An Overview of Arlington Texas
Arlington is part of the DFW metroplex area and is located in Tarrant county. It is estimated to be the seventh largest city in the state of Texas and the 50th largest in the nation. It is located almost midpoint between Dallas and Fort Worth, 20 miles west of downtown Dallas and 12 miles east of downtown Fort Worth. Arlington has a total area of 99.7 square miles of which 3.2 square miles is water. Johnson Creek and the Trinity River both flow through the city.
Arlington is situated in a geographic area with numerous types of clay soils and overall the soil has extreme plasticity. This means the soil will swell or shrink in large amounts depending on its water content. During periods of heavy rain the soil will swell and exert upward pressure on rigid concrete foundations. During periods of hot dry weather the soil will shrink and lose contact with the bottom of the foundation. When soil shrinks dramatically, the foundation has lost its support and can collapse to reach its support level. The swelling and shrinking of the clay soils is a powerful force that will crack concrete slabs and it is the biggest contributor to the demand for home foundation repair.
If you see some of the warning signs of foundation repair damage, then please call us today for a FREE Foundation Inspection ! If you have warning signs of foundation damage - cracked exterior bricks, cracked interior sheetrock, door that jam, windows that won't open - then we would be happy to visit your home or business.
Dawson Foundation Repair will obtain all necessary building and engineering permits to begin a foundation repair job in Arlington. Both a building permit and engineer report are required in your city. You may call the city building inspection department at 817-459-6500 for more information.