One of the most overlooked types of repairs that need to be done by homeowners is that of foundation repairs. Over time, as houses age, the foundation becomes prone to damage. The most common damage is caused by expansive clay soils (especially in Texas) and varying climate conditions that can either dry out or over-hydrate the material that makes up the foundation.
Homeowners can take up preventive measures that protect the foundation. Watering and drying out the soil near the foundation can be one of the most accessible ways to do so, but it is difficult to gauge the appropriate "dryness" and "wetness" of the surrounding ground. Hence, the best option would be to hire a professional to check it, see what the best solution would be, and perform any necessary repairs.
Let’s see what happened to this foundation repair project we worked on this week.
Fixing and Levelling Damaged Foundation Before Moving Into a House in Plano, Texas
It can be exciting to move into a house, but before you get all giddy and move in right away, you have to ensure that the house is in tip-top shape. That's exactly what this buyer in Plano, Texas ensured before buying a house from a house that a VA Loan covers.
After an onsite inspection, you can see that there are noticeable cracks that even reached the house's ceiling.
So, we recommended that the house must undergo a foundation repair by installing PT2 foundations piers.
Stabilizing Home for Plano Homeowner By Installing PT2 Piers
One of the things that discourage homeowners from having their foundation repaired is the damage that it does to the property, but our team considered the homeowner's landscape and made sure to do only minimal changes with the beautiful landscaping.
In total, we installed 23 PT2 foundation piers around the perimeter of the front and right of the home. Since the foundation damage went as far as damaging the original elevation of the foundation, the PT2 piers would help lift the house back to its ideal level. Also, installing PT2 piers is the most sustainable option as it increases stabilization, making it less prone to the damage experienced before the piers.
Covering Up the Tracks
Since we had to do only minimal excavations, the job only took 1.5 days to finish. With the considerations of the client's budget and the closing date of the sale, the team finished the job on time and cleaned up after. Permatech Foundation Repair ensures that we leave no trace after every job so that the clients can experience maximum satisfaction.
Want a budget-friendly option for your house's foundation? Call us now for an onsite inspection to find the best option for you!