Foundation Repair in Houston and other cities in Texas
Dawson Foundation Repair is the premier company offering foundation repair in Houston and other major cities in Texas. We are unique because we install Bell Bottom Piers that require more labor, concrete, steel rebar, and construction time. We do this because Bell Bottom Piers are proven and permanent and other repair methods are not. Bell Bottom Piers are a superior house leveling solution.
Why Dawson Foundation Repair ?
We install Bell Bottom Piers under your home. They are time-tested, proven, and PERMANENT - and we have multiple engineering studies and reports on our web site that discuss this subject. We inspect your foundation to determine the best place to install piers and perform a soil test to ensure they are drilled to the proper depth. And our experienced crews care for your lawn like it was their very own. We have 500+ testimonial letters online from happy and satisfied customers so please read a few. And you can rest easy knowing every repair job comes with Dawson’s Lifetime Service Agreement.
Bell Bottom Piers – time tested, Proven, and Permanent
So, which foundation repair method do you want to support your home foundation? Most people can see the obvious advantages depicted in the image above. But there are other important advantages to consider. This is the same design method that is used to build support columns for bridges and highway overpasses. Holes are dug to the depth of stable soil, concrete is poured into the hole, and steel rebar is added for maximum strength. Isn’t that what you want for your home? In addition, there are no damaging forces exerted on your house during installation. Unlike the majority of foundation companies, we do NOT use your home’s weight and foundation as a lever to push concrete or steel cylinders into the soil.
Our method, known as the Bell Bottom Pier method, is a proven method known to be superior to all other repair methods used in Texas. It is by far the method favored by structural engineers for foundation repair in Houston, Dallas, and other cities in Texas. Of course, we use this method exclusively throughout the state of Texas. A graphic comparison of these foundation repair methods clearly illustrates the advantages of Bell Bottom Piers. Dawson has more than 30 years of experience, thousands of satisfied customers, and an unsurpassed reputation in the professional community. If you are still not convinced, please browse through the hundreds of online Testimonial Letters from satisfied and happy customers!
Warning Signs of Foundation Problems
One of the first warning signs of foundation problems is the appearance of stress cracks in a home’s interior walls (sheetrock) and the inability to open, close, or lock doors and windows properly. The first exterior warning signs are cracks in the home’s mortar or bricks. Patching these cracks with mortar does not fix the problem. Without professional help from a foundation repair contractor, these cracks will widen and may eventually threaten the structural integrity of your home.
If you have cracks appearing in your home, or you notice any of the other warning signs of foundation problems, contact us for a FREE Foundation Inspection*. We will walk you through every step of the repair process, step-by-step, from start to finish.
Free Home Foundation Inspection
If you detect signs of foundation damage in your home, we would be happy to provide you with a FREE Foundation Inspection* and discuss why Bell Bottom Piers is the preferred repair method. We will give you a detailed floor plan of your home foundation including a diagram with elevation readings. We will give you our opinion of the condition of your home’s foundation. And if we think your concrete slab foundation needs repair, we will offer you a repair solution and estimate. There is absolutely no obligation and if you have any doubts about how to proceed, you can contact us for more information or consult an independent structural engineer with experience with concrete slab foundations for a second opinion. And please read some of the online testimonial letters from our foundation repair customers in Houston, Dallas, Plano, Sugar Land, Austin, San Antonio, Victoria, and other cities.
*FREE for homes not involved in Real Estate Transactions
Foundation Repair Estimates for Real Estate Transactions ($250*)
In normal situations we offer free foundation inspections. However, during a real estate transaction the motivations of sellers and buyers are different and the reality is that we rarely acquire any work from a house involved in a real estate transaction. Therefore we do ask for a fee in these situations to reimburse the inspectors for their time. Should any party contract work with our company after paying this fee then we will credit the fee against the final bill.
Home Buyers – If you are in the process of buying a home then it would be in your best interest to have the home’s foundation issues addressed on a permanent basis. There is only one foundation repair method present in the Houston Building Codes – the drilled pier method, also known as the Bell Bottom Pier method. Bell Bottom Piers are more expensive but they are favored overwhelmingly by structural engineers. There are plenty of low cost contractors in Texas offering various “pushed pile” methods of repair. But if you are buying a home, why would you want to install “pushed piles” that the structural engineers at A-1 Engineering call “useless” and “temporary”? Bell Bottom Piers have been around for almost 100 years – proven, time-tested, permanent.
Home Sellers – If you are in the process of selling a home then we are telling you at this time that our foundation repair estimate will be the highest of the group. Why? Because we use a superior method of foundation repair (Bell Bottom Piers) that requires more labor, more concrete, more steel rebar, and more time. If you want a low cost, low quality estimate for your foundation problems then Dawson Foundation Repair is not your company. However, please call us if you prefer an estimate for the highest quality of foundation repair available.
* Prepayment is required and cancellations are non-refundable