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Tunneling Under a House vs Cutting Slabs for Foundation Repair

To Do or Not To Do – Tunneling Under a House

How-to websites and blogs are full of questions on whether or not tunneling under house or cutting slabs for plumbing and foundation repairs is what is needed. Some are tunnel only advocates while others push the slab cutting alternative. There is no one size fits all regarding tunneling under a house or cutting through concrete slabs. Each repair situation is different and needs to be evaluated on its own.


HI I’m Fred Marshall with Advanced foundation Repair here today to talk to you about foundation repairs with tunnels.

How would you like it if someone came into you home, ripped up your carpet, jack hammered a 3 foot by 3 foot hole in your slab, dug up 30 cubic feet of dirt then hauled it out of your house in a wheel barrel?

Now picture this being done in every room and some rooms multiple times.

That would be horrible. If you need foundation repair and some of the pilings need to be inside of your home, they can be installed through tunnels.

That way you have no mess and you can stay in your home while the work is being done.

Doesn’t that sound much better?

Tunnels start at the side of your home and go down under the edge of the foundation.

When not in use, the entrances are covered with plywood.

Tunnels are dug by hand and are about 3 feet by 3 feet.

They can be up to 1000 feet long. Once a lift has been completed, the tunnels may need to be drained.

For possible drains, use gravity. If there’s not enough drop, sub-pumps are used.

For more information of tunnels or any foundation repair needs, call the experts at Advanced Foundation repair, 214-333-0003.

Learn more about our under slab tunneling services.


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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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