Doors or Windows Stuck
When windows and doors in a home don't open or close like they used to, this could be an indication of a problem with the foundation. Often times, this is a condition seen in homes that are experiencing foundation settlement. A sinking home is not a problem that is going to get better on its own, and therefore, prompt action and repair services are needed to take care of the issue before it gets worse. Settlement is caused from poorly compacted fill soil from the time when the home was being built. It could also be a result of improper building techniques or materials being used during the construction of the home. Some lesser known causes of settlement are maturing trees and vegetation with roots in the soil. These root systems are constantly expanding, and they can create problems for foundations in the soil. Also, changes in moisture content in the soil from an unseasonably wet winter or spring could result in the earth having a reduced ability to hold up the weight of a home.
Having windows and doors that aren't working like they should on one side or on all sides of the home is a tell-tale sign that there is something wrong with the foundation. It is important to get this structural issue taken care of immediately since a failure to do so could result in even more serious damage to a home. If left untreated for too long, wall cracks could form next to window and door frames, and you may notice floors in your home feeling as if they are no longer level.
When a homeowner calls us for an inspection of their window and door problem, we will send a trained and knowledgeable structural evaluator to their home to take a thorough look at the foundation. After inspecting a few key areas of the foundation, he will be able to let the homeowner know how serious the damage is that has already been done, and what the repair process will involve with the installation of our patented pier system. These piers can be installed quickly and do not require a lot of serious excavation work.
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.