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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 Houston area. There are five solid facts when it comes to foundation repair. We will walk through each of these facts below. Take some time to read thorough all of the information that is provided here. If you find that you still have questions, you can contact us in several ways. First, feel free to give us a call at 713-467-8981. Next, you can send us over an email at email@example.com. Lastly, feel free to jump over to our Google My Business account and click on the “Message Now” button to send us correspondence.
The Facts About Foundation Repair
Fact One: Cracks in a home foundation are not always due to poor construction. Some people will tell you that if you see cracks in your foundation it is because the foundation was not poured correctly. While it could be an issue, most of the time there is an alternate force that is engaging your home foundation and causing issues. Houston area homes experience some of the worst cracking and issues in the U.S. Clay soil expansion, excessive weather conditions, and poor drainage are all very common in this area and are typically the main reasons that a foundation is not 100% sound.
Fact Two: The space left under that foundation after it has been repaired and raised should not be back filled with dirt. That area should remain void of dirt to ensure that there is room for the soil to once again expand. If you were to back fill this entire area with dirt, moisture would once again settle into the soil and expand. This could cause your foundation to up-heave and shift. It is false that this area needs to be filled with soil; that should be avoided.
Fact Three: Concrete underpinning is more than sufficient to support a home foundation. The piers themselves are created specifically for the job of supporting thousands of pounds of pressure. When AAA Foundation places these piers, we do so up until the point of refusal. This is the point at which the piers are inserted into the ground as far as they will go. Once this is complete, the amount of weight that can be supported is more than enough to hold your home steady and on solid ground.
Fact Four: Repairing you foundation at the first signs of issues is your best option. Your foundation will not fix itself over time. A foundation will only continue to shift and sink over time. If you are a property owner in Houston, Katy, Sugar Land, or any of the surrounding areas then you probably know someone that has had a foundation issue. As a matter of fact, you may even know someone that still has a foundation issue. What you will never hear is someone telling you their foundation fixed itself. Take the time to address your concrete slab issue right away and you will save yourself thousands of dollars in potential damage in the long run.
Fact Five: If you properly maintain your homes foundation you will lessen the overall cost or need for foundation repair in the future. Ensuring that your landscape is properly graded, the soil around your home is kept at the proper moisture, and fixing any plumbing issues as soon as you are aware of them are the best things you can do as a home owner for preventive maintenance.
If you do find that you are having foundation issues you need the facts and you need to schedule a free foundation evaluation today.
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