Foundation Engineers in Colleyville
Independent Foundation Engineers provide independent foundation inspection services in Colleyville and neighboring areas in the Dallas, Fort Worth area. We provide a comprehensive list 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 contractors. It’s in your best interest to use the services of independent foundation inspectors in Colleyville apart from foundation repair contractors to protect yourself.
Foundation Design in Colleyville
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”. Proper foundation design requires an assessment of the lot, the foundation soils, and the architecture of the house. 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
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 Colleyville.
Forensic analysis of foundation problems is a more thorough 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 for presentation 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, proper engineering of the support capability of the retaining walls is seldom done.
Soil Testing in Colleyville
The mechanical characteristics of the foundation soil are essential to the support of your home. Soil testing results are necessary for the design of the popular post-tensioned reinforced foundations. Failure to properly assess the variable strength characteristics of soil results in foundation problems that are expensive to fix Our independent foundation engineers provide soil testing in Colleyville.
Why hire a professional foundation engineer in Colleyville?
Professional independent engineers will propose a solution for your foundation problems without concern for how large their commission will be on this job. If you need an independent foundation inspection in Colleyville, Independent Foundation Engineers are here to assist. Give us a call today, 214-769-8355.