Get to Know Dallas’s Soils
Dallas County has as many soils as Willie Nelson has albums. There are Prairie Land soils, Houston Black, Austin Chalk, Eagle Ford Shale, among others. The type of foundation repair we can do on your property will be heavily based on where in Dallas County you are.
Central Dallas County is underpinned by Austin Chalk, easily recognizable by its bright white appearance and steep relief. The soils produced by this soil series typically comprise a shallow horizon due to the chalk’s resistance to weathering.
Eastern Dallas County sits on the Ozan Marl which produces particularly tricky soils that shrink, swell, and move water differently. Because of this unique soil geology, your property’s foundation is susceptible to failure.
If piers are required in an area with rocky soils, like the Austin Chalk, the best solution will likely be steel piers because concrete pressed pilings cannot go deep enough in these types of soil. But if you are somewhere that has a softer soil, like the Ozan soil series, then you can do concrete pressed piers.
Regardless of the soil type underneath your home or commercial property, recognizing the signs of a foundation failure as soon as possible can save you thousands of dollars.
Foundation Repair Services in DAL
The foundation repair and maintenance solutions we offer in Dallas include:
- Commercial and Residential Solutions
- Builder and Realtor Programs
- Drainage and Landscaping Solutions
- FREE Evaluations
- Customized Payment Solutions
- Transferable Warranty
Residential Foundation Repair
We offer a wide range of residential foundation repair services in Dallas. From cracks in the walls to sinking floors, we have the resources and background necessary to get a residential foundation back on track. Our soil experts will inspect your property holistically to find why your foundation had issues in the first place and help you come up with a maintenance plan to keep it from happening again.
Commercial Foundation Repair
Foundation issues on a commercial property put more than just the building at risk, they can put the people and businesses involved in serious danger of injury and economic loss. At Perma Pier, we make sure to thoroughly evaluate your property to get to the source of the foundation’s problems and respond with an informed repair approach.
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