This is a common structural problem seen on both old and new homes, and it can effect a foundation regardless of where you live in the United States. It is basically caused from poor soil conditions around the home. If there isn't adequate backfill soil used during the time when the foundation is being built, it causes problems. If the soil is too soggy because of a wet spring or fall, it won't be able to support the weight of the home. Tree roots and vegetation growth in the soil can create voids beneath the home which walls will eventually sink into. If improper building techniques or materials were used on your home, it can lead to the same issues.
Common warning signs of the problem include:
- Windows and doors that stick and are difficult to open and close
- Noticeable sinking of one or more sides of the home
- Chimney is tilting or pulling away from the home
- Interior and exterior cracks form
The longer you wait to get the problem taken care of, the more likely it becomes that the structural integrity of your family's home will be jeopardized, creating a dangerous living situation.
How We Fix A Settling Foundation
To take care of the problem, we make use of our patented piering system. It is pushed deep within the earth into bedrock or stable, load-bearing strata. The pier will be able to stabilize, level, and lift the home back up to where it needs to be. Installation is fast, and minimal excavation will be required. Click to watch our video to learn more about how we fix foundation.