Slab Foundation Repair Austin, TX
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Slab Foundation Repair
“If your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail!” But not all foundation problems are the same. We proudly offer you more slab foundation repair choices with the magic of advanced CenTexnology!
Two different slab foundation repair options to solve your problem:
Our exclusive CenTex CENTERBEAM STEEL PIER™
This is our top-tier, flagship foundation repair solution. We invented it! We patented it. And there’s simply nothing like it: Other Steel Pier companies/options “side-jack” your house. Not us! We install them directly under your home’s concrete grade beam. Allowing us to go deeper than those “side jack” guys. Pre-cut inner and outer sections of 12” steel pipe sleeved one-inside-the-other, and hydraulically driven into the ground until refusal. It’s the strongest, lasts the longest, and comes with our no strings attached, Transferrable Lifetime Warranty!
CONCRETE PRESSED PILING
A classic and very affordable slab foundation repair option. We’ve been installing strong and reliable pressed piling piers for decades. We use precast 6”x12” concrete cylinders, which are hydraulically driven into the ground until refusal. The installation occurs directly under your home’s concrete grade beam. With this slab foundation repair option you get our Lifetime Transferrable Service Agreement.
In the past, repairing a foundation usually required pouring concrete. With a house on top of the slab, that was a huge undertaking. Today, there are many ways to repair foundations built on slabs. Each of these repair methods is best used in different situations. At CenTex Foundation Repair, we’re proud to offer a wide range of options to fix your Austin or Waco area home’s foundation. Here are some of the signs that you need a repair of the slab under your home.
Signs of Slab Problems
All homes settle a little over the years. Some unevenness can be expected. However, a slab problem is more than settling. You might notice:
- Doors won’t shut
- Doors swing back open
- Cracks in tiles above the slab
- Cracks in walls near doors and windows.
If you notice those signs, walk around the perimeter of your home. If you see a bulge, bow or lean to the wall, you may need the slab to be repaired.
Types of Repairs for Slab Foundations
The type of repair best suited for your slab foundation depends on many factors. One or more of of these options might work for your home.
Steel Pressed Pilings
Steel piers are strong and durable. They’re paired with new boring equipment to drive them into the Earth. They can be used on one or more walls.
Concrete Pressed Pilings
Concrete pressed pilings work well in stable soil. They’re made of concrete cylinders. They may also include steel cores to prevent shifting. The piers are driven into the ground to support the foundation.
A poured-in-place concrete peer is typically used in original construction. It can also be used as a retrofit repair. They’re a popular choice because of how long they last. They are the most costly repair method because a drilling rig is required for their installation.
If the concrete has shrunk, the foundation may develop cracks in the corners. Expanding hydraulic cement can be used to fill those cracks. Filling the cracks is key to preventing more damage.
Slabjacking fills the space under the concrete slab. This forces it back to where it belongs. Access holes must be drilled into the slab. The area below the slab is filled with cement and additives.
High-Density Polyurethane Foam
High-density polyurethane foam works quickly. It can be injected into cracks. It’s also inexpensive. However, the foam can cause issues with some plumbing systems and HVAC ducts.
Helical piers look like a big screw. They can be used for interior slab foundation issues and exterior foundation problems. They can also be used to hold up a leaning chimney with a footing problem. These piers can go down 30 feet or more to bedrock.
Spot piers use shallow holes. They can be hand-dug, and they’re filled with concrete. They can only hold a small amount of weight, such as the weight of a front stoop.