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Common Foundation Problems in Houston Page 2

You are not alone. Below are more of the most Common Foundation Problems in Houston page 2. These images of emails from Houston area homeowners illustrate the many foundation issues they are confronting. We have added our comments where we thought it might be beneficial. Many homeowners in Houston and other Texas cities are experiencing similar foundation problems.


We see this a lot – relatively new homes with foundation problems.  We point our finger at home builders because they build minimally functional foundations.  In this case we have a pier and beam foundation and we wonder if the builder installed drilled piers under the home or if it is simply sitting on some concrete pads.  Regardless, all new homes built in Texas are under a 10 year warranty.  The owner should contact the builder and an attorney if he/she feels it is necessary.


We receive many referrals from engineers and we appreciate the confidence from Hedderman Engineering.


Ouch!  If there are foundation problems then they should be repaired first.  Then the plumbing issues can be addressed.


FAILED Foundation Repair – Again, this is what you will receive from a low cost, low quality “Pushed Piles” repair job. Basically all previous work is worthless because once a Pushed Pile repair job begins to fail it is a permanent failure.  This homeowner need a PERMANENT solution – Bell Bottom Piers.


We see this often – soil movement will damage both the slab foundation and the attached under slab plumbing.


Yes, we can raise the slab foundation with the house but we recommend a maximum of 3 feet. Since the house framing is attached to the slab it all gets raised together.


It is almost certain that this is a foundation issue.  A Free Foundation Inspection will help answer the question.


Most foundation problems get worse over time and that appears to be the case with this homeowner.


Good Idea!  If the house has settled “a lot this past year” then you can expect more of this settling in the future until you give the concrete slab the support it needs.  But stabilize the foundation before repairing or replacing any floors.


Raising a house, with the attached slab foundation, is no easy task. This homeowner is seeking to better understand his options.


Home Foundation Problems in the Friendswood, Texas area.

Call us for a FREE Foundation Inspection.


Home Foundation Problems in Montgomery, Texas.

Thanks for the email.  Montgomery, Texas is now on our service area list.


Home Foundation Problems in Pasadena, Texas.

Pasadena is one of our busy service areas.


Home Foundation Problems in Pearland, Texas.

Pearland is also one of our busy service areas.


Home Foundation Problems and Warning Signs in Richmond, Texas.

Yes, it is time to call Dawson for a FREE Foundation Inspection.


Home Foundation Problems and Warning Signs in Missouri City, Texas.

This house is 15 years old and we usually see these foundation issues between the 10 and 20 year range.


Home Foundation Problems and Warning Signs in Missouri City, Texas.

The sloping indicates “settlement” and this house probably needs support structures installed under the concrete slab foundation.


Foundation Issues and Their Warning Signs in Houston, Texas.

This shower addition probably needs some support piers to stabilize and level the area. Otherwise it will probably continue to “move around” and settle.


Common Slab Foundation Issues and Their Warning Signs in Houston, Texas.

Ouch! Well, better late than never. Delaying foundation repair will usually result in more damage to the house and foundation.


Foundation Issues and Their Warning Signs in Houston, Texas.

The drainage issue with this Houston house should be corrected first. Water flows downhill so we don’t know how much of the home’s foundation may be affected by excessive water.


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