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After being on the web for over a decade and fixing foundations in Dallas and Ft Worth for over 30 years, we have just updated our website! We are very excited about the new look and ease of use. Please let us know if you would like to see any new features added. Thank you, PremierFoundationRepair.com
This great and very informative presentation covers many aspect of our soil in North Texas and all around DFW. This presentation was created by Dr. J David Rogers At Missouri University of Science and Technology. It is shown here with Dr. Rogers consent.
We are sure any homeowner will find all this information very compelling and eye opening in understanding the issue of foundation repairs. We believe an educated consumer will always be a better consumer. Thank you Dr. Rogers from all of us at http://www.premierfoundationrepair.com
Foundation Repairs and Inspection – New homeowners can check on the foundation before even getting in the house.
1 – Before even getting into the house, check for large trees or shrub growing close to the house and ask the homeowner if there are any root barriers installed between the house and the vegetation.
2 – Future homeowners should look at the ground and see if there are large cracks in the dirt or if the slope of the yard would allow for water to puddle around the foundation of the house. Ask if french drains are needed or installed.
3 – While doing the perimeter walk, check the brick walls, particularly around the fireplace and chimney structures. Look for separation and cracks in the bricks.
4 – While walking around, inspectors should look at the condition of the slab and also the driveway and walking paths around the house for signs of buckling and shifting.
5 – Getting in the house the inspection starts at the front door by making sure it opens freely without sticking. Continuing in the house, future homeowners should look around the frame of the doors and windows to look for cracks. Also, inspect any tiled floor since tiles will split and show any foundation shifting.
If you need any help or questions, get in contact with us:
Premier Foundation Repair Inc.
3767 Forest Ln, Dallas, TX 75244
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This is a nice .pdf with good visuals on why your garden will benefit from soaker hoses…and so will your residence’s foundation.
Need a father’s day gift that he surely will appreciate?
How many times can you buy ‘best dad ever’ mugs and t-shirts, really? This year, give him a gift that will save money and free up his time to spend with his loved ones. Here are a few great ideas:
Install soaker hoses around the foundation of the family residence. Have a game plan by tracing where the hoses should go before you start digging. Always start the project before the day gets hot and take frequent breaks to hydrate. If you need help with how-to make this project happen, visit our blog article on how to prevent foundation repairs with the proper use of soaker hoses here.
Install root barriers in the garden between the large trees and the residence foundation. Large trees can have massive root systems that can damage the foundation of your house by absorbing all the moisture out of the ground.
Clean out the gutters and down spouts. Have someone else in the family with you since you will be up on a latter most of the time. Afterwards, install gutter guards to help with the maintenance in the future.
Check and adjust the sprinkler’s head and make sure the ground around the house is getting the right amount of water and there are no wasteful leaks and broken heads. Dallas is already in a perennial drought and we need to help conserve as much water as possible.
Least but not last, clean out that garage! You know he see it every day when he comes home from work.
Those gifts idea are fairly inexpensive. The biggest investment will be your time and sweat. They will save your family money and free [...]
Water standing around your foundation can cause foundation repairs.
Do a quick check around your house after these spring showers we have had in Dallas. If you see water standing around your foundation, you may need to install a French drain. A French drain is a drainage system that allows water to filter down through several inches of gravel, into a pipe and flow away from your property. Building a French drain will make you remember of muscles you forgot you had, but is well worth your pain and suffering.
Step#1 -Find out where your water stands for long periods of time. This is easier to do and much more evident after a long storm has passed. Look for soggy, swampy lawns and decide which way is best to drain the water out of your yard. Aim for the natural low point going out of your yard and mark the path with spray paint.
Step#2 – Before you start digging, always check with your municipality and call 1-800-DIG-TESS to make sure you are safe and not digging into gas lines, power lines and so forth.
Step#3 – Put a stake at the beginning point of your French drain line and another one at the end. Tie a string on both stakes and hang a line level on it (make sure the string is tight) to make sure you are sloping in the right direction.
Step#4 -The slight downward slope should be 1 inch for every 100 feet. Mark your second stake by lowering the string and mark the spot.
Step#5 – Start digging a trench between the two stakes following the path you marked earlier. Reserve the dirt and turf for later use. Dig a trench 6 inches wide [...]
Selling a home with foundation problems
As if it wasn’t hard enough to sell your home, foundation problems can have a chilling effect on a possible hot buyer.
“If the house goes on the market, signs of foundation problems are most likely a deal breaker.” says Julie, owner of Premier Foundation Repair. “Calls from homeowners who have lost a possible buyer due to evidence of foundation problems are not uncommon…in fact, we get calls like that every day”
Foundations repairs can range from $4,000 to $40,000 depending of the severity of the damage. One thing is for sure, delaying and postponing the repairs is not going to make repairs cheaper or easier. Premier Foundation Repair has partnered with great financial institutions to help homeowners with financing for the repairs.
Homeowners can sometime do a quick inspection and notice foundation problems relatively easily. Some foundation problems are:
Cracked sheetrock around the windows
Cracks in the bricks around the perimeter of the house
Premier Foundation Repair has a few typical photos showing the common signs of foundation problems here
Getting the foundation repairs done will help the selling of the house go through smoother, particularly when the foundation repairs are backed by a transferable warranty issued by a long standing, reputable company.
If you need help with a professional opinion, call Premier Foundation Repair and get the ball rolling…it’s just something that can not be ignored. Sometimes things are not as bad as you think and the repairs can be done quickly and not for as much as the homeowner may think.
Should You Buy a House with Foundation Repairs?
Without a doubt!! If you can verify that the repairs were done by a good, professional repair company and if you can rest assured the work is still under warranty, go ahead!
In fact, it maybe to your advantage and may help in the negotiation of the purchase price.
Make sure a reputable, knowledgable inspector checks out the foundations. It is a great idea to get a second or third opinion. Some of the best foundation inspectors are actually working for foundation repair companies. Have one of the inspector come out and give you an assessment of your situation.
Do also an inspection yourself. Here is a checklist for your to follow