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GSKWY(--nospam--at) wrote:
This is another site that has a lot of information about slab repairs, specifically in the Houston area.
It seems to be geared to homeowners and realtors.  It is not highly technical and some of the information has been simplified to the point where it is not strictly correct, but it is still a good place to start.
Gail Kelley
Problem with anything you find regarding Houston: There is a lot of misinformation out there due to the fact that foundation repair is "big business." There are a lot of flim-flam artists out there taking advantage of the fact that you don't have to be licensed to be a contractor in Texas (with a few exceptions).

List-member Eric Green can tell you of a situation he and I were both involved with, where one contractor tried to tell a homeowner, who was trying to sell his home due to a job transfer, that he was going to have to pay $16,000 for foundation repairs--when no foundation damage was anywhere to be found.

Caveat emptor.
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