Concrete Slab Repair
It is common in homes in this region to use concrete slab foundations, which are designed to move along with the natural movements of the ground. However, over time, and especially in homes which have heavily planted backyards, concrete foundation slabs can start to settle, crack and fail. This can cause knock on damage to both the interior and exterior of the home, as the structure starts to become damaged. It’s essential to have foundation problems addressed as quickly as possible to limit any further damage. Give us a call if you think you need a foundation inspection, today.
Causes of Concrete Slab Failure
In the Fort Worth area, many homes have concrete slab foundations, which are designed to move slightly as the ground conditions change. This is possible due to the shallower frost line, which means that foundations do not need to be sunk too deeply to be structurally sound. Over time, however, the changes in soil conditions - as the ground swells and falls under the concrete slab - can mean that the slab becomes damaged and can crack or fail. This is especially a problem in homes with trees and flower borders close to the property, as the natural changes in the ground due to the growth of tree and plant roots can contribute to the wear and tear experienced by concrete slab foundations.
Signs You Might Need Repairs To Your Concrete Foundation Slab
At the first sign of any damage to your concrete slab foundations, it is smart to get some professional advice. Call us if you notice damage to the internal floors of your home, as this can indicate settling of the concrete slab, or other damage. Similarly, if you notice damage to the external brickwork of your property, or if doors and windows begin to stick. This can be a sign of movements in the structure of the home, which should be checked out. Leaving foundation damage will only lead to bigger problems in the long run - better to get advice and a repair while the issue is small.
Concrete Slab Repair Options
We have a range of options for addressing problems with concrete slab foundations. Once a foundation contractor has assessed the damage, we will discuss any options available to you, include the cost and any likely disruption. It is common to insert piles under the foundation to support it if it is sagging or settling. This approach can usually be adopted with minimum mess, and homeowners can often stay in the property while we work. We always use the most appropriate repair method for the home and the situation we find, and you can trust that our team will get the job done as quickly and safely as possible.
If you have any concerns about the concrete slab foundations in your home, it is wise to have a foundation contractor come over to assess the structural stability of the foundations. We offer a no obligation free estimate, and are happy to come to your property at your convenience. If you have spotted signs of concrete slab damage, our contractors will arrange to make the necessary repairs in a way that doesn’t disrupt your family life any more than absolutely necessary. Many jobs can be completed in just a day or two, leaving you reassured that your home is safe and sound for years to come.