“I don’t think you need piers. Maybe a few. But I do think you have a slab leak.” That’s what foundation consultant Richard Rash told me in November. I had run across Mr. Rash’s website while researching foundation repair companies in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. After being in the foundation repair business for 30 years […]
Droughts are hard on the home foundation, no question about it. I was looking at a map from the US National Weather Service that showed almost a third of the country in drought conditions that range from “excessively dry” to “exceptional drought.” Not good. And to make matters worse, many areas included in the drought […]
There are 7 common mistakes homeowners make in maintaining their concrete slab foundations that sit on heavy clay soils. First, not having soaker hoses.
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 […]
The following is a recreation of a conversation between me and a neighbor when I first moved here. His name is Ed and he is wearing a ball cap and a Dallas Cowboys T-shirt. Me: “What are those black hoses I see around your house?” Ed: “Soaker hose. Water foundation.” Me: “Excuse me, what?” […]