If you have concerns about your house’s foundation, you should seek help as soon as possible. A simple home inspection may be all that you need to ensure that your house is safe from erosion and protected from the outside elements.
When your house has tiny cracks and fissures, it may seem like a small thing at first. But this means that the small crack will likely spread out to affect a larger area. Also, it can allow drafts to occur and outside elements to get inside.
Who are we?
1-800-Foundation Repair Houston is a leader in foundation repair. We strive to constantly update our methods and techniques so that we are always addressing the most important issues that our customers face. Our residential foundation repair methods are backed up by our attention to detail and the integrity of our staff.
One of the things we take pride in most is our dedication to efficient service to our foundation repair service. This means that we don’t finish a job until we know that it is done with the best tools, techniques, and approaches necessary to do it right. We want our customers to be happy with the job we do, and our service and dedication illustrate this.
At 1-800-Foundation, we know that you work hard for your money. That’s why we strive to make sure that we use every resource we have to do the job the best we can the first time. We also focus on providing the best value for your money so that you can know you are only paying the best prices for the job we do.
Why you need Home Foundation Inspections
Perhaps you have not noticed any cracks or settling issues with your foundation. That’s good. But remember that many of these changes can occur subtly over time, so you may not see them until it is too late. One reason people in Houston need foundation inspections is the harsh climate and heat. Hot climates can cause foundations to settle and crack.
Why Houston Residents Need Foundation Inspection and Repair
The Houston area has low rainfall when compared to the national average. This causes a house to heat up and stay warm during the hottest times of the year. When a house stays hot this long, it can create stress on a home’s structure and foundation. Over time, this can cause problems with settling and foundation cracks.
This is why it is so important to have one of our foundation experts come and inspect your foundation for any potential problems.
Houston Soil Conditions
Another issue is that many homes in Houston are built on a clay foundation. Clay is a type of soil that tends to shrink when faces with consistent droughts and high temperatures. This can cause your foundation to shift, causing damage to your foundation and structure. It’s amazing how important the soil type can be when it comes to keeping your home stable. Having your house inspected can provide information on the type of soil your home was built on. We can’t do anything about the type of soil under your house, but we can help you to take steps to make sure it keeps from sinking deeper into the ground.
If you need your home lifted (elevated), we can do that, too. We have the expertise and equipment to raise your home back to the original position. Flooding is the most common reason for this situation, but there may be other instabilities under your home’s foundation that could cause your home to sink. The only way to find out is to get a free estimate today from 1-800-Foundation.
Special Weather Events Spell Disaster for Many Residents
One of the main reasons that Houston residents contact us is due to a flooding situation or unexpected event such as Hurricane Harvey. Harvey hit with little warning, leaving thousands of people without power, water, and food. Disaster relief was sent via FEMA and state agencies to resident where shelters were provided for the victims. However, the damage left behind by the storm took its toll on Houston residents, as well, leaving many with multiple repairs to deal with long after the waters had receded.
Rebuilding Houston / Dallas Texas Area after Hurricane Harvey
If you were a victim of Hurricane Harvey, you know that disaster can strike without much warning. The residents of Houston had no idea just how the storm would affect them when Harvey first hit landfall. But many people lost their homes or much of their possessions as a result. This is why foundation inspections are now so important to Houston residents. They need to know how much damage was done by the hurricane that ravaged the area and what it is going to take to rebuild and renovate their home.
The sooner residents can get back into their homes following such a disaster, the better off everyone is. This all starts with a foundation repair estimate and inspection.
How to Prepare for a Home Renovation / Rebuild
The first step in rebuilding your home is to make sure the foundation is stable. Floods and ravages from hurricanes can cause damage that lasts for decades. Start with a foundation inspection to see what needs to be done to restore your home.
Associated Costs with Foundation Repair and Home Elevation
One of the things that make people want to put off foundation inspections and repairs is the fact that it will cost too much. But one question you should ask is whether or not you can afford to wait. Many times, we have found that foundation repair costs are not as bad as the customer feared, and many times the repairs are minor.
The danger is in waiting too long to do anything about it, and more damaging problems later emerge which create a higher level of expense. It’s always best to do something now rather than later as the problem can become worse over time.
The major types of jobs we do to help a house’s foundation are:
– Foundation Repair: Sometimes minor costs if found early; most important to make sure you restore the stability of your house structure.
– Elevation: If you need your house lifted, there may be extra costs for this, but you should get it done as soon as possible to avoid more expensive problems later on.
State Assistance / Insurance Options
FEMA has recommended to victims of Hurricane Harvey to contact your local disaster relief office if you need state assistance. States also have ways to disperse aid for disaster relief. Contact your state governor’s website or check out this state government directory site for more information on this. In addition, you should check your insurance policies to see if you have flood insurance or house insurance that can cover some of your extra expenses.
Keep in mind that you cannot have double coverage. However, any expenses that are not covered by FEMA or state relief in your area may be covered by your insurance policy.
House and Flood Insurance
House insurance is not the same thing as flood insurance. In most states, you must have house insurance before you are allowed to add flood insurance. It is considered an add-on policy. Also, you may need to provide some additional proof that your home is in a flood-prone area. Your insurance costs may be slightly more if you are closer to flood areas.
If you did not have these policies before Hurricane Harvey, you could not use insurance as an option since protection afterward to be purchased in advance of a disaster, not afterwards. It’s not too late to get this important coverage now, however, since you never know when the next disaster may strike.
1800Foundation.com’s 5 Star Rating in Google
You may be pleased to discover that 1-800-Foundation has a 5-star rating in Google. Check out our Google review and see what our customers think about our service. You can also locate our information on the Better Business Bureau’s site at bbb.org.
Take the Next Step by Contacting 1800Foundation
Now that you understand the importance of keeping your house foundation intact, you will want to schedule your free foundation repair estimate. We will take appointments for inspections anytime, and you get a free estimate when you contract us to do this for you.
Free Foundation Repair Estimate
If you need a foundation repair specialist inspect your home, call us today at 1-800-Foundation. Our foundation repair specialists in Houston will get back to you as soon as possible to arrange a home inspection. Our specialists will properly inspect, analyze, and evaluate what needs to be done to protect and repair your home.
So when you see cracks or other problems that threaten the foundation of your home, call us for a free estimate. You’ll be glad you did.
That’s 1-800-Foundation for home foundation repair in Houston.