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Signs of Foundation Problems

Cracked red brick wallIf you’ve noticed cracks in your sheetrock, you may want to be on the lookout for other signs of a foundation problem or foundation failure. Cracks in exterior brick or interior sheetrock may be strictly superficial and can be repaired cosmetically. Those cracks, however, may also point to underlying issues that can be very serious. Simply repairing the cosmetic damage with grout or sheetrock repair is a temporary fix — and the seemingly cosmetic problems will often recur with the next seasonal cycle.

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Causes of Foundation Problems

In addition to issues from poor construction and plumbing issues, Mother Nature and the soil under your foundation can wreak havoc on your foundation. Changes in temperature and moisture levels can cause the soil below your foundation to heave or subside. Hot, dry summer winds can cause moisture to evaporate from the soil around your home, causing shrinkage beneath your foundation (and usually leaving cracks in your concrete slab). Trees and other landscaping extract water from the soil which during drought conditions can also cause soil to shrink under your home.

Saturation under your home can cause water to build up and cause soil to swell. Both poor drainage and plumbing leaks can contribute to heaving of soil. Rain gutters should direct water away from the foundation, and if water tends to pool near the foundation, drainage systems should be installed to direct the water away from your home.

If soil problems are unaddressed, over time the problem will worsen and costs to repair will increase.

Repairing Foundation Problems

Foundation damage signsRepairing your home’s foundation through steel underpinning will restore the structural integrity of your home. Once you’ve fixed the core problems, the cosmetic repairs in sheetrock and brick can be performed without fear of them returning.

Ram Jack’s proven, patented foundation repair methods using American-made steel backed by a lifetime national warranty trust provide peace of mind that your home’s foundation will be on solid ground.

Identifying Foundation Problems

Regular inspections are crucial for identifying foundation problems early. Detecting issues at the onset prevents them from worsening, reducing repair costs and potential structural damage. Timely intervention ensures the safety and longevity of your property, preserving its value and preventing more extensive and expensive repair work in the future.

Schedule a foundation repair service in San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Austin, and the surrounding areas.

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Pricing Factors

The cost of foundation repair varies greatly depending on the extent of the damage and the type of service needed. These factors can include the following:

  • Soil Conditions – The type of soil your home is built on can significantly impact the foundation repair cost.
  • Size of Your Home – The size of your home will also affect the foundation repair cost. Larger homes require more materials and labor, so expect to pay more for repairs in larger homes.
  • Type of Foundation – The foundation used on your home can drastically impact the repair cost.
  • Extent of Foundation Damage – The extent of damage to your foundation will also determine the cost of repairs. Cracks, bowing walls, and sinking floors require different repairs and vary greatly in cost.

At Ram Jack, we provide accurate, personalized estimates and long-term solutions for all your foundation problems. Our experienced foundation repair specialists can inspect your home, provide an accurate estimate for your foundation repair cost, and handle the project to ensure the job is done correctly.

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Guaranteed Reliability

At local franchises, customer satisfaction takes top priority, and they demonstrate this by offering lifetime limited warranty coverage. They go the extra mile to provide customers peace of mind by installing steel piles specifically designed to remain stable. If you have concerns about foundation movement, our dedicated dealers will promptly inspect, adjust, or replace a pile and its associated bracket as necessary. Moreover, they will thoroughly assess your property for any signs of soil movement beyond their previous work.

An unwavering commitment to quality empowers each dealer to fully stand behind their products and services, guaranteeing comprehensive limited warranties that leave no room for uncertainty. When you choose Ram Jack, you can be confident that your house rests on a solid foundation backed by Ram Jack products and training, and the innovative Ram Jack System of Foundation Support.

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