Many homeowners take great care of their properties and know when a problem arises that requires action. But sometimes even the most attentive homeowners can’t fix a problem that they can’t see! Did you know that the soil around your home could be a hidden cause of foundation problems which can lead to sagging floors? This is why support piers are so important to the long-term structural integrity of your foundation and to ensure that any shifting of flooring support beams don’t cause a sagging floor.

How do you know if you have a problem or need a sagging floor repair?

Foundation support problems can be difficult to detect at first. For example, a sticking door, may or may not reveal a larger problem brewing. But over a longer period of time in your home you may notice some or all of the following:

  • Gaps between floors and baseboards
  • Cracks above doorways
  • Gaps between the ceiling and wall

 

What are hidden causes of sagging floors?

You will find that the soil types in Indiana vary. A homeowner in Lafayette, Indiana can have completely different soil composition than a homeowner in Indianapolis or Fishers, Indiana. Similarly, if you live near a river, you may find that your soil is sandy or silty in comparison to the majority of Tippecanoe and surrounding counties which have a clay-based soil type. Our experts will consider all these factors and let you know if drainage or soil erosion is a causing a problem with your foundation support system.

If you notice any of the problems above, our experienced and certified foundation repair specialists can walk you through the free evaluation process to help you know what the best support pier solution will be for your particular home. It’s not one-size fits all! During the professional evaluation they will be able to determine the right type of foundation support piers that may include the following:

  • Concrete block foundation piers
  • Metal post jack foundation piers

We know that you want to stay on top of the important information that will help you protect your investment; the place you and your family call home!  We take great pride in providing quality, professional foundation repair evaluations and services, as well as keeping you up to date on all the latest information you need to know to protect your home from any foundation problem that may arise.


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