Foundation Repair for Apartments and Builders
We’ve been repairing foundations for home builders for years, so we understand the importance of discretion when it comes to foundation repair. Top home builders in Texas and Oklahoma count on Church Foundation Repair to provide a thorough foundation inspection, pinpoint the many issues and recommend a solution so that repairs are covered under the builder warranty. And all of our work is covered by a Lifetime Service Agreement that activates once the work is completed.
Call us now for a full evaluation and estimate (for most areas) including Houston, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Corpus Christi from the Texas Panhandle through Oklahoma City and Tulsa.
Foundation Repair for Townhomes and Condominiums
Foundation issues in condominiums or townhome developments can be tricky. What affects one unit affects others and managing the process is more than just knowing the technical side— it’s also about making sure the process considers all the people in the building who will be affected by the repair.
As the head of an association that manages these types of property, you want the job done right and, most of all, professionally. So if your association is responsible for the foundations in condominiums or townhomes in Houston, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, the Texas Panhandle and as far south as Corpus Christi all the way up through Tulsa, Oklahoma, call us for an estimate on your next foundation repair job. We understand foundation repair and we train our teams to empathize with what people are going through as the process happens.
If you would like to know the signs of whether or not your residences may have foundation issues, visit our “Apartments and Condominiums” page for the Six Signs That Your Apartment May Need Foundation Repair.
Call us today at (713) 468-8400 in Houston, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Tulsa from the Texas Panhandle through Oklahoma City for a foundation repair estimate.
How to know when your apartment complex needs foundation repair
If you own or are thinking of buying an apartment complex in Houston, Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, San Antonio, Corpus Christi from the Texas Panhandle through Oklahoma City, you know how critical it is to have a solid foundation. Nature throws hurricanes, droughts, tornadoes, flooding and everything in between at your complex and wreaks havoc on both the exteriors and foundations of buildings.
It’s important to inspect your structures’ foundations on a regular basis. While tenants may let managers or maintenance personnel know when there’s a problem, it’s best to monitor repairs being done on your properties—especially to ground floors—and catch issues early before a sinking foundation has time to do more damage.
Here are the six signs that will tell you if your apartment or condominium complex needs foundation repair:
1. Stairstep brick cracks:
Cracks between the bricks and mortar traveling from the slab up through the bricks could be the first visible sign that you have foundation issues. Microfractures start small and spread over time reflecting a compromise in the structural integrity of the wall.
2. Cracks in sheetrock:
During regular maintenance checks, it’s important to inspect the interior’s sheetrock for cracks. If the cracks run straight up and down along the sheetrock, it’s more than likely loose tape on the joints. But cracks running diagonally along windows, doors or in the middle of the room could mean a much more serious foundation issue.
3. Misaligned bricks or fascia board:
When the corner of your condo or apartment building fails, the bricks will move and separate from the trim.A quick inspection of the fascia board (where the trim meets the brick just under the roof) for separation will give you an indication of whether you’re experiencing a foundation issue.
4. Doors don’t line up and rub:
If your tenants or owners notice uneven gaps on their units’ doors that haven’t had issues before—especially doors on the first floor— they could be noticing an interior sign that the foundation has issues. However, if there are no other signs of foundation problems and the door on the second floor is out of alignment, that’s more than likely a framing issue.
5. Cracks in flooring:
When you see cracks in any first-floor unit’s tile, hardwood or another hard-surface flooring, it could mean that the flooring wasn’t floated correctly. But if the cracks in the hard-surface flooring stretch for more than several feet, it could be a foundation issue.
6. Large gaps in trim:
Gaps between the building’s floor and the baseboard or trim are difficult to detect and can go unnoticed for many years, but if you or your tenants notice bigger gaps in some areas than others, the foundation may have dipped in those areas.
Keeping your apartment or condominium investment in top condition is important. So, if you own a complex, we can inspect and repair your foundations. If you’re thinking of investing in or purchasing a complex, call us to help with your due diligence before you make any commitment.
Call us now for a full evaluation and estimate on your commercial building foundation repair (for most areas) including Houston, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Corpus Christi from the Texas Panhandle through Oklahoma City and Tulsa.
Determining the cost of repairing a home’s foundation in Houston depends upon a number of factors. The key to keeping costs down is to take care of any issues as soon as you can before they become major problems. Cracked foundations typically don’t happen overnight....read more