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We specialize in all variations of slab foundation repairs. Whether its comprised of wire mesh, rebar, or post-tension cables, we will provide the right long term solution to protect your biggest investment. There are multiple variations of soil composition, slab design, and dead load from the existing structure. We offer several foundation repair methods, such as various pier systems, mud jacking, and tunneling services.Learn More
There is an extreme variance in construction methods in this category, and we have experience with all of them. We have experience from century old homes in the historical district, to the modern pier and beam homes. We thoroughly inspect the condition of the existing structure for underneath the foundation, and we will provide a comprehensive foundation repair if warranted.Learn More
In several cases, there are solution that can prevent, or even reverse movement caused by expansive soils. Directing the flow of subsurface water can allow expanded soils to contract, causing a heaved foundation to settle in some cases. Soil injections for already rebounded soils create an equilibrium by bonding to the clay molecules, allowing the swelled soils to contract. Root barriers are other options to prevent future consolidation of soils from growing root systems.Learn More
The combination of a double walled steel and high-strength concrete to provide maximum shear strength and compression resistance. More depth is achieved in comparison to a concrete pressed piling, or drilled pier. Each segment is pressed into the ground until it reaches bedrock, or very dense strata. Interlocking segment by segment, this pier ensure a strong monolithic pier, resulting in a sound structural integrity.Learn More
A mixture of screened topsoil, and cement injected beneath the slab through a 2″ drilled hole. The drill holes are placed on the thickness of the slab and the amount of existing void. This is an ideal method for non post tension slabs lacking adequate internal grade beams, floating slab foundations, driveways, roads, and pools. Long term success of this method is dependent on non compromised plumbing and drainage around the pertinent structure, and has a limited warranty.Learn More
Consists of interlocking twelve-inch segments of steel pipe with a friction reduction plate allowing for maximum depth. Steel piers have lowest fail rate of any system, and can average five times more depth than a concrete pressed piling system. This foundation repair system also offers the highest safety factor, meaning that can support more load than the other pier systems on the market. Once the steel pier is pressed, the pipe is filled with cement to prevent migratory water build-up. This prevents the possibility of upheaval, and reinforces the overall strength of the pier.Learn More
Concrete cylinders aligned flush, driven by a hydraulic press, and capped with a concrete rectangular block. This allows for a jack and a cylinder to shim off following the lift of the foundation. This option is not only economical but provides long term stability in the right soil conditions. These are the most commonly seen pier systems in foundation repair in Texas, and are the easiest to install.Learn More
There are 12 recognized taxonomic soil orders in the world, and 9 of them exist in Texas! More than 1300 soil series make up the aggregate of these 9 orders. Vertisols are one of the orders made up of clay-rich soils known for swelling and shrinking, and are prevalent in the North Texas area. Houston Black is an example of a vertisol, and make up the majority of the Blackland Prairie. Foundation repair is prevalent in Texas because of our unique soil formations.
Austin Chalk, Ozan Marl, and Eagle Ford outcrops are the primary formations that make up the differing clay soils in the Dallas area. The Fort Worth area is primarily made up of Woodbine, and Eagle Ford. These formations in Fort Worth make up an entirely different composition compared to Dallas, but can still create the need for foundation repair.
When assessing a potential need for foundation repair, it is critical to understand the soil composition to determine the correct long-term solution. Check out the soil mechanics page for more information on clay soils.