The exterior of your home creates a first impression for neighbors, visitors, and potential buyers. With it, you can display your unique personality and sense of style. It becomes the focal point of your property that adds curb appeal and value. The way your home exterior looks can also project how secure and solid it is.
But your home's exterior can be affected by something hidden away—the foundation. When a foundation starts to fail, signs like popping expansion joints and brick cracks start to show. Because of these, your home no longer looks carefully protected. And if the foundation problems continue, these won't affect just the appearance of the house. You'd also have to worry about the structural integrity and your family's safety.
McKinney Home's Foundation Failing Because of Trees
This week's featured project takes us to McKinney, Texas. A homeowner had noticed cracks popping up around in the brick, stone, and caulking of their house, signs that something was wrong with their foundation.
Signs of a failing foundation
In fact, when we checked everything, we discovered that their house's foundation was settling mainly towards the front. The foundation at the back of the house was starting to do the same as well.
After our team had cataloged all the damage and taken elevation readings across the foundation, we were able to identify the cause. Their foundation issues were because of a few large trees located too close to both the house's problem sides. As we all know, trees are VERY thirsty. Their roots will suck up the moisture from the clay beneath our homes, resulting in soil movement and a lack of soil integrity that will affect the foundation.
Trees causing foundation problems
Installing our PT2 System and 2 Root Barriers for Efficient Foundation Repair
Our team of foundation experts installed 13 piers of our PT2 system around the front of the house to address the issues. This is driven into the restrictive layer of strata beneath their home to lift it home and stabilize its foundation.
Installing the PT2 piers
To install some piers, we needed 4 concrete breakouts. The homeowner decided to have them installed inside the garage to protect the outside concrete. With the breakouts isolated inside the garage, the curb appeal of their house isn't affected. The homeowner can even resurface their garage floor to hide the patches later on.
Working on the concrete breakouts
We then installed a 15-foot root barrier for the tree at the front and an 18-foot root barrier for the tree at the back.
Installing the root barriers
Installing root barriers will sever any roots that have gone too close to the foundation while preventing any new roots from growing in that direction in the future.
Severed roots from root barrier installation
When it comes to homes, a solid and stable foundation is one of the most critical elements. Our team was able to fix and protect our client's foundation in only one and a half days. We were not only able to restore the integrity of their foundation—we also restored the security of their home.
Project successfully completed
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.