Irving Foundation Inspections
Independent Foundation Engineers provide independent foundation inspection services in Irving, TX, 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. When you are in need of an independent inspection of your foundation, give IFE a call to discuss your project and schedule your foundation inspection services.
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 highly recommended to hire independent foundation inspectors in Irving apart from foundation repair companies to protect yourself. Foundation repair companies make more money based on the services they provide. By hiring an independent foundation inspection service, you rest assured that the recommended services are based on issues identified, and not recommended just to increase profits for the repair company.
Foundation Design in Irving
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 out of sight. 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. A home’s foundation needs to be strong and either supported on a stable geological formation or isolated from the effects of soil expansion. After the foundation inspection is complete and the lot and geology have been defined, the proper foundation type can be chosen to fit the client’s needs. The choices of the 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 Irving.
Forensic analysis of foundation problems is a more thorough examination of foundation problems which may require further testing and analysis of soil and structural elements, beyond what is found in a standard report of the home’s foundation. The aim is to collect evidence for presentation in court to establish claims for warranty and insurance claims settlement.
Retaining walls are commonly erected to support structures and enhancing the landscaping. In spite of the important support they give to structures, there is rarely proper engineering done to ensure support capability. By properly engineering your retaining walls, you have a better chance of retaining your foundation soil and reducing the damage that can be caused to your foundation by shifting soils that are not properly retained.
Irving, TX Soil Testing for Foundations
The mechanical characteristics of the foundation soil are essential to the support of your home. The results of the soil test are necessary for the design of the popular post-tensioned reinforced foundations. Failure to accurately assess the variable strength characteristics of soil results in foundation issues that are costly to fix Our independent foundation engineers provide soil testing in Irving.
Why hire a professional foundation engineer in Irving?
Professional independent foundation engineers will prepare a solution for your foundation issues without worrying how large their commission check will be on this job. When you are in need of an independent foundation inspection in Irving, Independent Foundation Engineers are here to assist. Give us a call today, 214-769-8355.