We provide Granbury, Fort Worth, Dallas, and Houston areas with honest and reliable foundation repair services. While we do provide slab foundation repair, our foundation repair company does specialize in pier and beam foundation repair services.
In our efforts to provide affordable foundation repair services, we still use the best type of foundation piers. The pressed concrete cylinder piers are the best and most affordable pier method for foundation repair.
Secondly, we provide honest inspections and estimate and don't
try to sell you piers that are not needed. This keeps the price of
foundation repair lower and more affordable.
We also offer a comprehensive guide to installing piers and leveling your home.... The Foundation Repair Guide, and a step-by-step diy book on how to repair foundation settling cracks.... The Brick Repair Guide.
These guides will teach you how to level your house foundation and floors and do your own foundation repair, how to repair foundation settling cracks in the brick mortar, and explain how to match mortar and where you can get mortar matching and custom made mortars for fixing foundation settlement cracks in the brick.
We provide Foundation Repair services in: Dallas, Fort Worth, Granbury, and Houston areas
*BrokenSlab Foundation Repair*
1525 Corona Dr.
Granbury, TX 76048
Foundation Repair Services
BrokenSlab Foundation Repair offers a wide range of foundation repair services. Below is a list of some of the types of services we provide for foundation repair and leveling and fixing foundation settlement.
We look forward to providing you the best local foundation repair services. In the next section, you will
learn why we provide the best foundation inspections, pier designs, and the best foundation repair services.
Almost all foundation repair companies and engineers or inspectors use technology for their measurements, and base their results on this technology. This can be misleading for all parties involved because technology is only as useful as the person operating it. Unfortunately, people assume that this technology is always correct and don't consider their common sense.
The particular piece of technology that I am referring to is a computerized level or compu-level. I'm sure that you have seen them if you are looking to have your foundation checked. These levels are very useful for determining elevations and where level would be, but are not useful in determining movement of a house foundation. In all of the years that I have been in the construction industry, I have never seen a foundation of any form that was completely level, and therefore, from its original position, there would be grade changes if measured using a compu-level, when in fact, no movement has occurred.
There are better more accurate ways to determine movement in a slab foundation or house foundation. These methods don't use technology, but are scientific, though they may not appear to be as impressive as fancy equipment. To determine the amount of movement if any in a foundation, you must understand the original construction of the home.
When building a house, the foundation is going to have higher and lower points. This may be the result of poor planning, accidental movement of a foundation form board, misplacement of the form, or highs and lows in the center of the foundation. The concrete being liquid and setting up rapidly and over large areas make it difficult to get it perfect. This is where the acceptable variances come from. For this purpose, it is left to the framers and the brick masons to make things more straight and level. The framers generally level the top plate or the elevation where the ceiling will generally come across the home. This is useful for your internal measurements, although it is not always accurate due to the carelessness that occurs when trying to rush through these projects.
For the outside or perimeter elevations, the most effective way to measure movement is to consider the bricklayers. Brick masons measure and story off the courses of brick from the top down, and place any cuts at the bottom to level out the bottom course. Then they lay each course up using a string line to increase speed and keep straight lines and prevent the line of the brick from curving up or down and in or out. Therefore, using a string line on the brick coursing should show any movement that has occurred, and how much movement took place. The line may not be level, but it will never lie.
A compulevel can be useful as a second set of eyes though. It can be used to determine if results are correct, but only if it is used to take readings from the top plate. Most of these factors are visually evident if the inspector knows what to look for and where to be looking.
Foundation Inspection or
House Inspection (Estimates)
During the inspection of your house foundation, we inspect the whole home and determine if and where foundation piers are needed to level the foundation and home. Unlike most foundation repair companies and engineers, we will not be rushing through this process using fancy tools. This process can take some time to complete and will likely take most of the day for an average size house or all day for larger homes.
$1,200.00 for most homes (excessively large homes or businesses will cost more)
Foundation Repair Cost
Most foundation repair projects for houses fall into our minimum price for mobilizing. This is based on a pier minimum rate. Beyond that, it is simply priced per pier.
$3,200.00 minimum or $600.00 per pier (internal piers will be priced by requirements)
We only install standard pressed concrete cylinder piers.
Pressed concrete cylinders are the most durable over time, most affordable piers to install, and are generally the best type of foundation piers for most structures in our area.
Foundation repair is the process of lifting, leveling, or stabilizing the foundation with foundation piers or other foundation repair solutions after the foundation settles or moves. Foundation movement and settling occurs when there are changes in the moisture in the soil due to water/sewage leaks or drought conditions, and tend to cause foundation settling cracks to form in the concrete, in the sheetrock, and in the masonry walls. These foundation settling cracks should not be repaired until the foundation repair is complete.
In most foundation repair methods, holes are dug around the concrete foundation allowing the foundation repair crew to install the foundation piers under the house foundation. This is true of most types of piers. After the holes are dug, the foundation piers are pressed into the soil until they reach the point of rejection. The point of rejection is the point where the pier will not press any further into the soil and begins to lift the foundation. At this point, the foundation is lifted to level and shimmed in place to hold the foundation level at the grade. Then the holes for each foundation pier are filled in with the dirt.
After the foundation
repair, you can repair the
foundation settling cracks. The
settling cracks in the brick and
mortar will require matching the mortar. To
match mortar for
mortar repair and
brick repair, you need to have
the mortar tested.
Mortar testing and
analysis are used to determine the mortar type and formula. Then a
mortar color match can be made, and the exact formula for making a
matching mortar. AMR Labs
provides mortar analysis,
mortar repair products, and
repair products including bags of custom mortar.