Residential Foundation Repair in Dallas, Fort Worth, and San Antonio TX
A settling foundation is usually a serious issue. As a homeowner, there are plenty of things you can do to catch foundation problems before they cause permanent damage. Some things you can do yourself are:
- Landscape intelligently — i.e. planting bushes and trees strategically around your property to keep your soil in place and soak up excessive water.
- Proper home maintenance and repair — i.e. Keeping gutters clean, and making sure the water from them flows well away from your foundation helps. Excess water is the #1 cause of foundation problems.
It is also possible for a homeowner to perform periodic self-inspections of your property to spot warning signs. Some things to look for are:
- Moisture and/or mold build up
- Fissures in walls and/or actual cracks in the foundation
- Crumbling concrete — especially in the basement
- Leaning chimneys or buckling walls
- Doors and windows that either stick, or are loose
These tips can help delay the inevitable, but they will not cure it. When foundation failure does happen, immediate intervention by professionals is required. The longer you wait to call professionals, the more extensive the needed repair will become, and the more costly the repair will be.
G.L. Hunt has been repairing foundations since 1987. Our Foundation Repair Services are second to none. Our experience allows us to tackle any situation and deliver a perfectly level foundation.
- Concrete pressed pilings locked and aligned with our unique CarbonLoc system which eliminates the possibility of lateral movement.
- Deep penetrating steel piers driven directly below your home’s foundation, doing away with the need for troublesome brackets.
Pier and Beam
- Concrete pad and block supports
- Replacement of rotten or broken beams
- Re-shimming using only steel shims
- Specifically formulated to reduce the amount of swelling and shrinking day soils will experience when exposed to extreme moisture changes.
- Designed not to harm the environment or the individuals exposed to it.
- Removal and replacement of broken or loose mortar. We expertly match new mortar to existing mortar color on your home.
- We strip out old window and door caulking and replace it with high-grade silicone or latex caulk in the color of your choice.
- Surface drains including grate drains, channel drains and swales.
- Subsurface French drains.
- Seamless gutters and downspouts.
- Lifetime transferable warranty. Provides added depth of the steel and the affordability of the concrete
- 2 7/8”steel pipe goes deeper into the soil
- Large concrete pilings help ensure the longevity of the pier
- Provides temporary foundation repair
- Periodic adjustments may be necessary due to limited depth
- Most cost effective solution
- Lifetime transferable warranty
- Engineered to last for the life of your home
- 2 7/8” steel pipe provides the most depth
- Schedule 40 thickness
- Sleeve lock steel Segments
Safeguarding Your Home
- Automated Foundation Irrigation Systems
- One solution to the problem of inconsistent soil moisture is the installation of an automated foundation irrigation system. Running off the homes exterior water, these systems utilize preprogrammed solar power timers that water your home's foundation throughout the year to maintain a controlled and consistent moisture level
- Installing gutters on your home can have a substantial impact on the performance of your of your foundation. Roof runoff during Texas rains should be directed away from the house through the use of gutters. Ideally, the gutters would be tied into a professionally installed drainage system
- Solid Drain
- A solid drain utilizes a solid corrugated pipe with a catch basin. This system can move a higher volume of water than other drain types