We have local contractors in Nevada to assist with all your foundation repair and waterproofing needs.

The dry conditions in Nevada and the cold winters in parts of the state can
cause issues for foundations. My Foundation Repairs can connect you with an experienced and local contractor to help you with any foundation issues your home or business may have.

Causes of Foundation Problems in Nevada

There are several different factors that can cause foundation problems in

  • Soil Shrinkage: During dry, drought-like conditions, the soil beneath your
    foundation may shrink due to lack of moisture. This shrinkage causes the
    soil to fall away and form voids or spaces beneath the concrete, which
    the foundation may then settle into.
  • Heaving and Settling: The cold weather can cause the soil
    to expand and contract, possibly leading to heaving and settling of the foundation.
  • Poor Soil Compaction: If the soil beneath your home was not properly
    compacted at the time of construction, it may settle unevenly over time,
    taking the foundation down with it.
  • Erosion: Running water washes away the soil beneath your foundation, creating voids
    and spaces that can lead to foundation settlement. Erosion is especially
    common if a sudden or severe rain follows a long dry period.

Common Foundation Problems in Nevada

One of the most common foundation problems, settlement, is caused by soil
movement and can cause a variety of structural problems throughout your
home. Shifting foundations may lead to foundation cracks, an unstable
structure, water problems, or pest infestation. The most common symptoms of
a foundation problem are:

  • Floor cracks
  • Sloped or uneven floors
  • Wall cracks
  • Sticking doors or windows
  • Ceiling cracks
  • Bowed or leaning walls
  • Leaning chimney

Solutions for Foundation Problems in Nevada

Steel push piers and helical piers are the solution of choice for most
settling and sinking foundations. These foundation piers are installed deep
underground in the stable soils beneath the top shifting layers of soil.
Once the piers are installed, they can be used to support the weight of the
building while lifting the foundation to its proper position. The main
difference between steel piers and helical piers is that helical piers are
screwed into the ground, while steel piers are merely driven into the

If shifting foundations have caused the foundation walls to bow
or lean inward, the best solution is to install wall plate anchors or
helical tiebacks. Plate anchors are installed by first sinking an anchor
into the ground next to the foundation, and using a rod and plate to connect
this anchor to the wall. The rod is tightened over time to straighten the
wall gradually. Helical tiebacks work much like large screws, pulling the
wall back into place from the inside.

If you are in search of foundation repair for your home, My Foundation
Repairs can help you find a professional foundation repair contractor in
Nevada right away.

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