Your home is arguably your most important investment. After all, it’s the place where you live, relax, and potentially raise a family. Most homeowners know that their home rests on some kind of foundation. What they might not know, is that nearly every part of your home depends on that foundation working properly. Foundation damage of any kind can put your entire home at risk, and FSS offers residential services that provide permanent protection.
What Services do We Provide?
FSS offers repair services for every kind of foundation that is present in Central and South Texas, and we also fix concrete. No matter if your home has a concrete slab, pier and beam, or a traditional crawl space – our team has the knowledge and experience to fix it.
Foundation repair is simply the process of fixing a damaged foundation, usually pier and beam foundations and concrete slabs. Foundation damage may arise through various causes, but most commonly, it has to do with the soil around your home. Austin and San Antonio share much of the same soil types; clay soil and sandy loam are the most common in these areas of Texas.
These soils can weaken over time due to weather patterns in Austin and San Antonio. FSS uses different foundation solutions to keep your foundation supported without relying on problematic soil. These include helical piers, push piers, slab piers, and sonotubes. All of these systems work to bolster your foundation and stabilize your home.
Crawl Space Repair
Crawl spaces are often susceptible to moisture damage, either brought on by rain or humidity. Austin and San Antonio experience moderately humid weather at certain points of the year. When the humidity rises, it can travel into your crawl space and cause mold or wood rot to form, alongside other crawl space problem signs.
FSS offers crawl space encapsulation, a full-scale waterproofing process that protects your crawl space from all forms of moisture. This involves the use of a vapor barrier, dehumidifier, crawl space drain, and more. All of our crawl space solutions can work in tandem to provide the best moisture protection possible.
Concrete lifting is essential for any property. We’ve all seen a cracked driveway, or a sinking and uneven section of sidewalk just outside someone’s home. Unfortunately, cracked concrete becomes a tripping hazard for anyone living in your home. Plus, damaged concrete just looks bad and lowers the curb appeal of your entire property. However, FSS uses PolyRenewal™, a polyurethane injection system that lifts and supports damaged concrete while simultaneously protecting it from the causes of concrete damage.
Interior and Exterior Waterproofing
Water can be a major cause of foundation damage, and additional measures may need to be taken to protect your home. Exterior waterproofing involves drain extensions and curtain drains which are installed under your yard to ensure water is efficiently moved away from your home. Interior waterproofing includes using vapor barrier, dehumidifier, and waterproof coatings to protect foundation walls and indoor flooring from water damage.
What Problem Signs Should You Look Out For?
All foundation types and your home’s concrete display certain problem signs when they are damaged. Here, we’ll talk about the most common problem signs for each one.
Foundation Problem Signs
Foundation problem signs are generally quite visible and easy to identify. When your foundation shifts in anyway, it affects nearly every structure in your home. For that reason, look for wall cracks and drywall nail pops throughout the interior of your home. Additionally, look for floor and wall gaps inside your home and uneven floors as your foundation experiences settlement and sinking.
Crawl Space Problem Signs
Generally, crawl space problem signs are caused by moisture. These problem signs can appear as both structural issues and health hazards. Mold is a major problem sign that your crawl space is overwhelmed with moisture, and it can eventually spread into your home. Wood rot is another crawl space problem sign, that eventually leads to other issues like a sagging floor. Keeping an eye out for any of these problem signs ensures that we can remove excess moisture from below your home quickly.
Concrete Problem Signs
Concrete damage is easy to spot because it usually occurs on the surface of concrete. If you notice unlevel steps, uneven sidewalks near your home, cracked concrete of any kind, or an uneven driveway on your property, concrete damage has occurred. Don’t ignore these problem signs, as they only get worse over time.
Call FSS for Your Residential Foundation Repair Needs
Since being founded in 2017, we have heard time and again how homeowners spend thousands of dollars on a foundation repair only to realize that years later, the repair didn’t last, and they were once again dealing with foundation damage.
This is a problem we refuse to accept. If you choose FSS for your home’s foundation repair in the San Antonio and Austin areas, you can be sure that our solutions will provide a permanent fix. Contact us today to learn more about our residential services, and to schedule a free inspection with one of our specialists.