Damage to basement walls and floors occur over time. Homeowners may not be aware of a problem until it is a major issue such as water leakage or major wall movement or major cracks in the wall. Cracks in the wall can be a sign of an overload or excessive stress on the wall. This overload and stress can cause major foundation problems to the entire structure of the home. If you see signs of basement cracks, you should look around your home for some of the other signs of foundation problems such as:
Most foundation issues are caused by the soil beneath the foundation. As the soil moisture content changes, the soil will shift and move. When this occurs, the foundation of your home will gradually shift and move, too. That is why it is important that at the first signs of foundation failure, you contact My Foundation Repairs and let us get an experienced foundation repair contractor in to inspect your home and offer you the repair solution you need to get your foundation back to its original level and stable again.
It is important to remember that if you have a basement crack, it may not just be the crack that may need to be fixed, but you may have a serious foundation problem. Let My Foundation Repair get a contractor in your area that specializes in foundation problems to come and take a look.
Helical piers are used when there is a need to resist tension, or a compressive force, or both. They can be combined with a helical bracket as well. Helical piers look like a very large screw and are ideal for foundation repair applications such as support for porches, steps, stairs, and chimneys.
Steel piers provide a two fold system that includes driving the steel piers deep into the soil through unstable soil layers until they reach weight bearing stratum. Each pier is individually load tested to ensure that the piers will support the weight of the structure. After the piers reach the load bearing soil, a hydraulic manifold lifting system lifts the foundation onto the piers, restoring the foundation back to its original level and keep it structurally strong for many years to come.
Helical tieback anchors are installed if you have bowing or leaning walls. They are installed by drilling a small hole into the interior wall, then with exterior excavation, the wall is pulled back to its original level position again. This will also keep the wall from bowing or leaning in the future.
Hydraulic slab lift piers are a fairly new option for leveling concrete slabs. They work much the same way as the other resistant piers. They are installed beneath the slab in a grid pattern spaced up to five feet apart. The slab load is then transferred onto the piers to level and stabilize the slab.
All of the products used by My Foundation Repair contractors are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leader in the manufacturing of foundation repair and basement waterproofing products in the industry. You know you are getting the best when you hire a contractor from My Foundation Repair.
Our contractors also offer new construction piers and commercial foundation repair. When you are starting a new construction project, it is a good idea to let our contractors install new construction piers so you won't have foundation problems in the future.
Don't let your basement cracks be ignored; they can be signs of a more serious problem that needs to be taken care of before any more major problems arise. Let the contractors at My Foundation Repair give you a free inspection and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today!