Foundation Repair considerations in Pearland Texas – Dura Pier
Pearland Texas is a rapidly growing community south of Houston along Highway 288. The downtown area is located near the junction of FM 518 and Highway 35. The city has expanded so much that parts of it extend into three different counties; Fort Bend to the West, Harris to the north, and Brazoria to the east and south. New construction has almost reached Missouri City and Sugar Land in the west, and to Alvin in the south.
In addition to all the new homes, many older type single family residences exist, particularly to the east near Friendswood. These are usually one-story structures with brick and wood veneers. Pearland in known for the large oak trees, lakes, and parks, and excellent schools.
All of the surface soils in and around Pearland consist of a nutrient rich clay that has been dubbed “Black Gumbo”, because of the unique characteristic it has of shrinking to extreme levels in the dry season, and then rapidly swelling back up during the winter rainy season. These constant pressures create enormous amounts of stress on foundations, eventually requiring some form of underpinning.
Dura Pier repairs all types of foundations in Pearland Texas, and in all other Houston area communities. We use two distinct methods of repair, Dura Lock Pressed Pilings and Deep Drilled Bell Bottom Piers. The method selected depends upon the type of foundation, and the loads to be transferred. The foundations common to Pearland include slab-on-grade, post-tension, pier and beam, and block and base. The main type of foundation in Pearland is slab-on-grade, which is a shallow 4 inch waffle type, usually supported by 20 inch perimeter grade beams.
Dura Pier has three generations of expertise to design the right repair method for whatever type of foundations are found in Pearland. We are fully insured, have our own engineer, and pull all permits. Each of our repair methods are FHA, VA, and City approved. Please call today for a free estimate and find out why Dura Pier Foundation Repair has consistently received an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, and was awarded the prestigious Award Of Excellence for the last 3 years in a row.