The prospect of foundation repair can be confusing for the homeowner but it can be made easier with some basic knowledge. Often homeowners receive volumes of conflicting advice and recommendations about how to repair a concrete slab foundation. However, there are really just 4 BIG questions for the homeowner to answer and this discussion will help with all 4 of them, including foundation repair costs. But first, an explanation of the primary cause of foundation problems is below.

Noble Foundation Repair does pier and beam, block and base and tunneling foundation repair. This is an educational website designed to help homeowners differentiate between low quality and high quality foundation repair methods. All calls and emails from this website.

The reason homeowners in much of Texas and other parts of the United States are having foundation problems is two-fold.  First, the soils in this part of the country have a high percentage of clay, which has the unique ability to absorb water like a sponge. When clay soils are losing moisture content they shrink in volume.

When clay soils are absorbing moisture content they swell in volume. So during the course of a year (or multiple years) the clay soils are shrinking and swelling, creating downward movement (settlement) and upward movement (uplift). This soil movement can crack and break concrete slab foundations.

Second, most residential concrete slab foundations that are built in Texas are “minimally functional.”  In other words, most residential home builders use a minimum of steel rebar and concrete in the construction of residential foundations to boost their profits. The result is that most homeowners in Dallas can expect foundation problems when their houses are 12 to 15 years of age.

Other cities and areas of  Texas can experience foundation problems from 1 year to 35 years.

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