When sidewalks, patios, porches, driveways, or garage floors start to sink in certain spots, it is often a warning sign of a serious foundation issue known as settlement. Foundation settlement is common in all types of homes, regardless of how new or old they may be. This is a condition that is caused from a variety of different factors. It could be from poorly compacted soil around the foundation, or it could be from the designer of the home not using the right supplies, materials, or techniques when constructing the property. It may even be from a wet spring or winter that has caused the earth to become soft and unable to support the weight of a home properly. Regardless of what has caused the sinking problem, it is an issue that must be dealt with quickly by the homeowner before even more serious problems come about as a result.
In addition to noticing sinking concrete surfaces, a homeowner may also notice cracked brickwork on the outside of their home, or windows and doors don't seem to open or close as easily as they once did. Inside of the home, gaps between the floor and baseboard may be seen, and there could be cracks on the walls and ceiling. One of the more noticeable and tell-tale warning signs of a settlement problem would be if there are certain areas or floors in the home that no longer feel like they are level.
If you have noticed uneven concrete slabs in or around your home, we can send a trained and experienced structural evaluator to your property to take a look at the problem. He will be able to evaluate the extent of the damage already done, and he will walk you through the repair process using our patented piering or anchor system. Both have proven themselves to be effective at taking care of a multitude of structural problems, from minor to severe. Both can be installed quickly and efficiently.
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.