Foundation Repair Assessment

Foundation Repair Assessment from Thomas Engineering Consultants

By: Thomas Engineering Consultants  01/12/2016
Keywords: Foundation, House Leveling, Foundation Settlement

Are you noticing signs of foundation problems and consider a foundation repair company? There are many causes of foundation movement. The DFW foundation experts at Thomas Engineering Consultants (TEC) will work with you to assess the problem and give you the best possible objective foundation repair options. Foundation problems in the Dallas / Fort Worth area may be due to expansive soils. Upheaval occurs when soils expand due to rainfall, poor irrigation and drainage, and excessive watering, which can prove devastating for your foundation and lead to higher relative elevation readings and require foundation repair. Conversely, when soil in the Dallas/Fort Worth region becomes too dry, settlement occurs causing relative elevation readings to drop. Tree root systems growing beneath your foundation may also affect the soil makeup, causing the above problems to occur. Finally, poorly integrated drainage and irrigation systems can have a profoundly negative effect on the foundation of your home due to excessive drowning of your foundation soil. Additional Causes of Foundation Problems Slab foundation being constructed over dry expansive clay soils. Plumbing leaks causing water to soak into the soils below a foundation. Slab foundation built over an area where the soil was cut down to make the lot level. Slab being constructed over a formerly heavy wooded area. Types of Foundation Movement Tilting Tilting occurs when the foundation moves up or down uniformly and tilts much like a table would while a leg is lifted at one of the corners. Differential Movement Differential movement occurs when one portion of the foundation shifts more compared to the other parts of the foundation that remain in place or shift less. This is found more often than tilting and causes more distress to the structure of your home and requires foundation repair. Hundreds of general contractors and foundation repair companies will claim to have the best solution to your problem. Our objective foundation engineering report gives you tools to choose the smartest and most financially suitable solution for your foundation problem. Contact TEC today to find out how we can help lower your foundation repair costs.

Keywords: Foundation, Foundation Settlement, House Leveling

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