Chicago, IL

The city of Chicago, Illinois experiences very hot, humid summers and harsh winters. Along with that, the soil in Chicago is expansive which means that it expands when wet and shrinks when dry. The constant changes in the moisture content of the soil in Chicago, IL can cause the soil to constantly shift and move. This also causes the foundation of your home or business to shift and settle. This can cause major structural damage to your home or business. It is important to look around your home and see if there are any signs that you may have a foundation issue. Some of these signs are:

  • Basement cracks
  • Wall cracks
  • Foundation cracks
  • Floor cracks
  • Floor sloping and uneven
  • Leaning chimney
  • Brick and masonry problems
  • Doors and windows that stick
  • Ceiling cracks
  • Beam and post problems
  • Leaning walls
  • Garage foundation problems

If you see any of these signs that you may have a foundation problem, it is important to contact a foundation repair specialist. My Foundation Repairs has expert contractors in Chicago, Illinois that will come and give you a free inspection and answer any questions you may have. If there is a foundation problem, our expert will offer you the best solution to get the repair done and make sure that your foundation will be stabilized for many years to come.

Solutions for Foundation Problems in Chicago, Illinois

The contractors from My Foundation Repairs use only the best products available for foundation repair. They are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the best foundation repair products in the industry. These foundation repair products include:

  • Helical piers
  • Steel push piers
  • Helical tieback anchors
  • Hydraulic slab lift piers

Helical piers are used for foundation repair for porches, steps, stairs, and chimney. 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.

Steel push piers are individually driven deep into the ground through unstable soil until they reach a solid soil layer. They are each load tested to ensure that they will support the weight of the structure. After installation, the entire structure is hydraulically lifted onto the piers, to stabilize and level the structure. The foundation will be stable for many years to come.

Helical tieback anchors are used for bowing or leaning walls. They 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 let any of the signs of foundation failure be ignored. The longer the problem is ignored, the greater the damage that it will cause. This will cost you more money in the future. 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 Chicago, Illinois. Contact us today!

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