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What is Anchor Foundation Repair and When is it Used?

clock March 16, 2015 07:01 by author
My Foundation Repairs uses ECP products for foundation repair. These products are the very best in the industry.

What is Anchor Foundation Repair and When is it Used?

A foundation may need repaired if you have cracks in your foundation, windows and doors that do not close or fully lock, stair step cracks in brick lines, or the seperation of caulk from the edges of windows and doors.

 

Soil and base types are very diverse.  Soils range from shallow clay, weathered and dry, to the hearty deep soils.   These soils vary including water holding capacity, acidity, depth and nutrient status. All of these properties can influence the potential for successful foundations.  My Foundation Repairs will review your foundational issues and choose the proper repair tools for your specific needs.

 

There is a wide range of options for foundation repair.  My Foundation Repairs has a skilled staff to review your particular issue and offer the best solution at the most reasonable price.  Business owners and homeowners should be aware of the signs that they may have a problem with their foundation. Some of these signs are:  

  • Stair cracks
  • Leaning chimney
  • Sticking doors and windows
  • Cracks in walls
  • Cracks in floors
  • Drywall cracks
  • Stoop and porch settlement

 My Foundation Repairs uses only top grade, quality repair tools made by Earth Contact Products (ECP).  ECP repair parts made right here in the United States of America to ensure quality craftsmanship.

 

 

What are my options for repair?

 There are several time tested repair techniques used by My Foundation Repairs:

 

Heavy-duty steel push piers are used to permanently lift your home back to its original position. These piers are driven into the ground and the weight of the structure is shifted from weaker soils and distributed onto theWall repair using wall plate anchors steel piers. The piers is an end-bearing pier that does not rely upon nor require skin friction to produce support.  The advantages to using a push pier system is portable equipment allows for installation in smaller areas, such as crawlspaces.  They are load tested during the installation process, they allow for lifting of settled structures, and are corrosion protected.

 

Helical piers are used for the stabilization of foundations where there are smaller buildings or homes, unstable rock basement or very deep load bearing layers. Helical piers are used where there is a need to resist a tension or compressible force or both.   A helical pier is a steel shaft, similar to a large screw that provides support for a wide variety of structures. Helical piers are often used when soil conditions do not allow for a traditional foundation system.

 

Helical tiebacks are used to stabilize bowing basement walls. The most common reason for bowing walls is water pressure.  It can push the walls upwards (hydro-static pressure) or push laterally against a wall, especially in the colder climates.  These wall plate anchors called Helical tiebacks consist of an inside wall plate, an outside anchor and a high strength rod that ties them together. Wall anchors are the most cost-effective method for providing stabilization of bowed walls that have been affected by water and/or hydro-static pressure.



Pier and Beam Foundation Repair

clock February 11, 2015 09:38 by author

Pier and Beam Foundation Repair

If you have pier or beam issues in your home, it could mean that you are having foundation problems and the foundation is not doing the job that it is supposed to do which is to support the weight evenly to the beams and piers. There are several signs that you may be having a foundation that has settled or is unlevel. Some of the signs that you may be having a foundation problem are:

  • Sloping floors
  • Leaning chimney
  • Doors and windows that stick
  • Floor cracks
  • Wall cracks
  • Ceiling cracks
  • Shimming between piers and beams
  • Bowing walls

 

Failing foundations are usually caused by the soil beneath the foundation. If the soil was not compacted properly during the building of the home, this will cause the soil to be loose and move beneath the foundation. Also if the soil is expansive soil which means that it will heave when wet and shirink when dry, this constant movement of the soil will cause the foundation to move and shift. The shifting soil will also cause voids beneath the foundation causing the foundation to sink into the voids. 

If you see any signs that indicate that you may have a foundation problem, it is important to have an experienced foundation repair contractors come and inspect your foundation. My Foundation Repairs has specialized contractors that can come and inspect your home and offer you the foundation repair solutions that you may need. These contractors use only the best foundation repair products on the market today. They are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the very best in underpinning products in the industry.

Foundation Repair Solutions

My Foundadtion Repairs contractors can lift and stabilize your foundation using underpinning products such as steel piers and helical piers. These piers are driven deep into the ground through the unstable soil until they reach a more solid soil layer.

Steel Piers

ECP steel push piers are sometimes referrs to as micro piles or resistance piers. The patentented ECP steel piers are the standard for all piering method for foundation repair and are the choice for the contractors at My Foundation Repairs. 

ECP helical piers look like large screws that are individually installed into the ground and then load tested. After load testing the entire weight of the structure is lifted onto the piers to level and stabilize the structure. These ECP helical piers have many advantages such as:

  • Little to no vibration
  • Can be installed in any weather conditions
  • Immediately load transfer after installation
  • Installs below active soils
  • Easily load tested to verify capacity

If you are in need of pier and beam foundation repair, let the professionals at My Foundation Repairs offer you the ost effective repair solutions for your needs. When you contact us, we will send the most qualified contractor to help you with your repair needs. Contact My Foundation Repairs today.



Foundation Repair Cost

clock February 10, 2014 10:17 by author
Foundation repair costs include the amount of damage and the type of repair method. My Foundation Repairs provides a detailed estimate for your project.

The Cost of Foundation Repair

Foundation settlement is nothing to ignore. It can lead to major structural problems within your home. Foundation repair costs depends on how extensive the damage is and what method is needed to get the repair done. To confidently determine the cause of foundation damage and determine what foundatiaon repair is needed, it is impotant to have an experienced foudnation contradctor inspect your home and foundation and give you the best solution and best products for your foundation repair needs. The professionals at My Foundation Repair and Waterproofing has the experience and knowledge to give you the the facts regarding what is needed for your foundation repair. 

It is important to have a trustworthy foundation repair and waterproofing contractor who can provide you with the inspection and service you need for your foundation repair. While there are many differing opinions regarding how to repair a foundadtion and which solutions are best, My Foundation Repair and Waterproofing can provide you with a better understanding about your foundation repair needs. 

Repairing Rather Than Replacing 

It is a myth that replacing a damaged foundation with a new foundation is a more long-lasting solution than repairing the foundation. This is a needless huge cost to homeowners. An experienced foundation repair contractor can determine what has caused the foundation damage and correct the problem by using foundation repair products such as steel push piers and helical piers. The products used by My Foundation Repairs and Waterproofing are made by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leading manufacturer of foundation repair products made in the industry. When these products are installed, the foundadtion can be leveled back to its original position. The results is a permanent repair that completed more quickly and for less cost than total replacement. 

When you think of foundation repair, you probably think you are going to need to empy your saving account to pay for it. The cost of the foundation repair depends on what the problem is and what it takes to get the foundation repair done. Determining the true cause of your foundadtion settlement can save you time and money. Let the professionals at My Foundation Repairs and Waterproofing inspect youe home and diagnose the problem and give your the best solution at the best cost for your repair needs. 

Not all Contractors are Created Equal

It is important to contact a foundadtion repair contractor that is properly licensed and insured. This insures that they have the proper training. When you contact My Foundation Repairs and Waterproofing, you will be getting a highly trained professional that will inspect your home and give you the solution needed to get your repair needs done. Finding out by a professional the true cause of your foundation settlement can save you time and money. Let a trained professional identify your foundation needs. 

Just as not all contractors are created equal, not all foundation repair products are made equally. There is not just one choice of

foundation repair product for all situations. Inferior products will only cost you money in the future. The products used by the contractors at My Foundation Repair and Waterproofing use only the best products made in the industry. They are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leading manufacturer of foundation repair products in the industry.

At the first sign of foundation problems, call the professionals at My Foundation Repair and Waterproofing. The sooner the problem is identified, the less it will cost in the long run. Waiting too long to get the repair done, will end up costing you more for the repair. Don't let the cost of foundation repair scare you. Repairing a settling foundation will keep your investment in the top-dollar range. Contact us today for a free estimate.



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