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House Leveling Houston, TX

House Leveling in Houston All foundations will settle into the soil to some extent regardless of the age of the home in the Houston area. Even new construction homes will have some level of settlement. This is perfectly normal, and as long as the settlement is uniform across all areas of the home, there is [...]

Pier and Beam Foundation Repair

Pier and Beam Foundations Modern Pier and Beam foundations are elevated wooden home foundation that rest on concrete piers. The home is lifted off of the ground about 18-24". The area below the home is called the crawl space. On some newer homes you may find that there is a concrete perimeter around the entire [...]

Houston Foundation Inspection

Free Professional Foundation Inspection in Houston If you are starting to notice signs that your home foundation might be settling, cracking or moving, a free foundation inspection is key in making sure you know exactly what your home is experiencing. At AAA Foundation, our foundation repair inspectors are certified and have the highest level of [...]

Foundation Repair Terminology

Foundation Repair Terms Foundations and the problems that impact them can be confusing. AAA Foundation Service knows that when homeowners and commercial property owners are facing potential foundation damage, the prospect of securing the right repair solution can seem daunting. Understanding some of the basic terminology involved in foundation repair can help. This page was [...]

Interior Signs of a Shifting Foundation – Updated July 2021

Signs of a Shifting Foundation It is often said that a building is only as sturdy as the foundation it rests upon, and really, this statement could not be more true. If your home has a foundation that is unstable, the structure built upon it will have all kinds of problems. In fact, most homeowners [...]

How Soil Effects Your Home’s Foundation – Updated July 2021

The Effect of Soil on Your Home Foundation When it comes to threats to a home’s foundation, few people realize the huge impact that soil can play. This is especially true for those who live in areas where so-called expansive soils are present. Expansive soils are capable of causing cracks and other structural issues in [...]

How Long Does it Take to Repair a Foundation

Factors That Impact The Amount of Time Needed to Perform Foundation Repair There are four main driving factors that impact the time needed to perform a foundation repair on a concrete slab home. 1. The extent of the damage to the homes foundation. A house that has been sitting with a needed repair to the [...]

Trees that Will Not Damage Your Foundation

How To Select The Best Tree That Will Not Damage Your Foundation Trees make a wonderful addition to almost any landscape, especially in Houston with the hot sun beaming down most of the year. That being said, trees are one of the top contributors to home foundations needing repair in the greater Houston area. Root [...]

Will Foundation Repair Damage My Landscaping

Foundation Repair and Landscaping If you are having foundation issues, you may be wondering how the contractor goes about making repairs. In this article, we will discuss how your landscaping may be impacted during a foundation repair. Having a well landscaped lawn is a great way to ensure that you minimize impacts to your home [...]

What Are Structural Cracks?

Types of Cracks Found Around a Home There are several types of structural cracks that can be found in a home. Understanding what all of these cracks are can help you determine how serious of an issue you may be facing. We will detail the different types of cracks and their meaning so as a [...]

Cracked Floor Tiles and Foundation Issues

Are Cracked Floor Tiles a Sign of Foundation Problems? In most cases a tile floor that has several tiles that have cracked near each other is a sign of a foundation issue. These cracks typically start with your slab foundation below the tile. Hairline cracks will begin to form when your foundation shifts. As these [...]

Foundation Repair Mistakes Homeowners Make

Four Common Foundation Repair Mistakes Made by Homeowners 1. Landscaping large trees and plants too close to your home foundation. Everyone wants their home to look nice, however, planting trees and large plants too close to your foundation can be a major hazard to your foundation. Trees and plants need moisture to survive and they [...]

How Foundation Settlement Impacts Your Home

Foundation Settlement in Houston You will find that in the Houston area, foundation settlement is a major issue. This includes foundation sinking, cracking and upheaval. Do you have signs of foundation settlement with your home? If so, make a note of it. While you may only see minor signs of issues with your home foundation, [...]

Leaning or Tilting Chimney?

Leaning Chimney Service in Houston A chimney that is leaning or tilting can be a sign of a settling foundation. The soil around your home is constantly moving and changing and this can make your foundation unstable. As the weather changes outside of your home, soil becomes dry during the summer and saturated during the [...]

Foundation Repair Shim Adjustment

Foundation Repair Shim Adjustment There are a lot of homes that have had foundation repair in Houston, TX carried out over the years. Over time these homes may need to have an adjustment made to the piers that were used to support the home. If AAA Foundation Service completed the repair, there is no cost [...]

Pier and Beam Foundation | Common Issues

Common Issues with Pier and Beam Foundations In the Houston area there are many older homes that have crawl spaces beneath them. These types of homes sit on what is known as a pier-and-beam foundation.  You have several beams that span the base of the home and these beams are then connected to the earth [...]

Foundation Leveling Facts and Myths

The Myths and Facts of Foundation Repair There are many misconceptions when it comes to foundation leveling. Here are four myths and facts surrounding this topic that should help clear up some confusion. MYTH: Foundation repair will decrease the overall value of the home. FACT: When a home foundation is repaired by a professional it [...]

How To Water Your Foundation

How to Correctly Water Your Foundation Watering your foundation is something that every homeowner should do, especially for those that own a home in the Houston area. This summer we have seen dramatic drought conditions, and this type of weather can cause major damage to a home foundation. For most homeowners, watering a foundation is [...]

How Long Should You Wait to Repair Your Home After Foundation Leveling

When to Make Home Repairs After Foundation Leveling AAA Foundation Service has repaired over 10,000 homes in the Houston area. A vast majority of these homes had internal structure issues prior to having their foundation repaired. Fixing the foundation issues are the first step prior to addressing any other problems you home may face because [...]

3 Reasons to Have a Foundation Inspection Completed

Do You Have Foundation Damage? If you have discovered what you believe is foundation damage in or around your home, you should be curious what might be causing it. You might see cracking walls or ceilings or perhaps you can feel your floors sloping. Sometimes you may have doors that no longer open or close [...]

How to Prevent Foundation Damage from Soil Erosion

Preventing Soil Erosion When the weather elements of Texas wear away at the topsoil and cause the underlying dirt to be exposed, soil erosion is taking place. Soil erosion is a naturally occurring activity that is found happening across the country. When the soil erodes around your home, foundation issues can begin to surface.  Also, [...]

Summer Heat & Foundation Damage

Does Summer Heat Cause Foundation Damage? Heat is an issue for concrete slab foundations during the Summer months. Homeowners in the Houston area have experienced extreme Summer temperatures for many years, especially during the 2015 drought. When Summer comes and the temperatures increase, moisture in the soil erodes and the ground that surrounds your home [...]

Reasons to Address Foundation Issues Early

Address Foundation Problems Early Often a homeowner will prioritize any repairs that need to be made to their home by how soon they need to be handled. If a pipe in your wall bursts and is flooding your home, for example, that is something you will fix immediately. If a tree branch breaks through your [...]

Does Slab Repair Increase Your Home Value

Spring Home Improvement Projects Return-on-investment is a term that most people associate with stocks, bonds and Wall Street. That could not be farther from the truth. As a homeowner, you want to get more money for your home than you originally paid for it when the time comes for you to sell it. Home improvement [...]

Best Foundation Repair Company in Houston

How to Find the Best Foundation Repair Company Foundation repairs are one of the most critical and most important of all home repairs. It is critical to choose a qualified and trustworthy contractor to perform your repair. How do you find a good company to perform the work? Foundation contractor reviews from homeowners that have [...]

Foundation Damage Caused by Water Drainage Issues

Foundation Damage Caused by Water Drainage Issues From hurricanes to droughts, there are many different things that can have an impact on your home's foundation. One of the most damaging, is water that does not properly drain. If you have too much water surrounding your foundation, the soil may swell. If you have too little [...]

Inspecting Your Home’s Foundation

Inspecting Your Home's Foundation If you suspect that your home's slab foundation may be in need of repair, a visual inspection can be performed by the homeowner to detect critical items that may be failing. This is not a professional inspection process that a Houston foundation repair company would be performing. The details listed below [...]

Six Questions to Ask When Hiring A Foundation Repair Company

Six Questions to Ask When Hiring A Foundation Repair Company Choosing a foundation repair company is difficult. There are many companies in Houston that come and go each year. So how do you find a reputable, reliable, dependable, and honest foundation repair company? This article will go into detail surrounding the six questions you should [...]

What Does a Foundation Repair Warranty Cover?

What Does a Foundation Repair Warranty Cover? When making a comparison between foundation repair companies, it is important to remember that not all the foundation repair warranties are the same. Even when companies are located in the same city and state, the coverage that they offer may differ greatly from one another. We have taken time to [...]

Houston Foundation Company Reviews

Foundation Repair Reviews When you are selecting a repair company for your foundation repair, you want the best.  You need someone that you can trust.  There is no better way for a company to build trust than with proof.  The old saying is, "don't take my word for it."  With AAA Foundation Service you can [...]

Trusted Sugar Land Foundation Repair Company

"Here for Sugar Land. Here to Stay."Call For a Free Estimate: 713-467-8981Foundation Repair Company in Sugar Land For foundation repair in Sugar Land, search no further than the contractors at AAA Foundation Service. When you need concrete slab foundation repair services, or to get a foundation repair estimate on your home, we are the team [...]

Securing the Best Foundation Repair Warranty

Securing the Best Foundation Repair Warranty The best foundation repair warranties in Houston, Sugar Land, and Katy, TX are free from AAA Foundation Service. We are slab foundation repair contractors. As professionals in the area, we offer a lifetime guarantee on the services we provide to all our clients. Securing the top foundation contractor in [...]

Is Foundation Repair Covered by Insurance?

Is Foundation Repair Covered by Insurance? Most insurance companies do not cover foundation repair in Houston. With that being said, you will want to speak to a representative from your insurance company to validate this. In 60+ years of repairing slab foundations there have been a handful of times that foundation repair was covered by [...]

Foundation Repair In Texas

Texas Foundation Repair Let's take a bit of time to review the causes of foundation repair problems in the Texas area. We will review the causes of cracking and the costs associated with repairing a slab foundation. As a reader, you will learn that there are many things that are associated with a concrete slab [...]

The Five Facts of Foundation Repair

Slab Foundation Repair Facts There is a lot of information floating around the internet when it comes to foundation repair. Some of this information is true and some is false. At AAA Foundation Service we want to ensure that you have all of the facts before selecting a company to repair your slab in the [...]

Reasons to Hire a Foundation Contractor

Reasons to Hire a Foundation Repair Contractor There are a ton of advantages to hiring a foundation repair contractor to repair your concrete slab foundation. First, if you are performing slab repair and leveling in the Houston area and have been for 60 years, you are intimately familiar with the environment that you are doing [...]

Is Houston Foundation Repair Difficult?

Is Houston Foundation Repair Difficult? Is it a difficult to repair a foundation in the Houston area? The clear answer here is yes. Houston is one of the largest cities in the United States, it is also one of the most clay dense environments in Texas. Having a solid foundation is important to any homeowner [...]

Foundation Maintenance Tips for Concrete Slab Foundations

Foundation Maintenance Procedures for Concrete Slab Foundations If you want to avoid costly foundation repair you need to ensure you properly maintain your home's concrete slab foundation. Houston is filled with clay soil and can cause a large amount of problems for slab foundations throughout the area. These kinds of issues typically are caused from [...]

The Five Step Process of Foundation Repair

The Five Step Process to Foundation Repair The five step foundation repair process is a common industry process for placing piers under your home's foundation. The method has been around for years and is in practice wherever slab foundations can be found. Before you sign on with a foundation contractor, educate yourself around this process [...]

The Six Main Issues Facing a Slab Foundation

Common Slab Foundation Issues At AAA Foundation Service we have seen all types of slab foundation issues over the last 60 years.  Slab foundations have grown more and more common over the years due to their ease of construction and lower cost.  They are especially popular in Houston and the surrounding areas due to their [...]

Cost to Hire a Houston Foundation Contractor

The Cost to Hire a Foundation Repair Contractor Foundation repair contractor costs can vary greatly from job to job. The final expense of any foundation repair in Houston, Texas is based on the items that are affecting the home and the amount of piers that need to be placed. The pricing range for this type [...]

Concrete Piers for Foundation Repair

Concrete Piers for Foundation Repair There is a reason that the number one foundation repair system for residential homes are concrete piers; they work great.  Concrete pilings are strong, durable, and highly effective at the task of leveling a home.  Concrete piers stand the test of time when it comes to making sure that a [...]

Foundation Cracks Always Need Repair

"Here for Houston. Here to Stay."Call For a Free Estimate: 713-467-8981 Foundation Cracks Always Need Repair Cracks in concrete slabs can cause foundation damage to your home.  They are a very common issue in the Houston area and should be repaired if found.  Truth be told, cracks are probably one of the most common signs [...]

Don’t Patch Drywall Before Foundation Repair

Patching Drywall Cracks from Foundation Issues While it is very possible to patch the cracks in your drywall caused by foundation damage, it will only be a temporary solution for your Houston area home.  Foundation issues are long-term problems if not addressed immediately and with the proper foundation repair procedure.  In the long run it [...]

What Causes Foundation Failure in Houston

Causes of Foundation Problems in the Houston Area If you find that you have slab foundation issues give us a call and let AAA Foundation Service come out and evaluate your house foundation at no cost and without obligation.  Any issues you are experiencing now will only continue to amplify as time goes on so [...]

Concrete Slab Foundation Designs

Slab Foundation Design Foundations that are designed and constructed with a slab foundation can create cracking and may require foundation repair over time.  This is especially true if your home is older than the early 1980’s.  If you find that you need repair, contact a concrete contractor to provide an expert solution to your repair needs.  [...]

What Is the Cost to Hire a Foundation Repair Contractor?

Hiring a Foundation Repair Contractor in Houston There are varying costs in hiring a foundation repair contractor for your Houston, Katy, Conroe, Sugar Land or Cypress home.  The final expenses are based on the issues that are affecting your home currently and the number of piers that will be needed to properly solve your issue [...]

Three Tips to Find the Best Foundation Repair Contractor

Finding a Foundation Repair Contractor When seeking to hire a foundation repair contractor in the Houston area you will come across many choices.  When selecting the best slab repair contractor you want to ensure that you are armed with the proper information.  The company should have a track record of excellent work and be able [...]

Four Common Causes of Foundation Issues

Common Foundation Issues There are many different issues that can cause a foundation to experience damage over time.  This is especially true in cities in and around the Houston area that have a high clay concentration in the soil.  To ensure that you have the proper knowledge of what your foundation may be experiencing and [...]

Using a Soaker Hose to Protect Your Foundation

Using a Soaker Hose to Water Your Foundation At AAA Foundation Service of Houston, Texas we strongly recommend home owners use a soaking hose to properly maintain their foundation during the dry months of summer.  We often see temperatures over 100 degrees throughout our summers, and areas like Katy, Sugar Land, and Friendswood often see [...]

3 Terms Used in a Foundation Inspection

Foundation Inspections Terms The foundation is one of the most important parts of a building, being responsible for bearing the weight of the home that sits atop it. Unfortunately, as time goes on, foundations often develop problems that leave a home under-supported. This may lead to structural issues that reduce the home's value, while also [...]

Repair Your Foundation Before You Remodel Your Home

Remodeling Your Home You should always avoid performing any type of remodels to a home that has signs of slab level issues.  This especially holds true in Houston and the surrounding suburbs.  The soil composition of a home that is already showing signs that it needs foundation repair will only continue to degrade unless it [...]

How Much is Foundation Repair in Houston?

Cost of Foundation Repair in Houston To properly calculate what a foundation repair will cost to complete in the Houston area a foundation specialist must do a proper assessment of a slab foundation's current performance.  There are many factors involved when it comes to providing cost estimates for foundation repair in Houston.  Everything from the [...]

Three Tips to Avoid Foundation Moisture Issues

Tips to Avoid Foundation Moisture Issues There are quite a few ways to avoid foundation moisture and water drainage issues from taking place around the perimeter of your home.  Below you will find three maintenance tips that will help you avoid issues related to water damage and your foundation.  No matter the type of slab [...]

Top Four Foundation Repair Mistakes Made by Property Owners

Foundation Mistakes Made by Homeowners Knowledge is power, and knowing what mistakes not to make in regards to your home's foundation will help ensure you are on solid ground for years to come.  A bit of maintenance on your foundation can help protect your home from the need for future foundation repair solutions.  Regardless of [...]

When Should You Repair Your Foundation

When To Have Your Foundation Repaired Knowing when you should repair your slab foundation is very important as a homeowner.  If you are experiencing unexplained cracking on your interior walls or you are showing signs of structural separation on the exterior of your home you will want to look into what issues may be taking [...]

Causes of Floor Cracks in a Home

What Causes of Floor Cracks in a Home There are a multitude of things that can cause a floor to crack in your home. The first and most frequent reason for a crack to appear in your slab floor is the change in the moisture content that surrounds your home. There are several reasons this [...]

Buying a Home in Houston with Previous Foundation Repair

Buying a Home with a Previous Foundation Repair Whether or not you should purchase a home that had a foundation repair in Houston previously completed is an easy decision if you know what questions you should be asking. Honestly, you are in a better place knowing that the home has already had the foundation worked on [...]

What Causes Home Doors To Stick?

Why Are Your House Doors Sticking? There are a number of different things that can cause a door in your home to stick. When a door in your home does stick, it can sometimes be a result of foundation issues. Wood has a natural contraction and expansion that can sometimes cause doors to stick and [...]

Homeowners Guide to Expansive Clay Soil

Expansive Clay Soil in Houston It is nearly impossible to predict how soil will shift and move over time. While most contractors and builders would love to have perfectly level soil conditions, rarely does it exist. Truth be told, the soil in Houston with the large clay content in different areas of the city can [...]

Three Things You Should Know About Slab Foundations

Slab Foundation Information Slab foundations are the most common type of foundation found in Houston because they are designed for the city's soil type and they are cost effective to put in place. Slab foundations do have a few disadvantages over other types of foundations. The most common problems that affect concrete slab foundations typically [...]

Save Your Foundation With Pier Underpinning

Pier Underpinning Even the best-constructed buildings may suffer structural problems as time goes on. Such problems are often the result of changes in the building's sub-base - that is, the soil and rocks beneath your foundation. Even seemingly stable sub-bases may shift and sink with time, often causing cracks and other forms of foundation damage [...]

Houston Foundation Repair Reviews

Foundation Repair Company Reviews You would not let just anyone into your home or business, and the same holds true for repairing your home or businesses foundation. You want someone you can trust. It would be easy for us to go into immense detail in outlining our outstanding service in Houston, our A+ rating with [...]

Foundation Repair Tips

Foundation Repair Tips A stable foundation is one of the most important components to the structure of your home. Foundation problems in Houston typically lead to other major issues around the home, and it is important to get a foundation expert to inspect your property to ensure those issues do not spread. At AAA Foundation [...]

Foundation Cracks: Causes and Prevention

Uneven Foundation Causes and Prevention Foundation cracking is a common but still serious problem that affects countless homes all across the United States. There are many potential causes of foundation cracking, but these causes can often be placed into one of the two broader categories. Fortunately, since foundation cracking is often preventable, knowledge beforehand is [...]