Sinking Foundation Repair
Settlement of a foundation of your home or business, is an issue you should address as soon as you notice the problem. Failure to correct foundation settlement using steel piers may create much bigger issues if the problem is not corrected. Below you can learn about how to identify if you are experiencing foundation failure and what you can do to correct it.foundation repairs.
Aside from merely correcting any structural failures, we take the time to educate our owners on how to help prevent future foundation failures.
Signs Of Foundation Problems
Signs on the outside of the house that indicate foundation problems include:
- Stair stepping cracks in the brick or mortar
- Gaps around the doors and windows
- Cracks in the foundation
- Fascia board pulling away
Signs in the basement that indicate foundation problems include:
- Walls leaning in or out
- Cracks in the wall
- Water intrusion
- Horizontal, vertical, or diagonal cracks
To fix foundation settlement, we install helical piers from Empire Piers. Helical piers permanently stabilize your foundation and in many cases bring your home back to level. Helical piers differ from push piers in that they are "screwed" into the ground instead of simply being pushed in. Helical piers can be installed quickly and in any weather condition thanks to the minimal excavation needed for installation.
We provide helical piers in square and round shafts. Square shaft piers are used in tension (uplift) applications, while round shaft piers are used in compression applications.
Helical piles have significant load bearing capacity and are used in both compression (downward) and tension (uplift) applications. In many cases, round shaft helical piers will be used in compression applications.