If you live in Aurora, Illinois, you are aware of the ever changing weather conditions. In the summer you may experience periods of drought. In the spring, periods of a lot of rain. The winters in Aurora can be harsh with ice and snow. This constant changes in the moisture content in the soil beneath your foundation can cause structural damage to your foundation. As the soil become over saturated, it will heave and swell and when the soil become dry, it will shrink, creating voids. All of this shifting of the soil causes your foundation to shift and settle. If you look around your home, it is important to understand some of the signs of foundation problems. Some of these signs that you may have a foundation problem in your Aurora, IL home or business are:
If you see any of these signs that you may have a foundation problem, it is important to contact a foundation repair specialist as soon as possible. The sooner a foundation problem is addressed, the least amount of damage that will occur to your structure. My Foundation Repairs has foundation repair contractors in Aurora, Illinois that will come and give you a free inspection and answer any questions you may have. If they find that you are in need of foundation repair, they will offer you the best solution to get the repair done and get your foundation stabilized so that you can enjoy your home without worries for many years to come.
My Foundation Repairs will get you in touch with the best foundation repair contractors in the Aurora, Illinois area to come and inspect your home. The contractors we use only use the best products available for foundation repair. These products are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the best foundation repair products in the industry. These foundation repair products include:
Steel push piers are driven deep into the ground through the unstable soil until they reach a solid soil layer. Each pier is individually load tested to ensure that the entire weight of the structure will be supported. Then the entire structure is lifted onto the piers using a hydraulic manifold lifting system. The structure and foundation will be stable for many years to come.
Helical piers are ideal for foundation repair of porches, steps, stairs, and chimneys. They look like a large screw and are used when there is a need to resist tension, compression force, or both. They can also be combined with a helical bracket as well.
If you have bowing of leaning walls, this is a sign of foundation problems. The contractors from My Foundation Repair uses helical tieback anchors to repair bowing of leaning walls. These helical tieback anchors are installed by drilling a small hole into the interior wall, then with exterior excavation and a tie bar, the wall is pulled back to its original level. The wall will be stronger than it originally was to ensure that there won’t be future bowing or leaning issues.
Hydraulic slab lift piers is a fairly new option for leveling and lifting concrete slabs. They are installed beneath the slab in a grid pattern, no more than five feet apart. The slab is then lifting onto the piers to level and stabilize the slab.
Don’t ignore the signs of foundation failure.The longer the problem is ignored, the greater the damage will occur throughout your home or business. The cost of repair will be more if you wait. Let My Foundation Repairs get a contractor in your area to come and give you a free inspection and offer the best solution for your foundation repair needs in Aurora Illinois. Contact us today!