Foundation problems happen to be one of the most subtle issues that a home may encounter, and there are two main reasons behind that. First, you cannot really tell what's going on with your foundation until a professional checks it. Second, most signs of foundation issues often seem unrelated.
Figuring out if you are having foundation problems can be sometimes tricky, but sometimes you can tell right away if you start seeing cracks and gaps on both your walls and floor. In other instances, your doors seem as if they no longer align, so you start having problems with opening or closing them. The untrained eye might assume that these are separate issues with different causes. The truth is that the root of the problem can be found underneath in your foundation.
Foundation problems, in reality, are scary – the issues are unseen, with effects slowly creeping out and you only notice when it is too late. You may be thinking that it would be a good idea to have your foundation checked before the inevitable happens, and it definitely is. One great example would be the client we feature this week.
Averting Foundation Issues in McKinney, Texas
Our client’s case began with him noticing cracks on his sheetrock, mostly on the middle and front side of his home. As mentioned earlier, the average person can’t really tell that their foundation is failing. In our client’s case, he would patch up the sheetrock cracks. Fortunately, he realized that there might be a deeper issue at hand, as the cracks he was continuously patching kept coming back every year.
He reached out to our team so we checked the area. After the inspection, we deduced that the large tree in front of their yard was responsible for their foundation problems which had resulted in sheetrock cracks.
We have said from time and time again that big trees and foundations don’t get along very well if they’re far too close to each other. With this in mind, we recommended a root barrier and piers as the best solution at hand. While our customer decided to get only the foundation piers installed, he also chose a very worthwhile investment–our PT3 system.
The PT3 system is an excellent choice for the long term, which happens to be what our client wanted. The double-walled, sleeve-locked, concentrically-loaded, steel-pressed piling piers are much stronger and more durable than concrete. With piers that can go deeper much easier, the PT3 system can make your foundation stabler, providing optimal foundation support over time.
Our team definitely cares about the technical aspects of every project. But did you know that we also keep the beauty of homes in mind? We do not want to ruin a home with an otherwise pleasant aesthetic. In this case, our client was worried about his big bushes getting removed for the installation. The other companies he had reached out to told him they would have to take them all out. We are different, as we were able to do the job by just trimming the bushes instead of ripping them out. That way, those bushes will eventually regrow and return to their former glory.
We only had to remove two bushes by the front door, but luckily, it was symmetrical so it turned out well.
With only a single day to work on the project, our customer is ecstatic with the results. And we are too!
Want your foundation repaired? There is no one else to ask but PermaTech Foundation Repair for the job. Call us now!