Foundation Repair Techniques
Your home is a big investment. It is important to make sure that it is well maintained. When the foundation of a home is damaged, the entire structure will have damage. When you look around your home, check for some of the signs that you may have foundation problems. Some of these signs are:
- Wall cracks
- Floor cracks
- Sloping floor
- Leaning chimney
- Bowing walls
- Ceiling cracks
- Doors and windows that stick
- Cracks in brick or masonry
- Stair and stoop problems
- Garage foundation problems
- Beam and post problems
All of these are signs that you may have a serious problem with your foundation. If you suspect that you may have a foundaiton problem, let My Foundation Repairs be your resource for getting a professional in and have your home inspected. The first step is to contact us and let us know what concern you are having with your foundation and we will send a foundation specialist that is in your area, to your home and give you a free inspection. If they find that you are in need of foundation repair, they will give you an estimate and find the best solution to get your foundation structurally sound again.
Foundation Repair Methods
Our specialists use a variety of foundation repair methods depending on what type of problem they find. These methods include:
- Steel piers
- Helical piers
- Helical tieback anchors
- Plate anchors
- Hydraulic slab lift piers
- New construction piers
Steel piers - There are four main steps to install steel piers. First, the ground is excavated around the foundation. Then the foundation bracket is mounted for the piering s
ystem. Next the steel pier is installed deep into the ground until the reach a solid soil layer. After installation, the weight of the structure is transferred onto the piers.
Helical piers - Helical piers look like a very large screw and are ideal for foundation repair applications such as support for porches, steps, stairs and chimneys.
Helical tieback anchors - Bowing or leaning walls can be repaired using helical tieback anchors. These tieback anchors are attached to the interior of the wall and tension is applied to straighten the wall and keep it from bowing in the future.
Plate anchors - Plate anchors are part of the system for fixing bowing or leaning walls. These plate anchors are attached to the wall and the rod that pulls the bowing walls back to its original level.
Hydraulic slab lift piers - These piers are used for sinking or settling slabs.
New construction piers - Putting in piers before a foundation is poured will prevent foundation problems from ever beginning.
All of our specialists also provide foundation repair for commercial buildings.
All of the products that our repair contractors use are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP). These products are the best products in the industry today. If you are in need of a foundation repair specialist, don't hesitate to contact My Foundation Repair. We will make sure that the very best repair specialist in your area contacts you to give you a free inspection and answer any questions you may have. Our representative will work with from start to finish and make sure that your foundation will be structurally sound for many years to come. Contact us today!