Frequently Asked Questions

What SOS Foundation Repair Offers?
  • Free Estimates
  • 15 years of experience
  • Lifetime transferrable warranty
  • Senior / Veteran discounts available
  • Great customer service
  • Most foundation repair jobs can be completed in just one day.
What Are Some Causes of Foundation Damage?

Building on expansive clay, compressible fill soils, or improper maintenance around foundation can cause foundation settlement and movement requiring foundation repair. Dallas is included in the semiarid southern region of the United States, where homes are more susceptible to foundation problems. Settlement can destroy the value of structures, and the longer you wait, the more the foundation will wink and cause further and costly damages.

What Are Some Signs of Foundation Damage?
    1. Cracked Walls
    2. Un-even (bulging floors)
    3. Doors Won’t Close
    4. Tilted Chimney
    5. Cracked Slab
    6. Windows Sticking

What is a Concrete Slab Foundation?

A slab foundation is when the building is constructed directly on a reinforced concrete slab foundation.  This slab rests directly on the ground, and the utilities are run under the slab and brought up into the structure wherever needed.

What is a Pier and Beam Foundation?

A pier and beam foundation has a crawl space between the structure and the ground. With pier and beam construction, the exterior wall of the home is supported by masonry foundation (or concrete beam). The interior of the home sits above the floor joist supported by foundation beams, which are supported by concrete piers.

How is a House Leveled Using Concrete Pressed Piers?

Concrete pressed pilings is one of the most used technique for Dallas foundation repairs. This piling and installation technique is specifically designed for the expansive clay soils common of Texas. A pre-formed concrete cylinder is placed at the bottom of the hole directly beneath the grade beam. A 40 ton hydraulic ram will then be placed between the bottom of the beam and the top of the concrete cylinder that will be added and pressed until the point of refusal.

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