Austin & Waco
Foundation Repair Services
Which type of Foundation do you have?
Concrete Slab Foundation Repairs
A concrete slab foundation is poured directly on the ground (held together with rebar or post tension cables) with a visible grade that spans the exterior.
Concrete slabs are among the most popular foundation repair options offered today. Though they first began rising in popularity in the 1950s, they are still favorites among many builders because they are incredibly cost-effective and quite quick to install. However, they can eventually develop problems, such as uneven settling and cracks. In some cases, this can lead to visible warning signs both inside and outside your home. For example, you may see cracks around your doors and windows, cracked walls and even displaced moldings.
Common Signs of problems may occur for numerous reasons; expansion and contraction of soil, a prolonged drought, plumbing leaks and trees and shrubs seeking water from under the foundation. It is vital to address a concrete slab foundation issue immediately to reduce more extreme damage and expensive foundation repair service later.
Pier & Beam Foundation Repairs
An older form of construction, a pier & beam home sits on an elevated foundation with a crawlspace beneath. It is supported by “pier” footers made of various materials; reinforced concrete, stacked cinder blocks, or even cedar posts.
Wood beams run across the piers, on top of which floor joists run perpendicularly and are topped with a plywood subfloor. The distance between the ground outside and the base of the floor is normally covered with “skirting” which is usually stucco or other durable material that prevents animals and the elements from making their way under the home.