Concrete Pressed Piles broken during Hydraulic Installation

Foundation Repair Methods – The Problem with Pressed Pilings

There are several methods of foundation repair, and many companies use a method called Pressed Pilings or Pressed Piles. Pressed Pilings, with or without Inserts, can be done with concrete or steel cylinders. This method is common because it is significantly cheaper to install than the Bell Bottom Pier method. This raises their profit margin, […]

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Engineering and Foundation Repair

Trusting your home to a foundation repair company requires a great deal of confidence in the company you hire to do the work. This confidence comes much easier if you have done your research and understand the technical side of how your foundation will be repaired – specifically, the engineering aspect of it. Because so

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Void under the Slab Foundation

Is Mud Pumping Necessary?

When a homeowner begins to look into the problem of foundation damage, several questions usually arise. At some point, the term “Mud Pumping” is likely to come up. But what is it, and is it necessary? Getting the facts is vital to making wise decisions for your home. Foundation damage largely results from changes in

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The soil back fill process begins for the root barricade - Plano Foundation Repair

Can Root Barricades Save My Foundation From Damage?

Foundation damage can result from several factors including under slab plumbing leaks, variations in moisture in the soil surrounding our foundation, poor landscaping patterns that affect water flow around our homes, and other similar causes. The consistent element in these factors is moisture control, which can be greatly impacted by large trees on your property.

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Interior sheetrock cracks strongly suggest that the foundation is experiencing stress from the movement of clay soils underneath.

What Causes Cracks in My Walls?

No one wants to see a crack in their ceilings or walls, but sometimes we do. The temptation is to say, “Oh, the house is just shifting,” but, is that all it is? Is shifting normal? What causes these wall cracks? The likely culprit is soil movement, and that’s a common challenge in Texas. Texas

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Most foundation repair companies include a Mandatory (Forced) Arbitration clause in their contracts.

Mandatory (Forced) Arbitration

Death by Arbitration – mandatory (forced) arbitration clauses in contracts (new home sales and home repair) are NOT consumer friendly – they are a tool used to bludgeon the homeowner into submission – with little legal recourse –  read this Foundation Repair Mandatory Arbitration horror story as written by a consumer friendly lawyer.  

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