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    Understanding the Estimate Process

    Last updated 6 months ago

    When you are concerned that your home may need foundation work, your repair process will start with a comprehensive analysis. At Structured Foundation Repairs, we offer free evaluations for all of our clients. When you contact our office and schedule an evaluation, we will send one of our evaluators out to visit your property. Foundation evaluations and recommended repairs are always opinion based.  In order to come up with a logical plan of repair the analyst will do a visual inspection looking for signs of stress, including but not limited to brick cracks, sheetrock cracks, door and window separations, etc.  He will then take a full set of floor elevations using state of the art equipment. After the evaluation process has been completed, he will determine if repairs are needed.  If so, he will leave a written estimate with you at the time of evaluation.  He can also call the office to expedite scheduling the repairs.  

    To schedule your free foundation analysis today, contact Structured Foundation Repairs by calling (972) 484-1200. We are proud to serve the Dallas and Ft. Worth areas with expert foundation repair and drainage correction services. To learn more about how we can help you repair your slab or pier and beam foundation, be sure to visit our website

    Meet Our Staff!

    Last updated 6 months ago

    From Left to Right:
    Roxanne – Post Production
    Sara Nicholson – Office Manager

    Heidi Morrison – Operations Manager

    Top Left to Right:
    Janice  – Pre Production
    Jane  – Quality Control Coordinator
    Melissa  – Receptionist/Customer Service
    Mitzi  – Evaluation Scheduler
    Audrea  – Evaluation Scheduler

    Bottom Left to Right:
    Joseph  – Production Coordinator
    Patricia  – Production Coordinator/Scheduler
    Marcia – Customer Service
    Traci – Accounting
    Tiffany  – QC/Mudjacking Coordinator 

    Not Pictured:
    Suzanne – Customer Service

    Back Row Left to Right:
    Larry Todd
    Chris Bailey
    Jeff Ellison
    Greg Snyder
    Tom Kidd – Owner
    Rodney Caprio
    Gene Porubsky
    Chad Pruitt
    Brandon Hoge

    Front Row:
    Jack Phelps
    Billy Tatum
    Bradley Holt
    Philip Waldeck
    Dan Billings

    Standing from Left to Right:
    Albert Quintero - Service Call Analyst
    Salomon Vargas - Crew Chief
    Van Carlton - Crew Chief
    Manuel Burciaga - Crew Chief
    Preston Marcom - Crew Chief
    Kevin Karlin - Crew Chief
    Jeremy Nowell - Crew Chief
    Robert Springstead - Field Superintendent
    Randy Snyder - Crew Chief
    Cris Garza - Training & Safety Superintendent
    Ken Markovich - Crew Chief
    Kelly Carlton - Crew Chief
    Darrell Kramer - Crew Chief
    Devin Marshall - Crew Chief
    Stephen McAlister - Crew Chief

    Eduard Morales - Crew Chief
    Chad Martin - Service Call Analyst
    Bryan Portwood - Crew Chief
    Matt Kell - Crew Chief
    Austin Turpen - Crew Chief/ Warehouse Supervisor

    Not Pictured:
    Mario Lopez - Crew Chief
    Zac Cryer - Crew Chief

    Finding Rotten Sill Plate

    Last updated 6 months ago

    During our evaluations of Pier & Beam houses we crawl the understructure to determine if there is any rotten wood that needs to be replaced.  Watch this video to see Structural Analyst, Billy Tatum, find rotten sill plate. 

    Knowing The Difference between Surface drains and French drains

    Last updated 7 months ago

    When dealing with excess moisture in the ground it is important to know the difference between a Surface drain and a French drain as they serve two very different purposes.

    Why would I need a surface drainage system??
    All homes require proper drainage. Homes that have poor drainage can heave. (i.e. if water ponds within 4 feet or so of the foundation after watering or rain) This heaving of the foundation causes stress to both the foundation and structure.

    What is a Surface Drainage System?
    A surface drainage system typically includes 9 inch by 9 inch or 12 by 12 inch area drains and 4 inch flexible PVC pipe. The system is used to collect water at ground level and channel it away from the home. If there is not enough natural grade to allow the water to gravity drain away, it may be necessary to install a sump and a pump system.

    Why would I need a French drain?
    ?A French drain is most commonly used to collect and channel ground water to keep it from going under the home. Ground water that travels under a slab foundation can cause a foundation to go up and down repeatedly which can cause foundation problems.

    What is a French Drain?
    ?A French drainage system typically consists of a deep trench (approximately 4 feet deep), a perforated 4" PVC pipe, a permeable wrap to go around the pipe, and gravel.  French drains are common drainage systems, primarily used to prevent ground water from migrating under the foundation.

    On occasion both types of drainage may be needed and a Combo Drain is installed. 

    What is a Combo Drain? 
    A Combo drainage system is a French drain and a Surface drain used in conjunction with each other in the same trench to remove excessive ground and surface water from around the foundation.

    If you have concerns that you might need drainage at your property, the analysts at Structured Foundation Repairs, Inc. are fully trained to provide a free evaluation, and prepare the proper repair plan to address your drainage and foundation needs.  Visit our website to learn more about our services.  To set up a free evaluation, call today at (972) 484-1200.

    How Are Piers Installed During Foundation Repair?

    Last updated 7 months ago

    In the Dallas/Fort Worth area, concrete pressed pilings are the most widely used method of foundation repairs for slab foundations. In fact, this type of pier was specifically designed for the expansive clay soils that are common to the DFW area. Here is a closer look at how piers are installed during foundation repair. 

    Digging the Hole
    First, a two foot square hole is dug by hand with a shovel. This hole will typically be four or five feet below ground level and will extend under the grade beam.

    Installing the Cylinders
    After the hole is dug and the grade beam is exposed, a pre-formed concrete cylinder is placed at the bottom of the hole directly beneath the grade beam. A hydraulic ram is then placed between the bottom of the grade beam and top of the concrete cylinder.  The ram will be engaged pressing the cylinder into the dirt. Cylinders will be added and pressed until the point of refusal  (where it takes more force to press the pilings deeper than it does to lift the house.)

    Fitting with a Cap
    After the pilings are pressed to refusal, they will be then be fitted with a concrete cap and additional cylinders. The house will then be lifted using bottle jacks to as near its original position as possible while minimizing unacceptable damage to the foundation or the structure. After the house is lifted, concrete blocks or steel shims are used to fill the gap between the grade beam and the piling and then the holes are backfilled and compacted.

    If you feel your home may be experiencing foundation problems, call Structured Foundation Repairs, Inc. today. We are an industry leading foundation repair companies in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  Contact us online or call us today at (972) 484-1200. 

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