May 17, 2021

Preventing More Foundation Problems in the Future for a Homeowner in McKinney

Just like how trees and all the plants around your home change with the seasons, so does your home’s foundation… Or more specifically, the clay underneath. At least for some people’s homes, the clay sometimes expands and contracts according to the weather and the season.

It expands when there’s a lot of moisture, then contracts again when it gets hot and dry. This could lead to some problems, like cracks and separations on the walls or even the foundation settling deeper into the ground. These are exactly what our clients in McKinney dealt with.

They called us when they noticed some cracks and separations on the exterior of their home, and we came as soon as possible to assess the problem and implement some solutions.

Steel Piers and Foundation Watering System Installation in McKinney

To resolve the most pressing issue, which is the settling foundation, we installed 4 steel piers or our PT3 piers on the side of the home where the largest crack is. These are sturdier and a more permanent solution than concrete piers, which would relieve our clients of any further foundation problems in the future.

Once they were installed, we were able to lift the foundation back up and close the gap on the wall. But we didn’t stop there…

Our client wanted the root of the problem gone. The clay underneath their home expands and contracts, which causes the foundation to settle and the cracks to appear. Good thing, it’s not something a foundation watering system won’t fix.

We installed one with a smart timer, so that our clients wouldn’t have to manually water the foundation or keep track of the seasons to change the system. The smart timer is equipped with artificial intelligence to control the watering system. When it’s hot, it automatically waters the foundation. Likewise, when there’s been heavy rainfall, it won’t water at all.

We connected the watering system to a spigot along with the smart timer, filter, and pressure reducer. The filter and pressure reducer at the bottom will keep the hose free of sediments and will regulate the pressure to prevent any damage or malfunction to the hose.

With the steel piers and foundation watering system in place, our clients will not likely have any more foundation problems in the future.

At PermaTech Foundation Repair, you will always get trustworthy services that can solve all your foundation problems. We’ll be more than happy to stop by, evaluate it, and determine the best solution. If you need foundation repair, we’re here to help. Call or text us at 214-326-0718 today. We’ll get the job done for you on time, on budget.

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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