Expert Foundation Repair Solutions in Belleville
Mid America Piering has nearly three decades of experience in the foundation repair industry in Belleville. Structural problems should never be ignored. Our team can provide you with experienced, trusted repair services at a cost you can afford. Even if your home or business is brand new, it can experience structural issues that must be taken care of quickly - 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 looks like it's leaning or pulling away from the home
- Windows and doors don't open or close like they used to
- Cracks appear in concrete slabs on the basement floor, in the garage, on sidewalks, etc.
- Home appears to be visibly sinking deeper and deeper on one or more sides of the foundation
A sinking foundation is a common structural problem is often caused from poor soil conditions around a home. 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 make it look like one or more sides of the home are settling deeper into the earth. 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. Once installed, they will be able to shift the weight of your home off of the weakened foundation and onto themselves. Ultimately, these piers will help to keep the home stable, level, and secure.
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 puts a lot of pressure on your foundation walls, known as hydrostatic pressure, and it will eventually prove to be too much. The wall(s) will start 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 are connected with a steel rod, which can be tightened over time to provide the necessary lateral pressure needed to support the wall and push it back into place.
Cracks in the walls can be caused from the normal shrinking and curing process of concrete. However, the problem may also indicate a more severe underlying structural problem. 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.
Schedule a Consultation with 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!