With Halloween just around the corner, there seem to be plenty of spooky tricks popping up in homes all over Texas. And there’s one thing that has been haunting several of the clients we’ve worked with. No, it isn’t a poltergeist. We’re talking about doors that won’t budge even if they’re unlocked.
Sticking doors might seem like a mere inconvenience, but they are not an issue to be ignored. While the usual cause is a loose hinge, sticking doors can also be a sign of something worse—foundation problems. If these issues are ignored, they can lead to several problems that are much more expensive to fix than a misaligned door. You will end up experiencing uneven window frames, shifts and cracks on the walls, and more as your home’s foundation continues to fail.
If you have noticed a perfectly fine door that has started to stick and misalign, it’s always best to call a professional. This is what our featured customer did after noticing some door and wall damage in his home. Let’s see what happened next!
From Sticking Doors to Brick Damage in McKinney
A homeowner in McKinney had started to notice that the doors perpendicular to a side wall in his house were sticking. He decided to investigate outside on the possible cause when he noticed some brick damage which ruined the beauty of his home. That’s when he reached out to us for help.
We made sure to conduct a thorough investigation to find out what was causing the issue. Situations like these shouldn’t be taken lightly, and should be addressed right away before things get worse and harder to fix. After inspecting the area, we concluded that the fill dirt used beneath the home was not the best choice. We also noticed that there was a creek right beside the house, which factored in erosion. The combination of the two resulted in a failing foundation that caused the sticking doors and brick damage.
Our Cost-Effective Solution for Foundation Damage
This was definitely bad news. But our team at PermaTech Foundation Repair has dealt with similar problems so many times before that we’ve mastered a low cost yet extremely effective solution. We installed our state of the art, uniquely designed PT2 system, which allows us to address the issues without burning a hole in our clients’ pockets.
The PT2 system uses steel rebar, which helps lock the concrete pressed pilings underneath the soil in place. Thus, the piers are less likely to get horizontally displaced, resulting in more stable foundations. And because we use high compression strength class concrete, you can guarantee that this system will do its job for many years!
The reason our PT2 system is very popular with homeowners isn’t just the fact that it is a highly affordable solution. It works best on Texan soil too. Our soft soil enables the concrete pilings to penetrate deep into the soil, ensuring long-lasting durability.
During the installation, we made sure to coordinate with the homeowner’s HVAC company. They removed one A/C unit to prevent it from getting damaged, as it was located where we needed to install one pier. We even worked around our client’s deck to prevent any unnecessary damage as well.
It only took us an entire day to complete everything from inspection to clean up. All in a day’s work!
Getting your foundation checked regularly can help save you thousands of dollars compared to getting your home inspected only when there’s a problem. One should never hesitate to get regular inspections. If you are worried about losing your life’s savings to foundation problems, call or text us at 214-326-0718 today. We’ll get the job done for you on time, on budget.