Floor Cracks in Oklahoma and NW Arkansas
Floor cracks can be common, but it is important to know when a floor crack indicates a bigger problem. Floor cracks can be a sign of foundation failure.
If your concrete floor is showing signs of sinking, sagging, settling, or cracking, it may mean that your foundation is settling. Look for these signs:
The expansive soils in Oklahoma and Arkansas can cause the foundation to shift
and move. When the ground is dry do to lack of water, the soil will shrink and
when the soil is oversaturated, it will expand. This constant shrinking and
expansion causes the ground beneath your foundation to move, thus, causing your
foundation to move. That is when floor cracks are a big concern.
Don't ignore your floor cracks. Let the professionals at
Foundation Repair Services (FRS) examine them
and see if you are in need of foundation repair. If your floor
cracks are due to a foundation problem, we have the products and
experience to get your foundation and floor cracks fixed. You
may think a floor crack is nothing to worry about, but if it is
caused by foundation settlement, the longer it is ignored, the
more your home's foundation is in danger.
Floor Crack Solutions for Oklahoma and NW Arkansas Including
FRS has the solutions for your floor cracks and foundation
problems. We use a piering system to get your foundation back to
its original level. These solution and pier system includes:
- Helical piers are used when there is a need to resist a tension or
compressive force or both. When these ECP helical piers are
combined with a helical bracket, these screw anchors are ideal
for foundation repair. They are ideal when there is a light
structural load, unstable rock basement or very deep load
- Steel push piers are used to support and stabilize the structure
of load bearing walls by transferring the weight of the
structure from weaker soils onto the steel piers that have been
driven deep to load bearing soils.
- Helical tieback anchors are designed to stabilize and strengthen
bowing basement walls. These helical tieback anchors are
installed from inside the basement wall through a small hole.
With exterior excavation, the basement wall can be immediately
pulled back to its original level.
Floor cracks should not be ignored. They can mean that your
foundation is in need of repair. If the cracks are from the
home settling due to erosion or soil sinking and the
foundation has settled into these voids beneath it, the
crack will be caved in a bit. So be aware of any floor
cracks that you see.
Pierman Foundation Repair Services (FRS) has the experience and
products to get your foundation back to its original,
structurally sound state. The products we use for
underpinning and foundation repair are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP)
, the leader in foundation repair
products and basement waterproofing products. Contact us
today for an inspection of your floor cracks in Oklahoma.