Foundation shifting and moving is a serious situation for you and the structure of your home. Foundation shift and move because the ground around or beneath them moves. There are several things that cause the ground to move. The main reason is water. The soil in Oklahoma is high in clay content and tends to shift drastically with an overabundance of water or lack of. Expansive clay soil is sensitive to water. It shrinks in the summer when there is a lack of water and expands when there is too much water. Too much water causes the ground to push up against the foundation. This causes the shifting and movement of the foundation. Too little water creates voids beneath the foundation, causing the the foundation to shift and move into these voids.
Look for the signs of foundation shifting and moving. Some of these signs are:
If you notice any of these signs of foundation shifting and moving, let the experts at Pierman Foundation Repair Services (FRS) repair your foundation before any more damage is done. We have the products and experience to fix your foundation. We can stabilize your foundation that has shifted and moved by using one of our piering solutions such as helical piers, push piers, or 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. By underpinning your home with ECP foundation repair products and by using the professionals at FRS, you will have the peace of mind that your foundation will be safe from shifting and moving for years to come.
Steel piers are an excellent choice for repairing a foundation that has shifted and moved. 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. The benefits of installing helical piers are:
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 any of your foundation repair in Muskogee, OK or 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.