You are not alone. Below are more of the most Common Foundation Problems in Houston page 4. These images of emails from Houston area homeowners illustrate the many foundation issues they are confronting. We have added our comments where we thought it might be beneficial. Many homeowners in other Texas cities are experiencing similar foundation problems.
Failed Foundation Repair – low cost foundation repair results in LOW QUALITY – Read about the disadvantages and limitations of these low quality foundation repair methods – these facts have been know by industry insiders for decades.
A 2 to 3 inch settlement is significant and this house needs a professional foundation inspection. We provide Free foundation inspections that include diagrams with elevation readings and an estimate for install if that is recommended.
Wise Decision – This home buyer wants to know the extent of the damage and cost of support and leveling BEFORE he purchases the house.
Wise Decision – Do NOT let your foundation and house damage continue for years. It almost always will get worse with more damage and more cost for the solution.
Failed Foundation Repair – low cost foundation repair results in LOW QUALITY – This previous foundation repair is worthless and the warranty is worthless too. We receive these emails and phone calls every day. You can choose LOW QUALITY or you can choose HIGH QUALITY.
Warning Signs of Foundation Damage – Yes, this homeowner needs a foundation inspection as soon as possible. Since a least part of the problem is in the kitchen area there may be some plumbing and water leakage issues also.
Ouch! Sink holes are not our expertise and they are a HUGH problem if they are on your property. We recommend that you contact an independent GeoEngineer for a complete inspection and analysis.
Our Foundation Inspection is free but it does not include a soil sample. Should the homeowner wish to work with Dawson for the installation of support structures and leveling the work crews will drill out soil samples before the digging and boring to determine how deep to install the support structures (Bell Bottom Piers).
Wise decision. It is always best to inspect and evaluate your foundation prior to beginning any remodeling work.
Failed Foundation Repair – Sorry to hear about a dishonest contractor and an incomplete repair job. We have a list of questions to ask all foundation contractors before you sign a contract. And check for “complaints” and “reviews” for any company on Google or other search engine.
This Houston home my have a water leak under the slab foundation in the kitchen area. An inspection will help determine the answer.
Ouch! Yes, the columns definitely need some underground support structures (Bell Bottom Piers). The Highest Quality and a Permanent solution is found with Bell Bottom Piers.
This may be an under slab plumbing problem. We would be happy to provide a free foundation inspection with a diagram of the house and elevation readings. A plumbing inspection may be required also.
Unfortunately we do NOT service Townhouses or Condos. The reason is that the slab foundation is a single unit and a proper foundation solution would be to support and level the entire slab. We can not support and level one part of the slab without affecting the entire slab.
YIKES! OUCH! Five feet of settlement for the pool? This is highly unusual to say the least. This apartment owner will need the professional services of an independent GeoEngineer to analyze the soil movement under the building structure and the pool.
If this Houston house looks like it is leaning then it probably is. This is a very common foundation issue in the metro area. A free foundation inspection can be provided.
This may or may not be a foundation issue. It may be a problem related to the floor installation. We would ask this homeowner if any other warning signs of foundation damage have appeared.
Yes, we do raise houses out of the floodplain. However, the process is expensive and is usually only appropriate with higher value homes.
Failed Foundation Repair -This pushed pile foundation repair job has failed in 2 years. The difference between Bell Bottom Piers and pushed piles is High Quality vs. Low Quality. You get what you pay for.
Yes, we can raise a house out of the floodplain up to a maximum of approximately 4 feet. We would raise the entire house and slab foundation as a single unit.