The city of Joliet, Illinois experiences hot humid summers, wet springs and harsh winters. When you combine these weather conditions along with the expansive soils that Joliet, IL has, your foundation may experience problems and even failure. Being aware of the signs of foundation damage is important. Take a look around your property and see if you find any of the following signs that may indicate foundation problems:
If you see any of these signs that you may have a foundation problem, it is important to have a foundation repair expert inspect your home.
Earth Contact Products (ECP), is the leader in the manufacturing of foundation repair products in the industry. All of the contractors from My Foundation Repairs use only these products, so you know you are getting the very best. Some of the products for foundation repair include:
Helical piers are an excellent choice for foundation repair and stabilization when light structural loads, unstable rock basement or very deep load-bearing layers are present. They are the ideal foundation repair method for porches, steps, stairs, and chimneys. They are often combined with a helical bracket.
Steel push piers are driven deep into the ground through unstable soil layers until they reach a solid soil layer. You will have peace of mind for many years to come that your foundation is strong and structurally sound.
If you have bowing or leaning walls that are caused by foundation problems, the contractors at My Foundation Repairs use helical tieback anchors to pull the wall 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.
If you have a concrete slab that is need of leveling and repairing, hydraulic slab lift piers is a fairly new option for repairing concrete slabs. They are installed beneath the slab in a grid pattern, no more than five feet apart. The slab is then lifted onto the piers to level and stabilize the slab.
At the first signs of foundation failure, contact My Foundation Repairs. We will get a contractor in the Joliet area to come and give you a free inspection. The longer the problem is ignored, the greater the damage will be which will cost you more money in the future. Don’t hesitate, contact My Foundation Repairs today!