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Foundation Repair What to Expect

Follow us through a job so you can see what the foundation repair process. Yes foundation repairs are a major event but prepare yourself.  It eases worries, sets expectations and is a shining light at the end of the tunnel.




Are you having foundation problems? Worried about the process and what it entails? Advanced Foundation Repair has prepared a step by step walk through to help ease your worries and prepare you for what to expect.
Join us as walk through giving this North Texas home a full lift.

This home is 4800 square feet and needs an over-lift of six plus inches. “Over-lift” refers to lifting the entire house to a level condition, then over lifting it an additional amount to prevent future soil movement from negatively impacting the foundation in the future. 

Several steps are being taken to properly prepare the house for a full lift.
First, columns known as “pilings” are placed underground around the entire outer edge of the foundation.
Second, tunnels are dug underneath the home to allow access to all interior foundation beams.
The final step requires the pilings to be placed every 8 to 10 feet under each foundation beam and around the perimeter.

When the house is lifted, everything next to the house is lifted also. For example, air conditioning units. Lifting the pad that the AC unit rests on during the preparation stage allows the AC units and connections to move freely during the lift.

Areas of asphalt or concrete like garages and driveways sometimes require a “breakout” before the lift can occur. A “breakout” refers to breaking out the solid surface to expose the foundation beams.

Prior to lifting, the plumbing is exposed as there are often plumbing repairs required with a significant foundation lift.
Gas and electric are also exposed prior to the lifting process to help avoid damage.

Remember the tunnels that were dug? After everything is prepared, technicians use them to access each beam under the home.

They place hydraulic jacks under the foundation beams to lift the home to the correct level.

Support cylinders are placed under the beams and shimmed to the proper height.

Once the lift is completed, the landscaping and AC connections are put back in proper order and breakouts and plumbing are repaired.

We hope this walk through leaves you with a better understanding of the foundation repair process and what to expect. The initial process can be chaotic. Remember that once the lift is done, order is restore, leaving the home resting on a firm foundation.

 For expert help, call the professionals at Advanced Foundation Repair at 214-333-0003.


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Christopher Lorenzo
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
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
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
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
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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