Kilgore, Texas is located in Gregg and Rusk counties and the area’s soil characteristics result in a significant amount of foundation repair for homes and commercial businesses. The city consists of 15.4 square miles of total area of which less than one percent is surface water. The soils in this eastern portion of Texas contain many clays. And clay soil is the culprit behind foundation problems.
Today most homes and commercial businesses are built upon concrete slab foundations. These foundations support the home or building structure and give it stability. In turn, the foundation is supported by the soil underneath. The problems begin with changes in water content of the clay soils under and around concrete foundations. During wet, rainy weather the clay soils will absorb large volumes of water and expand. This expansion creates upward movement called “uplift” and can be severely damaging to foundations. During hot, dry weather the clay soils will lose large volumes of water and shrink or contract. This shrinkage can lead to separation of the clay soil with the bottom of the foundation. Essentially a void has been created and that portion of the foundation has no support, which results in a collapse and cracking of the foundation.
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Engineers who want technical and engineering information about foundation repair can find it on our web site. These studies and reports were written by engineers with experience in this field.
And should you see any of the warning signs of foundation damage (cracked exterior bricks, cracked floors, cracked interior sheetrock, and doors and windows that do not open or close properly), then please call us today for a FREE Foundation Inspection.
Dawson Foundation Repair will obtain all necessary building and engineering permits to begin a foundation repair job in Kilgore. A building permit is required for foundation repair jobs, however, an engineering report usually is not required. You may call the city building inspection department at 903-984-5081 for more information.
We also have a Free Foundation Maintenance Tips page on our web site.