Foundation Repair Frequently Asked Questions
Foundation repair work in Texas is done quite commonly, but can be complicated because of the many variables that come into play. These variables include the structure itself, the weather, and the soil conditions underneath the building’s footprint. When you encounter foundation problems, or suspect your home or commercial building of having foundation issues, you will want to address those problems sooner rather than later.
In our experience, many home or building owners are fearful of expensive repairs, and therefore, delay calling a professional to address the issue. However, if a structure really does have a problem, putting it off will only exacerbate the problem, and make the repair that much more expensive.
To help set our potential clients at ease, we have created a list of frequently asked questions we often receive regarding foundation repair. Foundation repair is a complex business, and there is no one-size-fits-all scenario that will correct every foundation problem, which is why it is important to have your foundation issues addressed by a company made up of seasoned professionals.
At Perma-Pier Foundation Repair of Texas, our professional contractors and technicians will patiently talk you through the entire repair process, so that you know what to expect, when to expect it, and will be satisfied with your entire foundation repair experience.
Can foundation work be done on my house if it’s very wet outside?
Because repair work involves so many variables, it is difficult to give a definitive answer, however, many times foundation issues are the result of excessive amounts of water, such as might occur with a slab leak, or improper drainage which allows water to pool underneath or near part of the foundation.
If excessive moisture is present on your property, the solution may involve installing temporary or permanent drainage systems to usher excessive water away from the area to be repaired.
I found a crack in my home’s slab? Is this a serious problem?
As buildings settle over time, it is not uncommon for hairline cracks to occur. Very small cracks in a foundation are not a definitive sign of a problem, but should be checked out by a structural engineer and frequently monitored.
Will my homeowners insurance cover the cost of repairs?
Coverage will depend on the specifics of your situation, and the fine print included in your policy. Foundation damage that occurs from normal settling of a building over time is typically not covered, however, if your policy includes flood insurance coverage, earth movement coverage, or ground collapse coverage, and your problem is a direct result of one of one such occurrence, it is possible that you can make a claim. If a pipe bursts inside your slab foundation, and water seeps into your home, affecting drywall, flooring, or personal belongings, your coverage may help with repairs and the replacement of your possessions.
How will I know that my foundation issue won’t re-occur?
The professionals at Perma-Pier Foundation Repair of Texas are constantly in pursuit of the most up-to-date information and technology that will assist them in creating a customized repair plan for your structure. Our company is so confident in our ability to solve your foundation problems, most repairs come with a lifetime warranty that is transferable upon the sale of your home or building.
We realize that these frequently asked questions only begin to scratch the surface of all that is involved in foundation repair. Because we want our clients to be satisfied with their Perma-Pier Foundation Repair experience, contact us with further questions or concerns.
The helpful staff and seasoned professionals that make up our company would be happy to speak with you, and look forward to being given an opportunity to show you why we are the best foundation repair business you’ll find anywhere in the great state of Texas. Don’t put off foundation repair. Contact us today!