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Two Kinds of Foundations:

There are two kinds of foundations found on homes in the DFW area: Pier-and-Beam, and Slab. Mostly found in homes built in the 1960's or earlier, a pier-and-beam foundation is comprised of footings (or piers) driven into the ground and secured by concrete bases, and beams that connect the piers. You can access a pier-and-beam foundation through the crawlspace under the house.


Homes built after 1970 most commonly have a  concrete slab foundation, or a “slab-on-grade” foundation.  A thick layer of concrete is laid directly on the ground with steel tension rods going through it for extra support. 

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Dallas Office

8350 N Central Expressway Suite 1900

Dallas, TX 75206

(214) 796-7707

TREC #10417

Richardson Office

2100 Alamo Rd.

Suite T, Unit #101

Richardson, TX 75080


TREC #10417

Fort Worth Office

1201 Evans Ave #305
Ft Worth 76104

TREC #10417

Austin Office

14425 Falcon Head Blvd

Austin, TX 78738


TREC #22338

Tel:  (888) 276-2731

Fax: (214) 206-9092


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