Providing Warranty Backed Foundation Repair and Outstanding Customer Support in San Antonio
Established in 1933, Olshan Foundation Repair has been providing both homeowners and commercial property owners with reliable foundation and solutions for over 85 years.
The integrity of every structure depends on a sound foundation. It’s important to address foundation problems early, before the damage spreads beyond manageable repair. Our Certified Structural Technicians complete a thorough structural assessment of your home or business before providing you with a detailed job assessment and quote – free-of-charge.
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Olshan’s San Antonio Office Featured in KSAT12 News Story
Dry, hot weather leads to foundation problems. Do you know how to spot the difference between a cosmetic crack and structural damage? Learn how to identify emerging foundation problems around your home, and find out what you can do to help stop the problem from getting worse with help from Olshan Certified Structural Technician, John Campbell. John also serves as the President of the National Foundation Repair Association’s San Antonio Chapter. Click here for the full story.
Services Available in San Antonio, TX
What Causes Foundation Problems in San Antonio?
San Antonio isn’t known for high rainfall. Most precipitation occurs during the early fall and late spring, but the area typically gets less than 30 inches of total rainfall per year.
San Antonio is near the edge of the humid subtropical climate zone. The amount of humidity in each season can fluctuate depending on the influence of the Gulf of Mexico, in addition to the winds.
The soil composition in San Antonio, Texas and the surrounding cities such as New Braunfels, San Marcos, Uvalde and Seguin is made up of moderate to highly expansive types of soil. During and after periods of heavy rainfall, the soil absorbs the moisture and expands like a sponge, while the opposite is true during dry spells.
When rain is introduced to expansive soils, the dirt can start to lift up and put pressure on the home’s foundation, even as the center of the foundation stays dry.
During drought conditions, the moisture content from the soil gets released. As the soil shifts underneath the foundation, cracks can begin to develop inside the home.
Are Foundation Problems Common in San Antonio?
Unfortunately, the answer is yes. According to Google Trends, an online database that tracks search activity across the globe, San Antonio is consistently among the most active metro areas for searches related to foundation repair.
The good news is that foundation problems can be repaired and even prevented, but you will need to keep an eye out for signs of a developing problem. Catching foundation issues early-on is critical.
If you think you might have a foundation problem it’s probably a good idea to contact a professional.
Common Signs of Structural Damage to Look for
Most homes in San Antonio have a slab-on-grade foundation. There are several signs to keep an eye out for that can indicate problems with this foundation type. Most concrete slab foundation problems originate from one or more of these five areas:
- Seasonal weather changes
- Poor drainage
- Expansive clay soil
- Trees and tree roots
- Under-slab plumbing leaks
Left unaddressed, these problems create visible damage to the home. For example, you may start to see separation between the walls and ceilings or the floor. The same phenomenon may occur with your doors and windows. You might also notice that the doors and windows of your home begin sticking or not closing fully. Small cracks may appear near the door frames.
Think you might have a foundation problem? Call Olshan for a free estimate.
Repairing Slab Foundation Homes – Cable Lock ST Plus
It’s important to contact a structural specialist immediately if you suspect problems with your foundation. When the issues are very serious, pilings are usually recommended to lift the home.
At Olshan we use the Cable Lock ST Plus foundation repair system. It combines the durability of concrete pilings with the strength of steel to penetrate deeper than other pilings.
Cable Lock ST Plus (U.S. Patent #8,500,368) is highly effective in the clay-rich soil that is common in the San Antonio region.
Cable Lock ST Plus offers significant improvements in the quality of installation, cost-efficiency and long term reliability when compared to outdated foundation repair methods.
Why Choose Olshan?
We set the industry bar high with unmatched customer service and broad experience. Every member of our staff prides themselves in knowing the in and outs of foundation repair.
We provide the highest quality services at affordable prices – backed by available warranty programs.
Call us today at (210) 495-5758 or fill out the quick contact form to schedule your free, no-obligation structural assessment.
Our service area covers the greater San Antonio area. We provide foundation repair in Austin, Bloomington, Buda, Cibolo, Converse, Corpus Christi, Cost, Cuero, Driftwood, Dripping Springs, Ecleto, Edna, Fulton, Ganado, Gillett, Glidden, Goliad, Gonzales, Hallettsville, Inez, Kenedy, Kerrville, Kingsbury, Kyle, La Vernia, Leesville, Lockhart, Lolita, Luling, Marble Falls, Marion, Martindale, Maxwell, McQueeney, Meyersville, New Braunfels, Nixon, Nordheim, Port O Connor, Refugio, Rockport, Round Rock, Runge, San Antonio, San Marcos, Seadrift, Seguin, Schertz, Smiley, Stockdale, Sutherland Springs, Tivoli, Westhoff, Wimberley, Wrightsboro, Yoakum and Yorktown. Call (210) 495-5758 for more information about services available in your area.
Since 1933, we have assisted our clients with effective foundation solutions that resolve current issues and prevent future problems.
Olshan San Antonio in the News
- Pre-sale Red Flags – San Antonio Foundation Repair Story from My San Antonio News
- Signs that your foundation might need repairs – KSAT 12 ABC News
- Rich Bond (General Manager) – Vice President NFRA San Antonio
- John Campbell (Certified Structural Technician) – President NFRA San Antonio