A&M SafeBasements provides foundation repair in South Bend, Fort Wayne, Plymouth, Warsaw, Auburn, or Marion. The foundation is what supports the weight of all the levels of your home. This means that when you have a problem here, the structural integrity of your entire home is in jeopardy. This is not something you want to mess with or neglect in hopes that the situation just gets better on its own.
If you notice any kind of wall or floor cracks, foundation settlement, bowed walls, or any other kind of structural problem, you will need to get them taken care of as soon as possible before the problem gets worse - and it will get a lot worse! To avoid the trouble of having to shell out thousands of dollars for repair work that could have easily been avoided, be sure you contact A&M SafeBasements for a foundation inspection. We will be able to detect problems early on and get them fixed before they turn into a major headache for you and your family!
Your home is likely the biggest investment you'll ever make in your life, and for this reason, you need to be sure that you're doing what you can to keep it safe and strong. We make use of structural repair products from SafeBasements™, so you can rest assured knowing that the products and systems we install on your home are really going to be effective at taking care of whatever kind of problem you may have. This company is well-known throughout the basement waterproofing, foundation repair, and crawl space encapsulation world as being a leading provider of high-quality products that last.
Foundation Damage Warning Signs
If you notice any of the following, you need to get in touch with us ASAP:
- Basement wall or floor cracks
- Tilting or leaning chimney
- Exterior foundation cracks
- Foundation settlement (sinking home)
- Floor or wall gaps
This is the most common structural problem we come across. It's typically caused from poor soil conditions around a home, or bad materials or technique being used at the time when the home was being built. A home that's built in clay-rich soils will be surrounded by dirt that quickly absorbs all kinds of moisture. As the soil absorbs the moisture, it expands, and this can create voids underneath and around your home. Eventually, your home will begin to settle into these voids and it could cause a lot of problems. It may look as if one or more sides of your home are actually sinking into the earth! Also, you may notice that windows and doors aren't opening or closing like they should, and you may have stair-like cracks on your exterior brickwork. Regardless of what has caused the settlement to begin with, A&M SafeBasements can install piers from SafeBasements™ to take care of the problem. We offer both helical and push piers.
The helical devices we use are made from durable, lasting materials. The pier itself is "screwed" deep into the earth in stable soil. This way, it will be able to support the weight of your home. As time passes, the pier itself will be able to prevent any additional sinking or vertical movement of the home.
These piers are also made from steel and they will be able to be installed with a hydraulic device which pushes them into the earth. From here, they will be able to take on the weight of your home by transferring it over from the weakened foundation. No major excavation is required for installation.
Wall and Floor Cracks
These cracks are typically caused from the natural shrinking and curing process of the concrete used in the construction of your foundation. Cracks in the walls could be a warning sign of an underlying structural problem, while floor cracks do not typically pose any kind of threat to the integrity of your home. However, both cracks need to be inspected and filled immediately before they begin letting moisture seep into the basement of your home. Then you won't just have a crack problem to deal with, but a wet basement, as well!
Bowed Foundation Walls
Bowing basement walls are typically a result of hydrostatic pressure in the soil surrounding your home. This hydrostatic pressure is the result of an abundant amount of moisture being in the soil around your home. The soil swells, and the pressure it exerts on your foundation walls is known as hydrostatic pressure. To take care of this kind of structural problem, Awe can install wall anchors from SafeBasements™. Their wall anchors are made from strong, tough materials which will be able to withstand the demanding soil conditions around your home. They will be installed with a wall plate inside your home, and a steel rod will connect the wall anchor to the plate. Over time, the rod can be tightened to increase the pressure on your bowed wall, and it will help to straighten the wall back to where it needs to be.
Please feel free to call us or contact us online for more information.