Professional Foundation Repair Solutions in Maplewood, MO
Mid America Piering has nearly three decades of experience in the foundation repair industry in Maplewood. Don't let your home or commercial location's foundation damage get worse. 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 leaning or bowing into the basement environment
- Chimney looks like it's 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 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. 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. 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. Whenever it rains or when you have melting snow, the soil will absorb the moisture and swell up. 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 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. 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 wall cracks will be filled and sealed so that they don't let seepage from the soil inside. 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
For more information about getting your foundation damage take care of, please feel free to give us a call today. We are ready to help you preserve the structural integrity of your family's beautiful home.