An Overview of Livingston Texas
Our service area includes foundation repair in Livingston, Texas. Livingston is one of the oldest cities in Texas having been founded in 1835. Livingston is 10 miles east of Lake Livingston, which is the largest drinking water reservoir in the state of Texas. Livingston is located in Polk county and has a population of approximately 7,000 as of 2010.
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Livingston Soil Characteristics As They Affect Foundation Repair
According to the United States Census Bureau, the Livingston has a total area of 8.4 square miles. A majority of this is land area with approximately 0.12% being surface water area. The city is also rests on the large Gulf Coastal Plains and includes part of the eastern piney woods region of the state. This geographic area was formed over thousands of years by the deposits of sediments. These sediments contain a significant amount of clay soils that contribute to the foundation repair problems in Livingston. Clay soils have the ability to swell and shrink in volume with changes in moisture content. When clay soils are wet or very wet they will expand or swell in volume. When these same clay soils are dry or very dry they will shrink in volume. This swelling and shrinking occurs throughout the year and puts tremendous stresses on concrete slab foundations. These stresses can result in foundation uplift, collapse, or cracking.
Service Areas For Home Foundation Repair In Livingston Texas
Dawson Foundation Repair will provide free home foundation repair inspections and estimates for the Livingston, TX area.