Foundation Blog

Douglas Foundation Solutions shares informational stories related to foundation problems in the Austin area.


May 25, 2021

Why You Shouldn’t Wait To Fix Your Foundation

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You can think of foundation troubles as the start of a domino effect. Once they appear, you can count on more and more problems popping up throughout the rest of your home - that is, if you don’t tend to the issue as soon as possible.

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April 28, 2021

What is Mudjacking?

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Thanks to the constant expansion and contraction of Austin’s clay soils, concrete slabs tend to settle and shift. Mudjacking addresses these movements and provides a strong, supportive base for the concrete slab.

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April 13, 2021

What is Soil Stabilization?

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Whether you have a pre-existing home or are about to build a home, the land upon which your home is built must be suitable for supporting the structure for many decades.

Many Austin-area neighborhoods and businesses are built upon the expansive clay soils that are prevalent in large areas of Texas.

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February 23, 2021

How To Protect Your Foundation With Landscaping

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If you’re a homeowner in Austin, Texas, you should have an idea about how important it is to take the steps to prevent foundation damage.

There are several steps to take to protect your foundation, but the one we’re focusing on in this article is drainage – specifically, how you can improve your yard’s drainage with strategic landscaping.

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January 18, 2021

3 Common Types of Foundations in Austin, TX

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Most homeowners know that foundation problems are cause for concern, as they can result in damage throughout the house that will ultimately lead to hefty repair bills.

Some of the most common, though often overlooked, problems for homes in the Austin area have to do with the home’s foundation. This is problematic for homeowners who didn’t think to consider the state of the foundation prior to purchasing the home.

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December 17, 2020

Top Reasons for Foundation Failures

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If you live in or near Austin, Texas, you know it is a great place to live. However, the soil and weather can cause major problems for residential foundations. If these problems are not quickly and properly remedied, they can cause damage that will jeopardize your home’s value, functionality and safety.

Your home is special to you. It’s most likely the largest investment you’ll ever make and you depend on it to provide shelter and comfort to your family for the upcoming years.

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November 12, 2020

7 INDOOR SIGNS OF FOUNDATION PROBLEMS

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Most homeowners know that foundation problems are cause for concern, as they can result in damage throughout the house that will ultimately lead to hefty repair bills.

Big problems can show very little evidence until it’s too late, so it’s important to know what to look out for so you have a better chance of discovering and repairing potential problems early on before they become too serious - and too expensive.

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November 02, 2020

The Importance of Proper Drainage to Prevent Foundation Damage

Many Austin, Texas residential communities and commercial structures are built on shifting and expansive clay soil, a unique type of clay soil that presents several challenges for building foundations. Countless Austin homes have fallen victim to the ebbs and flows of the expansive clay soils that are so prevalent in the area, leading to costly repairs for homeowners. One way to combat the expansion and contraction of expansive clay soils is to have the soil on which your home is built stabilized by a foundation repair professional.

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October 30, 2020

Soil Stabilization: Save Your Home From Foundation Failure Caused By Expansive Clay Soils

Many Austin, Texas residential communities and commercial structures are built on shifting and expansive clay soil, a unique type of clay soil that presents several challenges for building foundations. Countless Austin homes have fallen victim to the ebbs and flows of the expansive clay soils that are so prevalent in the area, leading to costly repairs for homeowners. One way to combat the expansion and contraction of expansive clay soils is to have the soil on which your home is built stabilized by a foundation repair professional.

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