Foundation Repair News and Solutions

stock-photo-749897-cracked-concreteTrying to repair cracks around the foundation of your home by yourself is not only dangerous, but does not guarantee results. Ignoring the problems you may have with the foundation of your home is irresponsible and can cause serious problems if left unattended. It can also become more costly to repair later on. There are many companies that offer solutions to repair the foundation and basement issues in your home, and guarantee their work. You can call the BBB to get a recommendation of a company that has a great reputation, or from a family member that has experience with such company. Or you can call us; we will offer you a solution for your foundation or basement repairs that make sense.

Foundation Repair – Concrete Foundation Repairs

Is your concrete foundation in distress? Learn how hydraulic piering and slabjacking can help lift and stabilize sinking concrete foundations.

Do you have cracked walls? Doors that won’t close? Bulging floors? Any of these can be signs of foundation problems. Foundation settlement can lead to major structural problems within your home. Luckily there are ways to repair a concrete foundation without having to tear it out and start from scratch.

Foundation settlement and movement requiring foundation repair can be caused by building on expansive clay, compressible or improperly compacted fill soils, or improper maintenance around foundations. Older homes are typically more susceptible to foundation problems, especially in the semi-arid southern region of the United States including cities such as Houston and Dallas, Texas. Whatever the cause, settlement can destroy the value of structures and even render them unsafe. If you see signs of foundation distress, don’t delay in getting the problem solved. The longer you wait, the more your foundation will sink and cause further costly damage.

Plano Foundation Repair Company Touts Quality Over Price

Plano, Texas, USA – September 25th, 2014 /PressCable/ —

“People simply don’t understand quality differences for the most common foundation repair methods,” says Robert Scott of . Continuing he says, “Of course, the companies in the industry do a good job of telling the homeowner that their repair method is the best. You will never hear an industry insider admit that their method is low quality.”

Homeowners often discover cracks in the interior walls or exterior brick that causes them great concern. Mr. Scott stressed that homeowners should do their homework in order to make an informed decision. Some of the keys areas to do some research are the years of a company’s experience, reputation, and opinions of independent experts.

A company’s experience is very important according to Mr. Scott. There are no licensing requirements or certification to become a “foundation repair contractor” in the state of Texas. “All that is required is a pickup truck, a couple of shovels, and a hydraulic jack to start work in the industry. A company that has 10 or 20 or 30 years experience with leveling concrete slab foundations has seen most of the challenges in the industry and has had to deal with them,” said Mr. Scott.

EQC foundation repair ‘not as good as new’

An engineer for a couple suing the Earthquake Commission (EQC) and Southern Response (SR) has denied being unreasonable in his recommended repair solution for their home.

Suzanne and Cameron Kelly are in the High Court in Christchurch suing EQC and Southern Response (SR) for $590,000, the amount they say it would cost to replace their Burwood home which they claim is uneconomic to repair due to foundation damage.

EQC and SR say the damage pre-existed the earthquakes and want to repair the house. The case is in its fifth day.

Chartered professional engineer Zoran Rakovic, giving evidence for the couple, said EQC’s suggested repair of the couple’s home would not comply with building regulations.

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