Professional Foundation Settlement Repair - Foundation Piering
Settling and sinking are common problems in all homes and is usually caused by a lack of support for the foundation of your home. Foundation settlement is a common structural problem and can typically be solved quickly and permanently. It is caused usually by poor soil compaction around the home, which creates voids beneath your property that your home will eventually sink into. In rare cases it can also be caused by bad construction materials or techniques used during the time when the home was being built.
Foundation settlement can cause a number of issues in addition to structural damage. Because parts of your home are effectively falling into the ground when it is experiencing settlement issues wall cracks can occur which can cause basement waterproofing issues and will need to be repaired at the same time as the settlement is repaired.
How To Spot Foundation Settlement Issues
There are a number of ways in which you can identify foundation settlement in your home. Our experts are trained to spot these issues quickly and can accurately provide you with a repair estimate after a foundation inspection. Take a look below to see if you notice any of these signs of foundation settlement in or around your home.
- Cracks in drywall on walls and ceiling
- Doors that stick
- Gaps between walls and ceilings
- Nails that are coming out of the drywall
- Windows that are not square or are sticking
- Floors that are cracked or not level
- Gaps between walls and floors
- Cracks in the masonry
- Gaps between bricks and windows
- Bricks leaning away from garage doors
- Gaps between fireplace and house
- Sagging roof line
- Doors that stick
How We Repair Sinking and Settling Foundations
Our team uses a patented helical pier system to lift the foundation of the home back to its proper level and to provide structural support for the home. These piers are driven into the soil underneath the home until they hit bedrock. Once this happens the home is lifted back to its normal position and supported by the piers and bedrock. This solution is perfect for both newer and older homes that are experiencing foundation settlement.
How Foundation Piers Work
Foundation piers are made from strong, solid, dependable materials that will stand up to the heavy loads and strains of supporting a house. Their main function is to address poor soil conditions around your home by transferring the weight of your home off of the failing foundation and onto the piers. When installed these piers will raise your home back to the proper level and provide structural support that will not fail. These can be installed either before construction begins or after a foundation settlement issue is found on your home.
Foundation Lifting With Foundation Piers
It is common that homes that experience foundation settlement will also see visible signs of that sinking. In addition to stabilizing your home foundation piers can also lift it back if it has sunken into the ground. This works because the foundation piers are driven until they reach soil that is compact enough to support the home. Once they reach this soil the home is lifted back to its original position.
Pier Tech Foundation Piers
Our team carries both push piers and helical piers from Pier Tech. Pier Tech is a leading manufacturer of foundation repair products and foundation piers. Click the link below to learn more.Types Of Foundation Piers
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If you are experiencing foundation settlement in your home then it is important that you have a reliable and trusted foundation repair company to help you with repairs. Foundation settlement issues cannot be solved with DIY repairs and in some cases can be made worse. Our team of experts has the experience you need to repair your sinking foundation. Contact our experts today online or by calling (614) 930-6919 to schedule and inspection and repair estimate.