Local Foundation Repair in Clarkson Valley, MO
Mid America Piering has nearly three decades of experience in the foundation repair industry in Clarkson Valley. When you have a problem with the base of your building, it's something that must be taken care of immediately before the problem gets worse - and it will get worse. We offer professional and affordable options for home and commercial owners. 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 leaning or bowing into the home
- 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 visibly sinking further into the earth 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 make it look like one or more sides of the home are settling deeper into the earth. To take care of this issue, our team can install foundation piering products - helical and push. 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.
Bowed Basement Walls
Bowed walls are another problem caused from the soil surrounding a home. 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 special plate will be installed inside of the home on the effected 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. 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.
Contact Mid America Piering
For more information about getting your foundation damage take care of, please feel free to give us a call today. We look forward to hearing from you soon!