Professional Foundation Repair Services in Alton, MO
Call Mid America Piering whenever you need foundation repair help in Alton. Don't let your home or commercial location's foundation damage get worse. We can provide you with the repair services you need to get the issue taken care of once and for all. Regardless of whether your location is old or new, it can experience structural problems, and we can help.
Warning Signs of Foundation Failure
If you notice any of the following, then you need to get in touch with our foundation repair company immediately to schedule a consultation in your home:
- Interior and exterior cracks form on walls and along window or door frames
- Walls are tilting or bowing into the basement environment
- Chimney appears to be leaning or pulling away from the home
- Windows and doors become difficult to open or close
- Cracks appear in concrete slabs on the basement floor, in the garage, on sidewalks, etc.
- Home appears to be noticeably sinking deeper and deeper on one or more sides of the foundation
It is not unusual for homes to have this kind of structural problem, especially when there is poorly backfilled soil. Settling and eroding soil can cause voids to develop beneath the home, and the home's foundation will eventually sink into this space. This can cause sinking on one or more sides of the foundation. The problem can easily be taken care of with the use of helical and push piers. Foundation piers can quickly be installed, and they don't require much excavation. After the piers are installed, they will be able to take the weight of your home off of the weak foundation and place it on themselves. Eventually, this will help to keep the home stable and supported, permanently.
Bowing walls are commonly seen on all types of homes, both old and new. The soil surrounding your home will expand and swell whenever it absorbs moisture after a heavy rain fall. This will put a lot of pressure on your basement walls, and this pressure is known as hydrostatic pressure. Eventually, it will cause the walls to lean into the basement. This problem can be taken care of with the use of wall anchors. Installation for the anchors involves it being installed deep within the earth in stable soils. A plate is attached inside of the home on the damaged wall. The two products will be connected to each other with a strong metal rod, and this rod can be tightened as time passes to provide the needed lateral pressure to push the wall back into place and keep it stable.
Whenever you see cracks in your foundation walls, it may simply be caused from the natural curing process of concrete. But, sometimes, this problem could also be a warning sign that there is an underlying problem with your home's structure. During a consultation with our team of experts, your home's foundation will be carefully inspected so we can figure out what's causing the issue. The cracks will be sealed over so they don't let seepage into the basement. If the cracks are being caused from settlement or bowing walls, we can also take care of the problem and prevent it from happening in the future by installing piering products and wall anchors.
Call Mid America Piering
We are here and ready to help you with whatever kind of structural problems you may be experiencing in your home. Call us now to schedule a time for a repair consultation. We look forward to hearing from you soon!