Texas Foundation Pros Richardson, a foundation repair company based in Richardson, Texas, is proud to announce their pier and beam repair services. The changes in weather in Richardson can affect the foundations of the homes in the area, says a spokesperson for the company. For homes raised on piers rather than built on slabs, the shifts of the ground underneath the home's foundation can cause quite a bit of damage.
"In Texas, we have homes built on different types of ground which means they have different types of foundations, and they have their own unique potential problems," says Robert Hinson from Texas Foundation Pros Richardson. "Our guys have over 40 years of experience with repairing both pier and beam foundations anywhere."
Robert Hinson noted that most pier and beam homes are built in areas that are prone to flooding. This type of foundation is designed to help elevate the house off the ground to prevent flooding. To help install plumbing, electrical writing, and other utilities, a crawl space is built underneath this type of foundation. Unlike a slab foundation that is made with concrete, pier and beam foundations are usually made with wood, which Hinson says can be helpful in case damage happens. "Slab foundations often need to be broken up in order to get at broken pipes or other foundational damage," he says. "It can end up becoming a costly repair if the damage is extensive. With pier and beam foundations and their height, we can use the crawl space to identify and fix problems without taking the entire foundation into consideration."
Hinson says there are a number of signs that homeowners should look for when assessing damage to their home's foundation. He says that posts should be firm and upright, and beams should be stable and sturdy. The concrete piers should also be strong and free of major cracks. Homeowners should check to make sure that any wooden beams have not suffered water damage, as any sign of wetness can mean there may be rot or mold. The crawl space should also be checked for any water damage as well.
"A lot of people don't notice there's a problem right away, so the needed foundation repair is delayed," Hinson says. "If you think there might be some damage to your foundation, we highly recommend getting a foundation inspection so you can get an expert opinion on any damage."
During an inspection, a foundation expert will come to the home and assess any damage and recommend any solutions to repair it. Once the damage has been assessed, a field technician will come to the house to design the best course of action to repair the foundation without damaging the house. A contractor will then determine what the repair points are, and ready the foundation for repairing. Any plant life will be cleared and tarps are put down to protect any lawn near the repair points. Digging may be done to further identify any points of damage.
Hydraulic jacks are used to lift the foundation to its correct level while repairs are being done. At the end, concrete cylinders are used to replace the hydraulic jacks and the foundation should settle as normal. Once it is determined that the foundation is settling properly and the concrete is secure, any holes will be backfilled to return the property to its former state. "We also make sure that our contractors clean up after all their repairs are finished," Hinson says. "We're proud of our commitment to professionalism."
Texas Foundation Pros has gained an excellent reputation from satisfied customers on the web. On Home Advisor, Margaret D. said in a 5-star review, "FCS went above and beyond our expectations. FCS performed all services as promised and on time. We had 18 piers installed. Our home is now level. Cracks have closed up in our ceramic tile floor and ceiling. Doors close easily now. We were amazed and the energy and cheerful attitude of the workers in the 100 degree heat. They even replaced cracked exterior brick at no extra charge and cleaned up well at completion. The best part is that out of 3 bids, theirs was the lowest. Jorge kept in frequent touch with us. I would not hesitate to recommend FCS to anyone needing foundation repair."
Those who are looking for more information on the foundation repair Richardson customers have rated highly can find out more for themselves on the Texas Foundation Pros website. Visitors can also contact them to get a free estimate on their foundation.
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