When a homeowner notices a certain room or area of their home feeling not level or uneven, it is a cause for concern. This could be an indication of a foundation settlement problem. This is not an uncommon structural issue, especially in homes in this area of the country which are often built in soils that are very absorbent whenever it rains, causing a variety of issues involving voids being created under a home or hydrostatic pressure in the earth pushing on foundation walls and creating bowed wall problems.
Often times, a sinking home is caused from poorly compacted fill soil being used during the time of construction. It could also be from contractors using incorrect materials or techniques when designing the home. Foundation settlement is also sometimes even caused from tree roots in the soil, creating voids below the home where there should be solid earth to help support the weight of the structure above. Regardless of what has lead to the settling problem, it needs to be taken care of quickly before additional, and much more serious, damage is done to the home.
Along with uneven floors, a homeowner may also notice that there are gaps between the baseboard and floor, or they may see notice that windows and doors are no longer opening or closing as easily as they should. They may even notice wall or ceiling cracks forming on a certain side of the home, or they may see basement floor cracks in specific areas underneath the home. All of these are indicators of a settlement problem. Fortunately, total foundation replacement is no longer the only solution to the problem, and we can now provide you with our patented piering system.
Our foundation piers will be installed in stable, load-bearing strata and they will be able to provide the necessary strength and stability for your foundation to prevent additional settling or structural issues. Over time, the weight of the home will be shifted from the weakened foundation and onto the piers themselves. Eventually, this can help to push the home and floors in the home, back to the level where they are supposed to be.
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.