Foundation Repair

Foundation Repair Rockwall

Schaibly Brothers Foundation Repair of Rockwall, TX specializes in the repairing of foundations. With our outstanding lifetime transferable warranty on our workmanship, we are ready to take care of your home or business.

Protect Your Investment

Your home is one of your most significant investments, and a strong foundation is essential for its longevity and safety. Foundation issues can lead to severe structural problems if not addressed promptly. At Schaibly Brothers Foundation Repair, we provide expert solutions to ensure your home remains stable and secure.

Comprehensive Foundation Services

Our comprehensive foundation repair services cater to a wide range of issues, from minor cracks to significant structural damage. We use state-of-the-art techniques and high-quality materials to deliver lasting results, ensuring your foundation remains in top condition.

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Why do Foundations Fail?

It is not unusual to see a foundation in the DFW area move in response to moisture variations that normally attend seasonal changes. Heaving of a foundation that is induced by seasonal considerations usually occurs during the cool wet winter months. Heaving can lift a foundation off the piers that are supporting the foundation. Settlement of a foundation that is induced by seasonal considerations usually occurs during the hot dry summer months when the clay soils dry out to a depth of 10 to 15 feet. The drying (desiccation) occurs because of both surface evaporation and transpiration (water being removed from the soil by trees and shrubs).

Settlement can also be caused by a loss of soil strength. Soil strength decreases as the water content of a soil increases. A general rule of soil strength is that wet soils are weak and dry soils are strong. It is possible that portions of a slab foundation that have previously not moved can experience settlement due to desiccation of the soil. If a portion of the foundation has been previously underpinned, those portions should not settle.

As soils dry they shrink and consolidate. A foundation usually settles, during the dry summer months, especially along the outer perimeter. Usually the winter months are wet so the expansive clay soils tend to swell and raise the foundation. If the soils get too wet, soil strength will become too low to support the load of the house and the soils will deform and the house will settle.

Soil upheaval many times is caused by water being allowed to pond near a foundation. Excessively wet soils will lose their strength and cause a house to settle. This is why it is essential that the homeowner ensure that the ground surface around the entire foundation be sloped to allow water to flow rapidly away from the foundation. It is recommended that the ground surface be sloped at a rate of one inch per linear foot. The ground surface near the foundation should be sloped to drain away from the house at this rate for a distance of at least 6 to 8 feet. There should be no place around the perimeter of the house where water is allowed to pond near the foundation.

Our Foundation Repair Process

  1. Inspection and Assessment: Our experienced team conducts a thorough inspection of your foundation to determine the extent of the damage and the best repair method.
  2. Customized Repair Plan: We develop a customized repair plan that addresses the specific issues of your foundation, ensuring long-lasting results.
  3. Professional Repair: Our skilled technicians carry out the repairs using high-quality materials and advanced techniques to restore the integrity of your foundation.
  4. Post-Repair Inspection: After the repairs are completed, we conduct a final inspection to ensure everything is in order and provide you with maintenance tips to prevent future issues.

Alternative Option: Engineer's Report

We understand that some homeowners prefer to have an independent evaluation before committing to repair services. If you choose to obtain your own engineer's report, Schaibly Brothers Foundation Repair can still assist you. Here’s how it works:

  1. Obtain an Engineer's Report: Hire a licensed structural engineer to assess your foundation and provide a detailed report. We recommend trusted local engineers such as RCP Engineering and Crosstown Engineering.
  2. Submit the Report to Us: Share the engineer’s report with Schaibly Brothers Foundation Repair.
  3. Customized Quote: Based on the engineer’s findings, we will provide a comprehensive quote for the necessary repairs.
  4. Proceed with Repairs: Once you approve the quote, our team will proceed with the repairs as outlined in the engineer’s report.

Why Choose Schaibly Brothers Foundation Repair?

Contact Us Today

Ensure the stability and safety of your home with professional foundation repair services from Schaibly Brothers Foundation Repair. Serving Rockwall, TX, and the surrounding areas, contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our services.