North Texas Basements Dispels Frost Line, and Other Winter Myths

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North Texas Basements is debunking several common misconceptions about basements.

Basements in Texas: a bold new idea.

North Texas Basements says that there are a few common myths people have about basements some supposedly specific to the North Texas region.

First, there is a belief that people living in the North Texas area don’t need a basement since Texas doesn't have a frost line. This is false. In fact, freezing ground is simply one of several reasons for soil movement including rain, wind, and drought. While southern states do not have frost lines, they most definitely have “drought lines” for which basements are needed. Due to their depth, basements are the only foundation resistant to soil movement.

Second, some people think that rocky soil conditions won’t allow for a basement. This is also untrue. With proper excavation equipment, rocky soil is not an problem.

Finally, there is the thought that basements are not needed in North Texas because of a high water table. This is also false. While this may be an issue along coastal areas, water tables are not regionally consistent enough to be a deterring factor.

In addition to a strong foundation, basements provide additional usable space, storm protection, natural source of cool air, and a beautiful solution to hillside lots.

North Texas Basements’ services include basements, crawl spaces, retaining walls, cellars, storm shelters and insulated concrete walls. For more information, visit their website at, or call 817-770-BSMT.

About the Company:
North Texas Basements is a total solutions residential and commercial concrete form work contractor specializing in basement construction, with expertise in building of columns, vertical walls, retaining walls, cistern and culvert construction. North Texas Basements is a member of the American Concrete Institute, the Concrete Foundation Association, the National and Texas Home Builders Associations, and The Greater Fort Worth Home Builders Associations. They have over thirty years of experience in residential and commercial construction.

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