Slab foundations don’t have a crawl space underneath and therefore can help to cut down on your utility bills. They are also relatively quick in terms of installation, generally being able to be poured in a single day over a layer of gravel up to 6 inches thick that is then covered with a thin sheet of plastic in order to keep moisture from penetrating through the gravel into the concrete slab.
However, that 4-millimeter sheet of plastic often is not enough to completely protect your slab from moisture and you may find yourself in need of slab leak repair. Any signs of leaks coming up through your concrete slab mean your foundation is undergoing some kind of damage. Even with the weight and even distribution of a slab foundation, the soils beneath can shift and create voids that will then make your foundation sink in some areas but not in others, leading to damage if you wait too long to get slab repair performed.
Can a Slab Foundation Be Repaired?
You may think once you start to see cracks in a concrete slab that there is no hope for it and it will need to be entirely replaced.
This is rarely the case, and the Fort Worth slab repair experts at G.L. Hunt Foundation Repair know what to look for in order to determine what kind of concrete slab repair your home needs. While there are certainly do-it-yourself options you can purchase at a store for repairing cracks in a concrete slab, you will find this to be an overall costlier option. DIY concrete slab repair is never permanent and, while it may somewhat slow down the escalation of damage, it will not stop further damage entirely. You will likely find yourself spending more when you finally decide to call a foundation expert versus if you had a professional repair done the first time.
FIND SLAB FOUNDATION REPAIR SERVICES NEAR ME
If you have a foundation problem, you should look for a trustworthy slab foundation repair firm in your area.
If you reside in Texas and need slab foundation repair, you should contact a reliable and knowledgeable contractor.
How Much Does It Cost to Repair a Slab Foundation?
Because there are many different options for slab repair, it is impossible to know exactly how much
it will cost you unless you request a FREE estimate from G.L. Hunt Foundation Repair. Not only does the style of repair change the cost, but the extent of the damage has an effect as well. Some cracks in a concrete slab can be repaired for less than $1,000 while other foundation issues do present more costly repair needs. Call for a free, no-obligation estimate and we will walk you through exactly what needs to be done and how much it would cost to complete.
Our Slab Foundation Repair Options
We offer a variety of concrete surface, leak, and cement crack repair solutions because we know not every homeowner is facing the same situation.
No two slab foundations are the same and no two were built on the exact same mix of soil. We take a close look at the damage and your home overall to determine the absolute best solution for your needs.
Steel piers transfer loads from surface soil to the deeper, more stable bedrock that is better able to bear the load of your home without shifting. If your slab foundation has started to settle and sink, this option is a common and effective solution for lifting your foundation back into place and stabilizing it. Our expert foundation repair specialists will determine if steel piers are the best solution for your slab foundation repair and will walk you through their placement and what you can expect.
Piling is another type of foundation repair that transfers the load into a deeper section of soil than your slab foundation was built upon. It uses stacked concrete piers that are held in place by the CarbonLoc™ system that eliminates the risk of lateral movement. Our experts rely on their experience and well-established procedures in order to verify the strength and consistency of our concrete piles. This is one of our most cost-effective slab foundation repair solutions and the benefits are that
Combination piers utilize a mix of steel piers and concrete piling for slab foundation repair. They give you the added depth of a steel pier and the affordability of the concrete pile. The steel pier is driven into the ground and secured with concrete piling to ensure the longevity of the repair. Our combination piers come with a lifetime transferable warranty so you can feel sure you’re getting the very best.
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How to Prevent Foundation Damage
There’s multiple ways to prevent foundation damage
The last thing anyone wants is to experience foundation problems. Luckily, there are plenty of things that can be done to protect your foundation and home, some of which you can handle on your own and some of which can be handled by G.L. Hunt Foundation Repair.
You can prevent foundation problems by:
Planting trees and bushes around your home to soak up excess moisture
Keeping gutters clean
G.L. Hunt Foundation Repair offers the following services to prevent foundation problems:
Backed by 30+ Years of Service Excellence
G.L. Hunt Foundation Repair, being a family-owned and run business, knows the value of a secure and comfortable home. Because our staff is truly concerned about your safety and well-being, we conduct each service with the highest care and attention to detail. Our expert service technicians are equipped with cutting-edge equipment and technology and can handle any foundation repair you may require. There is no such thing as a little or large job.
When it comes to foundation repair, look to the most trusted and known name in the industry. Choose G.L. Hunt Foundation Repair and you can be certain that we will always go above and beyond to provide you with the quality and dependable service you need.
Why choose us?
Because, since we first opened our doors in 1987, our staff has been dedicated to providing the most dependable and inexpensive slab foundation repair services in Texas.
Projects done on time
Our staff will complete all of your tasks on schedule and within budget. With our firm, you may feel confident and secure.
We are available to you at all times. Contact us for a consultation, estimate, or if you have any questions regarding your project or our services.
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GL Hunt is always available. Our expert staff will work with you to quickly transform your ideal home or apartment into a reality.