Trusted Foundation Repair Services in St Charles, MO
Mid America Piering has nearly three decades of experience in the foundation repair industry in St Charles. You shouldn't overlook or disregard your foundation problems in hopes that it will get better on its own. We offer professional and affordable options for home and commercial owners. Regardless of whether your location is old or new, it can experience structural problems, 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 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 garage, on sidewalks, etc.
- Home appears to be noticeably sinking further into the earth 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 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. We install foundation repair products which have proven time and time again to be effective at taking care of all types of settlement problems. 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. 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. Whenever it rains or when you have melting snow, the soil will absorb the moisture and swell up. This will put a lot of pressure on your basement walls, and this pressure is known as hydrostatic pressure. 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 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. 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.
Schedule a Consultation 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.