Known for its charming historic downtown district, McKinney, TX has become one of the fastest growing cities in Texas. As the population of McKinney continues to grow, so do the calls for foundation inspections in the area. In fact, we make almost twice as many trips to McKinney from our Dallas office today, than we did just a few short years ago.
The soil in McKinney (and much of Texas) can be highly volatile, soaking up water and expanding during periods of high rainfall, then contracting as the climate dries. This constant expansion and contraction of the soil underneath your home can lead to settling, seriously damaging the foundation over time.
A lot of the older, charming homes in the area have gone through this cycle repeatedly, and are in need of foundation repair. Do not let foundation damage detour a purchasing decision. Many of these homes are beautiful, and simply need structural repair to reach their full potential.
Foundation Damage Gets Worse Over Time
Foundations will not get better on their own. When you start to notice cracks in the floor or hard-to-shut doors, it might be time to call Olshan. Calling in the professionals ensures that you keep your home’s foundation in good condition and maintain your home’s peak value. If you neglect the foundation, structural problems can get worse, which is why professional services are often a necessity. Some of the structural repair services from Olshan include:
- Foundation Repair
- Repairing cracked & damaged walls
- Exterior Water Management
Take the Time to Find the Right Specialist
A lot of companies brag that they have 10 to 15 years of industry experience. In contrast, Olshan has over 85 years of industry experience. We have dealt with a wide range of foundation problems in that time. A lot of homeowners in McKinney, Texas choose to install piers or pilings beneath the foundation to solve structural problems. Olshan has a thorough understanding of this repair method and we know how to do it correctly and efficiently. In fact, we back our installations with an Available Lifetime Warranty.
It might not seem like a big problem when you have small cracks in the home, but even small cracks can cause big problems over time. Our Certified Structural Technicians will take the time to look over your property to ensure that the source of the problem is corrected, providing a long-term solution, not just a temporary cosmetic patch. For example, we may find that installing a drainage system, downspout extensions or simply establishing proper grading (creating a slope to move water away from the foundation) will mitigate structural issues.
Real Estate Agents: We Can Help!
Olshan Foundation Repair respects and appreciates the relationship that we have with the real estate community in McKinney. We provide a valuable service to homeowners looking to sell their home. We have been in the business long enough to understand the heavy burden foundation damage can create during the sales process. Both for the home buyer, seller and real estate agent. Often, the real estate agent is expected to have all the answers. Olshan will help answer these questions during a free Structural Assessment. We will also complete the foundation repairs as necessary in a timely, minimally disruptive manner.
Some of the signs that you may need foundation repairs include:
- Leaning or cracked chimney
- Cracks in the foundation
- Sloping, uneven floors
- Cracks in the ceiling, walls or floors
- Windows and/or doors that are difficult to open or close
- Gaps above windows and/or door frames
Olshan remains committed to keeping the project as affordable as possible. We accept all the major credit cards and offer payment options. Credit approval happens in as little as 10 minutes, and you may be eligible for no payments and no interest for up to 12 months. Our goal is to make the process as simple and painless as possible.
Olshan uses the latest foundation repair technology to ensure that your home gets repaired in a timely fashion. We back all our systems with available maintenance and warranty plans. Schedule a free assessment today. Services are provided from our Dallas, TX office.