Foundation Engineers in Highland Park, TX
Independent Foundation Engineers are independent inspectors providing foundation inspection services in Highland Park and neighboring areas in the Dallas, Fort Worth area. We offer 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 professional foundation inspectors give homeowners and developers access to third-party foundation inspection services independent of other foundation contractors. It’s in your best interest to hire independent foundation inspectors in Highland Park apart from foundation repair companies to protect yourself.
Foundation Design in Highland Park
Your home’s foundation is one of the most important elements of the structure. Typically, we find that a home’s foundation 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”. 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. Once the lot and geology are defined a choice can be made between the types of foundations available to meet the client’s objectives for foundation stability. 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 Highland Park.
Forensic Foundation Inspections
Forensic analysis is a more detailed examination of foundation problems that may involve additional testing and analysis of soil and structural elements that are not done in a standard foundation report. The aim is to collect evidence for presentation in court to establish claims for warranty and insurance claims settlement.
Retaining walls are routinely built to add support to structures and enhancing the landscaping. In spite of the crucial support they are to provide for structures, there is rarely proper engineering done to ensure support capability.
Soil Testing in Highland Park
The mechanical characteristics of the foundation soil are essential to the support of your home. The results of the soil test are required for the design of the popular post-tensioned reinforced foundations. Failing to accurately account for the variable strength aspects of soil results in foundation problems that are costly to resolve Our independent foundation engineers provide soil testing in Highland Park.
Why hire a professional foundation engineer in Highland Park?
Professional independent engineers will propose a plan to fix your foundation problems without worrying how large their commission payment will be on this job. If you need an independent foundation inspector in Highland Park, Independent Foundation Engineers are here to help. Contact us today, 214-769-8355.