Expert Foundation Repair Services in St Charles
Mid America Piering has nearly three decades of experience in the foundation repair industry in St Charles. Don't let your home or commercial location's foundation damage get worse. 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 form 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 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. 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 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. 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. Ultimately, these piers will help to keep the home stable, level, and secure.
Bowed Basement Walls
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. The wall(s) will start 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.
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 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.
Get in Touch With 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.