Your driveway can easily fall victim to the same problems Houston’s highly expansive soils cause to foundations. When the soil underneath expands and contracts, your driveway can go gradually out of level section by section. Rather than tear-out the old concrete, Du-West now offers an easier driveway leveling solution.
The moisture levels under and around your slab is a major cause of foundation repairs. You can’t control the weather, but you can control the moisture of your soil. When you learn how, you’ll wonder why more people don’t take these simple steps.
Block and base foundation systems are the granddaddy of foundation methods in Texas. See an antique home rescued after a block and base foundation loses it footing to drought-starved ground.
During times of drought or plentiful rain, Houston’s Gumbo Soil will expand and contract, and in the process it takes your foundation for a ride. The traditional method was to use jackhammers to fix it. It was messy, inconvenient, and compromised the structural integrity of your slab. Well, there is an alternative method.
Expansive soils, like clay in Texas, shrink and expand with dry or wet weather that lifts or lowers your foundation, which causes stress on your home. There are three warning signs to watch for around your home.