Foundation Engineers in Grand Prairie
Independent Foundation Engineers provide independent foundation inspection services in Grand Prairie and surrounding cities in the Dallas, Fort Worth area. We provide 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 in your best interest to use the services of independent foundation inspectors in Grand Prairie apart from foundation repair companies to protect yourself.
Forensic analysis is a more detailed examination of foundation problems that may involve additional testing and analysis of soil and structural elements not performed in the standard foundation report. The aim is to collect evidence for presentation in court to establish claims for warranty and insurance claims settlement.
Foundation Design in Grand Prairie
Your home’s foundation is one of the most important elements of the structure. Typically, we find that the foundation of a home is low on the list of priorities and receives little attention because it is less visible than the rest of the house. 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. In order for foundations to be sound, they need either solid support from stable geological formations 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 choices of the 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 Grand Prairie.
Soil Testing in Grand Prairie
The mechanical characteristics of the foundation soil are essential to the support of your home. Soil testing results are needed to the design of the popular post-tensioned reinforced foundations. Failure to properly account for the variable strength characteristics of soil results in foundation problems that are costly to resolve Our independent foundation engineers provide soil testing in Grand Prairie.
Retaining walls are commonly erected to add support to structures and provide landscaping improvements. In spite of the important support they give to structures, there is rarely proper engineering done to ensure support capability.
Why hire a professional foundation engineer in Grand Prairie?
Professional independent engineers will propose a solution for your foundation problems without worrying how large their commission payment will be for the project. When you are in need of an independent foundation inspection in Grand Prairie, Independent Foundation Engineers are here to help. Contact us today, 214-769-8355.