Foundation Repair and Evaluations
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We provide independent foundation evaluations for single family homes, apartment complexes and light commercial properties. We don't do repairs nor are we affiliated with any repair companies so our clients can be sure they are getting an unbiased report. We also will try to locate the cause(s) of the foundation problems and suggest actions you can take to address those causes.
Q: How do I know if my foundation is in need of repair?
A: There are several warning signs including cracks in walls and floors, doors and windows that wont shut properly, and exterior cracks in the brick and foundation. If you have questions please dont hesitate to call us at 713-686-1733 and ask. Were here to help.
Q: Do repairs take a long time?
A: No. Were typically done in 2-3 days. And, all work is backed by a Lifetime Transferable Warranty.
Q: If I want to sell my house will I have to repair my foundation?
A: In the vast majority of cases, yes. There are disclosure laws prohibiting a homeowner from patching or covering foundation cracks in order to sell to an unsuspecting buyer. Most mortgage companies and banks will not issue a home loan on a house unless the foundation is repaired. The one exception is a cash buyer willing to buy the house as is.
Q: Will I be able to sell my home after Hy-Tech completes repairs?
A: Yes. All repair methods used by Hy-Tech Foundation Repair are HUD, FHA, and VA approved. When you are ready to sell, you need to disclose the foundation repairs and provide third-party professional engineering reports and warranty certificates to the buyers. Your real estate professional can help you with this process.
Q: Does insurance cover the cost of foundation repairs?
A: Most standard homeowners policies cover foundation repairs only when caused by a plumbing leak. Be sure to check your individual policy.
Q: How long after the repairs are done should I wait to fix cracks in my mortar and drywall?
A: It depends on how much your home was lifted. Walls may need time to adjust. A good rule of thumb is to wait 4-6 weeks after repairs are completed.
Q: What type of warranty does Hy-Tech Foundation Repair offer?
A: See our worry-free, transferable lifetime warranty.
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Katy and Houston houses are prone to foundation problems and there are numerous causes. What are some of the common problems with foundations and foundation repair? What do you need to look for when you suspect that you might have a foundation issue? Dont brush off concerns about the health of your home. The sooner you address the problem the better off youll be.
Concrete mix isnt the same from one place to another. There are concrete mixes that are created to be able to withstand extreme seasonal temperature fluctuations or various levels of humidity. The wrong mix can mean problems down the road.
Proximity to pools, improper drainage, inadequate gutter systems, all of these things can exasperate and/or cause a foundation problem. If there is excess moisture present when the concrete is setting you have increased chances for foundation problems. Additionally, if you foundation is repeatedly subjected to these types of problems youre quite likely to suffer negative consequences that have significant ramifications down the line.
When pouring out a foundation, extreme temperatures can cause cracking and problems down the line. If the weather is going to be cold the concrete should be aerated and if the poured concrete is going to be subjected to extreme heat, particularly dry heat, the concrete should be misted to keep it from drying too fast and causing cracking.
Another common cause of foundation problems are the overgrowth of tree roots underneath, or next to, foundations. Not only can the roots push up into the foundation they will also take the water that your foundation needs.
Cracks are an obvious sign that you might have foundation problems. Small cracks may be nothing to worry about but larger cracks are a fairly solid sign that you have an issue that you need to deal with sooner or later. Horizontal cracks are a bad sign. While youre at it, if you have a brick home, check the bricks near the foundation and windows. Do you see any spots where there are cracks along the mortar joints? What about cracks in tile? Do you have any cracks in interior walls or do you have walls that seem to be pulling apart from each other? These are all signs that you need to further investigate the problem before it gets worse.
After a rain go out and inspect your foundation. Do you have areas where water is pooling up next to the foundation? Do you have downspouts that dont empty onto concrete splash blocks? If youre finding that these things are an issue make sure you remedy them before they cause major issues.
Do you have doors and windows that are sticking? These are also among the many signs that you might very well have a problem than needs to be addressed by a professional.
The sooner, the better. The longer you wait to call in a professional to assess the problems you foundation may have the more money youre looking into sinking into your repairs. If you see areas in your foundation that appear to be flaking or cracking take a screwdriver and see if you can chip into it. If its crumbly you have a problem that needs to be addressed right away.
A professional assessment is going to help you determine if cracks or other signs are from settling and shrinkage. The sooner you diagnose problems the better off you are. Your fix might be as simple as some concrete waterproofing paint but it might be as significant as needing an entirely new foundation.