Not all foundation cracks are created equal.
Foundation settlement that causes cracks in the foundation and walls of a home is a common issue throughout the Midwest. Many times, the settlement is caused by poor soil contents, high water tables, and other environmental factors.
Here are the warning signs that you may have a foundation crack repair need.
Not all foundation cracks are created equal. Some point to normal settling, but others can signal the need for a foundation crack repair. Listed here are a few of the most commons signs of a foundation issue.
To understand the severity of your foundation issue, you can schedule a free evaluation with a certified foundation repair expert.
- Cracks on the outside and inside of the foundation wall
- Windows and doors sticking or not working properly
- Visible settlement from the outside of the home
- Cracks in the brick on home’s exterior
- Diagonal cracks in drywall
Our foundation crack repair experts offer a number of permanent solutions.
Our basement wall repair anchors are at the cutting edge of technology and require little to NO excavation, allowing minimal disruption to your landscaping.
We can install these anchors quickly on any type of wall material. They’ve been time tested and proven to be a successful and lower-cost basement wall repair solution.
To install the wall anchors, we take proper measurements and push rods through the wall and soil to a small hole in the yard, which is a minimum of 10 feet from your home. We then fasten a large earth plate to the rod, and we fasten a steel plate to the other end inside the basement.
Once tightened, this solution guarantees the wall will not move any further. In some situations, you may continue to tighten the anchor bolt, which will help the wall gradually move back into its original, upright position.
Installing a helical pier allows you to transfer the weight of your home from the poor soil around it onto a solid steel pier that has been screwed into load-bearing strata (layers of rock, or compacted soil).
Our piers resemble a screw and are made of strong, durable, solid metal alloy that will stand the test of time. Each pier is carefully placed and screwed into place. The proper torque is evaluated to determine when the pier is able to bear the weight of your home.
These piers are ideal for most residential and commercial structures and can be installed in any season—there is no need to wait until spring or summer to complete your foundation repair work. Additionally, the Helical Piers do not require a lot of excavation, which means there shouldn’t be a problem saving the landscaping around your home.
Installing a push pier allows you to transfer the weight of your home from the poor soil around it onto the solid steel pier that has been hydraulically pushed into load-bearing strata (layers of rock, or compacted soil).
Our piers are made of strong, durable, solid metal alloy that will stand the test of time. Each pier is carefully placed and pushed in to a monitored depth, and we perform a load test to determine when the pier can successfully bear the weight of your home.
These piers are ideal for most residential and commercial structures.
Rhino Carbon Fiber Straps are a great innovative product that allows you to stabilize your bowing or cracked foundation wall with no excavation. These straps can be used on both concrete block and poured concrete walls. They offer solutions for foundation corner repairs, and you can use carbon staples on wall cracks to stabilize them from further movement.
These straps are the only patented carbon fiber system that ties in your footer, wall, and sill plate for complete protection against any movement. They are 560g per square inch and have a tensile strength of 52,000 pounds per square inch, which is double the weight of other solutions in the industry. Additionally, the Rhino straps are 5.5″ wide, compared to 4″ solutions from other vendors.
This option leaves your wall ready to paint with no unsightly obstructions, and the installation is much faster than anchors, with immediate effects.
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