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Summer 2022: It’s hot…and dry! Foundation damage is a big problem, you may be waiting on us or another contractor to evaluate your structure for foundation damage. There are things you can do in the interim to support the health of your foundation. Placing a Soaker Hose will help your foundation during hot and dry weather while you await an evaluation. Grab helpful Dura Pier Foundation tips here:

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Here are some additional things you can do when the soil begins to pull away from your foundation while you wait for an evaluation:                    

• Set-up drip irrigation zone or soaker hose 8-18″ from foundation

• Trim shrubs 

• Trim tree branches

• Set-up drip lines around trees

 

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Yes, all our Dura Lock® Pilings are warrantied for the life of your home, and the warranty automatically transfers to all future owners. Our warranty is a simple one-page document that doesn’t contain any fine print and no transfer fees. The bottom line is if you call us, we’ll be there.  

Our warranty is one of the few left out there in the industry that doesn’t contain language to void or cancel the warranty for sewer leaks, or if the warranty isn’t transferred to the new owner within 30 days. Our warranty is backed by a company in business for over 40 years and with an A+ rating from the BBB. 

We have proudly served Texas for over 40 years.  Dura Pier began over four decades ago out of our father’s foundation repair business. His business began out of his father’s. We are proud to be the 3rd generation serving the Houston area and are in the process of training the 4th generation.

Dura Pier offers cost-effective options for budget friendly-options. Our team also offers financing solutions. Generally speaking, most jobs cost anywhere from $3,500-$8,000. We do it right the first time  and our warranty guarantees our work, so you won’t have to pay more down the road.

The best method has often been defined as the one that requires the least amount of maintenance. You don’t want a pier or piling system that needs re-adjustment every two or three years, leaving you with constant repair expenses inside your home. As you compare systems, keep in mind that our soil shrinks, swells and shifts with Houston’s ever-changing weather patterns. The best foundation repair method will be the one that has the best ability to resist moving with the soil.

The straighter and deeper the pilings are driven into the ground, the better the soil friction they will attain. The better the soil friction, the longer they will last.

Our Dura Lock® system is the only method that actually connects and tensions each and every concrete cylinder as they are driven into the ground. This allows proper alignment to be achieved and retained, allowing the maximum amount of “skin friction” possible to be attained.

Please review our Company Comparison Checklist and our contract. All the cleanup items pertaining to your job are written down.

Dura Pier invests significant time in training our employees to put your house back together again. This includes adjusting doors, seated concrete repairs, plywood lawn protection, re-stretching carpets, plastic protection, and more.

This feature at Dura Pier will save you thousands of dollars and headaches dealing with after-market cosmetic repair contractors.

Yes, we have $1 million in general liability, and all our workers are covered by Texas Workman’s Compensation Insurance. Certificates will be provided upon request.

Generally, we will not want to adjust old piers from a contractor that has gone out of business or voided your warranty.  More than likely they’ve gone out of business because the number of warranty claims that had received exceeded their ability or desire to honor those warranties, and that is likely because they didn’t do a proper job in the first place.  Many companies will void your warranty because they know their piers aren’t made to last like our Dura Lock pilings are.  In rare cases we’ll make an exception and adjust existing piers.  If we do that, we may also be able to offer you a warranty for those piers to replace the warranty another company voided or will no longer honor.   

The process of lifting and leveling your home’s foundation may cause new cracks to form in the days and weeks that follow the repair.  This is unavoidable.  We typically recommend waiting 3-4 weeks before making any cosmetic repairs, but if your home is being lifted quite a bit then you might want to wait up to 6 weeks for the stress of lifting your slab to work its way through the structure of the home.

We often need to trim back or dig out plants and bushes in the area where we are working.  After we’re done we’ll replant everything.  Because we finish most jobs in 1-3 days your plants should survive if you give them plenty of water after they’ve been replanted.  We also place sheets of plywood where we’ll be walking and placing materials to protect your lawn.

As your home settled, the plumbing underneath your foundation may have been damaged.  This could lead to even greater foundation damage.  When we lift and level your foundation, it is possible the plumbing could be affected.  We always recommend a sewer leak test after the job is complete just to be sure.  

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