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Old 06-12-2007, 05:53 PM
 
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Hi all -

This is my first post on this forum so I hope I am posting in the correct area. I recently purchased a home in need of quite a bit of foundation work in the Oak Cliff area.

Do you guys have any companies you highly recommend that do good work at a reasonable rate?

Thanks
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Old 12-18-2007, 04:09 PM
 
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Default Foundation Company

We and many people in our neighborhood have had great luck with Alpha Foundation.
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Old 12-18-2007, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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I have had several clients happy with Premiere Foundation in Carrollton. They had the lowest bids and did the work in a timely fashion.
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Old 05-03-2016, 01:46 PM
 
Location: SW Fort Worth
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This is a super bump, but searched for Alpha Foundation and found this thread... Our home in Winnetka Heights is going to have foundation work soon. What should we expect on the days they are completing the work (noise, etc)? The home is pier & beam. What should we expect after the work has been completed? Do we need a plumber or any other professionals following the foundation work? We are worried that things may break (plumbing & roof especially) when the foundation is leveled...


And finally, how do we know that the job was done well?


Thanks for the responses in advance.
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Old 05-03-2016, 02:05 PM
 
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Our neighbor had his foundation fixed it was literately a bunch of guys diggings holes around the house for the piers and the putting the concrete columns down the hole and a machine that hammered them down. I don't remember is being particularity loud.

Although since your house is pier and beam they might just put some shims under the ones that need adjusting or are they adding new piers?

I would advise to get a plumber to do a static test to make sure the shifting does not affect any of the plumbing. The roof should be unaffected.
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Old 05-03-2016, 02:11 PM
 
Location: SW Fort Worth
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They are placing steel shims between piers and sub-floor, replacing improper piers, replacing damaged floor joists, and replacing damaged perimeter beams. Pretty much the full service.
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Old 05-03-2016, 06:17 PM
 
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Get a structural engineer involved. Coupke hundred for peace of mind.
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Old 05-03-2016, 09:14 PM
 
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Agree with all this. You might also want to get a little dirty and look under there yourself. You are going to need to have the foundation adjusted every year to 18 months and if you have an idea of what it actually looks like under there, you will have a much easier time talking to the foundation guys when they come out. You are also going to have cracks in your drywall after the foundation work. Nothing that can be done about it really.
Welcome to Winnetka Heights. Best neighborhood in Dallas, hands down.
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Old 05-04-2016, 09:51 AM
 
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We've lived in and restored two homes in Winnetka Heights but we've never had to do as much work as you are doing. Like others have said, have Alpha work with a structural engineer. I trust them more than most, but this is an area where you may need the big dogs.

Even with that much work, the things you will notice will be minor (if you're used to old houses). I would expect doors that don't open and shut as they had before and new cracks from settling. You will experience this again during the first dry season and again in the damp season.
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