Weather conditions can affect your home’s foundation. With the extreme weather changes that Iowa City, IA experiences, foundation problems are common for residential and commercial properties. As the soil is constantly shifting and moving, so is the foundation that is above it. Foundation shifting and settling can lead to structural damage throughout the entire structure. Some of the signs to look for that may indicate a foundation problem are:
If you notice any of these signs that you may have a foundation problem, it is important to contact an experienced foundation repair contractor that can come and inspect your home and see if you are in need of foundation repair.
After the contractor from My Foundation Repairs inspects your foundation and if they find that your are in need of foundation repair, they will offer you the best solution to get the repair done. The products that the contractors at My Foundation Repairs use are the best in the industry and manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP).
The ECP underpinning products that My Foundation Repairs contractors use are ECP steel push piers and ECP helical piers to lift and stabilize a failing foundation. These piers are individually installed deep into the ground through the unstable soil until they reach a solid soil layer. After they are load tested, the entire weight of the structure is lifted onto the piers with hydraulic jacks that are placed in several places. The foundation will be back to its original level and stabilized again.
ECP helical tiebacks and plate anchors are used to repair bowing or leaning walls. A small hole is drilled into the interior wall and then with exterior excavation and the installation of the plate anchors, the wall is immediately pulled back to its original level. These helical tiebacks strengthen the wall so the wall will not bow or lean in the future.
Ignoring any signs of foundation failure will lead to more structural damage throughout the entire structure. Let the experienced contractors at My Foundation Repairs inspect your structure and repair your foundation with the best products for foundation repair.