After graduating from the engineering program at the University of Houston, David Knight, the inventor of the Cable Lock system, started his career with a geotechnical firm and gained invaluable experience in foundation analysis.  He became registered as a Professional Engineer in the State of Texas and started a family engineering firm with his father in 1986.  Their engineering firm administered over 4,000 claims for structural and foundation damage through a nationwide structural warranty program for new homes.  It was during this time that David developed his idea for inventing the Cable Lock piling system and the first of several patents covering the system was filed in 1992.  Paul Knight, David's brother and a fellow graduate from the UH engineering program, joined the engineering firm in 1993.

By working at the family’s firm David and Paul were able to gain useful experience through troubleshooting foundation problems, design and soil analysis. In 1996, Paul relocated to act as President of Cable Lock in New Orleans. The New Orleans location was formed in the spring of 1997 as a Louisiana Corporation, with brothers David and Paul Knight being equal shareholders. Under their leadership, and the direction of General Manager Darren Averitt, the company grew to be the largest foundation company in the state. Paul Knight left the company in 2006 to pursue another venture, and the company is now owned by David Knight, with minority partners Darren Averitt and Mike Deshazer.

Cable Lock Foundation Repair presently employs experienced crews whose focus is repairing your home to a condition you desire. Cable Lock has the trained staff to handle your needs, enabling them to service their customers with speed and quality. Every crew has a foreman that oversees the work being done and they are always available to meet the needs and concerns of the homeowner.

Since its humble beginnings, the use of the Cable Lock system has spread from one company to several companies spanning over 21 states. And throughout the years, with input from General Manager Darren Averitt, owner and inventor David Knight has been able to further develop the cable lock pilings by modifying them to the extreme soil conditions of Louisiana, especially those in the New Orleans and surrounding areas. A proven system, a proven team, Cable Lock.

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"It was great getting not only professional service, but you evidently hire people with smiling faces.  Just as Cable Lock was highly recommended to me, I will recommend it to everyone else.  I'm leaving the sign in the yard for a while too. By the way, I want the same crew when I decide to do the front half. Thanks again! "

- R. Reese, New Orleans 70131


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