February 8, 2021

Mansfield Foundation Repair with a HEART

“Run with HeART” is a one-of-a-kind event to be held on February 27 and 28 in order to celebrate the colorful heart of Mansfield. This fun run has three routes you can explore, providing a different path of varying distances that let you appreciate Mansfield even more. This will be a great way to get some cardio while enjoying the sites!

At PermaTech Foundation Repair, we love Mansfiedl. We do our part to beautify the city by protecting homes with foundation repair. Take a look at our latest project in Mansfield this week!

Mansfield Home Has Foundation Issues

A Mansfield homeowner started to notice several troubling signs around their home. First, cracks were appearing in the exterior of their home. Second, a lot of their doors were sticking, so opening and closing them had become difficult. These are two of many signs indicating that there were problems with their foundation, so they reached out to us.

Our team conducted a thorough inspection. The results showed how the interior of their home had sunk considerably lower relative to the surrounding areas. We believe that at one point in time, somebody installed piers around the perimeter, but the roots of the large trees close to the home reached past what those piers can support, causing the middle of the home to sink.

Addressing Foundation Problems in Multiple Steps

Solving their problem involved a multi-step project. Step one was to install 12 of our PT2 piers in the middle of the house. To do so, we had to clear the first floor and pull up the flooring. Their house was an older home with interior beams further apart than more modern slabs, so we installed some piers in between the beams. We then used a piece of steel angle iron to disperse the weight. This step took one day to complete.

The foundation work we did involved lifting their foundation, which caused plumbing damage as was expected. So for step two after the pier work was completed, the plumbing had to be repaired. We tested the plumbing to see what sections were affected, then any issues that arose were resolved. This took another day.

Once that step was completed, we came back to perform mudjacking. This process involved pumping a concrete mud slurry mix under their foundation to fill up the void. Because of how much we had to lift their house’s interior, the slab became very thin. Plus, the plumbing leak had already expanded the ground considerably.  Mudjacking will help keep their foundation sturdy and stable. The final step was done in one day.

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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