Heavy Rain And Your Foundation

We’ve experienced some serious rain the past few weeks here in Texas. Like Portland/Seattle levels of rain. Aside from how green everything is, the smell of the air after a storm, and remembering to keep up with your new best friend: your umbrella – what does all this extra moisture mean to your foundation? Well, the…

How We Measure Your Home’s Elevation

We get a lot of questions from property owners when it comes to foundations and foundation repair. One of the most asked is the title for today’s blog: How do we measure the elevation of a home? First off, when we say “elevation” we aren’t talking about your home’s position relative to sea level –…

Falling Leaves, Failing Foundations

Sure it’s still touching 90 degrees outside, but we know that fall is just around the corner. With every change of the season, your home will react in some new way. So the question is: What do falling leaves – the true sign that fall has hit our region – have to do with failing…

When Should I Water My Foundation?

In all the years we’ve been repairing foundations this is probably the most asked question. The advice varies greatly: “You should water every day for 40 minutes.” “Every other day for 30 minutes.” “3 times a week.” “4 times a week.” “Use a drip line.” “Use a soaker hose.” “No, your sprinkler system is good…

7 Overlooked Home Maintenance Hacks

You replace your air filters every month. You know to check your smoke and CO2 detectors annually. You even get up there and de-muck the gutters every year. Kudos to you, proactive homeowner! However, there are some lesser-known tips that can ensure the efficiency, longevity, and safety of your home. Here are a few you…

Repairing More Than Just Foundations

We at Perma-Pier have worked with several charitable organizations to offer help for those in need, and we love every minute of it. Recently, we were contacted by a contractor who was working with the Veterans Association on a project that needed our expertise. It started with a fire on the coldest day of 2017…

10 Things First-Time Homebuyers Often Miss

Shopping for your first home signals the first step towards a great achievement, and usually represents the largest investment an individual will make in their lifetime. However, with all the excitement of selecting that place you will call “home”, objectivity can sometimes fall by the wayside when you lock eyes on that “perfect” property. In…

The Pros and Cons of Pier and Beam Foundations

Prior to the 1960’s, homes used to sit in the air. In fact, back before slab technology was refined, most homes were elevated by pier and beam structures. Today, pier and beam foundations (sometimes called post and beam) aren’t so popular, but are still the norm in certain parts of the country, especially in areas that…

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