Concrete, Foundation or Wet Crawl Space Problems in Dallas?
These folks deliver sensible and affordable remedies for several prevalent home structure, concrete slab or wet crawl space issues here in the DFW area.
If your house or property has an issue in one of these situations, maybe you aren’t really confident how bad your problem is.
You could just make a brief phone call and you can discuss it.
Your contractor will probably provide some reliable advice over the phone, and you can set up a time to come by and look over your place.
Does My Home Really Have a Problem?
Every now and then a Texas homeowner has no difficulty seeing they have a structure problem.
In many cases, the evidence is just really conspicuous.
In other situations, the property owner does not have any idea they have a problem.
The signs are often too subtle.
And newer homes are not safe from these issues either. They can appear no matter what sort of home construction you have or however old your property is.
Signals to Be On the Watch For:
• You see uneven or sloping interior floors
• There are gaps right around doors, generally an external door and garage door
• A number of windows or doors stick to their frames when you attempt to open or shut them
• There are splits in exterior or interior brick walls or their mortar
• There is a vertical split in sheet rock, commonly between a door frame and the ceiling
• There’s rain water in your crawlspace
• You see separating or split interior molding, often door molding or crown molding
• You suspect a floor is weak, bending or uneven, or floor tiles are loose or broke
• There’s a separation between two exterior walls or one wall and the chimney
• You notice a crack in a solid surface interior or exterior wall
• You have a soaked crawlspace or water collecting around your house following a rain
• You can see significant cracks in your cement floor or concrete blocks
• There are cracks between a wall and the ceiling or a wall and floor
• Some area seems damp, unpleasant and has a musty smell
Is My Problem Going To Be Difficult to Fix?
Property owners are likely to presume their house situation is likely to be nearly impossible to take care of, but, in fact, nearly all faults can be resolved.
However, these house improvements are tricky.
They need a qualified and professional foundation repair company and staff, backed up with specialized equipment, to modify and correct a sunken home foundation, perform a building leveling or other substantial structure procedure.
Best Crawl Space Waterproofing Company in Dallas
If your crawlspace keeps getting wet, an inspector will come over and determine where your problem is coming from and come up with a strategy to fix it.
The strategy to waterproof your crawl space might not call for any real work on the structure or walls, but instead just adjustments to the ground and landscape areas around the building. Your contractor will develop a strategy to get your crawl space dry again.
Dallas Concrete Slab Lifting Service
When a portion of your cement sidewalk, courtyard or driveway has sunk under the height it once was, they could change that too.
They use a technique called mudjacking (also referred to as slabjacking).
During the mud jacking operation, they pump a mud mixture below the area of your cement slab that has to be lifted up.
This thick mixture fills up the holes underneath the slab, solidifies and forces the slab up. Rather cool.
Other than overall appearance, the primary reason homeowners pay for mud jacking is because having irregular concrete segments can bring about trips, accidents and, in the summer months, stubbed toes. Many projects are done in only a few hours.
Why Do These Problems Come Up?
Well, I’m not a natural science instructor, but it has everything to do with how the ground our houses are built on reacts to the environment.
The earth your property rests on changes periodically. It moves. It shifts.
It will broaden or contract with exposure to rain water and temperature.
These contractions and expansions of the soil your house is constructed on can wind up inserting stress on even recently constructed residences.
Okay, you can’t change the elements or the scientific makeup of the ground around here, but letting your home rest on a badly graded lot is asking for trouble.
If your lot doesn’t cause rainwater to move away from your home, you could develop a nasty predicament down the road.
Likewise, neglecting to install working rain gutters is another error homeowners can make.
Gutters are a simple repair that can help avoid water issues.
Another contributing variable that influences this issue is the physical composition of the earth under the house.
Different kinds of soil vary with the amount of water they retain.
Some soil retains more moisture (thereby swelling and expanding) more than other types do. Highly absorbent soil isn’t good.
The dirt close to most of us is often classified as being fairly highly absorbent, so that variable is not in our favor.
Yet another reason for troubles is having a large tree too near your house.
This could lead to problems as the roots grow underneath the home and place stress on water and sewer pipes as well as your slab.
These are examples of environmental stress which can result in smaller sized cracks in your home’s structure.
Then these small cracks allow in a little water, and those smaller cracks grow bigger every year after that.
Can I Wait Before I Do Something About This?
If you believe you have a problem with your house, it’s a good idea to get it inspected and fixed if necessary.
It really isn’t something you should put off. Don’t ignore it.
You fully understand your crawlspace foundation is supporting the whole home.
Your entire Your whole home, the walls, floors as well as the roof all rely on it.
If you find small amounts of moisture in your crawl space somewhat often, you know water might cause a case of mold.
And nobody wants to have a mold situation anywhere in their house.
Trying to sell your house without doing any needed repairs probably isn’t a great idea either.
Not very many home buyers will be looking for a house that has any hint of past water in the crawl space or structural problems.
And, if you’re trying to sell your place, a seller is required to divulge any known crucial problems with the home or they could be in trouble months after the sale.
Don’t be worried into believing your problem is too big and complicated to repair. Or that it will be too expensive to take care of.
An experienced contractor can fix almost any issue you’ve got.
And the final cost could be less than what you’re anticipating.
You Have Choices
They’re one of the few area organizations that have been doing work in this home repair field for some time.
These area building contractors and staff have the expertise for completing detailed foundation inspections and then successfully eliminate your plight.
Where Around DFW is There Service?
The usual service area is the whole metro area, often in suburbs like greater downtown, Uptown, Fair Park, the Zoo Area, William Blair Park, Trammell Crow Park, Oak Lawn, the Arboretum area, Dallas Love Airport area, SMU district, Highland Park, Victory Park, Lakewood and University Park.
Just make a simple call and talk it over.
The call costs nothing and there’s no obligation tied to it.
Let’s Talk About These Services
– Concrete Slab Raising
– Building Foundation Corrections
– Concrete Crack Filling
– Leveling a Building
Happy to Help Here:
- Downtown and Uptown
- Fair Park
- Zoo Area
- William Blair Park
- Trammell Crow Park
- Oak Lawn
- the Arboretum area
- the Airport area
- SMU district
- Highland Park
- Victory Park
- University Park
- Most of the other suburbs too