Douglas Foundation Solutions offers Austin area residents professional slab foundation repair with an exceptional transferrable lifetime warranty.
Many of our homes and commercial structures in Central Texas are built upon slabs that sit directly on the ground beneath the building. Because our soil in the Austin area is predominantly clay, the normal seasonal wet/dry cycles of rain and drought can have a massive impact on the structures above. When our clay soil becomes wet the volume increases, and when it dries out the volume shrinks. Over time, the constant expansion and contraction of the soil will move or tilt foundations and cause issues such as sloping floors, cracked walls, and doors and windows that no longer open or close properly.
Steel piers are recommended when the bedrock or load bearing strata beneath your home is within reach. Our steel piers are installed directly beneath the beam of your home or building for optimum structural support. The Douglas Foundation Solutions steel pier system is one of the strongest on the market and can be used on commercial, multi-family and residential buildings. For more information, see The Douglas Steel Pier System.
If the bedrock is out of reach, we recommend either helical piers that are drilled down into the soil or our exclusive Smart Pier System®.
Helical piers are an optimal solution because they do not use the weight of your home or building to press piers into the ground, thus saving the structure from added stress during installation. Instead, helical piers are screwed deep into the soil into dense supportive soils below the surface hydration zone. For more information, see The Douglas Helical Pier System.
Our exclusive Douglas Smart Pier System® consists of pressed concrete piers in a unique configuration designed to provide more stability and longer lasting support. We’ve taken our vast experience in delivering quality foundation repair to provide our clients with a better concrete pier system, delivering up to 40% more support than traditional pressed concrete foundation repair methods. For more information, see The Douglas Concrete Smart Pier System®.