Only until there is a problem with the foundation, most homeowners do not concern themselves with the foundation of their home. By a specialist such as DuraTech Texas, many of the foundation problems can be repaired. Homeowners are confused about how the foundation can be damaged in the first place when it does happen. A few of the more common sources behind foundation damage, is what we at DuraTech Texas LLC would like to share today.
What Causes the Most Damage to Structural Foundations?
Older Home – The older the foundation, the engineering was of lesser quality. A major factor for foundation strength includes the size and frequency of beams. Newer slabs will have larger and more frequent beams while older slabs will have smaller and fewer beams. The less rigid the slab is, the more likely it is to have foundation issues.
Level Fill Dirt – In most homesites, there is some degree of fill dirt. Since most lots that homes are built on are not level, you will need to grade the lot, generally. The high areas are cut down and the low areas are built up. If the slope of the lot is sufficient enough, it will require retaining walls to hold the fill dirt. The fill dirt areas are typically not compacted when compared to what Mother Nature does. Settlement occurs when un-compacted fill dirt compresses over time.
Misfortune – Another consideration includes luck, or lack of it. One neighbor will neglect their home and will not experience any foundation issues, while another owner will meticulously maintain their home and ends up with a foundation problem, according to analysts. Both homes are sitting on the same soil and were built by the same builder with the same construction techniques. Overall, it is completely devoid of foundation problems when there is no part of the metroplex. On the other hand, there are some areas where all homes have or have had foundation problems essentially.
Clay Soil – The entire DFW area is covered in expansive clay soils. Being the biggest factor comes from the poor soil that leads to foundation issues. Though the areas are worse than others, clay soils are located throughout. The most expansive soil in the country is in Carrolton, unfortunately.
Poor Drainage – Affected by poor drainage is the foundation’s performance. Since many older homes are built in flat areas, drainage is a problem.
Improper Maintenance – Due to improper maintenance, it is highly likely that foundation problems increase. While rehabbing the house during the summer months as it maintains the moisture content of the soil (watering), it is common for newly purchased homes that didn’t have a foundation problem initially to develop a problem.
Foundation Repair Services & More in Crosby, Cypress, Friendswood & Greater Houston, Texas
Call in the experts of DuraTech Texas, LLC professionals when it comes to your foundation damage in the Greater Houston, TX area. They will present the perfect solution that ensure quality, long-term results after our team of experienced experts assess the damage. According to the various scenarios, we use a variety of solutions. To make certain the repairs are done the right first time DuraTech Texas, LLC’s advanced equipment professionals use premium products and have extensive industry experience.