Is Your Home the 1 in 4 That Will Need Foundation Repairs?

Map of expansive clay soil in the us that leads to foundation problems

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Are you a homeowner? Look at your neighbor’s house to the left and to the right of your home. Now, look at the neighbor across the street. Statistically speaking, one of the four of you will have to deal with foundation problems.

Expansive (Clay) Soil Means Trouble for Foundations

Clay soil moves…a lot. It contracts and expands dramatically in response to being wet or dry. The problem with building a home on expansive soil is that all that movement will affect the foundation.

“About half the houses built every year in the U.S. are founded on expansive clays. Half of those will eventually show some distress. Of the houses with expansive clay problems, chances are 1 in 5 that the house will become seriously affected.” –Richard Handy, PhD.

Fix Your Foundation Right the First Time

If your home is affected, you will have to choose a company to fix your foundation. You want a fix that will last – forever. At PierMagic®, we guarantee our foundation repairs will last. In fact, we not only offer a lifetime warranty, it’s transferable! That means that we guarantee that the repairs we make will last and we will even cover the next people who move into your home! That’s how confident we are in our foundation repairs. Our lifetime warranty has no exclusions. We do the job right the first time, and offer the best foundation pier available. How can we be so sure it will hold indefinitely? We use the patented DynaPier® system. Learn about the advantages of this system: Advantages of the DynaPier® System by PierMagic® Foundations. PierMagic® has been in business since 2007 and we know better than anyone that it is important to choose a foundation repair company that not only is an expert in the field, but is one that you can trust.

Signs of Foundation Problems

How do you know if your foundation is in need of repair? A few signs to look for include:

  • Uneven or sloping floors
  • Cracks in exterior or interior walls
  • Displaced or cracked moldings
  • Wall rotation
  • Tears in wallpaper
  • Cracks in the flooring
  • Doors or windows that do not open or close properly

If your home is showing any of these signs, give us a call and we’ll send someone out to give you a free consultation. Foundation repairs don’t get better over time, they get worse. The sooner you get it repaired, the more affordable it will be. And the repairs we make will last.

If you think that you have a foundation issue, call us to schedule a free consultation at (855) 702-1200 or contact us online.