Advice from the experts on building your custom home in Lake Ridge

There are currently over 1,300 homes in this beautiful, master-planned community, and because Lake Ridge is a true custom home neighborhood, each home is unique. At Lake Ridge, you have the luxury of choosing your own builder and designing the home you’ve always wanted. With its rolling hills reminiscent of the Texas Hill Country, Lake Ridge offers a landscape like no other in Dallas-Fort Worth. This comes with lots of questions from our customers, who are used to building on DFW’s typical flat, open homesite.

Watch Victory Custom Homes discuss building in Lake Ridge

Texas SoilIn addition, customers want to know about the soil at Lake Ridge. North Texas is known for its expansive clay soil, which stretches across the Metroplex in neighborhoods from Las Colinas to Southlake to Irving to Grand Prairie and Midlothian, including Lake Ridge. This expansive clay soil may contain a high potential vertical rise (PVR) and it’s important to build your custom home to properly address potential movement in the future, especially in the Texas drought season.

Click to Download AGTM Engineering’s Guide to Building on a High PVR

The Lake Ridge Property Owners Association requires all residents to obtain a soil report before building to ensure each home is built with a solid foundation. While building on clay soil may cost more than a traditional slab, it is not an exorbitant expense. Lake Ridge invited experts in home building, structural engineering and foundations to host a seminar about Custom Home Building. We invite you to watch these videos and learn more about these important topics. To attend our next seminar, fill out the form on the right to receive an email invitation.

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Watch the short foundation highlight from the seminar

Homeowners Using New Foundation Technology

New technology is allowing homeowners to build foundations that require almost no maintenance and withstand the Texas summer heat – cost effectively. Lake Ridge homeowners are leading the way in this new foundation technology, called Slab-Tek. What differentiates SlabTek from other foundations is that it combines an industry-proven two-way, flat-plate foundation technology, which is then elevated by an innovative lifting process.  This creates a void under the home and isolates the soil from the foundation.  SlabTek is based upon accepted engineering principles that have been successfully implemented for decades in commercial construction applications. Learn more about Slab-Tek

Click to Download the Slab-Tek Brochure

It’s important to remember that every lot in Lake Ridge is different and every custom home is unique. The lot’s soil report and your builder’s engineer will provide you with the information you need to choose from a traditional slab, pier and beam, Slab-Tek or other foundation systems. The cost to build your dream home depends on several factors including the finish out you choose with your builder. A good rule of thumb when budgeting is to factor in the cost of your lot plus $100/sf to build a basic custom home. The first step is finding the ideal homesite for your family. Call us today to discover the beauty of Lake Ridge and begin your home building process.

“You can have your house in an area that is more appealing to you and what you want instead of just on a flat lot in a normal neighborhood. The exciting thing about building a house in Lake Ridge is what you can create. Lake Ridge is one of the only custom home, build on your lot developments with the topography of the Texas Hill Country. That gives you the opportunity to have various types of landscape that you can’t get anywhere else. For the price of what you get around this area, you can’t beat Lake Ridge.”

— Alan Dulworth, Victory Custom Homes

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