Causes of Foundation Repair
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No matter why a Dallas TX resident calls us to their home or commercial property, they always ask the same initial question. They want to know what it is that caused their building’s foundation to run into trouble in the first place.
For such a frequently asked question, the answer will, unfortunately, remain the same. The fact is, there are several causes for foundation problems, and in most situations, there is nothing you could have done differently to have prevented them from happening.
Although your foundation is among the sturdiest aspects of your property, it isn’t without danger. No matter what the cause, however, Prime Foundation Repair has the ideal solution each time.
Don’t hesitate to call when you know your home or commercial space is experiencing issues. We guarantee the best in complete foundation repairs.
Most local soils here in Texas stay comprised of clay, which remains firm until it gets wet. During the rainy seasons, your property’s soil likely shifts.
Even during the drier months, your clay soil still changes its elasticity. As it remains cracked and void of moisture, it constricts, causing further strain on your foundation.
Although we rely on out landscaping to keep up with curb appeal, it’s sometimes the plants in your yard causing problems to your structure. That is especially true of mature trees whose thicker root systems can burrow and damage concrete.
And because your slab retains moisture, these roots may naturally get drawn towards it to feed on the available water. Unfortunately, that also means having your plants uprooting your entire home.
New construction sites today use more plastic and PVC-based materials for more areas of your home. Plumbing, especially, relies on durable PVC for reduced building costs.
However, just a few decades ago, iron was used nearly exclusively in sewer lines and building plumbing systems. Although durable, these tubes are now old and rusted out and are likely causing water damage to your concrete slabs.
Because of flood zones and nearby water sources, many homes throughout the area remain on pier and beam foundation systems. And although effective and long-lasting, they are not without their problems.
One of the more frequent situations is that older homes relied on cedar beams because they are a strong wood source. However, fast forward several decades later, and they are dry rotted and splintering.
When your home got constructed, it may not have received proper drainage and water runoff, leading to moisture buildups that deteriorate your foundation. Other builders didn’t allow enough ventilation around the slab, preventing it from aerating correctly.
No matter what building materials had gotten used in constructing your property, they likely have problems after 20 or more years of use. The best way to prevent significant structural concerns is with regular foundation inspections.
Choose Prime Foundation Repair for the best solution for any situation. We guarantee better results and affordable pricing.