The basement often causes many problems for homeowners. When there is a foundation problem with your home, it may cause structural problems in the basement, such as leaning, bent, or curved basement support beams and posts. if the beams and posts in your basement become bent or curved, it can lead to an unstable floor in the rooms above. This can cause various problems, from wall cracks to sticking doors and windows. Leaning beams and posts are a serious issue, and should be repaired as soon as possible. The foundation experts at Foundation Repair Services can provide you with reliable solutions to repair the bent or curved beams and posts in your basements.
In most cases, problems with the support beams and posts in your home are the result of an unstable foundation and are caused by a shifting or settling foundation. Foundation movement can happen for many different reasons, including erosion, soil shrinkage, poor soil compaction, increased hydrostatic pressure, or even vegetation growth. Leaning or bent beams and posts in your basement could also indicate a moisture problem in your home. If excess moisture in your basement results in wood rot and metal rust, it can weaken the support system underneath your home.
There are a few symptoms to watch out for when trying to determine whether or not your beam and post problems are the result of a foundation problem. These signs are:
Because the problems with your beams and posts are most likely the result of foundation settling or sinking, the best solution is to support the foundation with underpinning services from Foundation Repair Services. We can install helical piers or steel push piers to transfer the weight of the structure from the unstable foundation to the load bearing soil deep underground. The foundation can then be raised to its original position.
If you live in Oklahoma or Arkansas and are in need of repair solutions for your beam and post problems, contact Foundation Repair Services today.