Naperville, IL

Living in Naperville, you will experience extreme temperature changes between the seasons. These temperature changes along with the changes in the moisture content of the soil  throughout the seasons, will cause the soil beneath your foundation to shrink, heave, and create voids. This shifting and movement of the soil will wreak havoc on your foundation. When your foundation moves and settles, it will create many problems throughout the entire structure. Knowing the signs that you may have a foundation that has shifted or settled is important.

Signs of Foundation Damage

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

At the first sign of foundation problems, contact My Foundation Repairs. We have experienced foundation repair contractors in Naperville who will come and give you a free inspection.

Solutions for Foundation Problems in Naperville, Illinois

When you have a contractor from My Foundation Repairs do your foundation repair work, you are getting an experienced, licensed contractor that uses the best products in the industry from Earth Contact Products. The tools and equipment we use for foundation repair are:

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

Helical piers are an excellent choice for porches, steps, stairs, and chimneys. They are often combined with a helical bracket.

Steel push piers are the most common foundation repair products used today to level and stabilize foundations. These piers are driven deep into the ground through unstable soil layers until they reach a solid soil layer. Once the structure is lifted onto the piers, it will be stabilized and level for many years to come.

Leaning and bowing walls are another structural issue that happens when you have a foundation that has shifted and moved. To repair bowing walls, the contractors at My Foundation Repair use helical tieback anchors. This method uses very little equipment and is not adversely affected by weather. Your walls will be stronger than they originally were so that they won’t bow or lean in the future.

If you have a concrete slab that is in 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.

No matter what signs or indications you may see that makes you suspect a foundation problem, don’t hesitate to contact My Foundation Repairs. We will have one of our expert contractors contact you and set up a time to come and inspect your home. Don’t hesitate, contact us today!

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