Overview of Universal City, Texas
Universal City was established in 1960 and is located in Bexar County in the U.S. state of Texas. It is on the northeast border of San Antonio and is adjacent to Randolph Air Force Base. The population was 18,745 at the 2010 census. In 2011 the population had risen to 18,987. According to the United States Census Bureau, Universal City has a total area of 5.6 square miles or 14.5 square kilometers.
Universal City Soil Characteristics As They Affect Foundation Repair
Universal City is built upon the Gulf Coastal Plain. This large plain was created over thousands of years by the deposit of sediments from higher elevations. Unfortunately for homeowners and commercial property owners, these sediments contain a high percentage of clay soils. Clay soils can severely damage concrete slab foundations through their movement. Clay soils will expand dramatically when wet and they will shrink dramatically when dry. This constant swelling and shrinking puts tremendous stresses on rigid concrete foundations. Many times these foundations are not strong enough to resist these movements and the results will be uplifted, collapsed, and/or cracked foundations.
Developments built on the rocky hill country soils have far less clay content and therefore far less movement. Generally, these areas have few foundation problems.
Free Foundation Inspection
Dawson Foundation Repair will provide FREE home foundation repair inspections and estimates for Universal City (for homes not involved in real estate transactions).
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