Local Foundation Repair Solutions in Edwardsville
Mid America Piering has nearly three decades of experience in the foundation repair industry in Edwardsville. 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. Our team can provide you with experienced, trusted repair services at a cost you can afford. 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 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
A sinking foundation is a common structural problem is often caused from poor soil conditions around a home. When there are voids or gaps in the soil under a home, it will eventually sink into them. 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 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 puts a lot of pressure on your foundation walls, known as hydrostatic pressure, and it will eventually prove to be too much. 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.
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.
Make an Appointment with Mid America Piering for a Consultation
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!