Expert Foundation Repair Solutions in Maplewood, MO
We have almost 30 years of experience doing foundation repair in Maplewood on homes and businesses. You shouldn't overlook or disregard your foundation problems in hopes that it will get better on its own. We can provide you with the repair services you need to get the issue taken care of once and for all. It doesn't matter if your building is old or new, it can still experience structural problems, and we are here to work with you.
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 can be seen on walls and along window or door frames
- Walls are tilting or bowing into the home
- Chimney looks like it's 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 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 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. We install foundation repair products which have proven time and time again to be effective at taking care of all types of settlement problems. 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.
Bowed Basement Walls
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. 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.
Get in Touch 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 are ready to help you preserve the structural integrity of your family's beautiful home.