Pasadena, Texas is located in Harris county and its soil characteristics have created a great need for foundation repair. The city’s geography is flat and the soils contain a high percentage of clay. Clay soils are the some of the worst soils upon which to build rigid concrete slab foundations. Why? Because clay soils “move” in that they expand and contract with changes in water content. When the area experiences hot, dry weather the clay soils will lose moisture and shrink. Many times the shrinkage is so dramatic that the soil loses contact with the foundation above. This can create a collapse of that portion of the foundation that has lost its support. When the area experiences wet weather, the clay soils will absorb large volumes of water and swell. That creates “uplift” forces that can push portions of a concrete foundation upward and crack the foundation. Foundation damage is almost always accompanied by exterior and interior damage to the home or commercial building.
Pasadena consists of 44.5 square miles of total area with less than one percent being surface water. The city borders the Houston Ship Channel and the southeastern portion has frontage on Galveston Bay. It is the second largest city in Harris county after Houston. Pasadena also proudly boasts the largest all volunteer municipal fire department in the United States.
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Cracked tile floors, cracked interior sheetrock, cracked exterior brick, and “sticking” doors and windows are a few of the signs of foundation damage. If your home or commercial business has some of the warning signs of foundation damage, then CALL us today for a FREE Foundation Inspection (for homes not involved in real estate transactions).
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Dawson Foundation Repair will obtain all necessary building and engineering permits to begin a foundation repair job in Pasadena. A building permit is not required in this city.An engineering report is required in this city. You may call the city building inspection department at 713-477-1511 for more information.