Slab Foundation

Most Texas homes are constructed from foundations that are either concrete slab or pier and beam. While pier and beam was the preferred method in homes constructed during the 1940s, 50s and 60s, the 70s saw the advent of concrete slab construction. Slab foundations quickly became the more popular option among home builders, and they remain so today.

The New Norm

The reason is simple: concrete slab foundations cost less than other options. A lower foundation costs means a lower construction cost overall, making the bottom line of a home’s construction much more attractive. Concrete slab foundations are also designed for uniform movement, and as the years have passed other advances have been made in their development. Improvements to their resistance to cracking and overall strength have made them a better, safer option than their pier and beam counterparts.


Regardless of the advances made, concrete slab foundations are not impervious. It is still possible for your home’s concrete slab to become unstable. And repairing this kind of foundation is a much different process than that of a typical pier and beam construction.

At Foundation Repair of Austin, we have years of experience dealing with concrete slab foundations – and we can get yours repaired at a minimum cost to you, in terms of both time and money.

Cracks in a Slab

The shrinking and/or shifting of the soil or dirt underneath a home is often the reason behind a slab foundation’s cracking. The unpredictable Texas weather helps this process along, with droughts, flooding and extreme heat sucking moisture out of the ground and creating instability where the ground might have been stable just weeks before.

Much like a crack in a car’s windshield, the damage can begin as a small spot, but if it goes unattended it will spread into a much larger crack.

Safe and Sound

The professional team at Foundation Repair of Austin brings more than just years of experience and know-how to foundation repair and home leveling. We also bring a strong commitment to customer satisfaction and a true dedication to craftsmanship and quality work. Whatever job we’re performing for you, we want your home to be safe for you and your family. That is always our ultimate goal.

To achieve it, we will repair your settled, cracked, bowed, or otherwise damaged foundation while maintaining the structural integrity of your home. It’s a tall order, but it’s one we’ve delivered on time and time again. And we stand behind our work, too – with a solid satisfaction guarantee.

So what are you waiting for? Give us a call today and schedule your consultation!