Experts Corner

Why IFS?

 

  • Free Estimates 
  • Professional CAD Drawings
  • Funding at Closing Available.
  • Thorough Evaluations
  • FHA and VA Approved Repairs
  • Thorough Repair Plans
  • Emailed Digital eports
  • Warranties
  • Third Party Engineering & Plumbing Reports Available
  • Financing Available

Symptoms

 If you live in North Texas, some of these problems you have more than likely experienced.  Unfortunately, foundation repair is part of owning a home in Texas. Foundation problems begin with the land that your home was built on.  The moisture content of the soil has changed and settling has occurred.   The following are a few warning signs that your home may have a foundation problem:


 Cracks on:   

 Bricks or Mortar
 Exterior or Interior Walls
  Sheetrock
 Ceiling
Uneven foundation or cracks on concrete or tile floors.  
Windows or doors that are hard to open, close, or lock.  

Corners of siding/ officiants that are not flush or are separating.
Separating window pane from brick or trim.
Noticeable separation of caulk from joints or frames.  
Uneven roof line or ceiling line.  


If you are experiencing one or more of the following problems, schedule your FREE Foundation Inspection TODAY!  We will isolate the cause, address the issue, and meet all of your needs.  

Causes

 

Weather/Climate (Rainfall)-

Excess rainfall can cause erosion and cause the soil under your home to become to moist.  This may cause your house to shift if too moist for a long period of time.  

Hot & Dry Climate

Poor Drainage (Gutter Down Spout)
If your gutters are improperly installed and do not have the proper drainage, this can lead to non-uniform foundation movements.
A/C Unit Condensation
Poor Soil Conditions
-Too Dry
-Too Moist
-Poor Compaction
Landscaping
-Over Watering
-Trees
-Planting & Flower Beds
-Retaining Walls
-Sloping
Plumbing Leaks
Water from leaking pipes saturates the soil beneath the home causing the soil to errode.  
Sprinkler Valves Inferior Construction
Homes that were built improperly or on poorly compacted soil