Basic Causes

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The most common cause of foundation movement is the seasonal shrinking and swelling of expansive soils. The degree of soil movement is determined by the amount of expansive material in that soil and the variation of its moisture content. When the moisture content of expansive soil increases, the soil swells. During the drier months when the moisture decreases, the soil shrinks and achieves its lowest moisture content, allowing foundations to settle. During the wetter months, foundations return to their desired elevation. At times, the soil will swell enough to raise foundations higher than their desired elevation, which is referred to as upheaval. Poor site drainage is a common cause of foundation movement. Surface and subsurface moisture should be diverted away form the home or building in order to preserve the strength and desired elevation of the foundation system. Good site drainage is very important to prolong the life of a structure.

 

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Another cause of foundation movement is building on improperly compacted fill. Improperly compacted fill will consolidate or pack down under the load of a home or building. Moisture problems will contribute to consolidation of non-compacted fill. Plumbing leaks are a source of serious foundation problems. Plumbing leaks usually cause the foundation to either settle excessively or cause heaving.

Soil Stabilization

We use a proven chemical that is an ion exchanger and reduces expansive soils up to 75%. This chemical changes the clay to a non-crystalline structure by substantially reducing the negative charge of the clay. As a result water intake is reduced and the clay cannot swell after treatment.
 

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Our Address:
Accu-Pier Foundation Repair LLC.
PO Box 1297
Canton, TX, 75103
Locations:
Dallas: 972-489-SLAB (7522)
Houston: 832-356-SLAB (7522)
East Texas: 903-567-LEVL (5385)
Austin-San Antonio: 512-660-SLAB (7522)
College Station Area: 936-931-SLAB (7522)
Fax: 682-323-2020

Here at Accu-Pier Foundation Repair we hope you will never need foundation repair. But if you do, we will do our very best to make the repairs quickly, efficiently and affordably.

We know what a disruption and inconvenience this type of work can be, we strive to reduce the stress of having foundation repair work done. We have refined this method of foundation repair. Once your home is repaired using the Dual-Pier method it will Never need foundation piers again. Because your home is the single largest investment you will make in a lifetime, we want you to feel comfortable with having Accu-Pier Foundation Repair making the needed repairs to your foundation. You can rest assured that we are competent to handle anything that might come up during the repair process.

Our crews are fully staffed and we contract with licensed plumbers and engineers when the job calls for it. We will fully explain our process and what you can expect during the repair work. We insure there is a supervisor who stays on the job during the entire process to make sure you are comfortable having someone you can talk to or ask questions.

This is our business and providing you with peace of mind during your repair is our focus. We have trained representatives who evaluate your foundation needs at no charge. If that evaluation concludes that foundation repair of stabilization is needed we will recommend needed repairs to insure the integrity of your slab.

We offer 3 types of foundation repair, dualpier, single pressed pier and steel pier. Our estimator will evaluate your particular situation and offer you a solution tailored to your specific needs. We inspect many homes that are experiencing foundation movement, but don't really need foundation repair. In these cases, soil stabilization is a good option to help keep the foundation from being so active, and help prevent future problems by stabilizing the soil before a serious problem arises. Click on the "Clay Soil" button in the left column, for more information.

Accu-Pier Foundation Repair stands behind our work with a written lifetime warranty on all Pressed-Pier and Steel Pier repairs. This warranty is transferable to future owners. Our high standards, work ethic and integrity produce a real pride of workmanship.

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