Foundation Repair in Dallas Tx
Protecting Your Home’s Value
Foundation Repair Pros is pleased to announce that we have become the #1 foundation repair company for Customer Satisfaction and Affordability. Our long-standing commitment to unique, patented technologies and our hard earned reputation for cost effective solutions has resulted in our recognition as the industry leader in the Dallas market. Our professionally trained technicians will restore the structural integrity of your home and restore your peace of mind. One of the hallmarks of our service is that our work comes with a lifetime transferable warranty, as a courtesy to all of our clients.
Foundation problems in the Dallas area are well known. Local news stories occasionally highlight the primary issue which is our active clay soil layer. When the soil is exposed to extended periods of wet and dry cycles, it shrinks and swells like a sponge. If not mitigated, this soil movement can result in horizontal and vertical movement of a part of your home, which then can cause cracks to appear. These cracks can be visible at high stress points like the floors, around windows and doors, chimneys, interior sheetrock or exterior brick walls and of course, the foundation itself.
Pier and Beam Foundation Repair
Do you have a dirt crawl space? Floors over a vented, dirt crawl space can sink, settle or sag for several reasons; weak joists and beams due to moisture and wood rot, columns spaced too far apart or weak soil underlying the foundation.
Moisture is a particular problem because it can also result in excessive fungus and mold growth. At Foundation Repair Pros we offer several, cost effective solutions to fix pier and beam foundation issues permanently:
- Retrofit failing piers with concrete pad base and block or steel pier supports
- Retrofit rotten or broken beams (wood or steel I-beams)
- Re-shimming with steel shims
- Crawl space encapsulation with de-humidification
Slab Foundation Repair
Settling is the most common cause of slab cracks although heave is also fairly common. Slab construction is an important consideration in developing a unique solution for your specific home. Typical slab on grade designs include block walls with spread footings, monolithic pour, and poured concrete floating slab. Our approach to fixing the problem may include the following:
- Helical piers
- Concrete pressed pilings
- Steel piers to bedrock or equivalent
For a more detailed discussion of this common problem, click here: slab foundation repair
Correction of Foundation Drainage
Without a doubt Water Management is the critical ingredient to the long term stability of a foundation. Too little or too much water adjacent to or beneath a foundation is the most important factor in managing the health of your foundation. Foundation Repair Pros has several options for surface and sub-surface water management solutions that can be used to fix your site specific issues including:
- Custom engineered French drains
- Seamless gutters and downspouts
- Grate or channel drains
Remember, it does not do any good to level a foundation if a water leak or other water management problem is not corrected as part of the project. Long-term success requires both issues to be addressed and is the reason our company has been recognized as the industry leader. Be sure to check out the video on checking for water leaks that your can do yourself.
Our Free Foundation Inspection Process
The process we follow at Foundation Repair Pros is straightforward yet thorough. Our goal is to evaluate and advise you on the best technology and most budget-friendly permanent solution to your foundation issue; starting with a free foundation inspection.
Our foundation specialists will examine your home’s structure to diagnose precisely the cause of your foundation problem. Many criteria go in to this inspection but we won’t propose a solution until we know exactly what is causing the issue. Foundation movement (vertical or horizontal) leaves distinct clues – we observe, measure, ask the questions and get the facts first! We also check for plumbing leaks which are sometimes the source of your foundation failure.
Unlike some companies, we will tell you if foundation repairs are NOT needed! It could be that you just need help with water drainage or maintenance watering. We offer optimal solutions, not just house leveling services.
Evaluate alternatives – as discussed above, there are many potential options for fixing your foundation problem including various underpinnings, piers, jacks and anchors; we’ll evaluate these options to factor in your site-specific soil, water and foundation movement problems. We will tailor our proposed fix to your particular needs.
Proposed solution – we will present the best, proven solution available from our company to permanently solve the problem. This will include a detailed breakdown of the costs involved.
Schedule the work – we will work with you to schedule the work to work around your schedule and accommodate your special needs.
The Cost of Foundation Repair
The structural components of your home may appear simple yet the engineering that makes it all work is quite complex. There are many variables that must be carefully evaluated in order to develop a permanent solution and an accurate cost of foundation repair for your home. For a detailed listing of the variables that we use at Foundation Repair Pros, and an itemized breakdown of cost components, visit our page here: Foundation Repair Cost in Dallas
At this point in your investigation of repair costs, we thought it would be useful to provide you with an overview of these costs on a nationwide basis. This glimpse is based on data from Home Advisor and includes both slab foundations and pier and beam foundations.
Note that at Foundation Repair Pros, we offer something that no other foundation repair company in the area offers…guaranteed financing for every homeowner!
Our goal is to provide the best technical solution for your foundation problem at the lowest possible cost.
Why Foundation Repair Pros?
Invite the industry leading professionals at Foundation Repair Pros out for a free inspection. We know you’re struggling with a difficult situation and we have your best interest at heart. Let’s work together to find the best solution to protect your property value, once and for all.
Give us a call today – we’ll earn your trust and demonstrate our value with a FREE onsite evaluation and an affordable cost estimate. We’ll show you why we offer the best repair solutions in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Foundation Repair FAQs
When do you need foundation repair?
The indicators of foundation problems vary but typically include any or all of the following: cracks in interior sheetrock (around windows or doors are common), cracks in exterior bricks, cracks in flooring (garage or kitchen), sagging or sinking floors or leaning chimney. Be aware that the damage will increase over time until the underlying problem is corrected.
Does homeowners insurance cover foundation repair?
The answer is “absolutely YES if…” you have a special policy endorsement for accidental discharge and foundation repair…you are covered. Most policy holders have never purchased this endorsement from their insurance provider. As a result, you are most likely NOT covered, at least not automatically. However, if your foundation is damaged due to “sudden and accidental” incident i.e. a plumbing leak (water or sewer line) you MAY be covered. For a more complete discussion go here: http://goo.gl/hr86Mo
What is the best foundation repair method?
First, this depends on the type of foundation you have i.e. pier and beam (with crawlspace) or a slab. Each foundation type requires different techniques, tools, materials and specialized equipment. The “best” solution also must be determined based on the specific reason for the foundation failure. In some cases, simply correcting a water management issue may solve the problem. In most cases, the answer is related to issues with the underlying soils such that new support or piers must be installed and driven to solid bedrock. If wood supports are severely damaged or rotten, replacement beams and or piers will be required to fix the problem permanently.
The reality is that if you own a home with foundation problems, you will have trouble trying to sell it. First, the issue will be seen by any reputable home inspector notwithstanding your legal obligation to disclose the defect. Most homeowners will not be interested and even if they still want to buy, a bank will not loan on such a property unless the foundation failure is corrected. In most cases, the only option is to sell to an all cash investor who will insist on a large discount…anticipate at least 25%. Of course, the best option is to get the problem fixed by a reputable foundation repair company. This will allow a sale at fair market value for your neighborhood.
What are foundation repair methods for slabs?
Concrete slab foundations can be repaired using several different techniques depending on the specific circumstances. In many instances, adding piers to the exterior perimeter (anchored to bedrock) will solve the problem while in some cases piers will need to be installed through the flooring on the interior of the home. Available techniques and materials include helical piers, concrete piers, concrete pilings, pressed pilings, drilled bell piers and steel push piers. Mudjacking is also a less common technique for foundations but can be used in certain limited applications. Each technique has its pros and cons and budget considerations.
Do you have more questions? No problem, just give the Dallas foundation repair experts, Foundation Repair Pros a call and we’d be happy to answer all your questions: 214-438-0222
Foundation Repair Pros
19111 N. Dallas Prky
Dallas, TX 75287
Cities we service:
Dallas, Addison, Carrollton, Plano, The Colony, Richardson, Coppell, Lewisville, Irving, Frisco, Garland, Allen, Flower Mound, Little Elm, Lake Dallas, Grapevine, Sachse, Fort Worth, Prosper, Euless, Mesquite, Mc Kinney, Southlake, Wylie, Rowlett, Denton, Grand Prairie, Colleyville, Bedford, Argyle, Arlington, Sunnyvale, Aubrey, Hurst, Melissa