Pre-Purchase Foundation Evaluation

Criterium-Yancy Engineers is experienced with all of the common residential foundation types:

  • Slab-on-Grade Foundations
  • Pier & Beam Foundations
  • Manufactured Home Foundations

We evaluate hundreds of foundations each year and understand the performance characteristics of each design.

Foundations can fail in a variety of different modes and for a number of reasons. However, the number one cause of foundation failure in Texas is soil induced movement associated with expansive clays. Texas has some of the most unstable clay soils in the country, which can create a tremendous amount of stress on the foundation. A stressed foundation can result in cosmetic distress, functional distress, and/or structural distress. This distress can be scary to homeowner or potential buyer.

Owning or purchasing a home can be both confusing and frustrating when receiving vastly different opinions, recommendations, and cost estimates from foundation repair companies. Our evaluation will determine how the foundation is performing and what, if any, remedial measures our necessary. If remedial measures are needed, we can provide you with the information necessary to solicit competent and competitive bids from local foundation repair companies.

Let us provide you with peace of mind when it comes to understanding the condition of your home’s foundation.  Contact us today.