Irving, Texas is a city that has experienced numerous problems with soil movement, foundation damage, and foundation repair. In this part of north / northeast Texas the soils contain a large percentage of clay. Clay soils are notorious for their ability to absorb water and lift homes, buildings, and foundations as much as nine vertical inches. They are also well known for their ability to lose large volumes of water during hot, dry weather and shrink, creating a void between the concrete slab foundations and the soil. This can cause the foundation to “collapse” in places.
Irving, Texas is a city of over 200,000 people in Dallas county. It is part of the large Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area and consists of 67.7 square miles of total area. A very small percentage, less than 1%, is surface water.
Warning Signs of Foundation Damage ?
If you are reading this then you probably have seen some of the warning signs of foundation damage. The most common are cracked exterior bricks, cracked tile floors, cracked interior sheetrock, and doors and windows that do not open or close properly. There are other obvious signs, such as brick walls that are “rotating” away from the building or home and collapsing. If you see any of these signs, then please CALL today for a FREE Foundation Inspection (free for homes not involved in real estate transactions).
We used only one method of foundation repair – Bell Bottom Piers. Why? Bell Bottom Piers are the proven, time-tested solution – similar to the construction concept used to build concrete support columns for highway overpasses. Compare Bell Bottom Piers with other popular foundation repair methods by clicking on this link – compare foundation repair methods.
Do you have an engineering background and wish to better understand the method and process of foundation repair? Here is some information to review – technical and engineering information about foundation repair.
Need More Information ?
Dawson Foundation Repair will obtain all necessary building and engineering permits to begin a foundation repair job in Irving. A building permit and an engineering report are required in this city. You may call the city building inspection department at 972-721-2371 for more information.