Report: #988307

Complaint Review: Childress Engineering Services, inc.

  • Submitted: Fri, December 28, 2012
  • Updated: Fri, December 28, 2012
  • Reported By: anonymous — Lorena Texas United States of America
  • Childress Engineering Services, inc.
    1701 N Collins Blvd Suite 3000
    Richardson, Texas
    United States of America

Childress Engineering Services, inc. CES Global, Tony Childress P.E.,S.E. Unethical, dishonest, unreliable engineer---do not trust them with the largest investment you'll ever make....your home or business! Richardson Texas

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We trusted this engineering firm with the engineering of the foundation for our home. They sold us the "industry changing" & "revolutionary" engineered foundation called SlabTek. This is touted as the foundation of the future as it is adjustable.

Tony Childress, the lead engineer and owner runs his firm with the slogan of "Serve the person, solve the problem". However we've learned firsthand their actual philosophy is "Serve mammon, & its definitely not our problem".

Childress fancy new foundation design is sold as "SlabTek". He not only makes a living by selling his engineering services through his separate company CES Global or Childress Engineering Services but also by selling his clients his new design. He has patented the design which requires the purchase of special lifts. The lifts are sold separately. Of course no matter what engineering needs you may have, it is to Childress' benefit to sell you the SlabTek design, since he profits twice, off of the engineering AND the lifts.
The company claims this design is perfect for expansive soils of all sorts and that it is not dependant on the moisture content of soils nor geological data. However, when our home started moving and causing damages Childress Engineering pointed their fingers at soil reports and moisture. All have been proven empty excuses. However, 3 years later our home still hasnt stopped moving. Plumbing pipes are popping out of the floor all over, brick and rock and drywall damages are everywhere, drawers wont stay closed, inside doors will not shut and our front door cannot be opened any longer, even after 3 adjustments. Safety in our home is now becoming questionable but still this engineer will not put his money where his mouth is and fix our failing SlabTek foundation nor make it right in anyway.

Our home is literally getting ripped apart and Childress Engineering won't back up their claims nor their engineering designs. We begged and pleaded for almost 2 years for help from them and they continually made excuses and pointed their fingers at others to dismiss their design flaws. An independent engineering report stated that the foundation has failed to do as it should have and another is pending. However, this engineer is getting off without any consequences due to legal loopholes and no professional accountability.

We are just one family, working hard to make it. After saving for years we thought we were building a home to live in and enjoy for many years to come. If it hadnt been for this engineering firm being recommended to us and their slick and unethical sales tactics we might have been able to do that.

Buyers homeowners there is nothing that protects you by law from problems such as this. Home insurance will not cover foundation issues, the builder was not at fault and the engineer won't back up his work! If you want to learn more google the video "SlabTek Disaster" and go see it on YouTube.
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