Perma-Pier has been serving the Austin area for over two decades. As members of the Austin Board of Realtors, Austin Association of Facility & Maintenance Engineers, Community Associations Institute, Structural Engineers Association of Texas, and the Austin Apartment Association, Perma-Pier is heavily – and locally — involved in the Austin area.
Ask the average foundation repair contractor about Austin soils, and you’re likely to hear all the foundation problems are on the east side of I-35. While I-35 does tend to separate some of the major soil configurations, it is important for a foundation repair company to understand the intricacies and idiosyncrasies of the many smaller soil configurations that encompass much of Austin west of I-35. If a foundation repair company fails to take those smaller deposits into account, they could be prescribing the wrong solution for your foundation.
The greater Austin/Travis County area is supported by the Fredericksburg Group. This conglomerate of multiple limestone formations, like the Glen Rose formation, produces soils which tend to be clay-rich and shallow in their horizons. Taylor marl, found in the easternmost part of the county, produces very expansive clay soils with horizons that tend to be deep and well developed. Austin Chalk, sometimes referred to as the White Rock Escarpment, produces one of the most expansive clay soils in Texas called Houston Black. These soil horizons are typically shallow to medium in depth and are poorly drained due to their high clay content. Understanding these varied soil types is key to forming a successful foundation repair plan.
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Regardless of the soil type underneath your home or commercial property, recognizing the signs of a foundation failure as soon as possible can save you thousands. Save yourself time and money by having your repairs done right the first time.