Coppell, Texas resides in the northwest corner of Dallas county (and a small portion in Denton county) and consists of 14.9 square miles of land and 0.04 square miles of water. It is surrounded by other suburbs and its largest neighbor, Dallas. It is also located near the DFW International airport.
Many of the homes and smaller commercial buildings in Coppell are experiencing cracked concrete slab foundations. This is primarily due to the nature and movement of the soil underneath the foundations. These are clay soils and when they are saturated they will swell and lift (uplift) anything on top of them. When these clay soils are extremely dry they will shrink and actually lose contact with a portion of the concrete foundation they are supporting. Either of these situations can crack a concrete slab and cause serious damage to the home or building.
If you suspect foundation movement and damage then it is a good idea to know the warning signs. Cracked exterior bricks, cracked tile floors, cracked interior sheetrock, and doors and windows that do not open or close properly are all warning signs of foundation damage. If you see some of the warning signs of foundation repair damage, then please call us today for a FREE Foundation Inspection (free for homes not involved in real estate transactions) !
The objective of a Home Foundation Inspection is to give the homeowner a summary of the foundation’s condition and options for repair and stabilization if necessary. The first step in the inspection is the examination of the exterior portion of the building and foundation. The second step is the inspection of the interior portion of the foundation. Usually a diagram will be drawn of the home or building’s perimeter to indicate any areas of foundation movement or settlement. This step usually includes the use of a computerized water level to evaluate the elevations of every part of the home or building. The third step is the inspection of the interior of the home or building. The fourth and last step of the inspection process is the formation of the conclusion and suggestions for the homeowner or building owner.
Dawson Foundation Repair will obtain all necessary building and engineering permits to begin a foundation repair job in Coppell. Both a building permit and an engineering report are required. You may call the city building inspection department at 972-462-0022 for more information.