The patent approved SlabTek™ process provides builders with a cost efficient way to avoid common structural problems with new slabs that lead to the need for costly foundation repairs.
Dallas, TX (Vocus) September 27, 2010
Advanced Foundation Repair, a leader in foundation solutions, recently announced their partnership with SlabTek™. Under the agreement, Advanced Foundation has exclusive rights for several major Texas Metro areas along with the rights for other Texas regions to raise SlabTek™ foundation systems for new home construction.
SlabTek™, a new foundation construction technology, is poised to revolutionize new home construction and the foundation industry. By reducing construction costs, builders now have a foundation system that virtually eliminates foundation movement. The goal is to all but eliminate the need for future foundation repairs.
Developed by Tony Childress, P.E., S.E., and Mike Kelly, P.E., of Childress Engineering Services, Inc., SlabTek™ is used by builders for new home construction. SlabTek’s™ engineered solution requires fewer materials. This reduces builders’ costs. Instead of interior stiffener beams, only a shallow beam around the perimeter is used. This in turn requires approximately 30% less concrete. It also provides for approximately 10% to 20% less piers than conventional slab-on-grade construction. Slabs are poured on top of the ground. Once slabs are poured, Advanced Foundation Repair uses SlabTek™ lifting mechanisms located over the piers, to raise slabs above the ground to desired heights.
Excited to be involved with the new technology, Advanced Foundation Repair is looking forward to growing their business in this new direction. “The patent approved SlabTek™ process provides builders with a cost efficient way to avoid common structural problems with new slabs that lead to the need for costly foundation repairs.” Fred Marshall, the owner of Advanced Foundation Repair, stated, “Over time, I expect the SlabTek™ system to save home builders millions of dollars per year in foundation repair costs. Homeowners will also be spared the inconvenience and stresses associated with foundation repairs. We expect the use of the SlabTek™ system to expand rapidly over the next several years.”
CES Engineering, Inc is an engineering and consulting group focusing on commercial and residential construction. With many years of experience in foundation systems, their design expertise also encompasses steel-and-wood framing designs. Clients are provided with on-site inspections for new and existing structures. Problems are identified and solutions are provided. Drafting professionals prepare professional drawings. All documentation for building permits are provided for construction from architectural plans to structural design and energy compliance reports.
Advanced Foundation Repair is a Texas based business. They specialize in foundation repair through both preventive applications and repairs. Offering drainage solutions, root and moisture barriers, plumbing services, construction services, foundation maintenance programs and foundation repairs, Advanced is able to provide residential and commercial building owners multi-tiered foundation and construction solutions.