Month: May 2021

Quality House Leveling Services in the Dallas/ Fort Worth (DFW), TX Area

Your home is precious; it should be your safe haven where you feel relaxed and comfortable after a long day or night at work. When it comes to your home, you want to work with the best and dependable company for all your leveling and foundation repair needs, regardless of their size or volume, to ensure comfort and safety while working within your budget.  At Steady House Foundation Repair, we do leveling and foundation repairs with the utmost professionalism to provide quality services for both homes and business premises within Dallas/ Fort Worth (DFW)  Read on to find out more about house leveling services and how you can reach us.

Quality House Leveling Services in the Dallas/ Fort Worth (DFW), TX Area

House Leveling; an Art and a Science

Skills and techniques are critical when leveling a house. These can only be acquired with the right expertise and years of experience, which our team at Steady House Foundation Repair guarantees.

A house leveler is keen on every detail during the exercise; where the house needs to be raised first, the areas that should be raised together, and those that have been raised wrongly to avoid putting the occupants in any danger.

Why Do You Need it?

House leveling or raising is necessary during foundation repairs for several reasons, including:

  • Adverse weather conditions, compromising your foundation
  • Poor soil type causing bowing or bounding of your house
  • Cracks from plumbing leakages
  • Poor or improper compaction during initial construction, throwing your house off level, and
  • Upheaval from vegetation growth through the foundation.

How Much Does it Cost?

The cost of raising or leveling your house depends on the condition of your foundation or how damaged it is, its type (slab, beam, or piers), the number of piers used, structure type, soil type, and the weather condition in DFW.

It is advisable to hire a contractor who will inspect your property to help provide accurate figures on how much you will need for your house leveling project. Our company also provides some funding (Hearth and GreenSky) to help with your foundation repair and leveling project. You can learn more about these financing options here.

House Leveling Is Not Time-Consuming.

You wouldn’t want to spend much time away from your home. A typical project takes approximately 2-3 days to a week depending on how damaged the foundation is, the type used, soil type, weather conditions, and the type of your building.

Work With the Professionals

Do you need quality and affordable house leveling and foundation repair services in the Dallas/ Fort Worth, TX area? Our team of experts at Steady House Foundation Repair guarantees getting your house and foundation back to its best condition. Please contact us today for the best leveling and foundation repair services.

6 Signs that You Might Have Foundation Issues

Foundation issues occur when moisture in the soil below your house causes the foundation to rise or settle. Both rising or lowering foundations will cause cracks throughout your home, uneven floors, and other signs that your home is slowly wrenching apart from the ground up. If your foundation is taking damage, this means repairs and property improvements will be necessary very soon.

To help homeowners know when to prepare for foundation repairs, let’s spotlight the top six signs that you may have ongoing foundation issues.

6 Signs that You Might Have Foundation Issues

Cracks in the Walls or Floor

Look for cracks anywhere in the house – especially the walls, ceiling, and floors. These are signs that rooms are no longer even and the building materials crack when they are pulled in two different directions – half higher or lower than the other. Cracks indoors or outdoors in your home structure is most commonly a foundation shifting issue.

Uneven Doorways and Doors that Swing Open

When doorways are torqued with a shifting foundation, they become uneven and doors no longer hang right. If your doors don’t latch closed anymore or swing open, this could be a sign. If measured with a right-angle tool, you may find your doorways are no longer level at all.

High or Low Floor Sections

Look for spaces where your floor is pushed up or has settled down, creating an uneven flooring surface. Most often, the floors drop near the center of a house but rise around the outer walls like the garage.

Cracks in Basement or Foundation Brickwork

Basement and foundation brickwork (or concrete) are the most likely to show early cracks as the foundation shifts. Damp basements with cracks in the walls are often caused by foundation issues. Stairstep cracks are especially conspicuous. Also look for cracks around your outdoor foundation line.

Gaps Around Window and Door Frames

Window and doorframes need the house to be flat and remain at right angles. When the house shifts and torques with foundation movement, the frames themselves can gap around the moving walls. If you see gaps around window frames or doorframes, your foundation is likely to blame.

Damp Crawlspace and Foundation Flowerbeds

Watch out for unwanted or unexpected dampness. Because moisture is what causes soil to swell or sink, moisture often comes up around areas where the foundation is damaged. Watch for foundation-line flowerbeds that are too damp (and don’t overwater) and for unwanted dampness around cracks and seams in the basement.

Does your house have potential or obvious foundation issues? We can help! Contact us today to consult on your foundation concerns and the best methods to repair and prevent further damage.