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Dallas Foundation Repair

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Are you currently experiencing cracks in your foundation and are in dire need of a foundation repair?  If that’s you, you’re probably overwhelmed by the hundreds of Foundation Repair companies to choose from in the Dallas / Ft Worth Metroplex alone.  How do you pick a reputable company? Here’s

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Tips on Trees

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It’s amazing how much power lies stored in the swelling tree roots buried inches below the soil surface. Remember that next time you see a cracked foundation or heaving sidewalk that has resulted from a large surface root. Some trees have more of a genetic potential to

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Foundation Maintenance

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Highly plastic clay soils, as are typically found in the DFW area, exhibit a great amount of expansion and contraction caused by seasonal moisture changes and varying weather conditions.  Clay soils that become too dry will shrink and not be able to maintain the physical elevation of

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Foundation Repair

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Often, a foundation settlement problem first appears as a small crack, a sticking door, a jammed window.  If not addressed properly, these problems usually get worse with time. If the problem is ignored, more serious problems, such as ruptured water and sewer lines, damaged electrical lines, tripping

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Dodson Foundation and Drainage Company

PO Box 1699
Allen, TX 75013

Phone: 972.429.8888
Fax: 972.429.8528

Testimonials

Foundation and drainage problems on our hoe required the installation of a root barrier system and just recently, an extensive foundation repair. After receiving several proposals and quotes, we found that mr. Dodson had the most efficient and practical solution to our foundation issue. Mr. Dodson's professional knowledge of soil conditions and repair options gave us a high degree of confidence going into the job. — Paul McCoig
I am writing to let you know that Tom Dodson and his crew just finished doing foundation work at my house in Lewisville, TX. I was happy with the work that they did. They arrived on time and were able to finish in one day. Tom communicated numerous times as we had to reschedule once because of the rain. The crew did a professional job and went above and beyond what I expected them to do. I would recommend Tom Dodson to anyone that has any foundation problems. He is very honest,… — Karen Sutherland
Thank you for your help with correcting a problem with drainage and soil expansion under our enclosed patio. You are very knowledgeable and practical with the solution. Also, thank you so much for the final cleanup and smoothing of the dirt so i can add soda. You picked up all of your waste materials and removed them from the property, and I appreciate that so much. — Thomas B. Fisher
Dodson foundation and Remodeling helped my family by installing French Drains and a Sump Pump. When i bought my house in arch of 2007, our inspector showed us that we could have potential foundation problems if we didn't fix the drainage situation in our backyard. I called three different places, Dodson's included, and received three different quotes. Two of the companies gave me estimates nearly 33% higher than Dodson's estimate. I called one other place and they were going to charge me… — Justin Steiner
I never expected God to answer my prayer so quickly when he sent you. After all these years the doors close properly and we are finally going to remodel the house. Your employees were very thoughtful and respectful. We really appreciate all the works. — Brenda Anderson
I found tom to be a very down-to-earth, honest and genuine person who is truly interesting in pleasing the customer and making sure that all jobs are done the way they should be. He also charges reasonable prices for great work. He makes you feel confident that, no matter what sort of problems arise during the job, he will solve them to your complete satisfaction, and he in fact does just that. The root barrier installation went so well that I asked Tom if he could go ahead and build me a… — Karen G. Medley
You proved to be flexible, communicative and professional. You and your crews were so trustworthy and honest that I was free to leave the house in your hands for extended periods even after I moved in with no concern that all would be well on my return. What could have been a difficult process for me worked out to be mostly pleasant. — Jim Brown
In November 2004 your firm installed root barriers around five trees to protect our foundation. In addition you installed surface drains and a surface/French drain to carry off water from a flat portion of our side yard. This work was accomplished in a timely and professional manner with minimal disturbance to the yard. On completion the work area was clean, neat and restored as nearly as possible to its previous condition. Thank you for a job well done. Feel free to use us as a reference… — Walter Simmons
I wanted to write this letter to thank you for helping with my foundation quote. Your expertise and engineering contact helped me immensely as I sold my farm. The buyer tried to get the highest quote possible and your assessment and solution was a trump in resasonableness and saved me thousands of dollars. — Jeff Tissing
I seldom pass compliments on for services that I pay for, but that is the purpose of this letter. Most of are uneducated and bewildered about foundation problems and the needed repair techniques and related costs. Based on your evaluation, obvious sincerity, and professionalism I chose your firm to do my repairs. Your crew was prompt, efficient and provided an area clean-up when complete. — Glo Johnson