Texas. It’s a huge place, and with such a variety of geography, surface geology and climates comes a multitude of soil types—each of which affects your foundation in unique ways.

With this type of complexity, you need a foundation repair company that knows the best solution for a given soil type. At Perma-Pier, we know Texas soil. In fact, we’re the only foundation repair company in Texas with a geologist on staff.

Dallas County: Three major rock formations run underneath Dallas county with the western third of the county underpinned by the Eagle Ford shale which produces a variety of expansive clay soils.

Learn more about the special soil makeup in and around Dallas and how it affects your foundation.

Fort Worth/Tarrant County: Two major rock formations trend in a north-south orientation, however, there’s where the similarities end.

See why, despite being so close to one another, Fort Worth soil is so different from Dallas.

Harris County: This is home to Houston and surrounding cities such as The Woodlands, Sugarland, and Katy. The coastal geology here is different from the rest of Texas, and thus requires a specific approach to foundation repair.

Learn more about what makes the soil in Houston so unique.

San Antonio/Bexar County: Two of the rock formations that define this area are comprised of a limestone-shale sequence – often referred to as “layer cake geology” – which produces clay-rich soils with very shallow soil horizons.

Learn about the various soil types in and around San Antonio.

Austin, Georgetown and Travis County: This region is underpinned by formations that run north to south much like Dallas and Tarrant counties. The soil horizons here are typically shallow and rocky. Clay content of the soil is high.

See why the soils around Austin can suffer from poor drainage.

Foundation repair—especially in Texas—cannot be approached with a single-solution mindset. Texas soils are just too unique and varied. Without first understanding the soil your foundation sits on, recommending the right foundation repair is impossible.


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Find out why Perma-Pier can truly say we “know your dirt.” Our knowledge of Texas soils — and what we do with that knowledge — are unmatched.

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