In the previous post (click here) we showed you some of the company’s colleagues throughout Texas. Here is an interview from a few years ago featuring another colleague discussing foundation repairs and foundation plumbing leak detection. Credit goes to Fox29 Daytime at 9 (San Antonio).
Included is the YouTube transcript from this radio interview. This is the unedited version from YouTube, so spelling errors are included:
00:12you’re watching daytime at nine welcome00:17back everybody okay I’m talking to all00:19the homeowners out there if you’ve had00:20foundation problems recently there’s00:22probably some questions you didn’t ask00:24that could possibly make a huge00:26difference in your home and save you a00:28lot of money Jim Parker CEO of Parker00:30and Sons Plumbing and daniel road and00:32join us he’s a field technician with GL00:34hunt they’re here to educate our00:35homeowners thank you guys for being here00:37absolutely thank you for having us ok00:39around the holidays we’re busy checking00:40off our list doing all kinds of stuff00:42we’re not thinking about foundation00:43problems but first how do we know when00:46we have a problem with our foundation00:48well you’ll usually notice that the00:51signs of cracks around your windows or00:52doors or your doors start to stick or00:55having trouble opening and closing those00:56are the most obvious signs that00:58homeowners usually see when they may00:59have a foundation problem right when you01:01can’t shut the door ok now when when01:02people call you up you come and you01:05repair the problem and a lot of other01:07foundation companies do this as well but01:10once you’re done with that what else01:12should happen aesthetic tests should be01:14performed on the plumbing system the01:16static test test the integrity of the01:18drain system because what could happen01:20is yeah you may have your foundation01:22lifted and you know during that process01:23it could break plumbing you know you’re01:26lifting a very heavy object or looking a01:27house and all your plumbing is in case01:29in dirt and you know it could very well01:32break during that process so aesthetic01:34test test the integrity of the drain01:36system once that’s completed yeah tell01:39me ok I don’t mean to interrupt you but01:41once you’ve done the foundation work say01:43you don’t have the static tests done01:45what what could possibly happen there01:48well what happens is that plant so as01:50you’re running water it’s just going01:52underneath the home and so what happens01:54is that area starts to sink again so you01:56may have had the foundation work done01:57but if you don’t have that plumbing it’s01:59going to happen all over again if you02:01don’t have the pony ok and Daniel let’s02:03be honest foundation issues could be02:05very costly for a homeowner right02:07do you guys do the static test when02:09you’re done after we’re finished lifting02:10the structure we contact Parker and Sons02:13Plumbing they actually do it aesthetic02:14sets for us or for the homeowner I think02:16once the repairs are done tell me why02:17you guys decide to work together on this02:19what we work with with Jim because02:22they’re extremely reliable the you know02:25they show up when they’re supposed to02:26they get us the reports that we need on02:28time and and we can always rely on them02:30to do what they say very good and Jim02:33let me ask you is this mandated do02:35people have to do this when it was no02:36and that’s the reason why I asked Daniel02:39and geo hunt to come out because it’s02:41not mandated there’s a lot of foundation02:42companies out there that don’t do this02:44test and a homeowner only knows what02:46they know if they never heard of a02:48static test they’d never heard of02:49testing the plumbing system after02:51foundation works done then there’s a02:53good chance they’re never going to have02:54it done and a couple years their02:56foundation starts to sink again in that02:58same place they call that foundation03:00company new they’re not business anymore03:02you know so not everybody does it not03:07all foundation coming to do it and it’s03:08real important that we educate03:09homeowners that it’s very important to03:11have this test done and to call a03:13company that realizes how important it03:16is right and that’s reputable and that03:17will actually fix the problem okay now03:19is this the only time to have the static03:21test done is it after foundation issues03:23you know a good you know it’s really03:25important to do it before also because03:28if you do go to your insurance company03:30or homeowner insurance company they may03:32ask did you have a success done before03:34you did foundation work and if you say03:36no you have the foundation work done03:38they may say you know what we’re not03:40going to cover your plumbing issues we03:41don’t know when it happened or what03:43caused it so it’s a good idea to do it03:45before also so we start seeing those03:47cracks you can call us we can come out03:49to a static test we’re running a special03:51for you guys and we can get you Daniel03:54out there and help from there too very03:56good i love that you guys work in03:57conjunction with each other because a03:59lot of times homeowners they don’t know04:00where to go I mean there’s so many04:02different businesses out there there’s04:04so many people doing these services and04:06how you know which ones to trust mm-hmm04:08right no you’re absolutely right we were04:10talking about that earlier is just so04:12important that we refer each other04:14because we know the type of work that04:16we’re going to do right okay so you say04:19as soon04:19you start seeing the cracks that’s the04:21best time to do it right away the04:22quicker the better or sooner you you fix04:24your foundation that you can prevent04:26further problems from having me04:28foundation does it ever get better by04:30itself it may temporarily get better04:32with weather changes and things but04:34actually repairing your foundation04:36sooner before it gets worse is the best04:38time to do it Jim and Daniel you guys04:40are fantastic now you mentioned a04:41special offer for viewers tell me a04:43little bit more about that it’s a $9504:45static test it’s a pass or fail test04:47it’s going to tell you yes you have a04:49plumbing problem underneath your04:50foundation or no you don’t does it take04:52long no I usually 45 minutes to an hour04:56it shouldn’t take very long really that04:57quickly that’s good to know cuz you know04:59a lot of homeowners put it off because05:00they say they don’t have the time right05:02you could do it on a lunch break may be05:03right very nice okay guys $95 for this05:06static test parker & sons plumbing LLC05:09make sure and give them a call if you’re05:11thinking maybe you have other plumbing05:12issues or maybe this might be happening05:14to your house right now to 10 to three05:16six nine eight three eight again Parker05:19and sense plumbing LLC com and also the05:22foundation issues I’m sure they can05:23refer each other if you’re thinking05:25maybe you have some cracks or something05:27that needs to be repaired give them a05:29call they’ll work together make it easy05:31for you guys right definitely thank you05:33guys for being your happy holidays thank05:34you alright guys don’t forget 12 days