July 26, 2021

Effective Foundation Repair for More Salable Homes

In maintaining houses, you have to look over a lot of things; sometimes, it is very likely that homeowners will brush over things they deem as "harmless". One thing often overlooked are sloping floors, which are usually not evident unless they get really bad.

Tripping isn't the biggest problem you would have to deal with when it comes to sloping floors. Sloping and sagging floors usually indicate a structural problem in your house caused by a weak foundation. Over time, a weakening foundation will cause framing issues that are the root cause of sloping floors. For this homeowner in Bonham, Texas, that is exactly the thing that's stopping them from selling their property.

Sloping Floors in Bonham, Texas Hinder A Successful Sale

A homeowner in Bonham, Texas, was to move out of her house and into an assisted living facility, and her family was planning on fixing up the house and selling it. They reached out to us to see if there were any foundation problems that needed repairs.

Upon site inspection, we could immediately see the slope from the kitchen going back to the breakfast nook, a little bit near the fireplace. There were other signs of structural problems as well, such as cracks in the walls We knew that we had to install foundation piers to level everything.

Since the slope was so obvious, we calculated that we needed to use 20 PT2 pier foundation systems to fix it. Firstly, we targeted the most obvious slope, so we placed piers in the corners of the property.

But, since the slope was so extensive, we also needed to add piers in the garage for extra support. They had a fireplace made out of brick, so we had to place two more additional piers under it to support the weight.

Finishing Up the Job

Leveling a very sloped home is a laborious task, but we finished it in only two days. Hopefully, the next homeowner will spend the rest of their days in this house and never having to worry about structural problems.

At Permatech Foundation Repair, we value your money and your time. Give us a call now so that we can assess what needs to be done to your home!

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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