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
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
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
For 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
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