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Texas Andersen Homes Selects Tella Firma as a Preferred Foundation System

Texas-Andersen-Homes_logo(DALLAS—April 26, 2016) Texas Andersen Homes announced today it has selected Tella Firma Foundations (www.tellafirma.com) as a preferred foundation system for its custom homes.

“Texas Andersen Homes is a luxury custom builder that goes the extra distance in making sure their clients have a firm foundation,” said Jim Fontaine, CEO of Tella Firma. “They currently have six homes under construction in Preston Hollow using the Tella Firma foundation system and have used our system on 10 homes to date. We are thrilled to be partnering with them to give customers peace of mind when they are building their dream home.”

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 home itself. This application isolates the slab and guards it from damaging soil swells, contractions and unexpected movement caused by light earthquakes. Most foundation damage results from soil movement that can be caused by expansion and contraction of clay soils due to moisture change or by seismic activity.

“Our clients trust us and want their financial investment to bring long-term value, which comes from a home that is structurally sound and extremely energy-efficient,” said Randy West, President of Texas Andersen Homes. “We saw the Tella Firma process in a house being constructed in the Brookhaven area several years ago. We waited to see how the process evolved in the marketplace and started using it extensively over the past year and a half.”

The Tella Firma foundation system is based on commercial engineering principles in practice for over 50 years. The system provides the strength and protection of a pier- and-beam foundation yet is much more affordable and takes less time to install when compared to most traditional, suspended foundations. Tella Firma foundations also utilize a green installation process to avoid the need for any type of chemical or water injection into the soil under the home.

Since 2005, Texas Andersen Homes (texasandersenhomes.com) has earned an enviable reputation as a trendsetter for cutting-edge design, quality craftsmanship and smart green technology for their design/build, new construction and luxury remodeling services. Following a philosophy that valued clients are the true measure of success, the company is always accessible, responsive and personally involved in every phase of the building process.