Do you happen to have trees near your house? Trees have proven beneficial to people on a day to day basis, from cleaning the air to adding beauty to our homes. Unfortunately, while trees offer these benefits, they can also provide you inconveniences, more specifically, to your home’s “roots”.
Nearby trees can damage your building’s foundation in more ways than one. They can pull out the moisture of the clay supporting your home’s foundation, rendering it vulnerable to natural disasters such as earthquakes and hurricanes. This breach of the soil’s structural integrity let trees “tap” the structure of your home—wall cracks, uneven floors, or if left unattended for a long time, the entire house may “rot” into ruin instead.
McKinney Homeowner Discovers Worrisome Cracks
Fortunately, one of our clients averted that horrible disaster by giving us a heads up the moment they noticed something was wrong with their house. This client in question told us that the expansion joint on the left side of their house started to lose its hold, leaving an opening enough to fit a finger in.
Here’s what the damages look like…
And a few cracks indoors as well!
While there could be many factors behind the foundation issues, our main suspect to this case was a small tree digging its roots in the front left corner of their home. And while that tree draining the soil of moisture in that section was already a problem in itself, we discovered another during our investigation. The problem was bigger than expected, as we pinpointed that another area of the house had started to fail on them as well.
If our client had not informed us, they would have failed to see this hidden issue, and they would be in for a bigger problem: the house would have suffered more damage and the foundation could have collapsed eventually. This would have led to more costs than this foundation repair project!
Best Solution to Foundation Problems in Portland Metro
Our solution to these two problems areas? Our revolutionized PT2 system. Known as the most popular tool in our book, this system consists of concrete pressed piling and rebar reinforcement. The PT2 system is already tried and tested—each pier can hold up to three times than the usual concrete being used on a home’s foundations. Not only that, but the PT2 system is also a cost-effective solution, as our clients get the toughness of foundation protection at a fair and reasonable cost.
It only took us ten of these powerful PT2 system piers and a single day of work to get the job done and fortify the foundation of our client’s home. As this is a common issue within their area, we already had a foolproof plan to repair their foundation, and as we expected, it was a problem-free experience. Everything went according to plan.
Trees may be one of the most, if not the most, unsuspecting causes of foundation problems and structural damage a home can have. But our client’s story shows that we can do something about it! With foundation repair and protection, they can now enjoy their tree without worrying about any damages it may bring.
Just like them, you also need the best protection for your house’s foundation. All you need to do is to reach out to us, and we will provide you with the best foundation enhancement that you will ever experience!
If you believe your home has foundation problems just like what we resolved for our client, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for professional and reliable solutions. We’d be happy to help! Call us at 214-326-0718 and we’ll get it evaluated right away.