Local Foundation Repair Solutions in Creve Coeur
Mid America Piering has nearly three decades of experience in the foundation repair industry in Creve Coeur. 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. Regardless of whether your location is old or new, it can experience structural problems, and we can help.
Warning Signs of Foundation Failure
Please make sure that you contact our team ASAP if you notice any of the following structural problems 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 tilting 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 further into the earth 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 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. 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 will put a lot of pressure on your basement walls, and this pressure is known as hydrostatic pressure. The wall(s) will start to lean into the basement. To take care of the problem, we can install wall anchors. The anchor is placed deep within the earth in stable, load-bearing strata. A special plate will be installed inside of the home on the effected 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.
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. Our techs will quickly be able to pinpoint the cause of the cracks, and then they will come up with an effective repair solution. The cracks will be sealed over so they don't let seepage into the basement. Also, if the problem is caused from settlement or a bowing wall, we can install foundation piers or wall anchors, as mentioned above.
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!