Whether you’re making decisions on which type of foundation to use for your new home or wondering if buying an older home with a slab foundation is worth it, it is best to know more about what slab foundations are, what makes them work and even what makes them unsuitable for some homes. As an NFRA-certified foundation repair contractor, let Vulcan Foundation Repair enlighten you on these.
What Slabs Are
Slab foundations earned their name from the literal slab of concrete that works as a base for the entire home. They can be made by pouring concrete into the ground and waiting for it to harden. You can also choose to lay ready-made concrete blocks if you want a cheap and easy job done. There are no crawl spaces or basements in homes built on slabs.
Why They Work
Slab foundations generally cost less than most other types of foundations and they take less time to build too. Slabs are easy to extend if more floor space is ever required later on. They are quite strong and, with proper maintenance, may need minimal foundation repair done.
Why They Don’t Work
Our team at Vulcan Foundation Repair has seen its share of failed slab foundations. Repeated shifts in soil moisture content contribute largely in their deterioration. Soil either cracks when extreme moisture loss occurs. On the other hand, when too much moisture is introduced into the ground, heaves or uplifts can appear as a result.
Let the pros at Vulcan Foundation Repair help you choose or understand your home’s foundation. We are an expert foundation repair company that has been around for almost four decades. That amount of experience and the lifetime transferable warranties we offer should assure you that we are great at what we do. Call us at 713-234-0216. Quotes are free for residents of Houston, TX.