Dawson Foundation Repair
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Shoddy Foundations

Posted by on Sep 24, 2013 in General Interest | 0 comments

Shoddy Foundations and Shoddy Homebuilders

Want to buy a new home? Or build your dream home?  Well, you better do your homework because Texas laws are designed to protect shoddy homebuilders. And one of the areas of shoddy work is the foundation – minimally functional foundations that are almost guaranteed to fail in short order.

Now there are some good home builders in Texas.  But you’ll have to work to find them, interview them, vet them, and have your lawyer conduct background checks. And then you might want to knock on some doors in the neighborhood where you want to live.  Or maybe knock on a lot of doors.

How does this happen in the great state of Texas?  Well, during every legislative session in Texas the shoddy homebuilders and their lawyers and lobbyists swoop into Austin to cajole and intimidate our great lawmakers.  These are the same lawmakers that were elected by the people and for the people to protect the people. The shoddy homebuilders and their paid professionals bully these legislators into writing laws that allow them to build inferior homes and giving the homeowner little recourse.

One of the most offensive of these laws is the requirement of homeowners to use Mandatory (Forced) Arbitration, which strips them of their right to sue the shoddy homebuilder in a court of law. Mandatory Arbitration is not a time or money saver but rather an organized racket that crushes the homeowner into financial and emotional submission and defeat. Below are a couple of links to read about some of the horror stories that were presented to the Texas and United States Legislatures.

Written Testimony Submitted by Jordan Fogal To The Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law (her story of a shoddy home, a shoddy homebuilder, and fraud)
“Mandatory Binding Arbitration Agreements: Are They Fair For Consumers?”

Hearing on Mandatory Binding Arbitration Agreements: Are They Fair to Consumers?

Since a home is often the most expensive asset a person will buy in her or his lifetime, wouldn’t it be nice to have a solid, stable, permanent foundation under that home? For those who have foundation damage, Dawson Foundation Repair can help. We do NOT offer cheap or temporary “fixes.”  We offer Bell Bottom Piers because they are solid, proven, time-tested, and PERMANENT.

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Fault Lines in Texas

Posted by on Sep 5, 2013 in General Interest | 0 comments

Fault Lines in Texas

Fault Lines can cause large cracks in roads, commercial buildings, and homes.In simple terms, a fault line is fracture or crack in the rock of the earth’s crust. The rock can split apart and leave a crevice or it can have vertical movement where one side is higher than the other. Or a fault can be both, a large crack with different elevations on each side.

Unfortunately for homeowners there are many fault zones or areas of fault lines in the state of Texas. This is particularly unfortunate when a home is built directly on top of a fault line that slowly or suddenly begins to move. The result is that the home, and its foundation, are literally torn apart. This is mother nature “at work” and no foundation repair company can stabilize a foundation sitting atop an active fault line. In many of these situations, the home can’t be sold and is considered a total loss.

This is the situation in a high end community in north Houston known as The Woodlands. Various lawsuits are being pursued by homeowners who are claiming that the development group had prior knowledge of the existence of the fault zone prior to opening the area to home development. One homeowner is stating that he has a 7 inch elevation change in one part of his home. Another homeowner is claiming a 6 inch drop in the middle of his home. A third homeowner is claiming his $500,000 home now has an appraised value of $33,000.

We don’t know who will prevail in the lawsuit but prospective homeowners in Texas should ask for the latest fault zone and fault line maps in their area. We suggest they also discuss insurance possibilities with their home insurance companies.  For more information about fault lines in Texas and fault lines in Houston:

Science Daily – University of Houston

Houston Chronicle

Dawson Foundation Repair installs only Bell Bottom Piers for homeowners and commercial property owners. Read what Brian in Houston said in his testimonial comments

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