Local Foundation Repair Services in Pine Lawn, MO
With over 25 years of experience in the foundation repair business, you can count on us here at Mid America Piering. 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
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 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 become difficult to open or close
- 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. 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. Once installed, they will be able to shift the weight of your home off of the weakened foundation and onto 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. Eventually, it will cause the walls to lean into the basement. This problem can be taken care of with the use of wall anchors. The anchor is placed deep within the earth in stable, load-bearing strata. A plate is attached inside of the home on the damaged 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.
Whenever you see cracks in your foundation walls, it may simply be caused from the natural 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
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.