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Old 01-25-2012, 11:46 AM
 
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We have a home in the LakeRidge subdivision in Cedar Hill that has substantial foundation problems. Does anyone have experience, good or bad, with foundation companies who have fixed homes in the LakeRidge subdivision?
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Old 01-25-2012, 01:10 PM
 
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I think you need an engineer to assess and then specify what needs to be done. I would not trust the repair Company to know how to fix extensive damage.

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Old 01-25-2012, 01:35 PM
 
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Default Multiple engineers

We have actually had multiple engineers who, of course, had multiple opinions of what was happening and how to fix it. That is part of the reason that I am interested in how others have proceeded in my neighborhood and what worked.

Thanks!
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:55 PM
 
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You may consider calling several of the foundation companies and ask them directly if they
have done work in your neighborhood. A good foundation company should not have any
problems giving out references.
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Old 01-26-2012, 08:51 AM
 
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have you talked to your neighbors?
if you say (and I know) that LakeRidge has problems with foundations failing, and your neighbors have had that problem, then they probably used a foundation company for repairs

curious as to if you are original owners of home, its age, builder if you care to share

we looked in that area years ago when we thought we wanted larger lot with trees--but info we got was that lots of foundation issues in there
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:40 PM
 
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Default Original Owners

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have you talked to your neighbors?
if you say (and I know) that LakeRidge has problems with foundations failing, and your neighbors have had that problem, then they probably used a foundation company for repairs

curious as to if you are original owners of home, its age, builder if you care to share

we looked in that area years ago when we thought we wanted larger lot with trees--but info we got was that lots of foundation issues in there

To answer your questions, we are the original owners of the home. It was built about 11 years ago by a small builder who is no longer building in the area. I have spoken to some of the neighbors, but was looking for more input. Their foundations were all repaired by drilling into their floors. I was looking to see if anyone has been successful with a solution completed using tunnelling to avoid us having to move out for a period of time.

Thanks!
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:17 PM
 
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Sounds like your foundation problem is more intent than mine was. My foundation repair was started
and finished the same day. Mine did not require drilling or anything inside of the home. There was a hole in the patio made, but that was patched up with concrete as part of the project.

The neighbor had theirs done prior to moving in, that company took two days to complete their job.
They just happen to have a smaller crew.
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:26 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Google Arch Foundation or Structured Foundation. Both are legitimate companies who will give you an honest opinion. If it's bad you do want to consult a foundation engineer.
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:43 PM
 
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I have had work done on 2 homes on Bentwater Parkway and Perma Pier did the work both times. They added piers to the home on the interior and exterior. This was last year.

Naima
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:27 AM
 
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I have had work done on 2 homes on Bentwater Parkway and Perma Pier did the work both times. They added piers to the home on the interior and exterior. This was last year.

Naima
I had a very bad experience with Perma Pier. They would not honor their warranty and said the prior work they did was holding, the other side of the house needed piers. Had two other companies and an engineer confirm that indeed the east side (with the Perma Pier warranty). was indeed failing. I never defame a business but want to note this issue because of the above recommendation. In my case, Perma Pier used their warranty to simply try and sell me more work.
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