Foundation settlement on your South Bend, Fort Wayne, Plymouth, Warsaw, Auburn, or Marion needs to be addressed immediately! A&M SafeBasements can provide you with affordable and effective repair services if you have a sinking home. This problem is typically the result of having poor soil conditions around the home. If the soil wasn't properly backfilled during the time when the home was being built, there will be gaps and voids beneath the structure. Eventually, the home will sink into these voids on one or more sides. Additionally, a settlement problem could be a result of tree and vegetation roots in the soil creating voids, or from an exceptionally soggy winter or spring which makes the earth too wet to hold up the weight of your home.
Warning Signs of a Problem
- Leaning chimney, or a chimney that looks like it's pulling away from the home
- The home actually appears to be sinking on one or more sides into the soil
- Exterior stair-like cracks have formed on brickwork
- Windows and doors don't close like they should
Fixing the Problem
We make use of SafeBasements™ foundation piers. We will come to your home, evaluate the situation, and then come up with a plan of action for taking care of the problem once and for all. By inspecting your foundation, we will be able to tell which kind of piering product is going to be most effective at repairing your home.
Helical Foundation Piers
Helical foundation piers are made from strong, steel materials. They resemble a screw and they're actually "screwed" into the earth surrounding your home. They will be installed in stable soil that will be able to withstand the weight of your home. After these piers are installed, the weight of your home will be transferred onto them, and over time, this will put a stop to the settlement and your home will be raised back up to the level where it should be.
Push piers are also made from steel materials and they're installed in stable soil around your home. They are hydraulically-pushed deep into the soil, and no heavy machinery or equipment is needed for installation. Also, no serious digging will be needed for the job. This means that your family's lawn and landscaping won't be destroyed. As time passes, these push piers will be able to push your home back to where it needs to be.
Please feel free to call us or contact us online for more information about our repair services.