Foundation Repair FAQ
Answers To Common Questions About Our
Foundation Repair Services In The Amarillo Area.
Foundation repair is fixing foundation that has settled (downward movement) or heaved (upward movement). This is done through various stabilization, lifting, and leveling solutions depending on the source of the problem.
If you’re on this website, you probably have a feeling that your house has a foundation issue. Or maybe you’ve noticed your home is experiencing common signs of foundation trouble. Either way, it’s best to have a qualified professional like us inspect your home and foundation.
Our 27-Point Deep Analysis utilizes over a dozen tools and pieces of high-tech equipment to get to the root cause of your foundation trouble. We video-record our analysis and present you with our findings so you can see evidence of the issue.
One of our Core Values is honesty, so we’re not the kind of foundation company that will try to convince you a $5 problem is a $10,000 fix. We will present you with just the facts… and then our expert recommendation on how to remedy the problem.
Foundation trouble happens for many reasons. Settlement could occur because of poor construction, misaligned piers or beams, soil shrinkage, or a variety of other reasons. Upheaval occurs mainly due to the expansive clay soils that are so prevalent in our neck of the woods.
In other words—a lot of things can cause foundation settlement and upheaval, which is why getting a thorough professional inspection is so critical.
Since there are so many reasons for foundation failure, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. That’s why we’ve become experts in a very wide variety of foundation repair methods. Our goal is to fix your foundation RIGHT—no matter what’s causing the trouble.
We guarantee if a problem occurs due to our installation or products, we’ll always come back and fix it for free.
That said, outside forces (improper drainage, property neglect, acts of nature) can sometimes cause issues with your foundation. In these instances, we cannot guarantee you won’t experience additional problems—that’s something no foundation repair contractor can promise. We want to be honest and up-front about this from the start so you have crystal-clear understanding of what’s covered.
These are temporary solutions that inevitably breakdown. And one of our Core Values is to provide innovative solutions that LAST. While concrete shoring pads and press piles may be relatively inexpensive, they simply don’t meet our quality standards.
All houses experience some settlement over time—you can’t fight gravity. But there are some steps you can take to prevent big, costly problems from occurring. This includes having the problem drainage system, investing in soil stabilization, and keeping vegetation around your home under control. You can find out more details on our Preventative Tips page.
In terms of raw dollars, we’re probably on the higher end. But in terms of overall value, no one beats us. We’re the only foundation repair company in the area that can accurately diagnose your issue with pinpoint precision and has mastered four separate foundation repair methods. Plus, we take “bedside manner” very seriously. We treat your home—and everyone in it—with the utmost respect and courtesy.
Slab-lifting foam in concrete repair and leveling is a permanent solution. Once hardened, the inert petroleum-based polyurethane foam injected under your concrete can only be broken down by sunlight. Below the surface, it adheres to the concrete and strengthens soil around the injection hole.
A Couple Considerations
- Deep Stabilization Project: In this case, it will compact and strengthen soils to the depth of injection and in about a 1-3 foot radius. The amount of foam travel is determined by soil density around the injection site.
- Lifting The Slab: When lifting a slab, the foam compacts surface soils until soil density is greater than the weight being lifted. As foam expands, it compacts & strengthens soil in the upper 1-foot. Once the soils are no longer the path of least resistance, the slab begins to lift as the foam expands.
Meanwhile, the foam is impervious to moisture, critters, rodents, and chemical exposures, and it won’t erode like mudjacking solutions. The only further risk to your concrete after our foam treatment is something no one can control: the natural movement of the earth. However, as long as the substrate stays strong, so will your concrete.
With the soil stabilization process, we want to compact and strengthen your soils down to a deeper level in order to carry heavier loads.