San Antonio Foundation Repair FAQs
Do I have to move out during foundation repair process?
Foundation Repair can always be done to eliminate the need to move out of the home. There’s always an option where you can stay in the home.
Do I need to water my foundation?
Only if instructed to do so upon thorough foundation assessment. It could do more damage in some areas if no knowledgeable of which areas of influence need to be watered and proper steps to water it evenly. Drip irrigation system is also a good possible option to water evenly.
Can mature trees cause foundation problems?
Yes mature tress can cause foundation problems such as the canopy extends past the roofline so does the root system usually extends further. Mature trees can cause two separate situations 1. The trees can deplete moisture from soils 2. The trees can cause the foundation to heave, crack, break and/or possibly rupturing drain system below slab.
How long does the foundation repair process take?
Depends on the level of work. Usually within 7-10 days.
How long does the foundation evaluation take?
Usually 1-2 hours.
Does anyone have to be inside home during evaluation?
In order for technician to do proper evaluation, have access inside and each room of the home to assess elevation differentials with high tech measuring device.
Does my insurance cover foundation repair?
It all depends on the insurance endorsements. Check with your agent for accidentally discharge below the slab.
Is it expensive? How much does it cost?
Foundation Repair it is in your best interest to have it evaluated and completed early. The longer you wait the costly it can be. Rate of repairs vary depending on how extensive the foundation pier plan mandates.
I have seen new cracks after the repair process. When can I start doing repairs?
1 year after the lifting process.
How long do the repairs last?
That’s all determined if it was completed correctly the first time. Not all Foundation Repair companies are the same. Some only do the bear minimum. With MitchCo Foundation Repair and Drainage Specialists you will have peace of mind that we go above and beyond the Industry standards.
Why does the soil move?
The soil moves due to the high plasticity of the soil.
Is there financing?
We have an in-house payment plan and a 3rd party finance company that can assist you with paying for Foundation Repair. Call us today, and let’s get you started with which option will work best for you.
How soon can we get started?
Usually, within 2 weeks from the date, the paperwork is signed.
Does your company offer discounts?
We offer military discounts, senior citizens, and pay in full. Discounts cannot be combined.
Do I need to be home during the work?
There are times when we need to be inside. On the day of the lifting and for the plumbing pre and post-static tests.
Do I need to be home during the foundation evaluation?
Yes prefer the homeowner and/or decision maker to be present and both spouses if applicable.
Will anyone need to go inside during the foundation evaluation?
Will my landscaping be damaged?
Yes, if within the area where excavation will occur.
What equipment will be utilized?
Our equipment is portable, and hand held. No heavy equipment will be in your home.
Can I schedule same day evaluation?
Do companies carry insurance?
A lot f foundation repair companies do not have adequate insurance. Remodeler insurance does not cover foundation repair litigation. Thoroughly review their certificate of insurance.