Pro-Select Foundation Repairs in Tarrant County

     Pro-Select Foundation Repairs in Tarrant County
An increase of calls for Foundation Evaluations are coming from Arlington and Grand Prairie Texas. Our North Texas soil has been drying up and in need some good rain. If you haven’t been watering your foundation these past couple of weeks you should crank up those sprinklers or soaker hoses this week. Foundation problems don’t occur over night. Often it takes years for signs of an unstable foundation to appear. These signs can form in many areas.
Items to watch for:
Brick Cracks
Brick is traditionally more rigid than the rest of the home and less likely to flex as the home shifts. The result often is cracks in the brick and mortar.
Uneven Doors
As the foundation shifts, the walls and rooflines will shift as well causing doors to stick or separate around the seams. Repairing the foundation will often correct unevenness or displacement.
Cracks in Walls
Cracks may appear in the sheetrock, wrinkles can form in the wallpaper and gaps may appear at moldings or in corners.
Sticky Windows
As the frame of the home shifts with the settling foundation, the windows may become difficult to open, stick, or develop separations around the framing.
Frieze Boards/Fascia Boards
Since the roofline is directly affected by the settling of the foundation, frieze boards may separate in the corners and fascia boards will pull away.
Sloping Floors
Once the problem increases in severity, a noticeable sloping will occur as wll as possible cracks and/or squeaking (pier and beam).
Cracks, separation and/or settling of patios, sidewalks and porches
Since most patios, sidewalks and porches are poured without the use of steel or additional reinforcements, they tend to show signs of a possible foundation problem first.
Signs of Problems
Since all of the items to watch for are only possible signs of foundation problems, Pro-Select Foundation Repairs utilizes Compu-Level which is a digital measuring device used by most structural engineers to gather accurate measurements and isolate any problem.
We here at Pro-Select Foundation Repairs have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, a YP 5 Star Reference Rating and 25 years of combined experience. We offer the best customer service available to provide solutions to home owners and back up our work with a Lifetime Transferrable Warranty. Give us a call Tarrant County 817-542-0313 or visit our website at http://www.psfr1.com…

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Why Should I Repair My Foundation?

Why Should I Repair My Foundation?

 

  • The Problem Will Get Worse: A foundation problem almost never gets better on its own. As it gets worse, the problem will cost more to fix.
  • Resale Value: Who wants to buy a house with a noticeable foundation problem? Nobody!
  • Appearance: Foundation problems often cause ugly cracks not only in the foundation itself but also inside the home.
  • Door and Window Operation: As your foundation fails to hold the structure in place, your house will bend and twist. This will cause doors and windows to stick and jam making them inoperable.
  • Use of Space: Sometimes you can lose the use of your space because of foundation failure. That’s not what you paid for when you bought your home.
  • A Safer Home: It’s unusual, but disasters like foundations collapsing, chunks of brick veneer falling off the house, and other serious safety hazards do emerge.
  • Keep Pests Away: Insects and animals can get into your home through cracks in the foundation, becoming unwanted and uninvited guests.

            

             Call the Pros Today 817-542-0313!!!!

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Arlington’s Foundation Repair Pros

Arlington’s Foundation Repair Pros

 Arlington Texas has been been our home-base since Feb. 2004. As a family owned business and as homeowners ourselves, we understand the importance of your home and therefore stand behind our quality construction. Because of this, Pro-Select Foundation Repairs believes in a straight forward business approach with strong ethical standards along with unmatched product and industry knowledge. Our A+ rating with The Better Business Bureau will help you understand our commitment to our customers. Pro-Select Foundation Repairs has solutions for all types of foundations.We service the following areas:Addison, Allen, Arlington, Alvarado, Azle, Balch Springs, Bedford, Benbrook, Burleson, Carrollton, Cedar Hill, Cleburne, Colleyville, Coppell, Corinth, Corsicana, Crowley, Dallas, Denton, Desoto, Double Oak, Duncanville, Ennis, Euless, Fairview, Farmers Branch, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Frisco, Garland, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Haslet, Highland Park, Highland Village, Hurst, Irving, Kaufman, Keller, Lake Worth, Lancaster, Lewisville, Longview, Mansfield, McKinney, Mesquite, Midlothian, Murphy, N. Richland Hills, Parker, Plano, Richardson, Rockwall, Rowlett, Sachse, Saginaw, Seagoville, Sherman, Southlake, Terrell, The Colony, Trophy Club, University Park, Waxahachie, Weatherford, Westlake, White Settlement, and Wylie. Call Pro-Select at 817-542-0313 a foundation assessment today

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Maintenance Tips After Repairs Are Complete

Maintenance Tips After Repairs Are Complete

  Once the repairs are completed, the concrete slab should be maintained properly to reduce the possibility of future soil movement and therefore home foundation movement. Your home now has a more stable foundation after repairs, but extreme weather changes and extreme soil movement can cause further problems. The following minimum preventative measures are recommended.

1) Proper maintenance of the concrete foundation slab includes sustaining relatively constant moisture content of the soil adjacent to the slab foundation. Uniform moisture content can be accomplished by evenly watering next to the foundation slab, especially during dry periods and in the hot summer. We recommend an aggressive watering program be initiated. Watering of the foundation will not cure existing foundation problems or prevent them from occurring. However, it is the best preventative maintenance method and will slow any rate of deterioration.

2) Provide positive drainage away from the slab perimeter. Any standing water near the foundation slab, current or future, should be eliminated. This will promote even moisture content underneath the slab and thus less movement of the soils beneath the foundation slab.

3) An ample amount of water should be provided to large trees surrounding and near the concrete foundation slab. High growth of dense vegetation near the concrete foundation slab should be avoided. Watering of the trees, especially in dry periods, will prevent a situation of differential moisture content in the soil beneath the foundation slab. Remember, differential moisture content – adjacent areas of soil with different moisture content – can cause home foundation problems.

4) Ground elevations of the surrounding flowerbeds should be maintained so that the slab is at least three to four inches above the finished ground, and the flowerbed should be sloped away from the slab for proper drainage. This will also prevent the seepage of moisture into the wall system or inside the residence through weep holes in the brick veneer walls.

5) The residence should not be allowed to go for a substantial period without being heated or cooled. This will eliminate major temperature variations and reduce the concrete slab’s potential for expansion and contraction.

6) The plumbing system, potable water lines, and sewer lines should be checked periodically to insure that there is no leakage. Water leaks cause differential moisture content and any leaks should be repaired immediately.

We service the following areas: DFW Metroplex: Addison, Allen, Arlington, Alvarado, Azle, Balch Springs, Bedford, Benbrook, Burleson, Carrollton, Cedar Hill, Cleburne, Colleyville, Coppell, Corinth, Corsicana, Crowley, Dallas, Denton, Desoto, Double Oak, Duncanville, Ennis, Euless, Fairview, Farmers Branch, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Frisco, Garland, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Haslet, Highland Park, Highland Village, Hurst, Irving, Kaufman, Keller, Lake Worth, Lancaster, Lewisville, Longview, Mansfield, McKinney, Mesquite, Midlothian, Murphy, N. Richland Hills, Parker, Plano, Richardson, Rockwall, Rowlett, Sachse, Saginaw, Seagoville, Sherman, Southlake, Terrell, The Colony, Trophy Club, University Park, Waxahachie, Weatherford, Westlake, White Settlement, and Wylie.

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Pro-Select Foundation Repairs in Johnson County

Pro-Select Foundation Repairs in Johnson County

 An increase of calls for Foundation Evaluations are  coming from Burleson, Alvarado, and Cleburne Texas. Foundation problems don’t occur over night. Often it takes years for signs of an unstable foundation to appear. These signs can form in many areas.

Items to watch for:

Brick Cracks

Brick is traditionally more rigid than the rest of the home and less likely to flex as the home shifts. The result often is cracks in the brick and mortar.

Uneven Doors

As the foundation shifts, the walls and rooflines will shift as well causing doors to stick or separate around the seams. Repairing the foundation will often correct unevenness or displacement.

Cracks in Walls

Cracks may appear in the sheetrock, wrinkles can form in the wallpaper and gaps may appear at moldings or in corners.

Sticky Windows

As the frame of the home shifts with the settling foundation, the windows may become difficult to open, stick, or develop separations around the framing.

Frieze Boards/Fascia Boards

Since the roofline is directly effected by the settling of the foundation, frieze boards may separate in the corners and fascia boards will pull away.

Sloping Floors

Once the problem increases in severity, a noticeable sloping will occur as wll as possible cracks and/or squeaking (pier and beam).

Cracks, separation and/or settling of patios, sidewalks and porches

Since most patios, sidewalks and porches are poured without the use of steel or additional reinforcements, they tend to show signs of a possible foundation problem first.

Signs of Problems

Since all of the items to watch for are only possible signs of foundation problems, Pro-Select Foundation Repairs utilizes Compu-Level which is a digital measuring device used by most structural engineers to gather accurate measurements and isolate any problem.

We here at Pro-Select Foundation Repairs have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, a YP 5 Star Reference Rating and 15 years experience. We offer the best customer service available to provide solutions to home owners and back up our work with a Lifetime Transferrable Warranty. Give us a call Johnson County 817-542-0313 or visit our website at www.psfr1.com

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Our Sevice Areas…

We service the following areas: DFW Metroplex: Addison, Allen, Arlington, Alvarado, Azle, Balch Springs,  Bedford, Benbrook, Burleson, Carrollton, Cedar Hill, Cleburne, Colleyville, Coppell, Corinth, Corsicana, Crowley, Dallas, Denton, Desoto, Double Oak, Duncanville, Ennis, Euless, Fairview, Farmers Branch, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Frisco, Garland, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Haslet, Highland Park, Highland Village, Hurst, Irving, Kaufman, Keller, Lake Worth,  Lancaster, Lewisville, Longview, Mansfield, McKinney, Mesquite, Midlothian, Murphy, N. Richland Hills, Parker, Plano, Richardson, Rockwall, Rowlett, Sachse, Saginaw, Seagoville, Sherman, Southlake, Terrell, The Colony, Trophy Club, University Park, Waxahachie, Weatherford, Westlake, White Settlement,  and Wylie.

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Another Happy Customer!!!

Maggie Dorst
 

You all just left and I wanted to tell everyone of the experience I had with your company from the initial consultation to the finished product.

First, Julio is a true professional and will quote you on what you need, there was no bull about “extras”. He states the facts and then you can go from there.
Julio was always available for my calls and worked on my time schedule.

Second, Gilbert and the crew – what can I say??? You had to work on my difficult soil and bedrock for two days and you were AWESOME!!! Not only do I feel safe again in my house, you left it looking better on the outside (and inside) then what you found it!! Your crew was amazing – and very efficient. (I can’t belive you even put the leaves back where you found them!! HA!) I was able to visit and get anwsers to ALL my questions throughout the experience and I appreciate your patience with that .

I truly like to understand what is goiing on and what I am paying for. Which is another topic, your pricing was very fair and within my means. i have recommended your group even before completion of the project and now so more than ever since you have completed all the needed repairs (and a few extras…like moving large items to where I needed them so they were out of your way and mine!!)

Your crew was totally professional and I know I couldn’t have done ANYTHING like they did – such hard workers!!

You were a blessing to come into my life and make my house a safe home again.

I don’t know what else to say but Thank you.

Maggie Dorst

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Happy Customer!!!

  David and Priscilla Barclay
 

Pro-Select Foundation Repairs just left our home after an awesome job of lifting our slab and adjusting our piers. I would recomend this company in a heartbeat. They were here early this morning and completed the job by 2pm. They cleaned up during and after the job. Our yard is in better shape, than when they arrived. Julio and Gilbert Rodriguez were both knowledgable and honest with their bid and their work. THANK YOU PRO-SELECT FOUNDATION REPAIRS!!!!

Pro-Select Foundation Repairs just left our home after an awesome job of lifting our slab and adjusting our piers. I would recomend this company in a heartbeat. They were here early this morning and completed the job by 2pm. They cleaned up during and after the job. Our yard is in better shape, than when they arrived. Julio and Gilbert Rodriguez were both knowledgable and honest with their bid and their work. THANK YOU PRO-SELECT FOUNDATION REPAIRS!!!!

 
David and Priscilla Barclay
 
 
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Pro-Select Foundation Repairs Service Areas

 
PRO-SELECT FOUNDATION REPAIRS SERVICE AREAS: DFW Metroplex: Addison, Allen, Arlington, Alvarado, Azle, Balch Springs,  Bedford, Benbrook, Burleson, Carrollton, Cedar Hill, Cleburne, Colleyville, Coppell, Corinth, Corsicana, Crowley, Dallas, Denton, Desoto, Double Oak, Duncanville, Ennis, Euless, Fairview, Farmers Branch, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Frisco, Garland, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Haslet, Highland Park, Highland Village, Hurst, Irving, Kaufman, Keller, Lake Worth,  Lancaster, Lewisville, Longview, Mansfield, McKinney, Mesquite, Midlothian, Murphy, N. Richland Hills, Parker, Plano, Richardson, Rockwall, Rowlett, Sachse, Saginaw, Seagoville, Sherman, Southlake, Terrell, The Colony, Trophy Club, University Park, Waxahachie, Weatherford, Westlake, White Settlement,  and Wylie.
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Are You Having Foundation Problems???

Are You Having Foundation Problems?

Foundation settling or shifting can be caused by many variables. Before any repairs can be made these variables need to be identified and understood.  The first step is to find out what is causing the problem, why is it causing a problem and then finding a solution to the problem.The most common cause of foundation problems is moisture. Sometimes it is a lack of moisture and sometimes it is too much moisture (which is not happening now in The Summer of 2012).  Problems with gutters, downspouts are very common. Clogging is usually caused by leaves and debris. Rain water needs to be diverted away from the foundation to prevent hydrostatic pressure on the foundation and floors. In times of drought, water may need to be applied near the foundation to maintain more consistent soil moisture content. In The dead of summer (like now) there are three important words for you, WATER, WATER, WATER. Your Foundation needs it right now. Go to www.psfr1.com and get all the info needed for a watering program.Many times foundation problems manifest themselves in the form of severe cracking of slabs, slopes in the floors, and exterior brick cracks. Don’t wait till you see major cracking to call a professional. The longer you wait the worse it can get. Foundation problems can damage plumbing lines and fresh water lines.

Binding or inoperable doors and windows, distorted glass panes and wedge shaped gaps at the top and bottom of doors and windows is a common complaint of homeowners, especially settling homes. Sticking doors and windows are symptoms of foundation problems. As the structure settles differentially, sticking doors and windows become a nuisance.

Most drywall cracks appear in the corner of doorframes or windows and result from differential movement between framing and the drywall. Some wood frame movement can be caused by normal processes such as shrinkage or moisture expansion.

Houses with crawl spaces generally show recurring damage patterns. Often a few vertical cracks in the crawl space open and close seasonally. Due to their shallow foundation nature these cracks grow significantly during extreme periods of drought or rain. Among several potential factors these shallow footings may rest on expansive soil that experiences more acute cycles of shrink and swell, which is often aggravated by landscaping and drainage.

Damage to exterior flatwork is also a common sign of foundation problems. Cracking of concrete can have a variety of causes including swelling soils, grade, concrete shrinkage, settling, tree roots and poor quality of concrete or installation. Concrete that slopes toward the foundation (driveways/sidewalks) channel water against foundation walls and footings may cause cracks.

Potential cures for a cracking, sloping foundation can be steel pressed piers, or concrete pressed piers. (Both carry Lifetime Warranties) Along with proper drainage, when these underpinning products are installed, per manufacturer’s specifications and under the guidance of a foundation engineer you can be assured that your problem will be solved.

So, if you are having foundation problems, don’t panic. There are solutions to help you, there are qualified engineers to help you and there are competent foundation repair contractors available to enact these solutions. Call us today at Pro-select Foundation Repairs our number is 817-542-0313.

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