If you are seeing cracks inside and out and you believe that you need foundation repair in McKinney, PermaTech should be your first call. We provide expert foundation repair consultations to homeowners who are experiencing problems that could be related to foundation damage. We use cutting edge technology to identify, inspect, plan and repair your problems permanently. As a family owned local company, our specialists are very familiar with the different types of construction and soils in McKinney. All of our customers will be fully briefed and educated in exactly what we are doing so that your foundation repair in McKinney goes off without any miscommunication.
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Problems Causing Foundation Repair in McKinney
Prolonged dry seasons can cause soil changes which can lead to foundation problems. When dry, soil contracts. Contraction causes cracks to form and soil to shrink, because the soil types in McKinney have a high concentration of clay. If one side of the foundation shrinks more than the other, you’ll have a problem.
Much like droughts, trees can cause soil changes that can lead to foundation problems. They do this by essentially drinking or soaking up moisture from their roots. An average size tree can drink a tremendous amount of water every day, so if they are close to the house, then they are affecting that supporting soil.
Alternatively leaks can cause soils changes that can lead to foundation problems, but it does so differently. When moisture is introduced into the clay, it will cause it to expand. This expansion can lift the foundation to a different elevation than the surrounding areas. Regular plumbing tests are recommended.