Settlement is a common structural problem seen on both old and new homes and is basically caused from poor soil conditions around the foundation. If there isn’t adequate backfill soil used during the time when the foundation is being built, it causes problems. If the soil is too soggy because of a wet spring or fall, it won’t be able to support the weight of the home. Tree roots and vegetation growth in the soil can create voids beneath the home which walls will eventually sink into. If improper building techniques or materials were used on your home, it can lead to the same issues.
Common warning signs that you may need foundation piering:
- Windows and doors that stick and are difficult to open and close
- Noticeable sinking of one or more sides of the home
- Chimney is tilting or pulling away from the home
- Interior and exterior cracks form
The longer you wait to get the problem taken care of, the more likely it becomes that the structural integrity of your family’s home will be jeopardized, creating a dangerous living situation.
How To Fix A Settling Foundation
To take care of the problem, we make use of Stratos Pier piering system. It is pushed deep within the earth into bedrock or stable, load-bearing strata. The pier will be able to stabilize, level, and lift the home back up to where it needs to be. Installation is fast with minimal excavation required.
- Installed Directly under the Load
- Interior or Exterior Installation
- Unique Interlocking, High Strength Steel
- No Brackets, No Bolts, No Breaking the Footing
- No Offset Loads
- Deepest Driven Pier on the Market
Great to work with. The two associates who did the job were fantastic! I highly recommend the Foundation 1 team! – Geoff, Parkville
Staff are professional, competent and thoroughly assess what needs to be done, then the work crew accomplishes the fixes In a timely and efficient manner. – Rich, KCMO
Foundation 1 worked a near miracle at my house this week. The entire crew was professional; they knew what they were doing and did it well. – Linda, Lee’s Summit