January 25, 2021

Facing Foundation Problems Head On in McKinney

Owning a house isn’t just a huge milestone—it’s also a huge responsibility. It is the place where you can rest and relax after a long stressful day at work, which gives you all the more reason to handle maintenance and upkeep responsibly. If not, you won’t be enjoying it for long!

The foundation of your home is one thing you need to take care of if you want to preserve your home. If you notice a foundation problem emerging, don’t put off that repair! For one thing, the longer you ignore it, the more costly the repair gets. It isn’t like when your phone gets broken; you can just put it away and get it fixed any time without accruing additional costs. If you don’t act quickly to address foundation issues, things will get worse.

Aside from added costs, you get more damage, too! The elements of your home are like dominos, and your foundation is the very first in line. If it falls (in this case, if your foundation fails), other dominos will fall as well. You’ll end up with structural damage, water damage, mold and mildew, plumbing problems, and more.

In this week’s blog post, we feature a foundation that was just starting to fail. Our client made the right decision of addressing the issue early! Here’s what happened.

Installing Concrete Piers to Address Failing Foundationin McKinney Home

A McKinney homeowner had started to notice some cracks in the sheetrock around the front right corner of their house. Sheetrock cracks in walls are a usual indicator of foundation issues. These fractures show up because the foundation has settled or moved. This is common in Texas areas, and is usually a definite sign that you would need foundation repair.

Our client had already had previous experience with foundation repair, as they had another area fixed previously. It was a no-brainer for them—they had to call us ASAP! We went in and conducted our pre-repair inspection to determine the exact location of the problem, the probable cause, and if it would need repairs.

Their foundation problem was most likely the effect of the large tree located at the front right corner of their home, which was where the foundation failure was. This tree had affected the integrity of the soil beneath the foundation, thus resulting in its movement. We were also able to determine that the problem wasn’t at the point that it needed to be repaired just yet—but it was progressing. The homeowners decided it was best to take care of the issue right away instead of waiting for things to worsen.

After assessing the situation, it was time to get in action and implement our solution! Our team of foundation repair professionals installed eight concrete steel-reinforced piers from our PT2 system in the front right corner of their home.

These piers, which are much stronger than your usual concrete, will support the foundation so it can continue securing their home in place. What we did fixed their problem immediately. It took only one day to complete.

And it definitely made a difference! Not only does it keep their home secure, but it also closed up the wall cracks they noticed before.

Are you worried your house is settling? It might be time to call in the experts to perform foundation repair! Get the help you need by reaching out to PermaTech Foundation Repair today.

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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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