Sloping Floors? Hairline Cracks? Time for House Leveling!
Have you noticed that your floors are sloping or that you have hairline cracks in your walls, floors, tiles, and drywall? These are all signs that you may have foundation problems. There are several reasons why a home may settle. Some of the most common reasons are:
- Improper backfilled soil - If the soil beneath the foundation was not properly backfilled during construction, the soil will shift causing the foundation to shift and settle.
- Tree roots - If trees are too close to a home, the roots will drink up all of the water beneath the foundation, creating voids. The foundation will sink into these voids.
- Expansive soils - Expansive soils such as clay soil will expand when wet and shrink when dry. This constant heaving and shrinking of the soil will cause the foundation to shift and move.
When a home's foundation has settled, it will cause the entire home to be unlevel. Some of the signs of an unlevel house are:
- Leaning chimney
- Doors and windows that stick
- Sloping floors
- Wall cracks
- Ceiling cracks
- Drywall cracks
If you see any of these signs that your home's foundation has settled and has become unlevel, it is important to have a professional come and inspect your home and offer house leveling repair to get your home back to its original level. My Foundation Repairs has the experts that can come and give you a free inspection and offer you the best repair solutions for your house leveling needs.
House Leveling Solutions
The contractors at My Foundation Repairs use underpinning products such as helical piers and steel push piers that are the best in the industry. These products are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leader in foundation repair products in the industry.
Steel push piers are an end-bearing pier that does not rely upon nor requires skin friction to produce support. These piers are driven deep into the ground through the unstable soil layers until they reach a solid soil layer. Each steel push pier is installed and load tested individually using the maximum weight of the structure as the reaction force. After installation and load testing, hydraulic jacks are placed at multiple locations and then the entire weight of the structure is transferred onto the piers. The home will be leveled and stabilized for many years to come.
Helical piers are used for applications where there is a need to resist a tension or compressive force or both. These helical piers look like a large screw and are individually installed and load tested after they reach a solid soil layer. Then the entire weight of the structure is lifted onto these helical piers to lift and level the house and foundation.
These piers offer many benefits including:
- Can be installed year-round
- Have a warranty
- Restores the structural integrity
- The piers are resistant to erosion
- Made in the USA
If you see any of the signs of foundation settlement such as sloping floors or hairline cracks throughout your home, let the contractors at My Foundation Repairs come and inspect your home and find the best repair solution for your needs. We will get your house leveling done with the best products in the industry made by ECP. Your repair will last for years to come. Contact My Foundation Repairs today!