try before you buy and see if you can find any great ideas for your next major project.

    Keep in mind that all major renovations require one thing: a solid foundation. Structured Foundation Repairs is here to help residents throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area maintain their home’s value and make their dreams a reality. Just contact us online or call (972) 484-1200 to schedule a free evaluation with a foundation repair specialist.

    Your Guide to Steel Concrete Pressed Pilings

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Expansive soil movement—the chief cause for slab foundation issues—occurs most often around the edges of the home. A typical foundation repair method is to install pressed pilings underneath the foundation to permanently stabilize parts of the home that are susceptible to expansive soil movement. Learn more about the slab foundation repair process and the difference in steel pressed pilings below:

    Installation Process
    The installation process for steel pressed pilings is virtually identical to that of concrete pressed pilings. Our specialists will excavate targeted holes around the exterior of the home and lift the home slightly with a 40-ton hydraulic ram. The pilings are then installed and the weight of the home is used to push them into the ground until they reach a “refusal point,” or the point at which it takes more force to push the piling deeper than to support the home. The turnaround time for a typical foundation repair job is approximately 1 to 2 days.

    Steel vs. Concrete
    The refusal point for sandy or soft soils is much deeper than it is for harder minerals, but soil is rarely uniform in composition. That is, it isn’t uncommon to find thin layers of harder soil underneath the home, which can create a false refusal point. Pressed concrete pilings are “softer” than steel, and are thus more susceptible to settle on these false refusal points. Steel pressed pilings can punch through these layers and provide a more reliable solution.

    Structured Foundation Repairs is committed to helping home and business owners throughout the DFW area maintain their investments with quality foundation repairs and unbeatable warranty coverage. We specialize in all aspects of foundation repair and can provide a free evaluation to determine the best repair plan to fit your individual needs and budget. Call (972) 484-1200 to schedule a free estimate.

    See What Our Customers Say About Us!

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Here at Structured Foundation Repairs, each home is more than just another job. We understand the anxiety of dealing with major foundation repairs. We strive to exceed the expectations of every customer and to make the experience as stress-free as possible.

    Honesty, integrity, and high-quality results are at the core of our business beliefs. We’ve worked with several homeowners and real estate agents throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area over the past several years. We have an intricate understanding of how foundation repairs will affect a home’s value and overall closing costs. From the initial estimate to final cleanup, we maintain constant communication with our clients to provide a clear timeline and pricing estimate.

    These are just a few qualities that have made Structured Foundation Repairs one of the most trusted names in the DFW area. Thanks to our history of top-notch service, we also have the distinction of being recognized by Angie’s List and receiving an A+ rating from the BBB. To schedule a free evaluation with a foundation repair specialist near you, contact us at (972) 484-1200 today.

    A Look at Installing French Drains

    Last updated 4 years ago

    A French drain is one of the most effective options for channeling water away from the foundation and prevent long-term structural problems. This video provides a brief description of how French drains work.

    French drains are underground drainage lines that route water away from the home and into a safe location. Improperly installing a French drain could damage underground utility lines or cause soil to clog the line.

    Structured Foundation Repairs has extensive experience in all aspects of foundation repair and French drain installation in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Our specialists will work to accommodate your needs and budget and provide a customized estimate. Just call (972) 484-1200 to request a free estimate.

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