Foundation Engineers in Richardson, TX
Independent Foundation Engineers provide independent foundation inspection services in Richardson and neighboring cities in the Dallas, Fort Worth area. We offer a full line of foundation engineering services including interior and exterior visual inspections, elevation survey analysis, foundation contour mapping, drainage design, and foundation design.
Our full line of foundation inspection services gives homeowners and developers access to third-party foundation inspection services independent of other foundation companies. It’s in your best interest to hire independent foundation inspectors in Richardson, TX separate from foundation repair companies to protect yourself.
Foundation Design in Richardson
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. 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 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 Richardson.
Forensic Foundation Inspections
Forensic analysis of foundation problems is a more thorough examination of 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 object is to collect evidence to present in court to establish claims for warranty and insurance claims settlement.
Soil Testing in Richardson, Texas
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 issues that are costly to resolve. Our independent foundation engineers provide soil testing in Richardson.
Retaining walls are commonly built to support structures and enhancing the landscaping. In spite of the crucial support, they are to provide for structures, proper engineering of the support capability of the retaining walls is seldom done.
Why hire a professional foundation engineer in Richardson?
Professional engineers will propose a solution for your foundation issues without concern for how large their commission payment will be for the project. If you need an independent foundation inspector in Richardson, Independent Foundation Engineers are here to help. Give us a call today, 214-769-8355.