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Foundation Heaving

Ways to Protect Your Home’s Foundation

Common Question About Foundation Problems During the summer time, the composition of the clay soil around your home changes drastically. While building on clay is completely safe, proper precautions need to be met to ensure your home’s foundation is not ...
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Exterior VS. Interior Signs Of a Foundation Problem

Foundation Repair Company in Dallas

Signs of a House with Foundation Problems and How to Deal With Them Majority homeowners have been frustrated with the foundations of their homes at some point in their life. Cracks in the foundation are not only unsightly, but they ...
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Surface Drains and French Drains

Drainage Contractors in Garland, TX

Signs That Reveal Problems with Your Drainage System Drainage problems can negatively impact on your property. They reduce the aesthetic value of your property. Additionally, the problems are hazardous to the people living in the affected area. Therefore, it calls ...
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Why Test Your Plumbing After a Foundation Repair?

How Foundation Repair Affects your Plumbing System Foundation repair can dramatically improve a home’s look and functionality; with a level foundation, doors and windows will open more freely, floors will be free from buckling, and no new cracks will form in ...
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Repairing Foundation Damage Links

More Great Info from Structured Foundation Repairs, Inc!

Learn More from Structured Foundation Repairs, Inc. If you’d like to learn more about foundation repair and maintenance, then take a look at these helpful websites and articles. Contact the foundation repair and drainage correction professionals at Structured Foundation Repairs ...
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Preventing Foundation Problems with Proper Watering

Structured Foundation Controlled Watering Program

What is the Goal of a Watering Program It’s summertime in Texas, which means it's time to start watering that foundation! During persistent hot, dry weather, it may be necessary to water your foundation as much as once a day ...
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French Drain

Benefits of French Drains

French Drains a Simple Solution to your Drainage Problems Ground water traveling under your foundation can lead to a number of long-term issues. If you’re experiencing basement flooding, foundation damage, or rainwater drainage issues, then drainage correction may be the ...
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Proper Foundation Drainage

All About Surface Drainage Systems

How To Optimize Your Surface Drainage Systems If water is collecting in your lawn or yard, then consider drainage correction and drain installation for your property. Water that stands near you foundation after a rain can lead to foundation problems for ...
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Concrete Pilings

What Are Concrete Pilings?

What Are Concrete Pilings? Foundation construction and repair involves the use of a number of different materials and tools. One of the most effective foundational support tools are piles. Piles come in a number of different shapes and sizes, but ...
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Prevent Foundation Damage

Help Prevent Foundation Damage by Exploring These Sites

Help Prevent Foundation Damage by Exploring These Sites Read the articles below to learn how French drains can protect your foundation and also gain some important tips for managing moisture in your basement. Structured Foundation Repairs, Inc. can give you ...
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Foundation Videos

Recognizing Initial Signs of a Sinking Home

Indication of a Sinking Home There are many ways to tell if a foundation is failing. One of the most obvious to spot, however, is if a home is sinking. This problem typically occurs when the soil around the home ...
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Foundation Videos

Best Foundation Repair Service

Foundation Repair Service: Signs You Need Repair and Foundation Overhaul Methods The structural integrity of your home is determined by the strength of its foundation. The basement supports everything else in the structure, so a damaged foundation can cause grave ...
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Foundation Repairs with These Resources

Find Out More About Foundation Repairs with These Resources

Foundation Repair Services in the DFW Area Repairing a foundation is not a simple undertaking. Learn more about the various aspects of foundation repair with the following resources. For foundation repair services in the DFW area, contact Structured Foundation Repairs, ...
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Foundation Videos

Different Types of Home Foundations

Types of Foundation Layers Every home has one thing common: They all rely on a secure foundation to support the weight of the structure all of its contents. There are common types of foundation layers used to provide adequate support, ...
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Slab Grade Foundation

Foundation Terminology: Slab-On-Grade

Slab-on-grade Foundations Slab-on-grade foundations consist of a thick layer of reinforced concrete that rests directly on top of the soil. These types of foundations are usually used in warmer climates where the ground does not regularly freeze. These foundations are relatively ...
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The Role Soil Moisture Plays in Protecting Hardscapes and Foundations

The Role Soil Moisture Plays in Protecting Hardscapes and Foundations from Expansive Soil Damage

Protecting Hardscapes and Foundations from Expansive Soil Damage Expansive soil damage is one of the leading causes of structural damage in the nation, causing over 13 billion dollars of damage annually. Expansive soil is a general term used to describe ...
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Gutter Protection

How Gutters Help Protect Your Home’s Foundation in the Rainy Season

Prevent Long-term Foundation Damage With Gutters Imagine your home is on a flat sheet of paper. Now imagine the paper folding only a few degrees and consider the damage to your walls, plumbing, and electrical lines. You now have an ...
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A Look at Common Causes of Foundation Problems

A Look at Common Causes of Foundation Problems

2 Common Causes of Foundation Problems Foundation issues can be the underlying cause of inconveniences like creaky doors and sticking windows.  They can also lead to more serious structural issues. While most foundation problems can be repaired, it helps to have ...
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How are Piers Installed During Foundation Repairs

How Are Piers Installed During Foundation Repair?

Steps on How Piers are Installed In the Dallas/Fort Worth area, concrete pressed pilings are the most widely used method of foundation repairs for slab foundations. In fact, this type of pier was specifically designed for the expansive clay soils that ...
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Surface Drains and French Drains

Knowing the Difference Between Surface Drains and French Drains

Surface Drains and French Drains Purposes When dealing with excess moisture in the ground it is important to know the difference between a Surface drain and a French drain as they serve two very different purposes. Why Would I Need ...
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Foundation Videos

Finding Rotten Sill Plate

Finding Rotten Sill Plate During our evaluations of Pier & Beam houses we crawl the understructure to determine if there is any rotten wood that needs to be replaced.  Watch this video to see Structural Analyst, Billy Tatum, find rotten ...
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Closing Pitfalls

Foundation Repairs: How to Avoid Closing Pitfalls [INFOGRAPHIC]

Whether you are a real estate agent, an individual selling your home, or a potential homebuyer, you are sure to want your real estate closing to go as smoothly as possible. One issue that commonly causes delays in real estate ...
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Plumbing

Why Is It Important To Fix My Plumbing Leak?

Importance of Fixing Plumbing Lines Discovering a plumbing leak is a good thing. No, it is not a good thing that some problem in the plumbing lines isn't keeping water in the pipes. The good thing is the discovery. Not ...
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Foundation Repairs

Foundation Repair Company in Garland, TX

The Signs That You Need A Foundation Repair Company in Garland, TX Do you think you need a qualified foundation repair company in Garland, TX? Here are the signs to look for: - Doors/windows difficult to close - Exterior bricks ...
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Foundation Repairs

Can Moisture Under My Pier & Beam Damage The Foundation?

Preventing the Moisture When you own a home or other structure, you obviously want to preserve the structural integrity of the building. One of the most important things you can do is take care of the foundation. If it becomes ...
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Foundation Repairs

What is a Leak Under a Slab?

Expert Opinion about a Slab Leak If you were looking for an expert opinion about a slab leak, Structured Foundation Repairs will tell you the specifics about it and the options you have to fix one. When it comes to ...
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Structured Foundation Repairs Homepage

10 Warning Signs of Foundation Problems

Warning Signs of Foundation You Should Know About The signs of foundation problems can be insidious, for they can mimic conditions that are benign. For instance, do brick cracks or that little crack in the basement wall add up to ...
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Foundation Repairs

Foundation Repair Company in Dallas, TX

Foundation Repair Company in Dallas, TX It is important to contact a foundation repair company in Dallas, TX at the first sign of a problem. Your foundation is what keeps your home together, so it is important to make sure ...
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Structured Foundation Repairs Homepage

Announcing the New Website for Structured Foundation Repairs

Structured Foundation Repairs - Announcing the New Website Structured Foundation Repairs Is Taking The Next Step The Structured Foundation Repairs family has been serving the Euless area for many years, and comes highly recommended-having even won the Angie’s List Super Service ...
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2016 Angie's List Super Service Award

Angie’s List Super Service Award

Structured Foundation Repairs 2016 Award ...
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Hiring a Contractor

Factors To Consider When Hiring a Contractor

HIRING A CONTRACTOR The state of your foundation affects your entire home, so you need to be confident that you are working with skilled, capable professionals whenever you need repairs. If you need to hire a contractor to perform foundation ...
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A Homeowner’s Guide To Drainage Correction

Drainage Correction Many homes need a drainage system. If your building doesn't have adequate drainage, it can result in over-accumulation of water close to your foundation. This can put continual pressure on your foundation, and eventually cause it to heave, ...
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STRUCTURED FOUNDATION REPAIRS, INC.

What Sets Structured Foundation Repairs, Inc. Apart From The Competition?

Structured Foundation Repairs, Inc. When you work with Structured Foundation Repairs, Inc., you can always count on receiving thorough and professional service from our foundation repair experts. With competitive pricing, free evaluations, and a full office staff to meet your ...
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Structured Foundation Repairs on Good Morning Texas

Structured Foundation Repairs, Inc. Watch Tom Kidd, President of Structured Foundation Repairs, Inc., as he talks about foundation repairs and what to look for on Good Morning Texas. For more information about how Structured Foundation Repairs can help you, visit ...
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Easter Egg Hunt

6th Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Helicopter Egg Drop

Structured Foundation Repairs, Inc. and 94.9 KLTY Structured Foundation Repairs, Inc. and 94.9 KLTY are proud to present this year's Easter Egg Hunt & Helicopter Egg Drop on Saturday, March 28th! Bring your camera and your Easter basket to Compass ...
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Foundation Problem

Common Causes of Foundation Problems

The Source of A Problem With A Slab Foundation Most of the time, the source of a problem with a slab foundation can be traced to soil conditions around the home. If the soil around your foundation does not have ...
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A Guide to Drainage Correction

A Guide To Drainage Correction

Drainage Correction Every home site needs proper drainage. If your site doesn't have adequate drainage, it can result in over-accumulation of water close to your foundation. This can put continual pressure on your foundation, and eventually cause it to heave, ...
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2014 Super Service Award

Structured Foundation Repairs, Inc. Earns Esteemed 2014 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Award Reflects Company's Consistently High Level of Customer Service Structured Foundation Repairs, Inc. has earned the service industry's coveted Angie's List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer ...
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Home Insurance

Will Your Homeowner’s Insurance Cover Your Foundation Repairs?

Homeowner's Insurance When your home has been in need of repairs or has damages, it's easy to assume that your homeowner's insurance will cover all necessary repairs. When it comes to foundation problems, however, this is rarely the case. Here ...
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Drainage Correction Service Structured Foundation Repairs, Inc.

Improper Drainage Can Have a Big Impact on Your Foundation Improper drainage can have a big impact on your foundation. Homes and businesses that have poor drainage can heave, which causes stress to both the foundation and the structure itself ...
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Foundation Problems

Foundation Problems and the Drought

Foundation Problems Foundation problems have always been a part of homeownership here in North Texas. The saying has always been "when you have foundation problems" not "if you have foundation problems". With the drought of the last few years and ...
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Foundation Videos

Get Expert Advice About Your Foundation from Our Owner and President

Owner and President Tom Kidd from Structured Foundation Repairs, Inc Texas’s dry soil means that its home foundations are notoriously vulnerable to instability. In this video, Structured Foundation Repairs owner and president Tom Kidd explains how homeowners can help to prevent foundation ...
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Spotlight on the Technidea Ziplevel

Spotlight on the Technidea Ziplevel

The Revolutionary Technidea Ziplevel State-of-the-art Level The Technidea Ziplevel offers revolutionary measuring abilities for foundation repair estimates. This state-of-the-art level uses high precision altimeter technology to determine the exact level and elevation of a home. No matter what challenges the ...
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Rep of Your Foundation Repair Contractor

Rating the Rep of your Foundation Repair Contractor

Finding The Right Foundation Repair Specialist is Crucial A strong foundation is absolutely essential to the long-term survival of your home. At the first sign of foundation issues, finding a fast fix is crucial. However, even more important than acting ...
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SFR Staff

Structured Foundation Repairs Team

Meet the Foundation Repair Specialists Team! From Left to Right: Roxanne – Post Production Sara Nicholson – Office Manager Driving: Heidi Morrison – Operations Manager Top Left to Right: Janice  – Pre Production Jane  – Quality Control Coordinator Melissa  – Receptionist/Customer Service Mitzi  – Evaluation Scheduler Audrea  – Evaluation Scheduler Bottom Left to Right: ...
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Understanding the Estimate Process

Understanding the Estimate Process

Foundation Evaluations and Recommended Repairs are Opinion Based When you are concerned that your home may need foundation work, your repair process will start with a comprehensive analysis. At Structured Foundation Repairs, we offer free evaluations for all of our clients ...
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STRUCTURED FOUNDATION REPAIRS CAN HELP WITH YOUR FOUNDATION PROBLEMS

Structured Foundations Repairs Can Help With Your Foundation Problems

Keep your Foundation in Good Condition, Contact Structured Foundations Repairs, Inc. Foundations can be damaged by many different factors. Drainage is an important factor in keeping your foundation in good condition, as is choosing a quality foundation repair contractor. Learn more ...
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French Drains – HGTV Pro

 French Drains - HGTV Pro If you’re experiencing basement leaks, then it’s likely that you have a severe drainage problem in your home. Improper groundwater drainage is extremely serious and can lead to wood rot, mold growth, and foundational issues ...
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Differences Between Surface Drains and French Drains

Facts About Surface Drains and French Drains Having the proper drainage around the perimeter of your home is essential to preventing damage to your foundation and costly repairs to correct foundation issues. There are two types of drains that are most ...
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Foundation Videos

Structured Foundation Repair on HLTV

Learn More From Structured Foundation Repair on HLTV Texas soil is infamous for continually expanding and contracting, making foundation problems fairly common in Texas homes. But how can you tell if your foundation is severely damaged, and when should you ...
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A Look at Common Causes of Foundation Problems

Facts About Steel Pressed Pilings

3 Facts About Steel Pressed Pilings Pilings come in a few different materials and shapes, and can be installed under foundations in different ways as well. While concrete pilings are most common, steel pilings are also used regularly in both ...
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Home Exterior

What to Expect if You’re Getting Your Home’s Foundation Repaired

Two Basic Types of Foundation Repair Used Today If your home’s foundation is damaged, then you should know that your home is in rough shape. As you probably already know, the damage is not limited just to the foundation—in fact, ...
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