Category Archives: Foundation

What Does Slab on Grade Mean?

Slab-on-grade foundations are described as when a concrete floor slab is poured at grade level to provide a foundation for a home, building or structure.  Concrete slab on grade foundations are built on ground level with no crawl space or basement. Most modern homes in San Antonio, Texas are designed and built with a slab…

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Why don’t my doors close properly on my house

If your doors “stick” or simply won’t close properly, then there are a couple of possible problems.  The door may not have been installed properly.  An experienced handyman or contractor can diagnose the problem and fix them with some added shims or an adjustment to the hinges.  Another possibility is that the foundation could have…

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Foundation Leveling

How do I know if my foundation needs to be leveled? If you live in Alamo Heights or Terrell Hills areas of San Antonio, you most likely have some issue’s with your foundation.  Some tell tale signs of foundation distress: windows and doors that don’t open and close properly, diagonal cracks in the walls (inside…

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Pier and Beam Foundation

What is a Pier and Beam Foundation? Pier and beam foundations are a concrete (or cedar) footing and pier which supports floor joists and structure of the house.  These foundations usually have crawl spaces underneath the home depending on the slope of the land the house is built upon.  For pier-and-beam foundations, pier spacing will…

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Why is my sheetrock cracking?

There are a few answers for this one and I see lots of it living here in San Antonio, Texas.  First, your foundation could be moving or settling a bit.  Don’t be alarmed.  Most foundations will settle over time and a crack in the drywall isn’t necessarily a big deal.   Simple taping and floating can…

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