Whenever a homeowner notices that they have cracked or damaged brickwork on the outside of their home, it can be a major cause for concern. This is often a problem that can be caused from foundation settlement. While settlement isn't really an uncommon structural problem, it's one that needs to be taken care of immediately before even more serious damage is done inside and outside of the home. A sinking problem can be caused from a variety of factors, including poorly compacted soil around the home, or it could even be from tree roots or from vegetation in the soil, creating voids or gaps below the basement. Over time, the home starts to sink and settle, and this can cause many different and very noticeable problems, such as cracks forming on the exterior of a home.
A homeowner may also notice that they have uneven floors in certain areas, or they could see gaps in the area where the baseboard meets the floor. They may notice cracks forming on the inside of the house on walls, or even on the ceiling. Doors and windows may not open like they should. In the basement environment, wall and floor cracks are common. If you notice any of these warning signs, it is a good indication that you have something serious going on with the base of your home, and this is something that must be taken care of quickly.
Also, cracked brickwork could be an indication that there is a problem with the amount of moisture in the soil surrounding a home. When it rains, or when you have melting snow, this can cause the earth to expand and put a lot of pressure (hydrostatic pressure) on your foundation walls. Over time, this can cause them to bow or lean into the home. This can cause the foundation wall to become very weak and unable to support the weight of the wall above it. This can cause walls to become brittle, and it can lead to the development of cracks in brickwork and on other exterior surfaces.
HouseHolder® Pier System (click here)
Driven to load-bearing strata or bedrock. The massive HouseHolder® bracket cradles the footing, its friction plate prevents the bracket from slipping, and our thick wall pier pipe supports your home with rock-solid strength.
HouseHolder® Anchor System (click here)
With these elements–strength, custom design by structural engineers, and expert installation–you can be sure that the HouseHolder® Anchor System will permanently stop buckling, bowing or leaning walls.