Foundation Engineers in Arlington
Independent Foundation Engineers are independent inspectors providing foundation inspection services in Arlington and neighboring areas in the Dallas, Fort Worth area. We offer a full line of foundation engineering services including interior and exterior visual foundation inspections, elevation survey analysis, foundation contour mapping, drainage design, and foundation design.
Our full line of foundation inspection services give homeowners and developers access to third-party foundation inspection services independent of other foundation companies. It’s highly recommended to hire independent foundation inspectors in Arlington apart from foundation repair contractors to protect yourself.
Foundation Design in Arlington
The most important element of your home is the foundation. Unfortunately, it is often the one element that receives the least attention; because it is the least visible portion of the home. As one client said “Money that is taken out of the foundation can be put into doorknobs”. In order to properly design a foundation, there needs to be an inspection of the lot, an assessment of the foundation soil, and a review of the home’s architecture. Foundations need to be strong and either supported on a stable geological formation or isolated from the effects of expansive soil. After the inspection is complete and the lot and geology have been defined, the proper foundation type can be chosen to fit the client’s objectives. The types of foundation are:
- Pier and beam
- Suspended slab
- Slab on grade (with piers and void boxes)
- Slab on grade
The slab on grade foundations can be either reinforced concrete with rebar or post-tensioned reinforcement. Independent Foundation Engineers are top-rated professionals helping homeowners with foundation design in Arlington.
Forensic analysis of foundation problems is a more in-depth examination for foundation problems that may require further testing and analysis of soil and structural elements, beyond what is found in a standard report of the foundation. The aim is to collect evidence to present in court related to claims for warranty and insurance claims settlement.
Retaining walls are routinely built to support structures and provide landscaping improvements. Despite the important support they are to provide for structures, there is rarely proper engineering done to ensure support capability.
Soil Testing in Arlington
The support of your home depends heavily on the mechanical aspects of the foundation soil. The results of the soil test are required for the design of the popular post-tensioned reinforced foundations. Failure to accurately assess the variable strength characteristics of soil results in foundation problems that are expensive to fix Our independent foundation engineers provide soil testing in Arlington.
Why hire a professional foundation engineer in Arlington?
Professional engineers will prepare a plan to fix your foundation problems without worrying about how large their commission check will be for the project. If you need an independent foundation inspection in Arlington, Independent Foundation Engineers are here to assist. Contact us today, 214-769-8355.