Foundation Repair

Dallas   214-333-0003
FTW   817-429-4658

What To Do If You Find Concrete Foundation Problems

One of the last things that you want to find wrong with your home’s structure is your foundation. It is the foundation of your structure that essentially holds everything up and makes sure that the building stays structurally sound and safe. If you do suspect concrete foundation problems with your home, it is important that you deal with them right away.

Identify the Different Symptoms of Structural Damage 

One of the first things that you will want to do is to identify the different symptoms that can come along with structural damage. This can help you to identify if the problem is in fact your concrete foundation. One sign of damage to your structure is the presence of cracks in walls. These walls often crack due to stress from the foundation. Foundation movement (or a shifting foundation), in turn can cause the walls to crack.

Some other signs to look for are cracks in your floor, cracks in your main level walls, as well as your basement walls, and uneven floors. These often occur from seasonal foundation movement or when your foundation begins to settle or shift. Also, if you notice that your windows and doors are beginning to stick, this may be a sign of a sinking foundation or settling foundation. This may be caused by changes in soil moisture. In some cases differences in the types of soil under a home contribute to greater foundation movement. Continue reading

The Challenge of Estimating Foundation Repair Costs in Dallas

It would be nice to have an online calculator that could give you a quick estimate for a foundation repair job in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. But that’s not a calculation even the greatest supercomputer could perform without a physical inspection of your home.

Estimates for foundation repair vary widely because many foundation repair companies use their experience to guess how much work is required and some simply want to sell you as many pilings or piers as possible.

So the scope of work must first be correct before you can get true price comparison.

Advanced Foundation Repair recommendations are dictated by the precise tools we use to understand the data we collect. Continue reading

House Leveling: A Quick Guide That Answers Everything

When homeowners hear words like “house leveling” and “foundation repair” they likely assume that they will soon be out a lot of money. Fortunately, the cost often is a less than people think.
Just like fixing a leaking roof, repairing a foundation is necessary in order to preserve and save the value of your home. Leveling a house is not something that you should do yourself. House leveling is not in any way like a typical DIY project. That being said, it certainly does not hurt to understand the basics of how and why a house should be leveled.

What is house leveling?

House leveling is the process of lifting a home back to the position that it was in when it was new. For new homes, slabs are supposed to be no more than 1.5 inches out of level. This standard comes from the American Concrete institute. Once a house moves, the goal of leveling is to get the house back to where it was before it began to move. The vast majority of property owners rarely notice small variations in foundation elevations. Professionals repair foundations to within a reasonable tolerance.

All houses are built on a foundation. Over time, this foundation can sink, settle, crack, or heave. There are numerous reasons why this may happen. Some common causes are issues with the soil, too much moisture, or a foundation that was not done properly from the beginning.

House leveling or foundation repair is arguably one of the most important repairs a home will ever need. Every single pound of your house’s weight sits on the foundation. It goes without saying that houses are quite heavy. The foundation must be properly designed and installed. Any issues, even the slightest, can cause damage and devalue your home. Continue reading

Other Companies Don’t Compare: What Separates Advanced Foundation Repairs From the Others

Correct Foundation ProblemsFor more than a century, Advanced Foundation Repair has tackled the challenges posed by Texas soils using the best available technology. Our team, our customer for life approach and our decades of experience work in harmony to assure every job is done right. There is a reason why after hundreds of foundation companies have closed in north Texas alone, that Advanced Foundation Repair continues to grow and help thousands of more clients.

Advanced has built a strong reputation for customer service and ingenuity that is still the backbone of our business. Thousands of times we have been recommended to neighbors after experiencing our honest and detailed work. Continue reading

There is NO GUESS WORK – The Advanced Inspection Process

Others May Guess, An Advanced Foundation Inspection is Precise

The Advanced approach to inspection was developed and refined by 100 years of experience; including input from industry experts and structured engineers.

We do not provide a repair with a lifetime warranty on a guess. Instead, we solve problems with real data and a unique tool so we know exactly what needs to be repaired. We address what we see and measure. There is no guessing what could happen in the future as guessing may create a new problem.

Our first promise is sending in our best-trained inspectors to inspect and measure. We guarantee our inspectors are trained in proper analysis rather than simply selling a foundation repair. Continue reading

 

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Google Reviews

Larissa Perez
20:24 13 Jun 18
I can't say enough good things about Advanced Foundation Repair. Their professionalism, care, attentiveness, and quality of work are superb. I had a full foundation lift so they were a part of our daily life for a few weeks. Brad Bertelsen is always easy to talk to and answered all my questions no matter what they were; everything from scheduling to how the equipment works. How pilings work don't affect the job that gets done and it took time from his schedule but he took the time to answer my questions. Betrice called to inform me of an update but I was not able to answer my phone at the time. She then sent a text to inform me of the update. I was able to respond to her text so we were able to proceed with the planning. I appreciated that extra effort. The excavation crew and the lifting crew were great. They are very hard workers and very courteous. Advanced Foundation made the process of LIFTING A HOUSE seem completely effortless. We were also able to stay in our house the entire time they worked on the foundation; including when they actually lifted our home. God forbid I ever need them in another home but if I do, they will be the only foundation company I use. Thank you Brad and Advanced Foundation for helping me protect my home.read more
Henry Nance
14:01 24 Apr 18
4/20/2018 I was very pleased with my experience. During the initial visit, Jim Moravec explained the problem and the solution. We discussed cost and I decided that my "cost/solution "ratio would be best served with Advanced Foundation Repair and a crew was out in a matter of days. The work went quickly and neatly. Alfonso and his crew seemed to know what they were doing and their cleanup exceeded my expectations. I have since referred a local property manager to Advanced and as far as I know she is satisfied with their work too.read more
Carl Nemec
16:23 21 Feb 18
The last few months I've noticed cracks in the corners and some interior doors aren't latching. We had foundation repair done in 2013 around the outside of the house. I was thinking we'd need a pier or two on the inside, because I thought the middle might be sagging. The company who did the work in 2013 had gone out of business, because the owner suffered some catastrophic illness (and is now working for a competitor). Advanced Foundation was the company my engineer co-worker used after extensive interviewing of local foundation companies. Eric Vineyard, the estimator, was prompt and courteous when he arrived 5 minutes before our 9am appt. He took measurements all around the inside and outside of the house and took elevation readings afterward. Good news for me: he found that the elevation difference was within tolerance and no work was needed. The company called two days before to remind me of the appointment and were courteous about it. Overall, it was a positive experience to have a gentleman in my house and to have a good company behind him. Thanks Eric and Advanced Foundation Repair.read more
Jim Bronson
22:33 17 Jan 18
I purchased my home on 10-18-16. Unfortunately, very shortly after my we moved in my wife went into hospice and died. I did not transfer my foundation warranty. I reached out to Advanced Foundation Repair and asked if they would allow me to transfer the warranty even though I was over a year past the deadline. Without argument they transferred the warranty. This is a compassionate family run company. I give them the highest possible recommendation. In addition to this, the repairs they made to my foundation have performed great, and the house has stayed perfectly level.read more
Margaret Adams
14:12 08 Jan 18
I am very impressed with the service I received. First, Eric explained in detail what would be done and how. Then the amount of needed lift was measured. In 3 of 19 holes that were dug it was necessary to go through concrete. The workers dug as deeply as 22 feet in order to reach bedrock. Concrete was replaced, as were shrubs. My yard was cleaned up nicely upon completion. I would recommend this company to anyone needing any work done.read more
Diana Stimax
00:23 08 Dec 17
We had problems with our foundation for a few years, with several cracks inside the house, on walls, garage floor, etc. They came to do an inspection and we were very happy with their professionalism and price for the value. We immediately set that up. They did exactly what they said they were going to do and more at no extra charge. They lifted the garage and put some piers, etc underneath, the final result was incredible. The cracks inside the house closed almost completely. They also have an excellent and transferable warranty.read more
sharon higginbotham
16:24 10 Nov 17
Took three different bids and Advanced Foundation Repair was my final choice. i have a 75 year old house that needed foundation repair and realignment. Ben showed up on time for our appointment and he explained the procedure as many times as I needed to understand, it was actually very simple. He was also available for me to call anytime, which I did on a couple of occasions. Techs were punctual, there was a supervisor on site almost every hour, they did a great job, respectful of the neighbors yards, cleaned up the yard after the work. I love my house again.read more
Christopher Lorenzo
19:36 06 Sep 17
I have had multiple good experiences with Advance Foundation Repair. They stand by their work and kept me informed at all times on the repairs. Post work service was good too. I am very satisfied with their workread more
Ruth Schuman
19:56 05 Sep 17
Workers were very professional and hard working. They dug up around the house and put plants back to look nice. This company also has a trust to forever be able to redo warranted work.read more
Gwen Baumann
02:30 11 Aug 17
I can't too highly recommend this company. I had work done of my foundation by another company several years ago. That work did not resolve the problem, and that company did not fix. Advanced was recommended to me by mother, who said they were the best in the business. I agree! They were polite, professional, charged reasonable prices, and did excellent work. They also have a strong guarantee that is backed by a trust. I can't imagine why you'd use any other company.read more
Linda Krizka
19:44 10 Jul 17
Advanced Foundation repair is the only way to go! The engineer, Eric was kind, helpful and informative! The crew under Haynard's watch was unbelievably considerate. The crew was in and out of our house for 5 days. Everyone of them were happy even in the 90 degree weather. They work hard and were very polite. If you saw my house now you would never even know they were here. They cleaned up every night and on the last day it looked like new! Very thankful to have been able to work with them.read more
Michael Francis
00:48 29 Apr 17
Advanced recently performed our foundation repair and did a fantastic job! The job took four days and throughout the process, the workers were on time each day, were kind and courteous. They left our house clean each day and took great care in making my wife and newborn comfortable during the repair. They came back out to make adjustments, as was expected, and I am more than pleased with the results. Thanks to Juan Martinez, Miguel Mata and Ernesto Alvarato for doing everything I requested. I highly recommend Advanced Foundation Repair, they know what they are doing.read more
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