October 19, 2020

Creeping Roots Lead to Foundation Problems in a McKinney Home

Halloween is that time of the year where you have a reason to watch horror movies all day long or exchange ghost stories with friends. But the real horror isn’t found in scary bedtime stories or the creepiest blockbuster. Nothing’s scarier than reality, especially when it happens right at home.

We’ve been working on a couple of foundation repair projects this season that have terrified homeowners. Damaged foundations are one of the worst things that could happen to your house. It comes with a lot of costly drawbacks that are sure to harm your safety, health, and savings. It could happen to anyone, but luckily for Texan homeowners, we have just the solution! Let’s find out what it is.

Tile Damage Caused by a Failing Foundation in McKinney TX

It was the middle of the night when it happened. A loud, popping sound similar to a gunshot was heard and had our homeowner panicking out of bed and grabbing his gun to check. There was nothing unusual, but they kept hearing the same loud, pooping sound night after night. It didn’t take long to discover that the house had moved from its original position, causing their tiles to crack and produce the popping sound.

The homeowners must have thought it was a ghost the first night, but it’s actually more terrifying than that! It’s risky to have a failing foundation because the danger could happen even in the middle of the night while you’re asleep and unaware of your surroundings. Lucky for them, the only harm done was to the floor, bricks and window trim.

After we inspected the area, we noticed some large trees and crape myrtles very close to their foundation area. And lo, the cause of the damage was uncovered!

Fun fact: foundation problems aren’t like one size fits all. Your neighbor’s foundation problem can be different from yours. Some foundation issues affect walls while others damage the flooring. Whether it’s caused by tree roots underground or due to the lack or even abundance of moisture in the soil, no one knows the exact reason unless they reach out to well-experienced repair companies. This is why it’s important that these repairs should be handled by professionals instead of treating them like a DIY home project.

An Affordable Yet Effective Fix for Foundation Issues in McKinney

Before we started with our pier installation, we conducted a pre-installment sprinkler test and found that one of the sprinkler heads was broken. Had we not discovered this, our customers would have had to pay a lot of good money for the water bill.

With that out of the way, we went on to install 13 piers of our PT2 system. Before choosing what system to install, we always take into consideration our customer’s needs and budgets. The PT2 system is affordable, while still doing the job. It uses concrete piers with steel rebar reinforcements, making it strong enough to keep your foundation stable for years.

It only took us 1 day to complete the entire project, from inspecting the sprinklers to installing the piers. With the PT2 system in place, we then made sure everything was neat and tidy before we left. And our homeowner was very pleased with our service and results!

Defend your home from damage, and protect your pocket from costly repairs. If you are worried about foundation problems, trust only the best in the field. Call or text us at 214-326-0718 today. We’ll get the job done for you on time, on budget.

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Steven Smith

Steven began working on foundations right out of college where he studied mathematics. Giving him a unique perspective in problem solving and the education to understand the more advanced math behind structural tolerances. This leg up helped him work his way up from part time sales, to foreman, to project manager. After working his way up, Steven took the plunge and founded PermaTech Foundation Repair. With a focus on delivering an unparalleled level of service, the company has grown by leaps and bounds under his leadership. Today you'll still find Steven inspecting and managing projects. In his free time Steven likes to travel. His fiancé and him are currently trying to visit all 62 national parks across the US. 
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