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Old 05-10-2007, 11:31 PM
 
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Hi everyone. New to the forum and thinking of buying in the DFW area. I was just wondering if anyone knows about the ground in the Keller area, specifically in the Timberland Estates area. Is it clay or rock, and will the foundations in the area hold up? Thanks in advance!!!
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Old 05-11-2007, 09:22 AM
 
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have no clue where Timberland Estates are w/o searching MLS--could you give street location...
in general most of the land around Keller and Mid Cities is clay soil w/bed rock at different depths--there could be pretty deep top soil layer but all of this dirt shifts...that is why having a good foundation is important...
most builders do slabs which are cheaper than piered beams to bedrock...

out west of FTW towards Weatherford, land changes which is why the natural ground cover is different....mostly brush w/few trees unless there is creek nearby...
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Old 05-11-2007, 10:15 AM
 
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Default Location of Timberland Estates

From the map it looks like it's near the intersection of Alta Vista and Keller-Haslet. Here's the address they give

4508 Lacebark Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76248

Thanks!
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Old 05-12-2007, 08:24 AM
 
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think that is still going to be the clay soil that can shift fairly readily---more expensive homes in that area always have piered beam slab but tract homes, less expensive do slabs---
that is problamatic--we have older home w/slab and have not had any problems w/foundation but there was ground shift about 12 years ago just a mile from where we live and all homes on fault line had foundation problems--it went all way up into Colleyville and Grapevine...lots of people had to have their foundations jacked up....
kind of like termites--if you get them, get it treated by good company, have routine maintenance, and problem should be ok....
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