Marshall, Texas is located in Harrison county and the area’s soil characteristics result in a significant amount of foundation repair for homes and commercial businesses. The city consists of 29.6 square miles of total area of which less than one percent is surface water. The soils in this northeastern portion of Texas contain many clays. And clay soil is the culprit behind foundation problems.
For decades most homes and commercial businesses in the southern United States have been built upon concrete slab foundations. These foundations support the home or building structure and give it stability. The concrete foundation is supported by the soil underneath. Most problems begin with changes in water content of the clay soils under and around the perimeter of concrete foundations. During wet, rainy weather the clay soils will absorb large quantities of water and expand. This expansion creates an upward movement called “uplift” and can severe damage rigid foundations. During hot, dry weather the clay soils will lose large quantities of water and shrink. This shrinkage can lead to separation of the clay soil with the bottom of the concrete foundation. When this happens a void has been created and that portion of the foundation has no support, which can result in a collapse and cracking of the foundation.
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And we use the BEST FOUNDATION REPAIR METHOD – BELL BOTTOM PIERS. Why Bell Bottom Piers exclusively? Because they are a permanent, time-tested, and proven solution. The construction process is similar to the process used to build concrete columns for bridges and highway overpasses. There are other popular repair methods but you can compare foundation repair methods and clearly see the advantages of Bell Bottom Piers.
Engineers who want more 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 of foundation repair.
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 jam), then CALL us today for a FREE Foundation Inspection (free for homes not involved in real estate transactions).
Dawson Foundation Repair will obtain all necessary building and engineering permits to begin a foundation repair job in Marshall. A building permit is required for foundation repair jobs, however, an engineering report is only required for jobs over $10,000 in value. You may call the city building inspection department at 903-935-4455 for more information.
We also have a Free Foundation Maintenance Tips page on our web site.