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New Slab Pour

The video below shows a new concrete post-tension slab being poured.  The red cables are the post-tension cables and are used for strengthening the slab.  The deep trenches you see will become the interior grade beams of the house once they are filled with concrete.  These beams are what foundation repair companies hope to locate during the installation of interior piers.  Please note how the trenches aren’t exactly straight.  This can make location very difficult down the road.

New Slab Pour Video

Pier Installation

In the below video you will see a complete single hole pier installation. The type of pier installed is an St2. This is a concrete pressed piling utilizing a steel starter cone and steel rod inserts. These piers are substantially better than a simple pressed piling system.

Pier Installation Video

Foundation Repair Estimate Dallas | Fort Worth | Plano | TX

This is video footage of a walk around in order to gauge damages caused by foundation settlement.  In the video you will see brick cracks, gapping at the windows, trim separation, sheetrock cracks, slab cracks, doors out of alignment, and doors that won’t shut.  All these are symptoms of an underlying foundation issue.  Stratum Foundation Repair specializes is solving the underlying foundation problem.  Stratum Foundation Repair is a leading repair company in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Plano, TX.

Foundation Repair Estimates Video

Soaker Hose Use in Dallas, Fort Woth, Plano, and Surrounding Areas

Another day in Dallas-Fort Worth…….another day of 100 degree heat……another day with no rain. As this Summer of 2011 turns into ground hog day I am often asked what a homeowner should be doing in regards to maintaining their homes foundation. The answer: Water the foundation. If you are from the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex then the idea of watering your foundation might not seem so strange. Want to see a dumbfounded look on someones face? Find someone new to the area and tell them they should “water their foundation”. They will definitely look at you like your crazy!

The #1 thing a homeowner can do to avoid foundation repairs is make use of soaker hoses. There are only a few set in stone rules regarding soaker hoses:

Notes

1- Do not connect multiple soaker hoses together(nothing over 50 ft). This will cause a loss of water pressure towards the end of the line thus leading to uneven watering.

2- Place the hose 12-18 inches from the foundation. DO NOT place the hose against the foundation – this will lead to the water collecting at the bottom of the foundation beam and destabilizing the foundation. It can also lead to deterioration of the concrete.. The idea is to swell the dirt back into the house. This can be accomplished by placing the hose the proper distance from the house.

The most obvious question at this point: How often should I run the soaker hose. This is trial and error and highly dependent on the weather. The goal is to keep the soil surrounding the foundation damp. Not muddy, damp. Also, make sure the water is not ponding. The soaker hose should be dispensing water at a slow enough rate that the soil can absorb the water in its entirety. If the water is ponding then reduce the frequency and or pressure with which you are watering. A quick test: Go outside and try to place your fingers between your foundation and the soil. Is there a space? If so then you aren’t watering enough. There should never be a space between the soil and the foundation.

The bottom line: Soaker hose use prevents foundation problems and may prevent you from needing foundation repairs. It may also correct existing foundation problems.

Soaker hoses are recommended for all of the Dallas – Fort Worth metroplex including Plano, Allen, McKinney, and Frisco.

Getting Your House Ready For Spring

Winter is over and flowers are blooming, with a new year and beautiful weather around the corner homeowners are in the initial stages of planning for their yearly spring cleaning. Before you start throwing your sweaters and jackets to the backs of closets, perhaps you should first consider preparing your house for the rainy and following dry seasons. For most people, spring chores include resurrecting their lawns and gardens. If done in addition to the aforementioned task you can cut down on the time and money invested towards your maintenance of your foundation.  With proper foundation maintenance you can stave off another brutal Texas summer and save yourself thousands of dollars in repairs.

Maintenance

Proper Drainage

During the rainiest season of the year for most of the country, it is especially important to focus your attention to your drainage. Poor drainage can leave a few minor and major problems with your property. For beginners you probably have noticed that poor drainage can be an eye sore for you and your neighbors. Not only that, but it can also become a safety concern. Standing water can become a breeding zone for mosquitos and mold. Taking care of a few things in relation to drainage will help protect you, your lawn, and help maintain the stabilization of your foundation.

First thing you will want to check is your home’s first defense against drainage, your gutters. Check to make sure all of your gutter’s pathways are free of debris. It might also be wise to consider gutter guards, a fairly easy DIY project that can dramatically cut down the frequency you will need to service your gutters. While inspecting your gutters, if you come across a section of your house that does not have gutters installed, check the soil near the slab. If it is dried and cracked away from slab, revealing below the skirt of the foundation, you should seriously consider installing gutters above this location. Check to make sure that all downspouts are connected and extend away from the building. Check that all concrete surfaces are not slanting towards the building so that no water can be directed under your foundation.

Proper Watering

Now after reading the drainage section you might be thinking to yourself, “I thought water was good for my foundation.” This is both true and false. In this situation I refer you to a classic childhood fairy tale “Goldilocks and The Three Bears.” What we are looking for is the perfect amount of consistent water saturation around the entirety of the building. In order to achieve this, we must subtract and limit any unaccounted for watering. Once we have a blank state, we can begin a watering regiment that is best suited for both your landscaping and foundation.

The best method for watering your foundation is to install a soaker hose around the perimeter of your building. This is another fairly easy DIY project that your home and yard can benefit from greatly. Along with the hoses, you can also pick up some timers and splits for your outdoor water spigots. These will allow you to create a set and forget watering routine. Also keep in mind the part about consistency. For instance, your front might require more watering than the back and sides of your building, due to more landscaping. Also you sides might require less watering than your back, due to your neighbors sprinkler system reaching the side of your house. Try to notate any such factors when setting your timer and be ready to tweak it the first week or so. You don’t want to water so much that you have standing water and you don’t want to water so little that it’s being evaporated before it saturates the soil.

Proper Landscaping

Trees and large bushes are one of the leading factors that cause the structural integrity of your foundation to weaken. When it comes to landscaping, the most important factors are location and volume. We typically recommend keeping any bushes or trees that are higher than 4 feet tall more than 10 to 15 feet away from the foundation. Use bushes close to the house that require little water and maintenance. Trees are typically the biggest offenders when it comes to foundation problems. Trees, more specifically the roots of trees, can reach out towards and under the building and leach large amounts of water from the surrounding soil. It is important to keep the tree and bushes properly trimmed. If you suspect that a tree’s roots are close to the foundation of your building, you might consider having a root barrier installed in between the tree in question and your building.

Adding these hints, tips and tricks to your honey-do list will definitely increase the lifetime of your foundation throughout the spring and the upcoming summer.

Stratum Foundation Repair provides residential and commercial foundation repair & root barriers to the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex. We have an “A+” rating on the Better Business Bureau with zero complaints. We strive ourselves on our customer service and would never let it get to point that you would even think of complaining. With over 13 years of experience we are committed to providing the absolute best service all the way around. For additional information about our company, products and services check out our website at www.StratumFoundationRepair.com or call us today for a FREE estimate at (214) 683-2956.

The Top 10 Mistakes In Foundation Repair Maintenance

1. Inconsistent Moisture Control

When using a moisture control system to water around the perimeter of your property, remember to account for anything that could lead to inconsistent moisture levels. Too much or too little moisture can cause the soil around the perimeter of your property to swell or shrink, respectively. When inconsistencies arise, you are more likely to see settlement in that particular area. Take into account concrete surfaces, landscaping, trees, run offs, down spouts and even your neighbors own watering habits.

2. Lack Of Rain Run Off Management

It is essential to allow rain to be directed away from your foundation. Inconsistent pooling near the slab can cause settlement issues in those areas. Use downspout extensions and underground tubing to move that water away from your house.

3. Improper Drainage Slope

It might not be enough to just have a drainage system installed. To ensure that all waste is able to pass through the drainage and no blockage can occur, it would be wise to have the drainage system slope away from your foundation at three inches every 5 feet.

4. Directional Sprinkler Systems

When using a conventional sprinkler system, make sure you have heads that are also pointing towards the foundation. You don’t want to over water, but you do want to assure your foundation is getting watered regularly. If using a hose-end sprinkler, make sure you are using one that also drops water directly onto the ground rather than shoot it in the air.

5. Watering While Windy

Even wind can have an adverse effect on foundation settlement. While watering a decent breeze can cause a sprinkler system to not hit its mark. If it is noticeably windy outside, change the timer or delay watering until it dies down.

6. Watering Mid Day

The hotter it gets outside, the faster water can evaporate. If you are watering when the sun is out, there isn’t enough time for the water to soak into the ground to help stabilize the foundation. Try watering when it’s the coolest outside, like at night or in the morning.

7. Landscaping Too Close To The House

Plants require much more water than homeowner think. By placing too many or a certain plant in the wrong place can leave the ground in that area undersaturated. Believe it or not, but a simple oak tree can drink up to 100 gallons of water in a day. Make sure large trees are further from the house than their roots can reach.

8. Soaker Hose Location

Placing a soaker hose up against the skirt of the slab can cause water to seep under the slab or cause it to evaporate too soon. Try placing your hose 12-18 inches away from the slab and 3 inches below the surface.

9. Believing Rain Is A Solution

Many People believe that rain is a means to an end and forget to keep up with their maintenance programs. However since it is dry most of the year, rain can actually be a catalyst to bigger problems. What expands must then contract back to it’s normal state. Remember to maintain your moisture levels even after a storm.

10. Ignoring Warning Signs

Don’t assume that any new crack, separation, door or window that doesn’t close is because of “normal settlement.” It is important to have a professional access whether or not these new cracks are going to get bigger. If you wait till they are, you will end up with more expensive repairs.

 

If after addressing these common mistakes you still are seeing movement, contact Stratum Foundation Repair today for an expert technician to come by to give you a FREE estimate to repair your home.

 

Average Cost of Foundation Repair

Calculating the Average Cost of Foundation Repair

Homeowners have many questions when they begin considering foundation repair.  The most frequently asked question is, “how much does it cost”?  When told the price varies based on many different factors the next question they ask is, “well then, what is the average cost of foundation repair”?  The average cost of a foundation repair job performed by Stratum Foundation Repair is $4,284.92.  Of course that means we repaired many homes for less than that amount and some homes were more expensive to repair.

Our objective with this blog post is to help you understand how the pricing is calculated and give you a good idea of what to look for when receiving bids from foundation repair companies.

Getting a structural report

One item to consider when calculating the average cost of foundation repair is the cost of a structural report from a licensed engineer. Engineering is required by the city for all foundation repair. Two engineering reports are needed, one before foundation repair is performed and one after the work is completed.

You should expect these reports to run anywhere from $300 to $800 for both reports. Typically the initial report is more expensive than the final report.

Testing the plumbing after the repairs

The next factor in the average cost of foundation repair is a plumbing test. When you repair a slab there is always a risk that movement may cause damage to the pipes that run through your foundation. It is highly recommended that you have a licensed plumber come out to your home to perform a plumbing leak test after the foundation work has been completed. An undetected leak will undermine the foundation repairs and potentially void your lifetime warranty.

The cost of a plumbing leak test can range from $100 to $300.

Determining which system to use

There are many different pier systems being sold in the foundation repair industry.  The main difference between the various systems is the depth achieved by the pier, and how that depth is obtained. Typically the deeper the pier the better result.

Depending on the material we use our pier systems range from $235 to $650 per pier.

How many piers do I need?

This is the biggest unknown and should be determined by a professional. With foundation repair, it’s not the severity of the problem that determines the price, it’s the amount of area being affected. When stabilizing a house, we determine which beams are settling and then place piers every 6-8 feet under that section. Every house has different amounts of damage and different beam placements.  The average home needs 12-14 piers installed.

Other cost factors

Depending on obstacles encountered while working additional charges might be necessary. The most common additions include concrete/deck/paver breakouts and replacement. Occasionally root barriers may be recommended to protect your foundation from nearby trees. Also drainage work may be recommended. There are other items to consider that are site specific and can be discussed with your foundation repair estimator.

You should only use the information in this article as an informational guide to help you choose the correct company. Only a foundation repair expert can determine the scope of work needed to perform the repairs on your home. We hope that this gives you an idea of what to expect when it comes to pricing out foundation repair. If you would like to have an experienced representative from Stratum Foundation Repair come do a free estimate, please call our office at 214-683-2956 or fill out the form HERE to receive a call from us.

Case Study: Foundation Problem or Drainage Issue?

Homeowners almost always assume they need foundation repair when they are seeing symptoms of movement and settlement to their home. A good foundation repair company will work hard to determine the cause of the movement so that they can design the proper solution, which oftentimes doesn’t actually involve any foundation repair. Stratum was recently consulted and contracted to help eliminate excessive movement of a home in the Dallas – Fort Worth area. What follows is a case study of how that process unfolded, with special attention given to proper house foundation drainage.

THE PROBLEM | Part 1 of a 4 Part Series

In Corinth, Texas, a single story residential property built in 1993 was suffering from excessive foundation movement. The excessive movement was causing many of the same results we see around the Dallas – Fort Worth area, things like sheet rock cracks, brick cracks, cracks in crown molding, doors and windows out of alignment, etc. A trained eye can tell based on the orientation of various cracks which part of the house is lower. When visually observing the cracks and other symptoms it became apparent to us these issues were not being caused by the typical foundation problems in Texas, which is settlement of the perimeter beam. The cracks and out of aligned doors made it obvious to us that the interior of the home was actually lower than the perimeter of the home. This belief was confirmed when we took floor elevations using a Zip level. Our measurements revealed the perimeter of the home to be 1-3 inches higher than the interior. These measurements are relative to one another and have no true baseline. All we were able to say at this point was that the interior was lower than the perimeter. We could not conclusively say whether the interior was sinking or the perimeter was raising. We would need to investigate further to try and determine the cause of the distress, as well as find the proper solution.

Next we will reveal what our investigation turned up.

THE INVESTIGATION | Part 2 of a 4 Part Series

The typical foundation settlement we see in the Dallas – Fort Worth area is settlement around the perimeter of the home. This is due to the ever changing moisture content around the outside of the home. North Texas weather patterns tend to leave us in a perpetual state of drought. This lack of moisture causes the perimeter of homes to sink, or settle. Under this typical scenario, we are called out to follow our foundation repair process under the exterior beam of the home to prevent any further sinking, and when possible raise the home back to its “as built position.”

It is much rarer that we deal with interior settlement. Moisture content beneath the middle of the home should stay relatively consistent throughout the year as the soil underneath the home is not exposed to the weather. However, we do occasionally come across a house that is lower in the middle relative to the perimeter. The question then becomes, “Is the middle of the home sinking….or is the perimeter raising, or heaving?” There are several things that can cause the interior of the home to sink, but the most frequent thing we see causing this scenario is large trees planted too close to the home. The roots grow beneath the home, thus depleting the otherwise stable moisture content beneath the home. Other factors that cause excess movement under the interior of a home are plumbing leaks. While a plumbing leak will generally result in upwards movement due to excess moisture being released beneath the house there are cases where the leak can cause soil to wash out and erode, which can result in interior settlement.

Much like with interior settlement there are many factors that can cause the perimeter of a home to heave(old piers heaving, improper drainage, etc.). Generally if the perimeter of the foundation is heaving it is because there is too much moisture collecting around the foundation, and this is generally due to improper drainage around house foundation.

Now then, back to the house under investigation…..

To restate: Visual cues, along with Zip Level readings, indicated to us that the interior of the home was lower relative to the perimeter. The question was why, as well as the afore mentioned, “Is the interior sinking, or the perimeter heaving?” Step one was to have a plumber out to verify there were no leaks under the slab. After having a hydrostatic pressure test performed on the sewer line as well as a check performed on the fresh water line we were able to rule out that a plumbing leak was the cause of the movement we were seeing. A visual inspection was able to verify that no trees or other vegetation were deemed to be too close to the home or otherwise detrimental to the performance of the foundation.

Poor Drainage around house foundationHouse Foundation Drainage

What became apparent while observing the conditions around the house was that there was very poor drainage around the house foundation. The home had no grading that would allow the water to run away from the home. Furthermore the house had gutters, but the downspouts simply dumped the water right along the perimeter of the home. There was nowhere for excess moisture to drain after rainfall or yard watering. This problem was easily observed after viewing the house one afternoon following heavy rainfall. Water gathered and pooled alongside the house with nowhere to go. It became obvious that the most likely cause of the foundation problem was upheaval around the perimeter caused by poor drainage. The solution would therefore involve finding a way to rectify the poor drainage around foundation, and eliminate the excess moisture around the home. This is the best way to avoid the future need for Plano foundation repair, or any other city across DFW.

Our next installment will reveal our solution as well as detail the installation process.

THE SOLUTION | Part 3 of a 4 Part Series

At this point we knew that both sides of the home needed proper foundation drainage. While both sides of the home had drainage issues the solution would vary slightly. The North side of the property is being harmed due to runoff from the neighboring yard, causing water to pool and stagnate. On the South side both this lot and the neighbor’s lot are level resulting in less total accumulation, but still problematic due to the flat grading not allowing for runoff. The goal is to take the excess water on both sides of the home and move it to the street. On the North side we opted to install a french drain due to the fact that the north side is seeing the most water. The excess water pooling means that the soil has already soaked up as much as it can. (Special Note: if you use a soaker hose for foundation, make sure your watering schedule is adjusted to excess rainfall.) A french drain will help against the pooling as well as pull the excess moisture out of the soil. On the south side there isn’t as much pooling, so we were able to install an area drain and connect the existing gutter downspouts to the drain system. Utilizing both french drains and area drains would allow both sides of the property to stabilize and maintain a more uniform moisture content.

Drain Definitions: The Two Main Options For Drainage Problems Around the House

What is a french drainA French Drain collects water along the entire area in which it is installed. A French drain is a trench filled with gravel or rock, or containing a perforated pipe that redirects surface water and groundwater away from an area. A French drain can have perforated hollow pipes along the bottom to quickly vent water that seeps down through the upper gravel or rock. French drains are primarily used to prevent ground and surface water from penetrating or damaging building foundations.(wikipedia)

 

What is an area drainAn Area Drain is different from a French drain in that it only collects water in selected areas designated by the installation of catch basins. Typically these basins are installed every 10-15 feet apart down the affected area. This type of drain is generally installed when water saturation is limited to specific locations. Solid drainage pipe is used in the installation of area drains to discharge away from the area of saturation.

 

Fixing the Drainage Around House Foundations:

Are you unsure of which type of drainage solution is best to facilitate the drainage around foundation? We can help. Let us take a look at your property situation, and advise you on the best solution that is right for you. Contact Stratum today:  214-683-2956

Installation Process:

Area Drain

Below are images showing an area drain used to fix drainage issues around the house.

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area drain exiting in the street in dallas

 

area drains can help with proper drainage around foundation area drain installation in Dallas

Remember, an area drain has water grates at set places or “areas” where water tends to pool. You can see identify this is as an area drain in this Dallas area home by spotting the green grate to correct drainage around the house in the problem area.

French Drain

The below images show why french drains outside the house are commonly used in the Dallas area. Water can enter through small holes all along the pipe, providing the most surface area to channel water away from the property. This is one reason why french drain installation in Dallas is on the rise.

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If you are considering french drain installation for proper drainage around your foundation, get in touch for a free estimate. We will also take a look at your overall house foundation drainage to confirm it’s the best option for you.

RESULTS: Proper Drainage Around Foundation |

Part 4 of a 4 Part Series

It has been several months since we have completed the drainage installation. We have experienced near record rainfall since the installation of the drains so we were excited to inspect the drainage to make sure that it was performing as intended. As you can see in the picture the ground is definitely not holding as much water as before. The measurements are also starting to creep down towards normal levels, although it can take many seasons for them to get back to where they need to be.

Before:                   After:

With the long term drought that we have been in over the last several years most people don’t realize the amount of shrinkage in the soil that has taken place over that time. One good week or month of rain can cause that soil to expand rapidly. It is the inconsistency in the moisture levels from the interior to the perimeter that can cause cosmetic and structural damage to the house. We see this routinely all across DFW, causing the need for foundation repair in Dallas, all the way North to Allen, McKinney, and Frisco. We urge everyone to take a look outside the next time it rains and see if you notice any standing water next to the house, or if you notice any small hairline cracks pop up after a good rain. These can be signs of foundation problems, and it might be your house trying to tell you that your drainage isn’t up to par.

If you believe you might have a drainage problem give Stratum a call and we’ll send out an inspector to give you a FREE evaluation!

Call Today: 214-683-2956

Free Foundation Inspections in Plano

Stratum Foundation Repair Dedicated to Restoring Foundations

Press Release January 5, 2016, Plano, TX – Stratum Foundation Repair in Plano TX has announced that their company is now offering free foundation inspections in Plano, Texas. This free service is part of the company’s overall mission to help Texas residents get the proper foundation maintenance and repair services they need.

“The first step the Stratum team takes to fix any foundation problems is to identify the true cause and nature of the problems in the first place,” explains Ryan Hise, the owner of Stratum whose background in real estate has helped clients make sure that their homes are structurally sound and upholding their value. “We offer our foundation inspection services freely so that homeowners can get a truly accurate picture of what the problems are, and the repair solutions are needed.”

Issues with property foundations are commonplace in Plano, Texas because of the soil content and climate of the region. In North Texas, the soil contains a significant amount of clay, and it contracts and expands depending on the temperature and moisture levels. The constant changes result in pressure exerted on the concrete slab of a house or commercial building.

“In Plano, pier and beam foundations are commonplace, and the slab sits directly on top of the soil,” explains Hise. “That means any expansion or contraction of the soil will directly affect the concrete slab foundation.”

A foundation inspection can help find signs that may indicate a problem with the foundation. Such signs can be found on the exterior of the property, while in other cases the signs may also be inside the home.

“Our experts are very experienced and well-trained, and they can find subtle indications that homeowners may miss,” says Hise, who still personally makes some of the home inspections to this day. “We can therefore identify problems so they can be repaired right away.”

Signs that foundation problems exist can include cracked drywall, along with windows and doors that no longer close as easily as before. There may also be some separation in the fascia area trim or brick lines. The free inspection provided by Stratum Foundation Repair in Plano TX involves a close look at the entire lot, and it includes inspection of the trees on the property as well.

“Depending on what we may find during the inspection, the solutions we may propose include putting in barriers for tree roots and correcting any drainage and grading problems,” says Hise. “We fix any current problems, and also recommend measures to avoid any damage to the house in the future.”

About Company

Stratum Foundation Repair, the highly regarded company for Foundation Repair in Plano TX, is owned by Ryan Hise. With several DFW locations, they can be reached at their Plano location.

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Stratum is a family owned foundation repair company serving Plano, TX and the surrounding area. We can help you diagnose house settling issues, drainage problems, and fix your foundation problems right the first time.
101 E Park Blvd STE 600
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Spot Signs of Foundation Problems in Plano TX

7 Signs Your Home’s Foundation is Failing

The foundation is one of the most important components of your home. Walls, rooms, insulation, furniture and more are all located on top of foundation, so it is crucial that the foundation of a home is laid correctly. Even the best-laid foundation can be shifted by the elements and disturbed by growing urban landscapes.

What to Look for When Inspecting Your Foundation

Good news for homeowners; the signs that your foundation is failing are usually fairly obvious and can be easily found and inspected by a foundation expert. Want to know if your foundation is failing? Keep reading below.

  1. Uneven floors – Uneven and sloping floors are clear signs that a foundation is failing. Walls can slope away from the floor, producing cracks and gaps between baseboards, tile, hardwood, concrete and carpeting. This can happen after flooding, from a burst pipe or other environmental factors.
  2. Exterior and interior hairline cracks – Clearly visible to the naked eye, hairline cracks on the interior or exterior of a home is another obvious sign that there is trouble below. Cracks can exist in the middle of bricks and mortar, near doors and floors as well as anywhere on the exterior of a home or building.
  3. Cracked molding – Much like hairline cracks that are visible on the exterior and interior of homes, cracked molding can be a sign that the foundation of a home is in trouble. This can be seen through a separation of crown molding, baseboards shifting and cracks running the length of molding to the ceiling.
  4. Cracks in tile- This is a concerning circumstance for homeowners. If the home is occupied cracks in tile can expose the damaged foundation below. Cracks in foundations are also visible from the outside of the home and can run from short to long lengths.
  5. Doors and windows that become stuck- When you find yourself heaving and pushing a door or window open to no avail you might have a problem with the foundation. As the base of the home shifts so do structures like door frames and window sills.
  6. Complete separation- Complete separation of walls, doors, windows and garages can occur in severe foundation disruption. This, in part, is due to the material that is impacted as well as the severity of the failing foundation. Cracks and gaps are obvious and should be treated immediately.
  7. Separation of walls- Walls made of brick, concrete, stucco and other materials are all susceptible to affects caused by foundation failure, including cracks and gaps. This can be seen when walls separate from one another.

The Next Step

When you find a crack it is important that a foundation repair contractor in Plano be called right away as the problem will only get worse as time passes. Yearly environmental conditions such as flooding and drought are two main environmental factors that impact the integrity of your home’s foundation. If you see or sense a problem it is crucial that you call a foundation repair specialist today to get repairs going.

About Company

Stratum Foundation Repair, the highly regarded company for Foundation Repair in Plano TX, is owned by Ryan Hise. With several DFW locations, they can be reached at their Plano location.

Stratum Foundation Repair
Stratum is a family owned foundation repair company serving Plano, TX and the surrounding area. We can help you diagnose house settling issues, drainage problems, and fix your foundation problems right the first time.
101 E Park Blvd STE 600
Plano
TX
75074
USA

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