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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Experts say epic Texas drought will last into 2012 | Latest State headlines from AP | Ne…

Experts say epic Texas drought will last into 2012 | Latest State headlines from AP | Ne….

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Watering Your Foundation

Controlled Watering Program

Expansive soils act like a sponge. As they absorb water they swell and as they lose water they shrink. Soils tend to dry out (and shrink) during the summer and to absorb water (and swell) during the winter and spring. As the soil under a house shrinks and swells with the seasons, the house will move up and down. As long as the movement is not great enough to damage the house, most people do not consider the movement to be a problem. If the up and down movement of a house always returns the house to its original level position, then damage to the house may appear and disappear on a regular basis as the seasons change. If the homeowner wishes to stop seasonal damage, the first course of action should be to follow a controlled watering program. By keeping the moisture content of the soil under the house constant, foundation movement can often be stopped. PRO-SELECT FOUNDATION REPAIRS has written this handout to assist the homeowner in performing a simple preventative maintenance program.

The goal of a watering program is to maintain a constant level of moisture in the soil under the house. The best way to water is to place a soaker hose from one to two feet from the edge of the foundation. Placing the hose a short distance from the foundation allows the water to soak into the soil evenly. The hose should not be placed against the foundation. When soil has dried and cracked, water can travel along the cracks for several feet in all directions. If the soil around your foundation is dried and cracked, then water placed next to the foundation will run through the cracks and accumulate at the bottom of the grade beam (the thick portion of the foundation that is under the exterior walls). In some cases, an accumulation of water in the soil, at the base of the foundation can cause the soil to lose some of its load bearing capacity. If the soil loses enough load-bearing capacity, the house will sink into the ground.

Obviously, it is necessary to water more during hot, dry weather and less during cold, damp weather. The amount of water required to keep a foundation stable during the sum can be surprisingly large. A single large tree can remove as much as 150 gallons of water, or almost 20 cubic feet of water, from the soil each day. Shrubs and other plants can also remove large quantities of water. During persistent hot dry weather, it may be necessary to water a foundation daily. Watering should supply enough water to keep the moisture content in the soil under the foundation constant. If the amount of water applied is only enough to keep the surface damp, the watering program will not work. Obviously, the homeowner is the only one who can weigh the benefits of controlling foundation movement versus the increased size of the water bill.

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Look for the signs

Homeowners have faced many headaches and thousands of dollars in damages to foundations due to severe drought this summer. It is also making it tough for homeowners to sell their existing home with costly foundation repairs. Most home inspections will reveal any foundation damage.

The first signs of foundation issues are cracks in the wall, brick, doors that no longer close properly, and cracks appearing on the floor of your garage and patios. You will also see cracks in your yard since so many communities are restricting water usage and dry weather has caused soil to dry out and shrink and that movement can cause damage to home foundations. You can see a complete list for signs of foundation issues below.

You can take measures to keep the soil around your foundation safe. In dry periods the soil adjacent to the foundation should be watered to maintain constant moisture. Watering the area about 18 to 20 inches away from the foundation can help keep the soil moist and secure. Preventative measures are good but, once the tell-tale signs of trouble are there, it’s important to notify a professional and reputable company like Pro-Select Foundation Repair which has an A+ rating with the BBB.

A foundation repair company like Pro-Select will come out and assess the damage and give you a complete repair plan.

Look for the signs

How can you tell if your home has foundation issues? Here’s what to look for:

Exterior indications:

Doors do not open or close properly

Gaps in corners of fascia trim

Diagonal wall cracks at corners of doors and windows

Gaps between garage door and pavement

Windows that are difficult to open and close

Cracks in house’s exposed grade beam

Cracks in brick and mortar

Interior indications:

Uneven floors

Large cracks in concrete slab

Gaps above kitchen cabinets

Cabinet doors that do not stay shut

Diagonal wall cracks at corners of doors and windows

Curling and tearing of existing Sheetrock repairs

Leaks and cracks in and around fireplace

If you have any of the issues above, Pro-Select Foundation Repair can give you a free initial evaluation and always gives you a Lifetime Transferable Warranty. Call us today! 817-542-0313

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