Do you know if your home is in danger of foundation failure? Chances are that the answer is no, because most homeowners don’t notice foundational damage until the problem has escalated to a greater level. What are some issues you’ll notice if there is foundation damage in your home or property?
- Cracks in the walls
- Floors that are uneven
- Cracks in windows
- Tiles that are broken
- Doors that do not close or open properly
All of these issues are signs of a bigger foundation problem, and it is time to call in the professionals at Tom’s Basement Waterproofing!
What causes foundation problems?
There are several different reasons for foundation damage, but it all starts with the soil underneath your property. Most of the foundation issues we notice at Tom’s Basement Waterproofing are soils that also contain a high amount of clay. When the clay becomes damp or wet, it doesn’t dry evenly across the ground. This ultimately causes your foundation to shift due to uneven areas of soil density. What can spark these wet conditions for your soil or clay?
- Plumbing problems
- Heavy rainfall
- Improper drainage systems
- Tree roots
How can I fix my foundation problems?
The most common solution for foundation damage is piering/underpinning. This includes lifting your existing foundation and creating a more stable base. Piering uses a process of steel piers, that are placed for helical or resistance purposes, based on your current foundation problems. Helical piers work similarly to a corkscrew and are typically used on homes that are placed on hills, or uneven property. Resistance piers are pushed directly down into the earth and are best for foundations that need more support due to a heavy house. Regardless of the method that Tom’s Basement Waterproofing uses to stabilize your foundation, both systems work to create a solid foundation base and keep your home in tact for years to come.
While foundation repair can seem like a daunting and expensive process, the idea of your home collapsing should seem even more overwhelming. Depending on the level of severity for your home’s foundation damage, costs will vary and Tom’s Basement Waterproofing is here to help you sooner rather than later! We provide financing options for all budgets, and will work diligently with you through the entire foundation repair process. Do you think that your house needs a professional’s attention for foundation damage?