Expert Foundation Repair in Pine Lawn
We have almost 30 years of experience doing foundation repair in Pine Lawn on homes and businesses. 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. 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 basement environment
- Chimney looks like it's leaning 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 driveway, on porches or patios, and so on
- Home appears to be noticeably 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 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.
Bowed Basement Walls
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. Eventually, it will cause the walls to lean into the basement. To take care of the problem, we can install 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. However, the problem may also indicate a more severe underlying structural problem. 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 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.
Contact 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.