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Tile floors can crack because of foundation movement

Do Not Sign That Foundation Repair Contract Until You Know The Facts

Home repairs are usually confusing with so much information and claims. Foundation repair is a fundamental home repair job and many of the common repair methods fail to meet minimum standards. Martin Dawson always educates homeowners when he makes a visit for an inspection. He feels they deserve to know the facts about the various …

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Soil movement will cause the slab foundation to crack and move which will in turn damage the framing of the house and the interior and exterior walls

Home Buyers Beware Of The Foundation Repair Job And Contractor Of The Home Seller

All foundation repair contractors will tell their potential customers that they offer the best solution. The truth is buried under a lot of advertising, celebrity endorsements, and highly lopsided contracts. Temporary and Useless.  Those are the words used by the structural engineers at A-1 Engineering to describe the most common type of foundation repair method …

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Interior Wall Damage due to Settlement

What To Look For When Hiring A Foundation Repair Contractor

It is a maze of conflicting information. Different repair methods, extra fees to re-level what was leveled earlier, mudpumping, and mandatory arbitration when things go bad are just a few of the topics a homeowner has to understand before signing a contract. No wonder the average Texas homeowner is confused. Most foundation repair companies promote …

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Interior Wall crack due to foundation movement

Home Foundation Warranties In Texas Suffer From Costly Adjustments To Contract Exclusions

Two or more costly adjustments after home foundation repair is evidence of a failed foundation repair job. Most homeowners just give up. “Virturally all home foundation repair warranties in the state of Texas are worthless,” stated Martin Dawson, owner of Dawson Foundation Repair in Sugar Land, Texas. “Foundation repair contractors use three tactics to evade and …

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4 Reasons Most Home Foundation Repairs In Texas Will Likely Fail

“The vast majority of home foundation repairs in Texas are NOT designed to succeed. And if they don’t succeed then they are a failure,” stated Martin Dawson of Dawson Foundation Repair in Houston, Texas. “However they do succeed in putting a lot of profit into the pockets of the foundation repair contractors.” For the past …

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High quality foundation repair work is more expensive.

Worthless Foundation Repair Warranties

“Virtually every foundation repair company in Houston would go bankrupt if they had to refund the money from their failed foundation repair jobs,” declared Martin Dawson of Dawson Foundation Repair. “The majority of their jobs will fail in less than ten years and usually a lot sooner. The reason is that they use a low …

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Construction of concrete foundation walls to elevate house above 500 year floodplain.

House Elevation Demand Is Greater Than Ever In Houston And Surrounding Areas

Elevating Your House “I have never seen this level of demand for house elevations in Houston. People can count and they have lived through four major rain and flood events in the past six years,” commented Martin Dawson, owner of Dawson Foundation Repair. “You can call it climate change or you can call it bad …

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Sugar Land Home Foundations Affected By Heavy Rains This Summer

“The almost daily rain during the summer of 2021 has, and will continue to have, dramatic consequences for home foundations and foundation repair in the Sugar Land area,” stated Martin Dawson, owner of Dawson Foundation Repair. “This summer is the opposite of the summer of 2011. That was the year we experienced the worst drought …

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With over 50 inches of rain over two days some Houston streets and houses flooded with up to eight feet of water.

Pier And Beam Home Foundations Continue To Suffer After Hurricane Harvey

This press release describes some of the foundation problems being experienced by home owners – the fact that pier and beam home foundations continue to suffer after Hurricane Harvey. Some homes rest on a pier and beam foundation rather than a concrete slab foundation. These pier and beam foundations sit on clay soils. When Hurricane …

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