We opened the doors in the foundation business as Foundation Repairs & Home Improvements, Inc. in 1982. Most problems have not changed much since that time. Shaky & unlevel floors, as well as overstressed footings by load or underlying bad soils, can be repaired with helical piers or similar products. Basement walls bowing inward caused by wet, heavy and heaving soil can be repaired by bolting steel braces into the floor and floor joists against the wall to stop the wall from moving. Weather it’s uneven floors, overstressed footings, or bowing basement walls, we can give you an evaluation and fix the problems.
What are some of the indications that my home might be settling?
- Foundation walls that are buckled or bowed.
- Doors or windows that don’t open properly.
- Cracks in foundation walls.
- Cracks in exterior walls.
- Cracks in interior walls or ceilings.
- Sunken or buckled interior floors.
What causes my basement wall to crack and buckle?
Cracking of your basement wall can be caused by a number of factors. Vertical, horizontal and stair step cracks are common in basement walls. The type of cracking pattern in the wall can give the inspector an indication of the cause. Hydrostatic pressure, uneven settlement and improper backfilling during construction can possibly cause cracking in your basement wall.