Your Local Foundation Repair Specialists

No one wants to hear that they have foundation problems. But as the old saying goes, there are two types of homes: those that have foundation problems and those that will. It’s an ugly truth about home ownership, and trust us when we say that you don’t have to live in an older home to experience these issues. Even new homes that are two or three years old can fall victim to expanding or contracting soil, improperly compacted soil, or poor construction. The key is knowing the warning signs and promptly taking the necessary steps to avoid a bigger, more complex, and increasingly costly repair down the road. Below are just a few common warning signs of foundation damage:

  • Doors and windows are not opening or latching properly
  • Zig-zagging cracks on interior sheetrock or exterior walls and brick
  • Gaps between window frames
  • Expansion joint separation
  • Uneven or cracked flooring and tile (many span the width of the floor)
  • Nail pops in drywall
  • Rotten wood
  • Shifting soil and water damage
  • Warped ceilings
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These and so many more foundation issues, even small cracks that don’t appear to be a major concern now, can cause the value of your home to plummet and create an unsafe living situation. Moreno Foundation Repair in Forney, TX, has provided superior foundation repair solutions for new and older homes throughout North Texas for over 15 years. We are family-owned and operated, using only the most trusted and advanced processes to preserve your home’s past and protect its future.

Slab Foundation Repair

Most homes these days are built with a traditional concrete slab or “slab on grade” foundation that is generally 4-6-inches thick in the center (as wide as 24-inches on the edges) and poured directly on graded ground all at one time. These slabs are reinforced with steel rods or post tension cables capable of bearing the weight of the house on top of it. But over time, even the sturdiest and well-constructed slab foundations can sink or settle and lead to foundation damage. For decades, foundation repair professionals near and far have relied on two primary methods to fix slab foundations: concrete pressed piers and steel piers.

Concrete Pressed Piers

These are pre-cast structural supports made entirely of concrete. To install them, we use a hydraulic jack to press these piers downward into the ground at strategic points under your failing foundation. Concrete pressed piers are driven down far enough into the soil that they are incredibly effective at lifting parts of your home that may have started sagging while providing overall strength and stability for years to come.

Steel Pressed Piers

Steel piers serve the same purpose as concrete, but they last significantly longer and can be driven up to 75 feet into the soil. This means they aren’t nearly as impacted by future soil movement as other types of foundation piers. That said, steel pressed piers come at a heftier financial cost than concrete.
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Pier & Beam Foundation Repair

Many pier & beam foundations exist in Texas. Rather than having the foundation poured on the ground, it is elevated roughly 18 inches off the ground and supported by concrete piers or beams placed deep into the ground. While there are advantages to a pier & beam foundation, they are still susceptible to environmental factors such as settling and shifting. This is why having a reputable foundation repair expert who is versed in various pier & beam construction methods and how to offer additional support is so critical to your home’s future.

Root Barrier Installation

Trees nestled close to your home may be great to look at, and they may even add that extra curb appeal you’ve been looking for. But they can also create significant foundation movement and cracks if their roots are left unattended and allowed to grow in any direction. They can also leech moisture away from your foundation, causing even more damage. A root barrier calls for installing a barrier around a home’s foundation to prevent invasive tree roots from reaching your foundation. Think of root barriers as a shield — they are typically installed between the foundation and adjacent mature trees, deflecting harmful roots for years to come.

Drainage Repair

Water that cannot properly drain away from a home’s foundation can cause massive foundation problems. We install drainage systems such as French drains along areas where water tends to accumulate. For French drain systems, we offer PVC systems with holes or flex pipe systems with holes. In each case, we did a 1.5 to 2-foot deep, 1-foot wide trench. We then fill the bottom of the trench with six inches of gravel and place the pipe on top of the gravel with a drain sleeve filter sock wrapped around the pipe to eliminate clogging. We also add more gravel on top of the pipe and place a non-woven drainage fabric on top of the gravel before replacing the soil and grass. We place pop-up drainage emitters where the pipe ends.
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Call Moreno Foundation Repair Today!

We know you have options when it comes to your foundation repair needs. Moreno Foundation Repair was built on honest, family-first values and a relationship-minded approach to doing business. We are local, family-owned, and committed to doing work right the first time. If your doors are sticking, or you’ve got cracks forming on the kitchen tile, give us a call now!
We have seen and fixed it all. Call Moreno Foundation Repair today!

"They did a great job and cleaned up as well!"

"I highly recommend Moreno Foundation Repair! They just finished my house by installing a total of 30 piers; 20 on the outside and 10 inside. They did a great job and they cleaned up when the work was completed. Moreno can also get you a good price on any plumbing work that needs to be done after your house is leveled. Give them a call and you won't be sorry."

Raul Ortiz