Being from South Louisiana food plays a major part in our lives. We have crawfish season, tailgating and some of the best restaurants in the world. This makes us skeptical when we visit other parts of the country. A Cajun/Creole restaurant in Wichita, Kansas? Crawfish in Colorado? Jambalaya in Ohio? There are some things that, no matter how hard you try, unless you’re from here you just won’t understand. Foundation repair is the same way.
The soil that we build our homes and businesses on in the Baton Rouge area is unique. In fact it is even unique to the soil in the New Orleans area and coastal parishes. The capital region, spanning east past the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain is comprised of a clay-laden, expansive soil. This soil type requires a specialized method for foundation repair.
Like most things today, when you have a concern or question about something you probably consultant Google. If you are trying to determine which foundation repair company to choose, it is not only a good idea, but crucial that you dig a little deeper for information on these companies.
Just as you wouldn’t want to visit a restaurant with a note from the health inspector on the window, or order a plate of crawfish etouffee from a chef that was born and raised in Minnesota; you don’t want to entrust the health and value of your home to a company unfamiliar with our unique natural conditions or a company with a sketchy track record.
The unfortunate truth is that of the handful of foundation repair companies in our area, few can offer local experience, expertise and trust. Some companies are specialized to the conditions of the New Orleans area. These methods don’t work well in our part of the state. Others have very poor reviews from the Better Business Bureau. While others are based several states away and lack the knowledge that is necessary to perform a quality repair on our homes. Often times these “foreign” companies don’t even possess a local license to work in Louisiana.
For over 30 years, WCK Foundation Repair, licensed and insured, specializes in the only proven foundation repair method for our region, the drilled pier method. This process is so effective, WCK backs their work with a fully transferrable, lifetime warranty. With a dazzling BBB record and a handful of Angie’s List Super Service awards, WCK has been educating and helping our community for decades. If you think you may have foundation damage, click below for a free resource on the common signs of foundation damage. For more information from WCK, click here.