Slab Foundation Repair

Are cracks starting to appear in your basement floor? Have you noticed cracks near doors and windows? If so, you may have a serious foundation problem sitting right underneath you. It’s normal for a house or building to settle overtime especially as the home ages. However, sometimes a structure can settle too much and require slab foundation repair. At S&W Foundation, we know the signs of foundation problems and our experts can diagnose what’s causing them.

What Causes Foundation Problems? foundation-inspection-bolting-Los_angeles

Dallas residents unfortunately tend to experience a lot of foundation problems. These problems are due to poor soil conditions underneath their homes and businesses. Often times the soil either gets too dry and shrinks or it becomes too wet and expands causing cracks and even gaps in the foundation. Until an expert evaluates your home, it will be hard to tell if there’s actual foundation problems. However, there are a few common signs that indicate foundation repair is needed including:

  • Walls separating from the ceiling
  • Cracks near windows and doors
  • Gaps between adjoining walls and doors
  • Visible cracks on the exterior of a home (particularly noticeable on brick structures)
  • Sloping floors 

If you’ve noticed any of these problems, it’s in your home’s best interest to call one of our foundation experts to assess your home. Taking care of problems as soon as you notice them is cheaper than letting them go for a few years and having a bigger issue later.

How is a Slab Foundation Repaired?

Identifying where the problem is occurring and the underlying cause of the problem is the first step in finding the right solution. There are many ways to fix a slab foundation depending on your home or business’ specific needs. A few foundation repairs we often take advantage of are mudjacking, French drains, and pier drilling. The cost associated with each of these depends entirely on how bad the problem is and how long it has gone on. A sinking slab foundation isn’t something you can ignore, which is why we’re here to help.

Get in Touch With Our Foundation Experts

Do you have concerns about your home’s foundation? Then let us help! We can give you the professional opinion you need to make smart, informed decisions about the future of your home. Don’t wait until the problem gets worse, contact us today for more information!