The soil in Topeka, KS is expansive, which means that it will shrink when it is dry and heave when it is wet. This constant shifting of the soil will also cause your foundation to shift and move. As the soil shrinks due to lack of moisture, voids beneath your foundation will be created, causing the foundation to sink into these voids. Excessive moisture due to heavy rainfall and snowmelt will cause erosion which washes away the soil, also forming voids. Another cause for foundation movement is poor soil compaction at the time of construction.
When the foundation of your home moves, shifts and settles, it will cause structural damage throughout your home. It is important to understand some of the signs of foundation settlement. These are:
If you see any of these signs, it is important to contact a contractor that has the experience to come and give you an inspection of your foundation.
The contractors at My Foundation Repairs uses underpinning products such as helical piers or steel push piers to repair a sinking or settled foundation. These helical piers or steel push piers are installed beneath the foundation through unstable soil layers until they reach a solid soil layer. The structure will be lifted back to its original level and be structurally sound again so you won’t have foundation problems in the future.
When a foundation shifts it can also cause bowing or leaning basement walls. My Foundation Repairs contractors use helical tiebacks and wall plate anchors to pull the bowing or leaning wall back to its original position.
All of the products that the contractors at My Foundation Repairs use are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leader in the manufacturing of foundation repair products in the industry. When you are in need of foundation repair, it is important that you use a company that has the experience and uses the best products, that is why if you are in need of foundation repair, contact My Foundation Repairs.
Don’t let foundation problems be ignored. Let the contractors at My Foundation Repairs come and give you a free inspection and offer you the best solution for your foundation repair needs. Contact us today!