Remodeling Your Home After Hurricane Harvey? You Might Want to Check the Foundation First

If your home took-on water during Hurricane Harvey and you suspect that you might have foundation problems, like cracks in walls or uneven floors, it’s best to have your home inspected before making cosmetic repairs or installing new flooring. Here’s why…

Finding Cracks in Your Concrete Slab After a Flood?

Another major problem – removing soaked carpet & padding or damaged flooring only to find that your concrete slab has developed cracks. If you’re finding cracks in your concrete slab, Crack Lock is an affordable way to help stop the problem before you re-finish your floors.

Raising Your Home Above Base Flood Elevation

Finally, for homeowners that live in areas prone to flooding, Home Elevation may be an option to consider. The Home Elevation process literally raises your home above base flood elevation. It’s complex and can be pricey, but it works, such as this case where residents in an elevated home were able to save their flooded neighbors. The good news, payment options and financial assistance programs are available.

CW39 NEWSFIX: GPS data shows Harvey bent the Earth’s crust beneath Houston

Chris Cates, General Manager of Olshan Foundation Repair in Houston, TX interviewed by CW39 news.

We’re Here to Help

If you have questions about raising your home or addressing foundation problems post-Harvey, feel free to contact our team and we will do our very best to assist you.

Chris Cates, Olshan Subject Matter Expert

Chris Cates

Chris has been in the foundation repair industry since the late 80’s. He has 40+ years of experience designing foundation repairs plans of all types and sizes. Chris’ work and expertise has been featured in the local Houston media several times, including appearances on the CW39 News, Click 2 Houston News, ABC 13 News, The Sealy News and The Houston Business Journal. Chris’ important work in research and development, played an integral role in the development of a patented repair method (US Patent #10,428,516 B2) designed to stabilize damaged tilt walls. Chris Cates is recognized as an innovator in the industry both locally and nationally.