Dawson Foundation Repair, Inc.
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"Dawson Foundation Repair services homes all over Texas. The drilled bell bottom pier is the only piering method we use, and we stand behind it. If a homeowner has foundation problems, we're here to provide a professional and honest opinion as well as a proven, time-tested, house leveling solution."

Martin Dawson | Owner
Company Information
Services Offered
Dawson Foundation Repair provides foundation repair, mud pumping, tunneling, and root barricades for residential customers in southeast Texas. The company uses the drilled bell bottom pier method of foundation repair and works on both slab and pier and beam foundations. An independent engineering company inspects Dawson Foundation Repair's bell bottom piers before the concrete is poured.
Services Not Offered
Dawson Foundation Repair does not replace rotted wood or wood beams on pier and beam foundations.
The company provides a lifetime transferable service agreement on slab foundations.
Company History
Dawson Foundation Repair was founded in 1984 by Martin Dawson. Martin continues to oversee day-to-day operations and inspect the company's projects.
Areas Served
West Houston Suburbs, North Houston Suburbs, Fort Bend County & Southwest Houston, The Heights/Midtown
A selection of 364 homeowner reviews:
“They've been superb every time. We've been extremely happy with them. They're professional, they're neat and clean, and they do a good job. I would never use anybody else. Their quality of work and customer service is superb. They did an excellent job with punctuality, cleanliness, and expertise. I would recommend them. They deserve an A+.”
“Everything was perfect. They were very professional, and I highly recommend them. It was excellent. Everything went really smoothly. They followed through with everything, and they answered all my questions.”
“The guys did a great job. I'd give them an A. Their quality of work was perfect. I would recommend them any time.”
“They were courteous, and the cleanup afterward was very impressive. They get an A from me.”
“I liked that they had a good record according to a friend of mine who had an awful lot of work done—three times as much—and to the reviews I found online. I liked the personal attention I received from the owner. I was able to talk to the owner of the company, as well as the supervisor, very quickly and easily. I was very happy with everything that led up to the work, the conduct of the work itself, and the closeout when it was all finished. There was no part of it I was unhappy with. They get an A+ from me. There was dirt and mud everywhere, but I knew there was going to be dirt everywhere. I would absolutely recommend this company.”
“I would probably give them an A. I guess the quality of their work was good, since my house is level. Their punctuality was excellent. The workers' cleanliness was pretty good. I guess their expertise was good.”
“They get an A. I'm extremely likely to recommend the company in the future.”
“They were professional and they delivered what they promised. I'd give them an A+.”
“That was several months ago. They deserve an A+. Their quality of work and customer service were fine. We live so far out of town, but they were as close to our scheduled time as possible. Their cleanliness and expertise were fine.”
“They were organized, communicative, and efficient with their work. They cleaned up well. I can't really say anything bad about them. It was an A+ experience.”
“I would grade my overall experience as an A+. I would recommend them over and over again.”
“I think that they were very competent and they did the job. They took as long as they said they would; they didn't take longer than expected. Everything they communicated about how it was going to work was exactly what they did. They had good personalities and people skills. We're happy with the results so far. They deserve an A+.”
“They were friendly in general. They deserve an A+ rating. Their quality of work, customer service, punctuality, cleanliness, and expertise were great. I'm very likely to recommend them.”
“They get an A+ from me.”
“The people were very friendly and informative. They earned an A+. I would definitely recommend them.”
“I enjoyed their personal service. They get an A+ from me.”
“I didn't have any issues with the company. I would give them an A-.”
“They did just as they said they were going to do. The cleanup was phenomenal. They didn't ruin any plants around my house, which I was concerned about. They did a great job. I would say they deserve an A. This was back in November, so I don't really remember anything about their punctuality.”
“It was fine. I have no complaints.”
“They're a very good company. They do everything they say they're going to do and more, really. They go above and beyond. They do a good job. I give them an A. I would recommend them to anybody.”
“They did their job. They filled in a sinkhole underneath my house. I had no complaints.”
“They got the work done and did it correctly. I'd give them an A.”
“I had no complaints with their work.”
“Everything so far seems to be fine. They were great. They do what they say they will do. They're prompt, kept everything clean, and covered while they worked. Their work seems to be done well. My slab didn't crack and everything is fine. At the moment, I have no complaints.”
“I have no complaints.”
“The job was done in a timely matter and pretty much as they said it would be. They get an A- from me. Their quality of work was good. Customer service was fine. They were punctual, as I remember. I remember that one crew was better than the other in terms of cleanliness.”
“It was just fine. They deserve an A. This was almost a year ago. It's kind of hard to remember these folks. Punctuality was good, too. They did a good job.”
“I've been working with them since 1993. I give them an A. I've recommended them before.”
“They performed above my expectations and did the job very quickly. They cleaned up my yard after they left. I didn't have anything to do. They deserve an A rating.”
“They get an A. I've already recommended them.”
“They performed as expected and there was no problem with it. They get an A from me.”
“They got the job done. I give them an A grade.”
“They were on time, clean, and they did everything they were supposed to do. We had a couple of issues and they fixed them really quick, so that was good. They earned an A.”
“We were pleased. It was a pretty good experience. I would give them an A. Their quality of work and customer service were very good.”
“I had no complaints. They did a good job.”
“It was a positive experience.”
“Whatever they did, I wasn't there. I'd give them an excellent grade—A+.”
“Dawson Foundation Repair did the work for me. We were very professionally treated—we got the response on time and as expected, so it was very smooth. We had them come out because of a foundation warranty problem—it was just to transfer the warranty from the previous owner to ourselves, organize an inspection, and check some things. There was some paperwork that was needed—they guided us through the process, and we're satisfied with them. The customer service was easy. I'd recommend them. I'd give a grade close to the highest ranking, but not the highest—it's an A.”
“They did some foundation repairs for me. Everything went well. We didn't have any problems—it went like clockwork. They showed up when they said they were going to show up, they did what they needed to do, they cleaned up after themselves, and they made sure the yard was in good shape. They wanted to put a root barrier in—I called them in to check and see whether I had any foundation problems, and I really didn't, but they did inject a root barrier down—they were very good about the moisture. They deserve an A. I think they did fine?—excellent.”
“I like that they're organized when they come. They know exactly what they're going to do, and they do the holes. After they finish, everything is nice, and there's nothing to clean up—they take care of everything. The second time they came, I wasn't here. They did it in parts, and I remember that they came to make the holes and dug them efficiently. I think there were 12 holes—they did the holes, and then they put the cement. They waited for three days or more, and then they came and leveled the foundation. I'd grade it as excellent work. They were very, very good.”
“They were very good at what they did. They did an excellent job. I would give them an A.”
“They did foundation work on the west side of the front of my house. It was the driveway side, and it came around to my patio. They did it in two sections. They dug it up first and laid the cement in 14 spots on the home. Then, they came back and actually leveled it out. The leveling worked out the way they said because some cracks closed—you couldn't actually tell that we had had cracks on the walls. They were very good. I did some comparing between Dawson and other foundation repair services, and we chose them for a particular reason—because of they type of work they were doing. In case we put an addition on the house, their formatting would allow more weight bearing. I'd grade them with an A+ right now. The reason we used them was that we were getting work done on the patio, and we made the choice to add a structure that will need additional weight. Their work looks structurally sound. I'll give them an A+ if it holds up when we get the addition done to the patio.”
“They're the ones who did my repair. They were very professional and I was very happy with the work. Whatever he promised, he did. There was only mini problem with somebody with the timing. I called two or three people, and I picked Dawson because for me he did a great job. Money was not the criteria, the criteria was good work. I would give them an A+ rating because their work was good and whatever they did, whatever mess they made, they cleaned it up. They also sent someone out to make sure there were no leaks.”
“They were very good. They did a good job and did everything the right way. They dug 15 under reamed piers under our house to level the foundation. It took about a week. It was complicated by a sewer pipe that needed to be changed, so they had to back off and let the plumber in and do that. They were very clean, and they were very good. I'm a structural engineer, and I referred my clients to them long before I had to use them. I'd give them the A+ grade. That's why we hired them—I had seen how they did their work, and it was right.”
“Dawson did work for me at my place. They did what they said they were going to do, and they were fast, efficient, and professional. I liked them overall, and the work they did is good. They worked on the foundation itself—part of the house had settled. It was a two-week process. First, they had to go in and dig the piers, put in the cement, and let it cure for two weeks. Then, they came back and finished it up. It was a two-day process, but it was over a period of two weeks so the cement could cure. They were very knowledgeable. I'd give an A grade to them.”
“They were very good. They did foundation repair—it was putting piers in underneath. It took two or three weeks, all told. I'd give them an A. They did a good job.”
“Dawson Foundation Repair did work for us. They did an A-level job.”
“We had a good experience. They just fixed the bottom of our foundation. They put something around the house, and they lifted it up. The customer service was good. I heard about them from a friend. I'd rate them with an A.”
“It was fine. We got the warranty transferred into our name. The customer service was fine; dealing with them was easy. We inherited them as a company with the house. I'd rate them A.”
“I liked everything about them. They were prompt, pleasant, clean, accurate, and courteous. They repaired my foundation because there were cracks all over the place. The job took two-and-a-half to three weeks. I'm pleased with it. Their courtesy and reliability stood out. It's an A from me.”
“We had no problems. I just liked the type of work they did. I liked the drilled piers—that's what they did, so that's why I went with them. They did foundation repair. It was leaning, so they had to put some piers in and jack it back up. They had to drill them, pour concrete in, and let it set. I think it may have been a three-week process. I'd give them an A.”
“They were prompt. They did what they said they were going to do, and the guy was straightforward and honest. They did foundation repair. We had a crack in the house, and they came out, leveled it, and put piers underneath it. The customer service was great. I'd give them an A.”
“It was fine. They were pretty good at cleaning up. It took a long time, but that was because of weather delays—I don't think it was really their fault. They're a foundation company, so they repaired the foundation. They put in piers. There was a considerable problem, but they took care of it, and it's fine now. They told me when they were going to be here, and that's about it. I'd give them an A.”
“I bought a house, and Dawson Foundation Repair did work on the house. They put stuff around the house, and they transferred the warranty to me. Before I bought the house, someone came to check and see that there was no water splashing under the house. I contacted them, and they transferred the warranty to me. I sent them proof that the house is intact and everything is fine. They were very friendly, and I enjoyed dealing with them. Whatever I did with them, I'd give them an A.”
“They did what they said they were going to do, and they were pretty good when they came around. I felt they were competent and knew what they were doing. I got them from my neighbor. I had a preventative measure put in—it was digging and putting in some stuff. They were here when they said they would be here and finished when they said they would finish, so everything worked out. The customer service was up to my standards. They were here for a day. I'd give them an A. ”
“I liked that they kept in contact. We had some weather delays, and we weren't available when they needed us to be, so they worked with us very closely to make sure it happened when they could do it and when we could do it. They did foundation work—I don't know that there was an actual crack, but they found the foundation to be just a little bit less than level, so they leveled it. They were always responsive if I called them. I'd give them an A. They were very tidy about picking up after themselves, and they were in and out with no mess.”
“Everything they did was with my husband, but I think it was very good. The outcome was A-grade for me.”
“Dawson Foundation Repair was awesome—A+ all around. They did 12 interior piers. It was a big job, and I was blown away. It was like they weren't even there. I'd absolutely recommend them. They were well beyond my best expectations.”
“They fixed my foundation when it was not level, and they did a great job. They also did a great job of cleaning up after themselves. I wanted a top-of-the-line company, and I liked Dawson Foundation Repair's method. I'd grade them as an A+.”
“They showed up on time, they did exactly what they said they were going to do, and all the workers were efficient. Everything went off without a hitch. They leveled my house. I don't think I originally had piers, so they put piers in. The representative was very informative, and they offer a lifetime warranty, which is very impressive. I would give them an A+.”
“Dawson Foundation Repair did a good job. They were professional and had good reputations. I chose them because they have the best reputation that I know of in Houston. They leveled the foundation and put in new piers. I'd give them an A+.”
“They leveled the whole house and garage. They got it done right, and I liked the quality of the work. The workers were courteous and efficient. I chose them because a couple at work had used them and liked them. Other people had used other companies and had problems. Dawson Foundation Repair was highly recommended by other people. They get an A grade.”
“They told me what was wrong with the foundation of my house. They did a good inspection, and they did the repair. I chose them because I think their system is the best for foundation repairs. Before I went with them, I called another company that does the same type of work, but I had problems just getting them to my house. With Dawson, I had no problems, so I'd give them an A.”
“The professional way they did their job made working with Dawson Foundation Repair a positive experience. They did the foundation and put in piers. I chose them over another company because of the way they do the installation. I'd rate them as an A+.”
“They came in and did exactly what they said they were going to do on the dates they said they were going to do it. They seemed like they were very straightforward on why their process was better and would work. When I questioned other companies with the information Dawson Foundation Repair had given me, they basically tried to skirt around the issue and not answer the question. It was very telling that Dawson was very upfront about the shortcomings of some of the other processes. Also, I had actually called them two other times previously, and there was really nothing they could recommend that I do either time. They said, 'Obviously, we can sell you something. There are lots of companies that would come out here and probably try to sell you piers for your house, but it's really not far enough out of alignment for that to be necessary.' They've come out here twice to look at it, but I've never had any work done on the house. I would have to say they're an A+.”
“They leveled the foundation at the front of the house. They did what they said they were going to do. Everybody was nice, and they seemed to know what they were doing. I chose them because when the man came out to give me an estimate, he really sounded like he knew what he was doing, and the fact that he was enthusiastic about it inspired confidence. I'd give them an A+ rating.”
“I had a good experience with Dawson Foundation Repair, and I liked the owner. He was really good at communicating and explaining the project to me. They fixed our foundation, and they did everything in a timely fashion. The cleanup was good. They did a great job. I liked everything about them. Dawson gets an A.”
“They did foundation work. They did the work as they had indicated and in the time period they estimated. The workmanship was what they had shown in their online documentation. I just felt their work was very professional, and I think everything worked as I expected it to. The one side of the house needed to be leveled, and another side needed to be stabilized. I chose Dawson Foundation Repair because I thought they had better technology, and it would last longer. It was a different method; instead of an older pile method of repairing foundations, they used the pier system. I heard from neighbors that the pile system wasn't permanent, and they had to have them come back and do some more work. Dawson's system seemed to be more permanent. I'd give them an A.”
“They did a good job. They were pretty professional, and I feel the job was done well. They installed the concrete foundation before they checked out the house, so I feel they did that part right. Other companies don't do that part; they just say they need to check the front part and don't say they will dig a hole. The first time they came over here, they had a machine to figure out the balance of the house, which I felt was pretty professional. I called three companies, and one guy just looked at the crack in the wall and told me what the problem was. Dawson had a machine that they put on the floor, and it told me how many degrees it was off, so I liked the way they did business. I'd say they're an A.”
“They did what they said they would do when they said they would do it. They did foundation repair because there was a crack in the foundation. They installed ten piers under the house. I talked to a couple different companies and got estimates, and Dawson Foundation Repair was the most professional and most competent. I would rate them as an A.”
“They did foundation work, and they did some tunneling under the house so that the pipes could be replaced. They did the job, and that's what I wanted. They were in the neighborhood several years ago, so I had them give me an estimate. Other people said they were good, too. They seemed to do fine, so they get an A. The house is still settling, but I haven't seen any problems yet.”
“Dawson Foundation Repair is wonderful—absolutely marvelous. They put 18 piers in and explained the process to me step by step. The people were very knowledgeable and very nice, and they answered all of our questions. I'm very, very happy with them. They are superb, and I'd absolutely give them an A+.”
“Dawson Foundation Repair does the job right. They installed some piers and leveled my house. I felt very good about their method, and they were very helpful and patient. I think they're very courteous—they were willing to bend over backwards to work with you. I'd give them an A+.”
“I think Dawson Foundation Repair did a great job. They put in some piers to level my foundation. They were professional, they did the work in a timely fashion, and they answered all my questions. It was a good experience, and I'd use them again—A+.”
“Dawson Foundation Repair was awesome. They did a portion of the house where the builder did not prepare the soil underneath, so it kind of caved in—they put in the concrete piers, brought everything up, and it's perfect. The workers were wonderful. I would absolutely recommend them to a family member or a friend. The cleanup was a fast process. I would give them the best grade—an A+.”
“They leveled my foundation—they had to put piers in. They did half the house, I think. The quality of the work was excellent. Every time that I had an appointment, they were either on time or early, and they were very professional. The people in the office are very courteous and helpful. Actually, I'm still working with them because we need to do some repairs under the house, and we'll need to do tunneling. I have a real estate agent friend that sold me my home, and I always go to her for recommendations of repair people—she recommended them to me very highly. This is my first time using them, and I would use them again. They get an A+ from me—I have no complaints whatsoever.”
“Dawson Foundation Repair did some work for me. They were clean, quick, and efficient. They had to go in and actually make ten different holes inside and outside of our home in order to raise a portion of our home that was sinking. Everything is perfect. The cleanup was awesome—they were very clean and courteous. I would give them an A+.”
“I'm a builder for a number of years—I've got some experience. Dawson Foundation Repair was very professional. They did a great job. I've got a lot of confidence in them, and I've recommended them since then to others. I was very impressed and very happy with them. They had really good reviews from different people before—that's how I picked them, and I would highly recommend them. They get an A+ for sure.”
“I thought they were very professional and did a top-notch job. They fixed it—I haven't had any settling or anything after they did the repairs. They actually came in and put 42 exterior piers in under my house. Their cleanup was great. Overall, I was very pleased. It was an A+ in my book.”
“Dawson Foundation Repair did some work for me. They're great—top-notch, very professional. The foundation was kind of settling, and they came in and installed piers to raise it. They're A+ all the way around.”
“Dawson Foundation Repair is wonderful. They just came out here, and they went out from the metal porch back here all the way around to the garage. I don't know how many of the things they put down, but they worked hard. Everything is OK now. I would say they're number one—an A+.”
“Their service was excellent. The quality of the work was great—no problems at all. They put the piers in around the front and side of the house. The workers who came out were very professional. I chose this company over other companies because of the presentation that Mr. Dawson made. That's the first time we ever used them. I would grade them excellent—A+.”
“I had some foundation work done a while back by Dawson Foundation Repair. I had a very good experience. They responded pretty fast—there's normally a waiting period, but they were able to get the job done in a couple days like they said they would. They just put piers on the front of the house to stabilize the slab. Their work is of very high quality. The people were very polite. I would give them an A+.”
“I found Dawson Foundation Repair to be very professional in terms of being on time and providing an accurate estimate and description of the work they were going to do. I found them extremely professional in terms of their cleanliness. They did the work they said they were going to do. They cleaned up the messes that they made remarkably well. Obviously, with foundation work, it's a little difficult to say everything's wonderful and will be wonderful forever, but so far, I've been pleased with the results. I'd grade them A+.”
“They did work on the foundation of the house. The technicians were very courteous. Everything turned out very well. I would give them an excellent rating.”
“I needed some foundation work done—Dawson Foundation Repair came in, estimated it, did the work they said they were going to do, and everything went fine. That was my first time using this company. It hasn't been a month yet since they've done the work, so I can't really say for sure how everything is holding up—everything's fine so far. I think it was excellent.”
“They did foundation repair work for me more than a year ago. They were excellent. Their customer service was excellent. I would use this company again. I heard about them from a referral. I would give them an A+.”
“They leveled my foundation. They're excellent—they were just very good at what they did, and they did what they said, when they said they were going to do it. The work was finished in the exact time frame that they said. I think the quality of work was excellent. The workers were good—they did really good work. I'd recommend them to anybody. I would give them an A+.”
“Dawson Foundation Repair is fine. I liked the professionalism they showed when they came out to estimate and do the work. They leveled the foundation on a home. The time frame the work was finished in was excellent, and their cleanup was excellent. I would give them an A+.”
“They put in some piers under my house. I would give them an A+. The quality of the work was excellent. The workers were good—they were courteous, did the job, and kept it clean. I would recommend them to friends or neighbors if they needed foundation repair.”
“Dawson Foundation Repair did a good job. They did foundation repair for us all around the house. This was my first time using them. The technicians who came out were excellent. I heard about this company from my friend. I would rate them an A+.”
“They leveled our slab. The quality of the work was great. The workers were wonderful—they completed the work right on schedule. I would give them an A+. I was very happy with them. I would tell a friend or relative to use them.”
“Dawson Foundation Repair did the foundation—they had to level half the house. The quality of the work and the workers that came out were excellent, and they finished the work in a reasonable amount of time. This was the first time I used them, and I would use them again. I'd give them an A+.”
“I had a corner of my house that was four inches too low, and they did foundation repair. They were prompt, and they cleaned up all the dirt off the driveway. They were really nice—I was comfortable with them. They did what they said they would do, and they explained the process—they were just very excellent to work with. I would give them an A+. Everything is going well now.”
“They are awesome. That was a good service recommendation from that book—the Best Pick Reports. They had a very knowledgeable person, they were very prompt, and they had a very conservative approach. I liked them a lot. They're an A+.”
“Dawson Foundation Repair did foundation repair work and house leveling for me. They seemed to have high technical knowledge about the work they were doing. I would use them again. I'd give them an A.”
“ It was an exceptionally good experience with them. They installed 26 new bell-bottom piers, adjusted 8 existing bell-bottom piers, tunneled under the house, and replaced all the plumbing—it was a pretty extensive job. The cleanup on that job was exceptionally good. Everything's holding up very well. I'd grade them an A.”
“They did some work for me in the past—they came in, put in some piers around the house, leveled the house, and fixed foundation stuff. The quality of the work was very good. They were the best company that we got a quote from, and we were very pleased with the service. I would give them an A.”
“They were on time, did a very good job, and did whatever we asked them to do. They put 25 piers in my home. The time frame the work was finished in was very good. The workers were very courteous and professional. I only used their service one time. The cleanup was very good. I would give them an A+.”
“I had very little contact with the people—other than over the phone—but the work they did seems to me to have been very good work. They haven't had to do any follow-up for me yet. They worked very well with me remotely and finished the work as promised. I would go ahead and give them an A+.”