Garage Foundation Problems

Causes of Garage Foundation Problems

Garage foundation problems are very common. You should examine your garage regularly for signs of foundation failure such as cracks, sloped floors, sticking doors, and gaps and spaces between walls and the floor. A settling or shifting foundation can cause foundation issues in the garage. This could be caused by the soil beneath the foundation shifting due to changes in the moisture content. The most common causes of foundation movement are:

  • Hydrostatic Pressure
  • Erosion
  • Soil Shrinkage
  • Poor Soil Compaction
  • Soil Consolidation
  • Maturing Vegetation

Solutions of Garage Foundation Problems

There are several common underpinning techniques that can be used to correct the foundation movement in your garage. The first of these processes is the installation of steel push piers. First, our contractors will install a bracket and excavate around the bracket. Then the piers are driven deep into the ground until they reach stable soil. Steel push piers take on the weight of the structure and the piers lift the foundation back to its original position.

The next type of underpinning method is helical pier installation. Helical piers are not driven into the ground like steel piers are. Helical piers are threaded into the soil. This minimizes the need for extra equipment and disturbance to the work site. Helical piers are used with lightweight structures or when the soil conditions are challenging.

The My Foundation Repairs website can help put you in touch with a professional foundation repair contractor in your area. Contact us today for more information or for a free estimate!

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