The weather in Fort Wayne, IN can go from one extreme to the other. The summer can bring hot and humid weather and the winter can bring in cold, snowy weather. These weather conditions along with the expansive soil in Fort Wayne, IN can wreak havoc on your home’s foundation. The expansive soil will heave when it’s wet and shrink when it is dry. This shifting of the soil will also cause your foundation to shift and move. The movement of the soil can also create voids beneath the soil. This will cause the foundation to sink into these voids.
Foundation problems can create a lot of structural damage throughout your home. That is why it is important to understand some of the first signs that you may have a foundation that is in need of repair. Some of these signs are:
If you see any signs that you may be in need of foundation repair, it is important to have an experienced foundation repair contractor come and inspect your home. My Foundation Repairs has contractors in Fort Wayne, IN that will come and give you a free inspection and offer the best foundation repair solution for your needs. My Foundation Repair contractors use only the best products for foundation repair manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leader in foundation repair products.
After the contractor from My Foundation Repairs inspects your Fort Wayne, IN home and they find that you are in need of foundation repair, they will offer you the best foundation repair solution for your needs. The ECP products most commonly used for foundation repair are underpinning products such as steel push piers and helical piers.
ECP steel piers are an end-bearing pier that does not rely upon nor requires skin friction to produce support. These steel push piers are driven individually into the ground until they reach a solid soil layer. Then each pier is field load tested. A friction reduction collar is attached to create an opening in the soil that has a larger diameter than the pier pipe. This reduces the skin friction on the pier pipe. After installation, the entire weight of the structure is lifted onto the piers using hydraulic jacks placed at several locations. The foundation will be level and stabilized for years to come. ECP steel piers are the top choice for professional foundation repair contractors including the contractors at My Foundation Repairs.
ECP helical piers are used when there is a need to resist tension or compressive force or both. When combined with an ECP helical bracket, these helical piers are ideal for foundation repair. These helical piers look like a large screw and are installed into the ground through unstable soil layers until they reach a solid soil layer. Each pier is individually load tested. After installation, the entire weight of the structure is lifted onto the piers to lift and stabilize the structure.
ECP helical tiebacks and wall plate anchors are used by the contractors at My Foundation Repairs to repair bowing or leaning walls. These helical tiebacks are installed by drilling a small hole into the interior of the wall and then a wall plate anchor is installed into the yard. Then the helical tiebacks are attached to the wall anchor and the rod is tightened and the bowing or leaning wall is pulled back to its original level.
Don’t hesitate to contact My Foundation Repairs and let one of our contractors in the Fort Wayne, IN come and inspect your foundation. We are the best foundation repair contractorsin your area. With our experience and with ECP products, you can be assured that your foundation repair will be done to last a lifetime.