Rescuing a damaged foundation saves the investment made in a home. Repair goes a long way in protecting a home’s market value since buyers often reject or demand deep discounts on homes with foundation damage. Signs of damage might include cracking interior walls, windows or doors that catch or won’t open and close easily, uneven floors or visible cracks in the foundation itself. Usually by the time these signs appear, damage may be significant. Fortunately, house leveling services or other repair measures available to San Antonio residents can restore a home’s structural soundness and strength.In San Antonio, foundation and concrete slab problems can stem from unique soil characteristics and general soil instability found in the region. Soils of this region particularly and some other areas of Texas are abundant in the mineral compound montmorillonite, a type of clay. One might be more familiar with its absorbent relative vermiculite, used in gardening and other applications. Montmorillonite is highly absorbent as well. When water is available, it swells appreciably. Unfortunately, when the weather turns dry, it causes soil to conspicuously contract, shrink or crack. This sets the stage for serious foundation problems. House leveling may be the only reasonable option to repair this sort of damage.
San Antonio weather changes, ranging from downpours to sun-baking heat, can also create havoc with foundations. Undetected plumbing leaks may play a significant part in creating damage. Issues may sometimes arise due to failure of a retaining wall or deep roots from trees, hedges or bushes. Many wouldn’t guess that excessive watering, especially combined with poor drainage or poorly designed foundations, can cause significant destruction that may only be restored by a house leveling service.
Thankfully, with repairs homes can be returned to their former glory, or possibly made better than new if the original foundation work was poor. Creating structural soundness, providing for the safety of loved ones or preserving one’s investment are just some of the various valid reasons to have restoration work done. With many sound methods of house leveling and other restoration services available, San Antonio home owners may be assured of a smart solution to their problems.