5 tips for building a stronger foundation.

Building a new home or adding on? Here are 5 tips to help ensure you avoid foundation problems in the future. 

Perform a soil evaluation - Whether your new house is on a pier and beam or concrete slab, the foundation is its most crucial component. Do not try to save money by skimping on foundation construction. A soil evaluation must be performed before a proper foundation system can be designed.

Incorporate proper grading - Be sure your builder incorporates proper grading, proper piering for your soil conditions, proper drainage, waterproofs the foundation, and installs a vapor barrier.

Install proper drainage systems - Include gutters and downspouts in your home plan.

Install vapor barriers when needed - Be sure that pier and beam foundations have vapor barriers installed and are properly vented.

Inspect your foundation yearly - Conduct a yearly inspection of your foundation, driveway, and sidewalks. When drainage or other problems are detected, correct them immediately. This is important, especially during the first 6 – 10 years after the construction of a new house, as it’s during this time the home experiences the greatest settling.

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“I've used superior as my foundation Contactor on multiple occasions and believe these guys by far the best foundation repair specialists in Austin. Scott is fast, knowledgeable and overall great person to work with that I always trust.”

Roman P.
Austin, TX

“Superior Foundation provided excellent service. The crew leveled the house in one day, getting our house to meet our engineer's specification. We're confident that our house repair will last a lifetime. Thanks Superior!”

Stephen B.
Round Rock, TX

“We had two duplexes lifted. Superior did a wonderful job! Their prices were the best. All the guys on the job were wonderful. After the job was done you could hardly tell they had been there. I give them 5 stars and would definitely recommend them to anyone!”

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Austin, TX