I am a little naive about the foundation problems in Texas?

Asked by Kurt, Chicago, IL Fri Dec 5, 2008

I have heard alot about this problem and was wondering if anyone can recommend a source so that I can get a better understanding of the causes and solutions to this problem? Thanks

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Marcia Levine, Agent, Plano, TX
Fri Dec 5, 2008
Kurt,

Water, whether it's because of too much or too little, tends to be a major cause of foundation problems in Texas. It can stem from water leaks, poor drainage, neighbor's water draining onto your property-even older, large tree roots can cause damage. Poor soil structure can cause the problem as well.

To read about the causes, you might try either of these:
http://www.rogerbullivantusa.com/Foundation_Problems.htm
http://www.premierpropertyinspectors.com/texas_foundation_pr…

There are lots of foundation repair companies out there. Many will offer a free estimate if you suspect you have foundation problems. If you do, and you have repairs done, always make sure you choose a company that will give you a lifetime warranty on the work that they've done. I know this is more info than you asked for-but just thought I'd take it a step further in case you had questions.

Hope this helps!
Web Reference:  http://www.MarciaLevine.com
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Cindie Stewa…, , 76248
Mon Dec 22, 2008
Well, if it is built in Texas or at least in the N Texas area you home has a high likely hood of moving.

If you don't care for the foundation it could move on you.

I bought my home and it had 32 piers installed on it. I had to have it adjusted since moving into the home 6 years ago.

I highly suggest an engineers report on any home that might show signs of movement and if a homes says it has had prior work done you want to read and fully understand the warranty and the transfer rules.

I had to have the home I bought and feel that if I ever sell the new owners will feel the same. So, as long as I take care of it correctly it should be no more problems then any other home. Hope that helps you.
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