At Perma Pier, we know the comfort of your home and maintaining its integrity are among your top priorities. That’s why we place such high value on communication with our customers and partners. We not only want to make sure you’re informed about your foundation, but we also want you to feel relieved knowing the repair is being done by someone who cares. Additionally, we offer no-charge evaluations that require no commitment upfront.
How your home’s foundation is repaired will depend on several factors, including the type of foundation and the specific cause of the damage.
Slab foundations are most commonly found in Texas homes that are less than 50 years old. A number of variables can influence the integrity of a slab foundation; stress from aggressive roots, unchecked water drainage, natural water pressure coming from below the foundation. The list is quite extensive.
There’s hope, however, and there are a few different ways our professionals may approach your home’s foundation repair.
Mudjacking in Texas involves pumping portland cement below the concrete slab, thereby lifting the sunken slab while also closing any gaps and cracks. Mudjacking is a popular foundation repair method due to its affordability and lack of invasiveness.
Often used when plumbing issues have led to foundation water damage, tunneling is a method that involves digging tunnels underneath the building - which helps avoid unnecessary damage done to your home.
This method provides additional support to your foundation via concrete and steel pilings. Like tunneling, does not involve extensive disruptions to your property.
Homes built with a pier and beam foundation are constructed with treated lumber beams and joists elevated atop piers or blocks. These are typically found in older homes. As time passes, these piers and beams can shift and put your foundation at risk. Rotting wood and water drainage can also have a negative influence on the system. Common methods of pier and beam foundation repair can involve resetting and reshimming and complete replacement of your wooden beams.
It’s helpful in any foundation repair approach to have an experienced professional who understands the ways that land impacts a home’s foundation. Without proper knowledge of how the elements affect a property, it can be difficult to determine just how to fix the issues at hand.
No one likes to see signs that their home’s integrity has been compromised. But it’s always good to get to know the different ways a foundation may exhibit signs of strain or destruction. After all, the sooner you get to repairing your home upon discovery, the better chance you have of preventing future issues.
Typical signs that you have foundation problems can include:
Door and window separation
Uneven or sunken-in floors
Cracks in floors or walls
Doors and windows that stick
Note that your home may show signs that aren’t included on the above list, which is one of the many reasons it’s vital to have a professional come in and take a look. Experienced repair professionals and engineers know the right means of foundation analysis and how to approach the repair.
Water is a common enemy of any property’s foundation. Potential water-related influences on homes include:
Your land’s elevation and slope
The proximity of aggressive roots and plants to your home
When water has nowhere to go--or is too sparse or too present--it has a tendency to negatively impact the land around it. Tree roots, for example, may cause soil shrinkage and expansion or poorly drained water may add pressure to your foundation.
We’re a Texas company that serves the entire state with residential and commercial foundation repair. Whatever your foundation’s needs, we have the resources and experience necessary to provide an informed, analytical approach and solution.
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