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Foundation Failures. - Premier Foundation Repair Inc.

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Major Foundation Failures Over the centuries, mankind has seen some pretty shocking foundation failures, from the Tower of Pisa the the recent Ocean Tower resort in South Padre Island. While the root causes may differ, in Dallas, the expansive clay is by far the main reason for a residence’s foundation to settle and crack.  As the developers of the major project of the Ocean Tower, the condition of the soil can not be underestimated. After it was all over, the developers sued everyone in sight involved in the project. Here is the crooks of the matter quoted from the lawsuit documents: The facts are that the soil upon which the building was placed contains a substratum of expandable clay at the 120 to 190 foot level. This clay is also known as compressable clay and, as a result of Raba’s miscalculation of the piers necessary to support the building (Raba authorized 95 foot piers, after testing only down 100 feet) the building weight was focused on the clay stratum, which compressed, and allowed the building to settle. The settlement was uneven (differential settling) which stressed the beams and columns designed by Datum, and resulted in cracking, spalling and breaking of the beams and columns. This is how this luxury project was pitched in the beginning: Before the building was even completed, it started to lean, just like the Tower of Pisa, due to a 14” uneven foundation settling. In the end, the the project could not be saved, or maybe it wasn’t worth saving after such bad publicity. Regardless, CDI was brought in to  bring it down in a spectacular implosion. . Premier Foundation Repair Inc has seen thousands of foundation failures in Dallas over …
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Three Dangerous Consequences of Avoiding Foundation Repairs in Your Home

Three Dangerous Consequences of Avoiding Foundation Repairs in Your Home | Foundation repairs | Scoop.it
Your house's foundation might be the most important component of its overall structure, even though you likely never see it.
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Homeowners Fight Major Home Builder Over Foundation

Homeowners Fight Major Home Builder Over Foundation | Foundation repairs | Scoop.it
A North Texas family battles a homebuilding giant over possible foundation issues.
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Brick Separation - PremierFoundationRepair.com - YouTube

Brick separation visible around the perimeter of the house. Here are some examples that we have seen in the field. PremierFoundationRepair.com
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Homeowners Fight Major Home Builder Over Foundation

Homeowners Fight Major Home Builder Over Foundation | Foundation repairs | Scoop.it
A North Texas family battles a homebuilding giant over possible foundation issues.
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If you need help determine what is going on with your foundations, we can help. - PremierFoundationRepair.com

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Prevent Foundation Repairs This Spring - Premier Foundation Repair Inc.

Prevent Foundation Repairs This Spring - Premier Foundation Repair Inc. | Foundation repairs | Scoop.it
Prevent Foundation Repairs This Spring. - Do yo know where your water is going? With spring just around the corner, Dallas will start getting, hopefully, some intense storms and water downpours. While the water is much needed in the region, too much water not flowing correctly away from the residence can spell bad new for any homeowner. Before the storms hit, it is a good idea to inspect and clean the gutters and downspouts.  During the fall and winter, leaves and debris can reduce or completely stop the flow of thousands of gallons of water during the raining season. People usually underestimate the amount of water displaced by a roof. Just 1 inch of rain over a 2,000 square feet home will divert over 1,200 gallons of water. That 1200 gallons of water should removed from around residence correctly by evacuating it far enough not to cause foundation problems. That is were the gutters and downspouts come into play. Homeowners should make sure the gutters are not clogged or leaking. Once the water reaches the downspouts, the water should be released at least 4 feet away from the residence. Extension pieces (downspouts extenders) should be used to make sure the water is discharged far away. The slope of the yard surround the foundation is also important as the homeowners should make sure the water does not flow back towards the house or puddles and becomes stagnant too close to the residence’s foundation. The principal cause of foundation problems and associated repairs in Dallas, is a fluctuation of the moisture content in the ground. Making sure water does not stand next to the foundation is key to maintaining the moisture level as even as possible and …
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Corvette Museum sinkhole repair timeline outline, Chevy to restore damaged cars - Autoblog (blog)

Corvette Museum sinkhole repair timeline outline, Chevy to restore damaged cars - Autoblog (blog) | Foundation repairs | Scoop.it
Corvette Museum sinkhole repair timeline outline, Chevy to restore damaged cars Autoblog (blog) As for the museum itself, authorities say the damage caused by the sinkhole is repairable, and the building's structure and foundation remain in good...
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New, Quick Summer Checklist For Foundation Repairs Prevention From PremierFoundationRepair.com

New, Quick Summer Checklist For Foundation Repairs Prevention From PremierFoundationRepair.com | Foundation repairs | Scoop.it
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 -- Summer is in full swing in Texas bringing high temperature and low moisture levels. The highly expansive soil is shrinking and the home's foundation support diminishing.
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Our Piers System - Premier Foundation Repair Inc.

Our Piers System - Premier Foundation Repair Inc. | Foundation repairs | Scoop.it
Our foundation repairs system will resolve your foundation problems. After 30 years and thousands of foundation repairs in Dallas you can rest assure that our piers will fix your foundations problems.
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New Website Lauch For Foundation Repair in Dallas

New Website Lauch For Foundation Repair in Dallas | Foundation repairs | Scoop.it
Premier Foundation Repair In Dallas has launched a brand new website to better serve in Dallas and Ft Worth.
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Foundation Repair Questions - Premier Foundation Repair Inc.

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Foundation Repair Questions. How do I know if I have foundation problems? How much will it cost..
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3 Holidays Tips for Homeowners to Protect Their Foundations from PremierFoundationRepair.com

3 Holidays Tips for Homeowners to Protect Their Foundations from PremierFoundationRepair.com | Foundation repairs | Scoop.it
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 -- While decorating the residence for the upcoming holidays, homeowners should make the best of their time and follow these 3 tips that will help prevent foundation repairs.
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Gutters are first line of defense against water damage - ABC Action News

Gutters are first line of defense against water damage - ABC Action News | Foundation repairs | Scoop.it
ABC Action News Gutters are first line of defense against water damage ABC Action News Clogged gutters can lead to expensive repairs when left untreated: Foundation damage: The main role of gutter system is to channel water off the roof and away...
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Inspection an Important Part of the Foundation Repair Process

Inspection an Important Part of the Foundation Repair Process | Foundation repairs | Scoop.it
(EMAILWIRE.COM, September 09, 2014 ) LOS ANGELES, CA: Julian Construction, Inc., (http://julianconstruction.com/) a general construction and foundation construction company in Southern California, recently released an article on how regular...

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Report: Corroding gas pipes pose explosion risk - Houston Chronicle

Report: Corroding gas pipes pose explosion risk - Houston Chronicle | Foundation repairs | Scoop.it
Report: Corroding gas pipes pose explosion risk
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They're also supposed to provide a plan for identifying pipes in need of repair or replacement. From 2008 ...
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Premier Foundation on Twitter: Pictures from the work site. Steel and concrete... the only way to go when fixing the foundation. http://t.co/fkXS0Ms6XF

Premier Foundation on Twitter: Pictures from the work site. Steel and concrete... the only way to go when fixing the foundation. http://t.co/fkXS0Ms6XF | Foundation repairs | Scoop.it
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Cracks showing between bricks

These are some photos we have taken on the field. These foundation problems have all be fixed.
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Sidewalks and Foundation Repair - Premier Foundation Repair Inc.

Sidewalks and Foundation Repair - Premier Foundation Repair Inc. | Foundation repairs | Scoop.it
Can your sidewalks give you a hint? Expansive soils are #1 reason for foundation repairs causes in Texas. Sidewalk heaving is very often an indicator of the ground close to your house shifting, swelling and shrinking. In some cases large trees and their root system can also lift and destroy sidewalks and foundations but the signs are roots protruding thru the concrete are evident.   Watering, ground sloping and possible leaks in irrigation system only make things worse. If you need help figuring out the condition of your foundation, give us a call or contact us here Premier Foundation Repair Inc.    
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Planting Trees and Foundation Damage - PremierFoundationRepair.com

Planting Trees and Foundation Damage - PremierFoundationRepair.com | Foundation repairs | Scoop.it
Planting Trees and Foundation Damage. Thinking of planting a tree this spring? Would you like to keep it from cracking your residence foundations? Follow these tips… Most people think the principal reason a tree can damage foundations is related to the root system pushing and mechanically damage the foundation’s slab. While that can happen, and we have witnessed it in the Dallas area, a much more frequent issue is brought by how the tree affects the moisture content of the ground. It is well documented and explained how the expansive soil of the Dallas region (and a good chunk of Texas) are the root cause of most of the foundation problems in the area… forgive the pun. Expansive soils shrink and expand greatly depending on the moisture content in the ground. This is were a large tree can have a tremendous effect on the ground’s moisture content. Some trees will use and suck up up to 200 gallons of water each day! Since nobody can deny the beauty of mature trees around the house, surely there must be a way to compromise and have trees without destroying your foundations… Plant the tree away enough from the house. How far? At east, twice the projected height of the fully grown tree and even further if possible. Tree roots can grow between 2-3 times the edge (drip line) of the tree branches, so you can see how easy it is to have a pretty heavy root system under the house foundation. In addition to foundation damage, a dense root system can also damage the plumbing around the house and cause leaks and blockages. If the roots cause a slow leak, the leak itself, if near or under […]
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Foundation repairs and drainage. Another thing to check before it's too late. - Premier Foundation Repair Inc.

Foundation repairs and drainage. Another thing to check before it's too late. - Premier Foundation Repair Inc. | Foundation repairs | Scoop.it
As much as droughts and dry conditions can negatively affect the stability of the residence’s foundations, so can excessive moisture caused by poor drainage around the house’s perimeter.
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Heat Wave Spikes Foundation Repairs in Dallas Reports Premier Foundation Repair Inc.

Heat Wave Spikes Foundation Repairs in Dallas Reports Premier Foundation Repair Inc. | Foundation repairs | Scoop.it
The pro's at Premier Foundation Repair Inc.(http://www.premierfoundationrepair.com/) have tips for homeowners trying to prevent foundation repairs in Dallas during this extended and extreme heat wave.
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Expansive Soil - Premier Foundation Repair Inc.

Expansive Soil - Premier Foundation Repair Inc. | Foundation repairs | Scoop.it
Expansive Soils This great and very informative presentation covers many aspect of our soil in North Texas and all around DFW. This presentation was created by Dr.
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The science behind why your foundation maybe cracking...

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Check foundation before even stepping in the house - Premier Foundation Repair Inc.

Check foundation before even stepping in the house - Premier Foundation Repair Inc. | Foundation repairs | Scoop.it
Foundation Repairs and Inspection – New homeowners can check on the foundation before even getting in the house.
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Expansive Soil - Premier Foundation Repair Inc.

Expansive Soil - Premier Foundation Repair Inc. | Foundation repairs | Scoop.it
Expansive Soils This great and very informative presentation covers many aspect of our soil in North Texas and all around DFW. This presentation was created by Dr.
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How to select a home inspector - Washington Post (blog)

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How to select a home inspector
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The very best possible home inspection would require you to hire a structural engineer to evaluate the framing and foundation.
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