Foundation Repair Dallas & Houston
Our independent foundation engineers and home inspection engineers are knowledgeable about the foundation problems you face—expansive soil mechanics associated with active clays, organic material, groundwater fluctuations, raveling or weak sands, and dissolving limestone can all lead to a cracked foundation. We are also experienced with structural systems and understand how they are affected when impacted by reduced soil bearing capacity or expanding and contracting soils.
Crosstown Engineering has regional expertise throughout Texas and Florida. The Dallas / Ft. Worth & Houston areas require unique solutions to structural engineering, geotechnical engineering and foundation repair. The soils within the Blackland Prairie, Eastern Cross Timbers and High Plains react differently to rain, moisture, extreme heat and drought than other areas. In addition, the various geological formations underlying the Dallas Metroplex and Houston area can include active clay, limestone and varying layers and strengths of sand. These various lithographies often require different foundation repair methods to prevent further foundation problems and a cracked foundation.
Our engineers and recommended foundation contractors are trained to visually inspect the interior and exterior of a structure and its terrain to gather the data and clues necessary to identify the cause of the damage. Here is a summarized look at our process.
Our Approach For Home Foundation Repair Dallas & Houston
The Dallas foundation repair marketplace has become an environment where foundation repair contractors often upsell, oversell or even misdiagnose the cause of damage to make extra money. Sometimes, the cause of damage is misdiagnosed because the contractor and/or salesperson is not qualified to diagnose the origin of damage—which is why the inspection is free. In order to truly understand a structure and diagnose the real problem, it’s best to hire an independent engineer to approve or prepare the pier plan. If your home hasn’t been inspected by a structural or forensic engineer, there is a good chance that there is a better or more economical foundation repair method than the one being sold by the foundation contractor or salesperson. Our inspectors are licensed engineers or have been trained to gather the necessary data our engineers need to make a determination.