Pier and Beam Foundation Repair
If you have pier or beam issues in your home, it could mean that you are having foundation problems and the foundation is not doing the job that it is supposed to do which is to support the weight evenly to the beams and piers. There are several signs that you may be having a foundation that has settled or is unlevel. Some of the signs that you may be having a foundation problem are:
- Sloping floors
- Leaning chimney
- Doors and windows that stick
- Floor cracks
- Wall cracks
- Ceiling cracks
- Shimming between piers and beams
- Bowing walls
Failing foundations are usually caused by the soil beneath the foundation. If the soil was not compacted properly during the building of the home, this will cause the soil to be loose and move beneath the foundation. Also if the soil is expansive soil which means that it will heave when wet and shrink when dry, this constant movement of the soil will cause the foundation to move and shift. The shifting soil will also cause voids beneath the foundation causing the foundation to sink into the voids.
If you see any signs that indicate that you may have a foundation problem, it is important to have an experienced foundation repair contractors come and inspect your foundation. My Foundation Repairs has specialized contractors that can come and inspect your home and offer you the foundation repair solutions that you may need. These contractors use only the best foundation repair products on the market today. They are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the very best in underpinning products in the industry.
Foundation Repair Solutions
My Foundation Repairs contractors can lift and stabilize your foundation using underpinning products such as steel piers and helical piers. These piers are driven deep into the ground through the unstable soil until they reach a more solid soil layer.
ECP steel push piers are sometimes referred to as micro piles or resistance piers. The patented ECP steel piers are the standard for all piering method for foundation repair and are the choice for the contractors at My Foundation Repairs.
ECP helical piers look like large screws that are individually installed into the ground and then load tested. After load testing, the entire weight of the structure is lifted onto the piers to level and stabilize the structure. These ECP helical piers have many advantages such as:
- Little to no vibration
- Can be installed in any weather conditions
- Immediately load transfer after installation
- Installs below active soils
- Easily load tested to verify the capacity
If you are in need of pier and beam foundation repair, let the professionals at My Foundation Repairs offer you the most effective repair solutions for your needs. When you contact us, we will send the most qualified contractor to help you with your repair needs. Contact Us today to find out what foundation repairs method your home needs.