Last updated 1 month ago
It’s all too easy to miss the symptoms of a foundation in need of repair—and that can be an expensive mistake. That’s why you should always have the common indicators of a structural issue checked out by a foundation repair professional as soon as possible. Here are some of the most common warning signs of an underlying foundation problem.
Doors that stick.
If you find that one of the doors in your house is starting to stick whenever you try to open it, it could be an indicator of an underlying foundation issue. If you consistently have trouble getting a door to latch, it may be a cause for concern. It may mean that the slab foundation under your house is shifting, causing the frame to twist.
When a window refuses to budge, it’s easy to dismiss the problem as minor. However, a window that either sticks or will not close all the way could be a sign of a foundation problem. As with a sticking door, a stubborn window with no apparent cause can be related to a shifting foundation.
Cracks in wall.
Foundation movement often causes walls to crack, so keeping an eye out for any new cracks in your walls can be beneficial. Not all cracks indicate problems, but some are worth paying attention to—particularly those that appear above doorways, near windows, or near where a wall meets the ceiling. Brick and tile cracks can also be good warning signs.
At Structured Foundation Repairs, we use engineer-approved methods to provide our customers with professional foundation repair, including drainage correction and pier and beam repair. We are proud to provide high-quality services to the Dallas and Ft. Worth area. You can schedule a free evaluation by contacting our friendly team today at (972) 484-1200.
Last updated 2 months ago
Houses with pier and beam foundations are extremely common in Texas. In a house that is built on a pier and beam foundation, the floors rest on wooden beams. These beams, in turn, are braced by supports—which can be made of pre-made concrete blocks, poured concrete, or wood. If you need to adjust the level of a floor because of a shifting foundation, you may need to replace rotten wood, replace supports or simply replace or add additional steel shims. Occasionally, the structure will need to be excavated to provide necessary access.
When your home’s foundation is in need of professional repair, you can rely on the skilled team at Structured Foundation Repairs. Our team is insured and bonded for your protection, and we offer free evaluations for homes in the Dallas and Ft. Worth area. Call (972) 484-1200 for more information, and visit us on the Web to read more about our drainage and foundation repair services.
Last updated 2 months ago
If you’ve noticed cracks in your foundation or any other underlying issues with the structure of your home, you may be wondering if you need foundation repair. Here are some of the questions we commonly hear at Structured Foundation Repairs.
How much does foundation repair cost?
Every foundation repair job begins with a free evaluation and estimate. When you contact Structured Foundation Repairs, we will send an estimator to your home to conduct a comprehensive inspection. During that inspection, the estimator will do a visual survey of your home and take an electronic elevation survey. Finally, the estimator will determine what your home’s vulnerabilities are and what specific steps will be required to correct them.
How long does foundation repair take?
Every foundation repair job is different, but a typical foundation repair job will take from one to two days. However, the length of time your specific foundation repair job will take depends on the extent of the work that needs to be done.
Will foundation repair harm my yard?
Structured Foundation Repair works to keep any damage to your home’s landscape to a minimum. If we need to remove a bush in order to perform a job, we will make every effort to keep it alive so it can be returned to its original place, but the company cannot guarantee its survival.
Will foundation repair fix all the cracks in my foundation?
Repairing your foundation will not necessarily close up all visible cracks. However, not all cracks are cause for concern. If you are worried about a specific crack, talk to your foundation repair team.
Will foundation repair affect my plumbing?
Foundation repairs and plumbing issues go hand in hand. At Structured Foundation Repair, we recommend that you have your plumbing tested by our recommended third party plumber either before and after we perform a foundation repair job and in many cases we include the post testing in the cost of foundation repairs.
If you have further questions about foundation repair, contact the team at Structured Foundation Repairs. We provide comprehensive foundation repair services, including drainage correction and pier and beam repair, to customers in the Dallas and Ft. Worth areas. To get started today, call (972) 484-1200 or visit our website.
Last updated 2 months ago
Texas’s dry soil means that its home foundations are notoriously vulnerable to instability.
In this video, Structured Foundation Repairs owner and president Tom Kidd explains how homeowners can help to prevent foundation problems from developing. He also discusses some of the warning signs that can indicate that something may be wrong with your home’s foundation.
Structured Foundation Repairs offers comprehensive foundation repair services, including drainage correction and pier and beam repair. We are insured and bonded for your protection, and our full office staff will be happy to answer your questions. To find out more about our services, call (972) 484-1200 or visit us on the Web.