An Overview of Katy Texas
Katy, Texas is in an area that requires a great deal of foundation repair. The city consists of a total area of 10.7 square miles and is located in Fort Bend, Harris, and Waller counties. Katy is a western suburb of Houston and shares the same geographic soil conditions. The entire southeastern portion of Texas is covered with clay soils. Clay soils are well known for their inherent ability to absorb water. When these soils are saturated during wet weather they will swell in volume dramatically. When these soils are exposed to hot, dry weather they will lose water and shrink in volume significantly. This swelling and shrinking is called "soil movement" and it is horizontal and vertical. Vertical movement between wet and dry periods can be as much as nine inches. Obviously, this movement puts tremendous stresses on rigid concrete slab foundations and can damage them severely.
Katy is named for the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad which was referred to in the 19th century as the "K-T Railroad" by many. In earlier times Katy was known as Cane Island probably because the area was a major rice and sugar cane producer. In addition, Cane Island Creek, a branch of Buffalo Bayou, runs just west of downtown.
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Have you seen the warning signs of foundation movement and damage? Cracked exterior bricks, cracked tile floors, cracked interior sheetrock, and doors and windows that do not open or close properly are all warning signs of foundation damage. If you see the warning signs of foundation repair damage, then CALL today for a FREE Foundation Inspection !
Dawson Foundation Repair will obtain all necessary building and engineering permits to begin a foundation repair job in Katy. A building permit is required for the city, however an engineering report is not required. You may call the city building inspection department at 281-391-4800 for more information.