Pier and beam foundation repair costs can range from as low as $1,500 high to as high as $12,000 depending upon what is required to properly fix them. The difference in pricing varies in the amount of digging and the supports required around the house. 1/4" steel shims that stabilize the girder beams under your house require very little effort in comparison to replacing full concrete piers.Pier and beam foundations are simply wooden foundations braced by beams that are supported by concrete [...]
No. Homeowners' insurance doesn't cover most foundation repairs. There are exceptions such as flooding and earthquake damage that are pretty standard within insurance coverage, but foundation repair damage caused by home settling, cracking, bulging, shrinkage or expansion of the sidewalk, driveway, walls, floors, ceiling, and fences are not protected, because they are considered normal wear and tear that just happens with age.
Homeowner's insurance is meant to solely protect against catastrophic[...]
Due to North Texas climate extremes, it's important to know how often you should water your foundation. While the Dallas / Fort Worth area is known for heavy thunderstorms and for getting its' fair share of rain, it's important to take special care to prevent the soil around your foundation from drying out, causing cracks, sinking, and leveling issues in your home. Whether you have a pier and beam foundation or a cheaper concrete foundation, both are susceptible to dry soil, especially with the [...]
Using a soaker hose properly next to your foundation to provide the right amount of moisture during hot, dry months can protect your home's foundation from the summer climate change. Alternatively, placing your water hose too close to your foundation can cause the the ground directly next to your home to swell. With the soil here in North Texas, it's best to keep your soaker hose about two feet away from your property's foundation. The goal is to ensure that the slab doesn't become dry, so [...]
If you are looking to find out what foundation repair costs in Dallas, Fort Worth, TX it's always best to ask the experts. Foundation repair contractor costs can vary greatly during the bidding process, because some companies assume that the damage is worse than the initial evaluation shows. As a Dallas / Fort Worth property owner, you will want to have at least three evaluations made of your property before you make a decision. At Discount Foundation Repair we offer free evaluations and [...]
Your home’s foundation sits underneath you and supports everything you care about every day, but yet it's hardly a passing thought. So, it's not surprising that many North East Texas home owners overlook or miss the first signs of foundation damage. The question arises now, most likely because you've already seen a sign and you're asking the question: Does Your Foundation Need Repairs?
Unless you know what to look for and keep an eye out for, foundation damage can easily spread. Many of [...]
The 10 tips for foundation maintenance in the Irving, Fort Worth, Watauga, Keller TX areas. At Discount Foundation Repair Specialists we know it's important to care for the foundation of your home. By protecting your foundation from sinking, you can prevent serious foundation issues that could end up costing you $10,000 or more. So be sure to save yourself the stress and the potential financial emergency by keeping up with your regular foundation maintenance. Your house is more than just a [...]
Buying A House With Foundation Issues
The foundation of your home is the structural support and play a fundamental role in the stability and integrity of the rest of your house. For this reason, when you are considering buying a house with foundation issues it’s important to get a structural evaluation of the house prior to purchase from a residential structural engineer approved evaluator to receive an accurate foundation repair estimate. It will also allow you to understand whether the [...]