Here are some commonly asked questions about foundations and foundation repair in the Dallas Fort Worth area: The house inspector’s report says ” some evidence of settling” or “foundation is in reasonable condition for its age”. What does this mean? These statements may be major warning signs. Discuss this with a foundation professional. 2. What
Some of the practical solutions to address yard drainage problems include: Proper slope of soil away from house Gutter and A/C run-off control Surface Drains French Drains What is needed for proper drainage? The land should slope downward away from the foundation to assure that water does not collect near or under the slab, and
Digging close to the foundation. As a rule of thumb, the depth of a hole should be no greater than the distance to the foundation. Removing soil close to a foundation can cause a slumping, or a landslide condition. You often see this situation along new highways that cut through hills with steep enbankments. Inadequate
Here are some of the signs that your foundation might be in trouble. Typically you can see these signs in one of two places or even in both. Either inside your home or on the outside of your home. If you see any of these trouble signs then it means you should get a qualified
We added permit-related information to each city (town) page from the following DFW communities: Arlington Aubrey Aurora Azle Balch Springs Bartonville Bedford Benbrook Blue Mound Blue Ridge Bolivar Briar Briaroaks Burleson Many of the resources pertain specifically to foundation permits, although some are more about residential remodeling or commercial building permit requirements.
It is undeniable that a strong foundation is vital for the durability of any structure. Whether it is a home or a commercial building, it is the foundation on which the whole structure stands. However, any type of foundation, pier and beam foundation or a slab foundation, is susceptible to a number of damages and
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). For foundation repair or yard drainage correction (e.g. French
GL Hunt has made several commercials and radio interviews in the Dallas Fort Worth area as well as other areas of Texas. Here is an interview from some members of the team from the San Antonio area from the Bobby and JJ Radio YouTube channel: For foundation repair or yard drainage correction (e.g. French drains)
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This infographic gives tips on actions you can take to reduce the risk of foundation problems which could lead to the need for a repair: You are welcome to share this infographic and/or blog post with homeowners and property owners in the Dallas Fort Worth area whom you believe would benefit from the information.