Methods of Repair

Discussion of ways foundation repair contractors do their thing…underpinning with steel, helical, drilled or push piers.

Foundation Repair with Pushed Concrete Piers

Earlier this year one of my neighbors (Roy) had foundation repair done on his concrete slab. The hot dry summer drought had done its damage and resulted in some of the classic signs of foundation movement. You could see separation of the brick veneer away from the window frames in the front of the house […]

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Foundation Repair In The News

You know a drought is taking its toll on the slab foundation in your area when the local television news is running stories on how busy foundation repair companies are. While some parts of the U.S. are finally drying out after record flooding this spring, other parts of the country including Texas are experiencing record […]

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Foundation Repair-Underpinning with Hybrid Piers

The three most common ways of underpinning a home foundation in need of repair are steel piers, pre-cast concrete cylinders (or push piers) and the drilled bell bottom piers. Each method has it’s pros and cons and affects the cost of foundation repair. Steel piers can be shoved into the ground deeper than concrete cylinders […]

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Slab Foundations – Repairing with the Bell Bottom Pier

For home foundation repair, some companies say the old reliable bell bottom pier is the best.

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Was Your Slab Foundation Level to Begin With?

If you have your concrete slab  foundation inspected by either a repair contractor, or better yet, an independent professional structural engineer, you are likely to get an elevation report produced by one of two tools: A  Compu Level or a manometer.  When I had my inspection done, the engineer used a Compu Level. I received […]

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