Foundation Repair, Inc.
Serving The Dallas Ft Worth Area
Fort Worth: 817-909-2016
Granite Foundation Repair's knowledgeable personnel will solve your concrete and pier & beam foundation problems.
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Discover why Dallas/Fort Worth residents choose Granite Foundation Repair
Are you looking for top-quality residential or commercial foundation repair? Do you want a Dallas/Fort Worth area foundation repair company with a proven track record for honesty and integrity, quality workmanship, and personalized service?
Granite Foundation Repair is the answer to your DFW foundation repair needs! See what satisfied customers are saying about Granite Foundation Repair, then call us today for a free, no-obligation foundation evaluation or the property owner or manager.
Imagine a 'rock solid' home foundation repair for you and your family
Granite Foundation Repair provides a truthful assessment of your property's foundation needs, as well as professional house leveling and drainage solutions, backed by a fully transferable foundation warranty.
Our highly competent foundation repair experts will deliver an honest appraisal, and then quote the best possible price. Granite uses quality materials and proven repair methods for both residential and commercial structures. We are proud members of the Foundation Repair Association and the Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan Dallas.
A foundation repair company you can trust
Protect your largest financial investment - repair your cracked, uneven or shifting foundation now. Call us today for your free, no-obligation evaluation (free to all owners) and discover why so many Dallas/Fort Worth residents choose Granite Foundation Repair for all their foundation repair needs. Customer satisfaction and peace of mind are just a phone call away!
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Why You Should Choose Granite Foundation Repair
Our goal is to provide an honest, accurate foundation evaluation along with 'Rock Solid' foundation repair, house leveling and drainage services backed with a fully transferable foundation warranty.
We employ highly competent, customer-focused personnel using superior materials and repair methods to meet the varied needs of residential and commercial structures in the Dallas Fort Worth area.
To keep abreast of evolving foundation repair technology, Granite's personnel are members and participants in the Foundation Repair Association and the Foundation Performance Organization.
The Best Foundation Repair Method
The Granite management team routinely consults with leading structural and foundation engineers to study and evaluate the pros and cons of evolving foundation repair systems. Many foundation repair methods were developed for specific structural problems and soil conditions. It is unfortunate that some companies promote a single repair system with celebrity endorsement as "the best foundation repair system" for any foundation problem. No single foundation repair method is suitable for all types of residential and commercial foundations.
To meet your specific needs, Granite provides the industry's broadest array of repair methods, backed with a transferable foundation warranty. Should underpinning be required, our repair methods include steel piers, helical piers, concrete piers and mud jacking. Root barriers and drainage correction using surface drains and french drains may be equally important for lasting repairs for concrete slab as well as pier & beam foundation structures.
We Perform a Thorough, No-Cost Foundation Evaluation (for property owners).
When you call Granite Foundation Repair, rest assured that a properly trained evaluator will be dispatched to your house or commercial property.
A Granite Foundation Repair evaluator will look at the signs of foundation problems, type of structure, age, and the complex interaction of the structure with its environment. Only when all of these factors are taken into account is it possible to develop a proper foundation repair plan that draws upon the best combination of repair methods, including various underpinning methods, drainage solutions and root barriers.
An Evaluator Looks for Signs of Foundation Problems
The more often recognized signs of foundation problems are: wall cracks, floor cracks, ceiling cracks, sticking doors, cracks in brick, sloping floors that need leveling, loose or cracked floor tile, trim separation, gaps around window frames and garage doors, and interior or exterior cracks in the concrete slab.
Next, A Granite Evaluator Looks for the Cause of the Foundation Problem
Residential foundation and commercial building foundation performance is greatly influenced by their surroundings, including soil type and compaction at the time of construction. This is particularly true of the Dallas - Fort Worth area due to our highly expansive, climate sensitive, clay soils. During dry periods the soil may drop 4 to 10 inches. During a wet season or due to water leaks or over-watering, soil expands and rises, causing foundation upheaval. It is important for a foundation repair evaluator to look for:
Evaluators Check For Floor Flatness
Our evaluators will check floor flatness using a precision electronic level. There are reams of studies byprofessional engineers reporting that very few houses were built perfectly flat. Never the less, the elevation readings are an important tool when used in a contour analysis to look for distortions in the slab or foundation.
Problems Unique to Pier and Beam Foundations
Pier and Beam foundations pose different types of problems. Interior piers may be concrete cylinders, wooden posts, or concrete blocks. Beams rest upon the piers and support the floor joists upon which the flooring is laid. Provided there is adequate crawl space, the evaluator will look at the structure for:
The Foundation Repair Method of Choice
Granite Foundation Repair's experience is that the best foundation repair is often achieved by using steel piers. Granite's high carbon steel piers are typically pushed to a hard rock substrate, which may be as deep as 80 feet. Granite Foundation Repair's Helical Piers are recommended for some foundations and may be driven 15 to 60 feet. When concrete is required, Granite's Pre-Cast Concrete Pilings are installed with water injection and pushed to refusal at depths of 10 feet to 25 feet. Poured concrete piers attain a depth of 10 feet to12 feet.
Granite Foundation Repair recognizes that process control is vital for the proper installation of any foundation repair system. That is why we have a documented installation process for each pier and piling system.
Engineered Foundation Repair Plans are Important
Granite always recommends that an Engineering report be prepared by a Registered Professional Engineer. An Engineer's Pre and Post Repair Reports define the repair plan including pier placement and type, and validates that the repair was performed in accordance with strict engineering standards and applicable municipal building codes.
Limitations of Underpinning and Foundation Repair
The impact of lifting a foundation is generally limited to 6-8 feet from the installed pier or piling. Outside of the underpinned area the foundation is free to move. When, for instance, the left front corner of a square house is underpinned, the remainder of the house can continue to settle. Cracks in brick can reappear in the same areas or at the location of the last installed pier. Other portions of the house can sag, while the underpinned area is stabilized from downward movement.
Underpinning cannot stop heaving, which is upward movement of the foundation due to moisture-induced soil expansion. Foundation heave/upheaval, is common in Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Mesquite, Plano, Richardson, Irving, and surrounding North Texas areas.
Regions of North Texas with Foundation Damaging Soils
Active clay soil conditions damage foundations in Dallas - Fort Worth and neighboring cities including Mesquite, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Mansfield, Richland Hills, Denton, DeSoto, Frisco, McKinney, Waxahachie, Cedar Hill, Irving, Plano, Lewisville, Coppell, South Lake, The Colony, Forney, Frisco, Rockwall, Allen, Farmers Branch, Rowlett, Waxahachie and Greenville.
For Phone Consultation or a Free, No Obligation Evaluation, call us now.E-Mail: Info@GraniteFoundationRepair.com