The purpose of the foundation of a building is to transfer the weight of the house, the occupants, and their belongings to the occupying soil that is located under the foundation. Foundations with walls, such as basements and crawl spaces, must resist the lateral (horizontal) loads imposed by the ground that is placed against the walls. Additionally, structural foundations must also resist environmental changes, such as the changes from season to season and natural calamities (i.e., snow, wind, and earthquakes).
A house built on an unstable foundation can pose numerous problems. Here are common issues that can happen when your house's deteriorating foundation is left unattended: cracks in drywall, sticking and poorly operating doors and windows, sloping floors, water intrusion, and moisture damage such as wood rot and mold.
Over time, your property's foundation problems can be one of the most challenging and even costly structural repairs and replacements that you need to make. Hence, maintaining a property's foundation is essential if you want to keep your house of high value, but more importantly, if you want a better quality living space.
The Hefty Job in Carrollton
Cleaning up after losing a loved one is pretty hard, so when this group of people from Carrollton, Texas told us that they were children of the homeowner who just passed away, we knew that we had to do a good job in honor of their late father.
They told us that they wanted to fix the house up before selling it. They initially told us that there was already some visible damage and sloping in the back right of the house in the master suite. Also, they wanted to replace the floor in the master bedroom.
For this homeowner in Carrollton, Texas, we had to bust a sweat to give them what they needed for their property. Upon initial assessment, you could see that there are already cracks on the house's interior walls, and an even more damaged exterior wall could be seen from the get-go.
Tearing Things Down and Building them Back Again
Since the children wanted to replace the flooring in the master’s suite, it wasn’t difficult for us to install the piers inside the house because we didn’t have to be extra cautious of breaking anything.
For this job, we had to do a foundation repair that involved installing nine PT2 system foundation piers that were to be located inside and outside of the property. We had to remove the wooden flooring attached to the house's interior floors so that we could put in the foundation piers. Thanks to our team’s hard work, the areas of the house where the foundation settled are now lifted and stabilized again.
Leaving Without A Trace
Permatech Foundation Repair left the house with a sturdier foundation while at the same time minimizing the results of the damage that had already happened. Not only will you get a better structural foundation, but you will also get the immediate benefit of a visually appealing house.
At PermaTech Foundation Repair, we offer excellent service for all foundational problems—from inspections to major repairs. Whatever your concern is, we’re only one call away from giving you the right fix for your foundation repair needs!