When it comes to foundations, the climate, geography and geology in Katy, Texas and the surrounding Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area combine to create a “perfect storm” of foundation problems. Much of the soil in southeastern Texas, including Katy, Houston, and other surrounding areas in Harris County, contains high content of montmorillonitic clay. When this type of clay gets wet, it expands like a sponge. When it dries, it contracts, hardens, and cracks.
Katy’s Climate and Your Foundation
Katy’s hot climate — exacerbated by recent droughts and combined with intermittent rains and flooding — creates conditions that often lead to shifting foundations and structural damage. Warning signs of foundation problems in Katy include:
- Cracks in bricks or sheetrock
- Sticking doors or windows
- Gaps in windows and door frames
- Sloping floors
- Tilting, leaning chimneys
- Bowed basement or crawl space walls
- Pooling water or leaks in basements and crawl spaces
What Can Olshan Do for Your Foundation?
If you notice signs of foundation damage in your Katy home or business, Olshan Foundation Solutions can help! We’ve been fixing foundations in Harris County for more than 90 Years, and we know the unique foundation issues in Katy inside and out. Our services include:
- Foundation repair
- Slab leak repair
- Exterior water management
- Plumbing and drainage
Olshan’s patented, cutting-edge foundation repair technology, Cable Lock ST Plus, combines the strength and depth of steel cables with the power and stability of concrete pilings, providing the security you need. To protect your foundation against water damage, we also provide a flushable drainage solution.
The Olshan Guarantee
Our work is guaranteed with an Available Lifetime Warranty and ongoing customer support, so you’ll have peace-of-mind knowing your residential or business structure is safe and secure. We serve Katy and the surrounding areas, including Bellaire, Briar Forest, Clear Lake, Conroe, Friendswood, Fort Bend, Houston, Humble, League City, Lewisville, Livingston, Memorial, Meyerland, Missouri City, Pearland, Richmond, Spring, Sugar Land, and The Woodlands.
Get in touch with us for your free, no-obligation estimate today!