Round Rock, Texas is located in Travis and Williamson counties and many homeowners have needed foundation repair services for their homes. Their problems are the result of the geography of the central Texas area. This area has a variety of rock outcroppings, bluffs, and limestone formations and a wide variety of soils. The soils include loam, gravel, and the primary culprit for foundation damage, clay. The clay soils will absorb water during wet weather and subsequently swell in volume. During hot, dry weather the clay soils will lose water and shrink in volume. This creates both horizontal and vertical soil movement that places great stresses on a rigid concrete slab foundation.
One of the unique features of the geography of the Round Rock area is that the soil changes dramatically from west to east. The western area is situated on the edge of the Edwards Plateau and its limestone base. This limestone base does not have the water absorption characteristics of clay and therefore homes and buildings in this area experience very few foundation problems. Moving eastward the soil begins to change to a mixture of limestone, chalk, and clay. And moving slightly more eastward the soil composition becomes a mixture of topsoil and clay. The areas with a significant percentage of clay in the soils will be subject to soil movement and foundation damage.
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We have a Free Foundation Maintenance Tips page on our web site. The key is to try and keep the soil around the perimeter of the home or building at a uniform and constant moisture content.
We have hundreds of Testimonial Letters from foundation repair customers. They all appreciate our explanation of the repair process. We have included photos and text of the step-by-step foundation repair process for your review.
And we use the BEST FOUNDATION REPAIR METHOD – BELL BOTTOM PIERS. Why Bell Bottom Piers? 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 and you can compare foundation repair methods and clearly see the advantages of Bell Bottom Piers.
We also offer technical and engineering information about foundation repair for our customers who have engineering backgrounds. Please read some of the studies and reports written by engineers with experience in this field.
Dawson Foundation Repair will obtain all necessary building and engineering permits to begin a foundation repair job in Round Rock. You may call the city building inspection department at 512-238-2150 for more information.