cost of foundation repair
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 […]
“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 […]
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 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 […]
People relocating to an area with heavy shrink/swell clay soils can become overwhelmed by the damage that can befall the house foundation. Here is a typical case where the new resident is concerned he may need underpinning of his slab foundation.