Three 500-year floods in three years are why house raising is on the minds of many Houstonians. The fact is if you flooded once you’re likely to flood again. Your choices? Hope for the best, sell and move, or have your home lifted above potential flood levels. When, as is the case in this story, […]
Drywall cracks around doors or windows and doors that don’t fit are common foundation repair warning signals. In most cases, the problem is not with your slab foundation, but the soil under it. Moisture causes soil to expand and contract, taking your home and foundation along with it. What’s important to understand is repairs […]
Houston is literally a city on the move. The clay soil under most homes in our area expands when wet and shrinks when dry. This “plasticity” means your home goes along for a ride that typically leads to foundation repair. Soil plasticity is best demonstrated with the ball test: Scoop up and form a ball […]
Big problems usually grow from little warning signs. That’s how it is with your home’s foundation. A little crack here, a little crack there and before you know it: you’re facing a big foundation repair. Knowing the little warning signs along the way can easily help you take action before they grow into expensive foundation repairs.