RELEVELING A TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY HOME IN SAN ANTONIO
RELEVELING A TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY HOME IN SAN ANTONIO

RELEVELING A TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY HOME IN SAN ANTONIO

Because the natural movement of the soil, caused by expansion and shrinkage of clay due to variable water content, most home foundations will eventually crack due to stress. The Roberts’ family home in San Antonio was built around the turn of the 20th century, and much of the foundation was original or had been patched a long time ago. The home itself had suffered serious structural damage and was clearly slanted.

  • We used a pier and beam repair method to stabilize the foundation.
  • The home was gently lifted and leveled by hydraulic jacks, Then we installed concrete footings bringing the concrete to the bottom of the beam.
  • If properly maintained this repair should last for years with little to no change. The homeowner can rest easy because if there is an issue Austin Foundation Backs its piers with a 10 year warranty.
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STABILIZING AN OLD TOBACCO BARN
STABILIZING AN OLD TOBACCO BARN

STABILIZING AN OLD TOBACCO BARN

If an old outbuilding begins to fall down, most people would want to just tear it down altogether. But in the spirit of preserving some of the historic buildings that his great-grandfather had built, a client approached us about stabilizing an old barn that had a severely cracked foundation.

  • The original supports were cedar posts that had suffered from rot and termite damage.
  • We poured a concrete base with rebar for new cedar posts to rest in.
  • The result was a barn with an original look but a modern stability.
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POURING NEW SLAB FOUNDATIONS IN ROUND ROCK

POURING NEW SLAB FOUNDATIONS IN ROUND ROCK

While we do specialize in repairs, we also build new foundations. Given our expertise in why foundations fail or become destabilized, we are able to build new foundations in the best of conditions. For example, we recently poured new slab…

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