GL Hunt (see the About page) has a terrific article on its website regarding slab foundation repairs. All credit goes to the company for this article:
Slab foundations compared to pier and beam foundations come with a great many advantages. Slab foundations don’t have a crawl space underneath and therefore can help to cut down on your utility bills. They are also relatively quick in terms of installation, generally being able to be poured in a single day over a layer of gravel up to 6 inches thick that is then covered with a thin sheet of plastic in order to keep moisture from penetrating through the gravel into the concrete slab.
However, that 4-millimeter sheet of plastic often is not enough to completely protect your slab from moisture and you may find yourself in need of slab leak repair. Any signs of leaks coming up through your concrete slab mean your foundation is undergoing some kind of damage. Even with the weight and even distribution of a slab foundation, the soils beneath can shift and create voids that will then make your foundation sink in some areas but not in others, leading to damage if you wait too long to get slab repair performed.
Can a slab foundation be repaired?
You may think once you start to see cracks in a concrete slab that there is no hope for it and it will need to be entirely replaced. This is rarely the case, and the experts at G.L. Hunt know what to look for in order to determine what kind of concrete slab repair your home needs. While there are certainly do-it-yourself options you can purchase at a store for repairing cracks in a concrete slab, you will find this to be an overall costlier option. DIY concrete slab repair is never permanent and, while it may somewhat slow down the escalation of damage, it will not stop further damage entirely. You will likely find yourself spending more when you finally decide to call a foundation expert versus if you had a professional repair done the first time.
How much does it cost to repair a slab foundation?
Because there are many different options for slab foundation repair, it is impossible to know exactly how much it will cost you unless you request a FREE estimate from G.L. Hunt. Not only does the style of repair change the cost, but the extent of the damage has an effect as well. Some cracks in a concrete slab can be repaired for less than $1,000 while other foundation issues do present more costly repair needs. Call for a free, no-obligation estimate and we will walk you through exactly what needs to be done and how much it would cost to complete.
You are welcome to call or text the company to schedule a foundation repair estimate/inspection at (469) 242-6913
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