FAULKNER PERRIN CUSTOM HOMES SELECTS TELLA FIRMA FOUNDATIONS FOR CUSTOM HOMES IN DALLAS’ PRESTON HOLLOW NEIGHBORHOOD
Faulkner Perrin Custom Homes Selects Tella Firma Foundations for Custom Homes in Dallas’ Preston Hollow Neighborhood
Patented, elevated slab foundation minimizes risk associated with volatile soil conditions
(DALLAS—Oct. 3, 2016) Faulkner Perrin Custom Homes has selected Tella Firma Foundations to provide the foundations for two high-end spec homes under development in the exclusive Preston Hollow neighborhood located in Dallas. One project will be completed by the end of this year, while the other project is just under way.
In North Texas, active soils often cause foundation problems due to movement and settlement. By using a field-tested, patented process of elevating a slab-on-grade foundation, Tella Firma creates a protective void between the ground and the foundation itself. This application isolates the slab and guards it from damaging soil swells, contractions and unexpected movement. Most foundation damage results from soil movement that can be caused by expansion and contraction of clay soils due to moisture change and other changing conditions that affect the soil.
Faulkner Perrin is familiar with the Tella Firma foundation product, having used this solution in various projects for more than 10 years. “When soil conditions create the need for this type of solution, Tella Firma provides a cleaner and less expensive approach,” said Kirk Perrin, president of Faulkner Perrin. “The other options available for difficult soil conditions are far more expensive and far more labor-intensive. And for our clients, once buyers understand what they’re getting with Tella Firma’s solution, it certainly adds to their peace of mind.”
The Tella Firma foundation system is based on commercial engineering principles in practice for over 50 years. Tella Firma foundations utilize a green installation process to avoid the need for any type of chemical or water injection into the soil under the foundation.
“We’re excited that custom builders such as Faulkner Perrin are choosing to install Tella Firma foundations to create added support and strong value for their homes,” said Jim Fontaine, CEO of Tella Firma. “Tella Firma is a high-tech foundation that provides the strength and protection of a pier-and-beam foundation, yet is much more affordable and takes less time to install compared with traditional suspended foundations.”
Faulkner Perrin Custom Homes is a luxury home builder that focuses on high-end design, architecture and premium quality construction, leveraging its experience, creativity and superior craftsmanship to customize each home to match the dreams of its clients.
About Tella Firma Foundations
Dallas-based Tella Firma is revolutionizing the way home foundations are built. Tella Firma gets its name from the Latin words meaning “strong home.” Foundations with the company’s product have been installed in residential and light commercial projects in Colorado and several Texas cities, and the company continues to expand into new markets throughout the region. For additional information, visit tellafirma.com.
Tella Firma is an evolved, hybrid commercial foundation process that costs less to install and is less susceptible to timing, labor and weather uncertainties. This patented process elevates a slab-on-grade foundation above active soils to protect the slab from damaging soil swells, contractions, and movement.