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Foundation Repair

While we do not do major foundation repair, sometimes we do minor repairs and leveling to homes that have shifted with the North Texas soil. This house had some floor issues where the beams under the house had shifted and were pushing outward.

The floor was pushing the sliding door and entire wall outward…
We dug far enough down to get under the house…

We used jacks and very long threaded 3/4 inch bolts to attach to solid bracing under the house, and used the power of the bolts tightening against the solid bracing to pull the side of the house back together.   Quite a heavy chore, but it worked!!

Here is the finished product after we filled the dirt back in.  It held itself in place and was a very cost-effective repair…
Happy Digging!!

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8 thoughts on “Foundation Repair

  1. Dear Renov8z,
    Very interesting, We are needing some foundation repair and the neighbors told us that they company they use charges 200$/pier that needs repaired. I am curious as to how many piers are beneath our home, so that I can determine the worse case scenario.
    Thanks

  2. Hey There Renov8z,
    Thanks you for your post, my house needs a foundation repair but I don’t know where to start, if someone has had a foundation repair, would you tell me a good foundation repair company and about how much it costs?
    I look forward to your next post

  3. Thanks for sharing this post to us. This adds more idea where to look for a foundation repair company. Keep posting!

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