Foundation, Water, or Concrete Problems Around Fort Worth?
These contractors complete repairs on all sorts of building concerns, like settling concrete slabs, soggy crawl spaces or cracked foundations.
If you feel your TX home has a situation in one of these areas, just call and talk about it.
They may get to give a little advice when they have you on the phone, but an in-person evaluation is usually the best option.
Your contractor will arrange a meeting to visit you and examine your property and give you an approach on the ideal direction forward to getting your problem fixed.
Do I Have a Problem?
Look, in many cases, it’s not easy to tell if you have a big challenge or not.
For example, certain floor cracks are standard and ordinary; other times, they can signal a problem.
In other instances, like when you get water in your crawlspace anytime it rains, it’s pretty apparent you have a problem that needs correcting.
Maybe You Have a Foundation Disorder if You Spot One or More of These:
• Substantial crack in a concrete foundation or floor
• Windows or doors stick to their frames when you open or close them
• Water gets in your crawlspace
• Gaps around exterior doors or garage doors
• Uneven or sloped interior floors
• Up and down splits in drywall between the door frame and the ceiling
• Visible separation between exterior walls or the chimney and a wall
• Pooling of water close to your house after a rain
• Gaps between a wall and the ceiling
• Spaces between a wall and the floor
• Crawl space is too damp or has a musty smell
• Cracking interior or exterior brick walls or mortar
• Separated wood molding, especially crown or door molding
• Floors are weak, warped or uneven
• Cracking solid surface interior or exterior walls
Can This Problem Be Repaired?
Homeowners can often think that foundation and structure faults will be nearly impossible to deal with, but, in fact, most can be fixed.
With that in mind, solving a house structural obstacle requires a skilled contractor and crew, along with the appropriate tools and equipment to lift and fix a house that is no longer straight and level.
Waterproofing a Crawl Space in Fort Worth
If your crawl space is wet, the examination will attempt to find out what is causing water to get in it.
To get your house dry, they may not need to do any work actually down in inside your place, but work instead only on your grounds and landscape grading directly around your home.
They will come up with the best approach to correct the issue.
Fort Worth Concrete Mudjacking Services
If you have a part of your concrete patio, sidewalk or driveway that has sunken over the years, they can typically get that raised back in place.
The work technique used is called either slab jacking or mudjacking.
(Wet cement is called “mud” in our business.)
Mud jacking describes the process where your work crew will shoot a heavy mud mixture under the sunken section of the slab.
This liquid mud collects below the cement slab and pressures the slab upwards to its initial level.
When the mud solidifies, your concrete is all level again. Eliminate accidental tripping.
Sometimes a homeowner wants slab jacking done primarily in an attempt to improve the look of their home and property, but cement slab lifting helps to reduce accidental trips and stumbles which result from walking on uneven pavement segments.
And many projects are completed in one morning or afternoon.
What Causes These Issues?
Well, it’s simply the science of the ground our houses are built on.
The soil compacted beneath your home slowly evolves, adjusts and moves.
It stretches and shrinks as a result of exposure to moisture and fluctuations in temperature.
This super slow, but ongoing, swelling and shrinking of the ground can add substantial pressure on even recently constructed properties.
Even if you can’t command the weather or the makeup of the soil here in North Central Texas, leaving your home built on a lot which has awful drainage or insufficient grading can be large components in whether or not you develop a bad foundation problem with your home.
In addition, simply having effective gutters can really help keep unwanted rain water away from your home.
It’s a simple fix that can have a major effect.
The specific style of soil your house was built on can be a major contributing factor just as well.
Some categories of soil will swell more than others after they get exposed to water.
Around many parts of Texas, our dirt is very absorbent, this means the soil can take in rain water and swell up. Later, it dries up and contracts quite a bit too. These types of soils cause problems for buildings.
A different not-so-common origin of property troubles is when you have a large tree too close to your home.
A major tree may cause challenges if its roots stretch out under the home and maybe place some strain on the slab, or on water pipes.
The roots of a giant tree which is too close to your home can suck moisture away from the dirt under your house, making the soil there too dried up during one of our classic hot, dry summer seasons.
Environment and repeated physical forces may cause little splits in your home’s crawlspace.
These microscopic cracks allow in air and moisture, and several of these very small cracks become big cracks, and a few of those big cracks become major problem cracks.
Can I Just Think About This Later?
If you or someone else has a sense that you could be facing a situation with your home, you really should have it inspected.
At least then you’ll understand whether or not your property has a real problem and if it has to be addressed right away or not.
The inspection is not something you should postpone.
You should not simply ignore it and hope that it goes away. It will not just go away.
Foundation crack repair is a problem you should get started on quicker instead of later on.
Your foundation is supporting the entire building. The walls, floors, and even the roof all rely on it.
Should you have challenges, you’ll want to handle it today so it does not turn into a nastier situation a year from now.
When you get rain water in your crawl space, it indicates a problem.
Once water regularly gets into your house it can cause headaches like mold.
And those situations just grow worse as time goes by.
If you’re giving thought to not actually repairing your house and just selling it soon, buyers normally do not want to make an offer on a property that shows any evidence of rain water somewhere or a serious foundation issue.
As a property seller, you should reveal to the buyer any considerable problems with your house or you could be in civil difficulties later.
Try to not needlessly worry about your home’s structure before your inspection and without knowing the details.
Many cases that seem too tough to do in the homeowner’s view can almost always get fixed.
The project might include a complicated and often tough series of actions, but the work can get completed.
Why Try These Guys?
They’ve been completing these types of house repair services for years.
These local contractors and work teams have earned the experience to conduct a top-to-bottom structure inspection and then successfully treat your predicament.
Where in the DFW Metroplex is There Service?
The support area is the overall metro area, a lot of Tarrant County and parts of Denton, Parker and Wise too.
Typical areas include downtown, Fairmont-Southside, Botanic Garden, Texas Christian University district, the Zoo area, Cobb Park, Gateway Park, Stockyards and Rockwood Park.
The suburbs are available too — the Bedford and North Richland Hills area; East Fort Worth suburbs; Burleson and Mansfield area; and the west Fort Worth suburbs.
Just make an easy call and discuss it.
The call is free and there’s no obligation tied to it.
What They Can Do For You:
– Home Foundations
– Leveling a House
– Repair of Concrete Cracks
Ready to Help Here:
- Botanic Garden
- Texas Christian University district
- The Zoo area
- Cobb Park
- Gateway Park
- The Stockyards
- Rockwood Park
- Most of the outer suburbs too
- Other Tarrant county neighborhoods