What Are the Common Foundation Repair Tasks?
Residential foundations are designed to last for decades. But any number of threats can cause them to suffer early failure, endangering not only the home but also its occupants. When that happens, it’s important to complete the necessary foundation repair tasks as soon as possible.
The exact type of repair will depend on the condition of the foundation and the cause of the problem. Here at Align Foundation Repair, we specialize in a variety of solutions. Align Foundation Repair tasks include:
- Installing concrete/steel pilings.
- Installing drilled piers.
- Installing spread footings.
- Installing state-of-the-art drainage systems.
Let’s take a closer look at these options and see how they can help you to solve your foundation problems.
Installing Concrete/Steel Pilings
In North Texas, when a foundation goes bad, it’s usually caused by expansion and contraction of the soil supporting the home.
One way to correct this type of damage is by installing piers into the bedrock beneath the residence and joining it to the home’s foundation using concrete or steel pilings. This lends the strength of the earth itself to the residence, making it literally “rock-solid.”
Installing Drilled Piers
Sometimes steel or concrete pilings are not the best way to correct a particular foundation problem. In those cases, we may recommend drilled piers instead.
Drilled piers are heavy-duty steel supports encased in concrete and sunk into the ground beneath the residence. When attached to the foundation, they provide much the same strength as pilings. This is a good option for small or lightweight homes.
Installing spread footings
Here in North Texas, many homes are supported by concrete block piers. This type of foundation is highly affordable and provides a crawl space for storage. But it’s also vulnerable to erosion caused by wind and rain.
One way to fix a damaged pier foundation is by installing spread footings. These are reinforced concrete piers that “spread out” in all directions, giving the home added strength while maintaining the advantages of a crawlspace.
Installing drainage solutions
Poor drainage is the leading cause of most foundation damage here in Texas. That’s why our foundation repair services include the following options:
- Grading and contouring the property – to direct rainwater away from the home and its foundation.
- Installing surface or sub-surface drains – to siphon rainwater into a stream, sewer system, or other collection point.
- Cleaning or replacing gutters – to prevent rainwater from pooling around the home’s perimeter and damaging the foundation.
- French Drains
A Company You Can Trust
At Align Foundation Repair, we invest in continuous training for our technicians so they’re always up-to-date on the latest advances in foundation repair. We’re known and respected across Texas and we’re happy to provide references from past clients. You can trust us to do the job right the first time.
Our Garland foundation repair service area covers all of the communities in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. Our work is backed by an industry-leading warranty and we provide free estimates. Get in touch with us today to learn more.