Foundation settlement is the sinking of the foundation into the soil. This causes damage to the structure, including cracks, gaps, and water seepage. Areas with soil that is too moist will often see more foundation settlement than other areas. When this excess water erodes soil under the structure, the foundation will shift so that it settles and rests in the voids formed by the soil erosion. A few of the most common causes of foundation settlement are:
Some of the signs of a settling foundation that you want to look for in your home are:
Contact a repair expert as soon as you see any of these signs. If you wait too long to have the issues fixed, you are putting your home in danger of complete foundation failure. This could endanger you and your family, and the repairs for complete foundation failure are often extensive and costly.
The team at Pierman Foundation Repair Services has the products and experience to fix your foundation. We can stabilize a failing or settling foundation using one of our various solutions such as helical piers, steel push piers, and wall anchoring. All of the products we use are made by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leading manufacturer of foundation repair products made in the industry. Underpinning your home with ECP foundation repair products will insure the integrity of your foundation for years to come.
Steel piers are an excellent choice for structural repairs on a settling foundation. The steel pier support and stabilize your load bearing walls by transferring the weight of the structure from weaker soils onto the steel piers that are driven deep to load bearing soils.
Helical piers are excellent for foundation repair when light structural loads, unstable rock basements or very deep load bearing layers are present. Helical piers are many times the best solution for your foundation repair due to their ease of installation, little to no vibration, immediate load transfer, installs below active soils, all weather installation, and little to no disturbance to job site.
Helical tiebacks are designed to straighten bowing basement walls. These helical anchors are installed from inside the basement wall through a small hole. With exterior excavation, the basement walls can be immediately pulled back to its original level.
For foundation repair in Muskogee, OK and the surrounding area, contact the professionals at Pierman Foundation Repair Services today and let us examine your foundation and find the best solution for your foundation settlement repair needs. Don’t hesitate, call today for a free estimate.