Foundation and Finishing
Many concrete companies that offer similar services to the ones that we do will concentrate their efforts on above-grade foundation finishes. Doing so without really worrying about what’s underneath. We understand that if we are going to be doing above grade flooring in a home we need to ensure that everything is built right. We can handle all sorts of foundation repair issues or just adjustments during home renovations. If you’re not sure if you’re going to need this type of help be sure to give us a call. We can provide a thorough inspection of your foundation and let you know what we feel could work best.
When was the last time that you gave your foundation a look? If we could give you a piece of advice it would be to not wait until you start seeing some cracks here and there to give the area a look. We can provide foundation checks ups for you to give you an idea of what the current health of your foundation happens to be. If we feel that you could use some type of adjustment we’ll let you know. That doesn’t mean that you’re going to be contractually obligated to follow our advice.
How Long Should My Foundation Last?
This is going to depend on the type of foundation that you happen to have. Poured concrete foundations are certainly the ones that we work on the most for obvious reasons. A properly set up concrete foundation is meant to last between 80 to 100 years. Yet, there are plenty of factors that could contribute to your foundation ultimately not reaching its life expectancy. Most of these issues revolve around soil erosion. There are areas within this part of the metroplex that could be more prone to these types of problems.
Sings That You May Have Foundation Issues
In concrete surfaces and foundations for that matter, cracks are never a good sign. Naturally, the cracks develop on the floors first, but they extend to the walls and other areas. This is when you have a real issue because it would mean that your home is essentially sinking. This type of problem is more common in pier and beam foundations than it is on poured concrete foundations. Just because of the way that both surfaces are built. Moisture issues though could become a problem for any type of foundation. Therefore, finding that certain area that develops puddles easily, that can also be a bad sign.
Do I Need To Call My Insurance Company First?
Foundation issues are certainly one of the things that you want to be extremely careful with. If you want to call your insurance company at any point during the process we welcome you to do that. We’ve worked with virtually any and all insurance companies over the years. Some even give us a call over these exact types of issues. If you have questions about how we handle this hit us up and we’ll be able to give you some clarity on that matter.