As we know, foundation repair is sometimes necessary. Our Professional Engineer, is very knowledgeable, but unfortunately, not magical. He will oftentimes recommend a foundation repair, and will provide a specific plan for your home or business. However, on other occasions, he finds that there are other options that could solve a problem and not require a repair. This was the case with one of Robin Dickey’s clients. She was trying to help a customer refinance her home to specifically solve a foundation problem. They discovered she simply needed better drainage at the property. Consider her story below:
“I’ve referred my clients to Thomas Engineering Consultants (TEC) for years. They’ve shown they are honest, trustworthy and look to the client’s needs. In one instance a client of mine (a single Mom) was told by several foundation companies she needed foundation repair. The quotes were between $8,000-$24,000 for repair. Recommending TEC was the best thing we could have done for her. She saved herself THOUSANDS when she found out the problem was more with drainage than with foundation. For a very small investment and some time in her landscaping, she was able to fix the drainage problem and avoid expensive and unnecessary repairs. Now she’s as firm of a believer as I am.” – Robin Dickey, Residential Mortgage Loan Officer
Drainage or Irrigation Systems Can Sometimes Solve Foundation Issues
It can be amazing how water affects our foundations in Texas. Oftentimes, we will recommend a foundation drip irrigation system. Alternatively, a french drain may be important to keep excess water away from the home. Every situation is unique, and the report you receive from Thomas Engineering will be for YOUR home, YOUR soil, and YOUR terrain.
The next time you, or someone you know, thinks there’s a problem with a foundation, keep Robin’s advice in mind, “I would recommend calling TEC first because every foundation company will tell you yes there’s a problem. And they will gladly take your thousands of dollars to fix a hairline crack that may not be fixed with foundation repair.”