A house built on sand cannot stand – that’s where foundation comes in.
But what if the guys who laid the foundation when your house was built thirty years ago didn’t do such a good job?
Or what if the soil has expanded from too much moisture? Or contracted from not enough?
Failing foundation leads to homes that sink, sag, and shift. Eventually, they become unlivable. And if you’re thinking of selling your home within the next few years – think again! No one is going to want to buy a house that’s damaged at its very roots.
At Prime Foundation Repair, we work with you to assess the issue and come up with a plan of attack that fits your needs. Residential or commercial, minor damage or major – we’ve got your foundation covered.
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How Can I Tell If My Foundation Is Damaged?
Foundation damage has a near endless supply of causes. Here are some of the most common:
- High clay soil absorbing water
- Lack of moisture leading to contracting soil
- Improper drainage
- Basement damage and rot
- Leaking pipes in slab foundations
Knowing the causes might help you prevent the problem, but knowing how to identify signs of foundation damage can help you determine if you need to call a professional today.
Unfortunately, actually looking at your foundation isn’t always possible or easy to do. The good news (from an inspection standpoint) is that when your foundation starts to go, it affects other much more visible portions of your house. Look for these telltale signs of foundation damage.
Warped floorboards are often an indicator that portions of your foundation are contracting closer together and thus pushing the flooring upwards. Warping could also be caused by water damage, but this is usually easy to distinguish from foundation damage because of the presence of discoloration and, of course, moisture.
Cracking walls are the most obvious red flag when you are on the lookout for foundation damage. Large cracks in your exterior and interior walls (or small cracks that are getting larger) show that your walls are likely being twisted by the foundation shifting beneath them.
Leaning exterior walls can be a pretty good sign that your foundation is failing. Your outer walls should be pretty much completely straight and level with the ground. It can be hard to gauge with your eye unless the damage is severe, so use a level to make sure you get an accurate measurement.
Residential Foundation Repair Dallas Texas
We are experienced residential foundation repair experts, keeping the homes of Dallas Texas on the level. It’s important to get your foundation inspected and repaired as soon as you notice any potential signs of damage.
What might start as a simple hairline crack could easily grow into a veritable canyon in your wall. The sooner you can get the foundation repaired, the smaller the damage to your property value and the aesthetic appeal of your home.
Commercial Foundation Repair Dallas
We don’t just keep homes above ground, we keep businesses alive as well.
Nothing can shut down a strip mall or office building faster than dying foundation. Whether you’re a landlord or investor, you can’t afford to let your commercial property sink away. Cracked walls scare away customers and attract county inspectors. Don’t let your business go down with your foundation. Let us lift you up.
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Our Services | Dallas Foundation Repair
We offer a plethora of foundation repair services to the people of Dallas. Here are just a few of them.
Level Pier and Beams
Pier and beam foundations are typical of smaller buildings and often preferred due to lower costs. However, when the earth below gives way, the posts or pillars that support the house can begin buckling and leaning. Our skilled crews are experts at pier and beam leveling to get your house straightened out from the bottom up.
Support Crawl Spaces
Crawl space foundations are ideal in moist environments because they raise the house off of the earth by a couple of feet and thus protect against water damage. Crawl spaces sometimes suffer from rotting wood or lack of structural support, and we have what it takes to get them back in shape.
Repair Concrete Slab
Concrete slabs are preferred in warm climates, because cold spells can cause shifting and contracting. A slab typically encases much of the plumbing for the home, however, so it is susceptible to damage caused by leaking.
Let Us Get You Back On Level Ground!
Whether you’re a homeowner, a business owner, or a real estate investor – you simply cannot let foundation damage go untreated. Every day brings more property damage and decreased resale value. Let the pros at Prime Foundation Repair in Dallas Texas get you back on level ground.