The last two years in Oklahoma has seen its share of spring and summer rains. Prior to this, the Muskogee, Oklahoma area was in a drought. This change in the moisture content of the soil beneath your foundation can cause some serious damage to your foundation. When the state was going through the drought period, the soil beneath your foundation shrunk, causing voids beneath your foundation. Now that the soil is getting moisture, it is swelling beneath your foundation. All of this constant shifting of the soil causes your foundation to shift and settle too. This can cause structural damage to your home or business. Some of the signs of foundation failure to look for are:
- Sloping floors
- Doors and windows that stick
- Garage column cracks
- Leaning chimney
- Wall cracks
- Bowing walls
- Floor cracks
- Masonry and brick problems
- Garage column cracks
If you have noticed any of these signs that your foundation may have shifted due to the wet ground in the Muskogee, Oklahoma and the surrounding area, contact the professionals at Foundation Repair Services for both residential and commercial foundation repair.
Foundation Repair Solutions in Oklahoma
The professionals at Foundation Repair Services uses underpinning products to stabilize and lift your foundation back to its original level. These products include steel piers and helical piers that are driven deep into the ground through unstable soil until they reach a more solid soil layer. Then the entire structure is lifted onto the piers, stabilizing and leveling your home or business.
Steel piers are the most common foundation repair product used for underpinning. These steel piers are an end-bearing pier that does not rely upon nor require skin friction to produce support. Each pier is individually load tested using the maximum weight of the structure as the reaction force. They are driven below the home next to the foundation until they reach strong, supporting soil. Hydraulic jacks are then placed at multiple locations and connected to a hydraulic manifold, this reduces the load on each pier. Steel piers can be installed year round and they do not require invasive equipment.
Helical piers are used for foundation repair when there is a need to resist tension or compressive force or both. They are an excellent choice for foundation repair when light structural loads, unstable rock basement or very deep load-bearing layers are present.
Foundation Repair Services also used helical tiebacks to fix bowing or leaning walls. Walls will start to bow or lean when too much hydrostatic pressure is on them from outside of the home. These helical tiebacks consist of a long rod with a corkscrew end that attaches to a wall plate inside of the foundation wall through a small hole that is drilled. Then with exterior excavation, the wall is immediately pulled back to its original level.
All of the foundation repair products that Foundation Repair Services uses are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP). They are leaders in the manufacturing of foundation repair products in the industry today. With the experience and the knowledge of the professionals and with the best products available, your foundation repair will be done right and last a lifetime.
If you are need of foundation repair in Oklahoma or NW Arkansas, contact the professionals at Foundation Repair Services. We have the products, experience, and knowledge to get your foundation repair done professionally. Our service area expands throughout Oklahoma including Muskogee, Tulsa, Broken Arrow and many more cities in Oklahoma. We also serve the cities of Fort Smith, Siloam Springs, Fayetteville, and Van Buren in Arkansas.