Bridgeport can be subject to the seasonal extremes caused by the Atlantic Ocean and also the occasional hurricane or tropical storm. The varying temperatures and extreme weather can cause issues for foundations. This is why residents of Bridgeport, Connecticut should regularly check their homes for signs of a foundation problem.
If heavy precipitation causes moisture to build up in the soil around your home, it could lead to an increase in hydrostatic pressure in the ground. This pushes on the foundation, causing shifting and cracking.
If the soil under your foundation is washed away from excess water in the soil, gaps will form under the foundation, causing it to sink and settle.
There are many things that can cause the soil to shift beside erosion – shrinking soil, excess organic material, severe storms, and so on. If the soil shifts, it may take the foundation with it, leading to foundation movement and crack formation.
If the soil under your home was not properly compacted at the time of construction, it will eventually sink and settle. Settling soil will cause the foundation above to sink and settle as well.
Foundation settlement and sinking is one of the most common foundation problems. This happens when the foundation is not supported well enough from below; this lack of support will cause the foundation to sink and settle into the ground. If the foundation settlement or shifting is severe enough, it can cause foundation cracks to form in your basement walls and floor. These cracks can lead to several other structural and moisture related problems
The professional foundation repair contractors at My Foundation Repairs offer several repair solutions for any foundation issues in your home. If you are dealing with a sinking or settling foundation, the best solution is to use underpinning techniques to lift and stabilize the foundation. Common underpinning tools include helical piers and steel push piers. To repair shifting foundations that have resulted in bowing or leaning foundation walls and foundation cracks, install plate anchors or helical tieback anchors. We also offer hydraulic slab pier installation for various repairs, and new construction pier installation to prevent future foundation problems.
My Foundation Repairs can also provide you with several different waterproofing solutions to keep your home safe and dry. These solutions include interior drainage, surface drainage, sump pumps, sump pits, and crawl space encapsulation. For all of these foundation repair and waterproofing options, contact us as soon as possible. We will put you in touch with a professional repair expert in the Bridgeport, Connecticut area right away.