Garage Foundation Problems in OK and Northwest AR

garage foundation repair solutions in oklahomaDespite what many homeowners believe, the home is not the only place that foundation problems can occur. The garage is also susceptible to foundation issues, such as foundation movement. Often, garages are constructed on concrete slab foundations. This means that they may experience such issues as foundation settlement or foundation cracks. This can lead to various structural problems in the rest of the garage. Fortunately, Pierman Foundation Repair Services provides the residents of Oklahoma with lasting solutions for all sorts of garage foundation problems.

There are several different types of foundation problems that can occur in garages. The most common of these problems are:

  • Uneven or sloped floors: If erosion or soil shrinkage cause voids and spaces to form in the soil beneath the foundation, the foundation may settle into these voids, causing the floor to become sloped or uneven.
  • Foundation cracks: Large amounts of groundwater in the soil around the foundation may cause the soil to expand, and increase the hydrostatic pressure. This pressure will push against the foundation, causing it to shift or crack.
  • Gaps and spaces: Settling garage foundations often cause the floor to pull away from the walls, or the walls to pull away from the ceiling. This results in gaps and spaces between the walls and the floor or ceiling.
  • Wall or column cracks: Cracks in the walls or garage columns may result from the shifting settling foundation, as this movement can put stress on the walls of the entire structure.
  • Misaligned or sticking windows or doors: If the windows or doors in your garage become hard to open or close or look misaligned, it may be an indication that the foundation is settling. Sticking doors or windows are often made worse by wall cracks forming around them.
  • Bowed, leaning, or rotating walls: When the foundation settles unevenly, it can put stress on the walls of the garage. This can cause them to bow, lean, or even rotate and twist.

All of these are serious issues that should be repaired immediately. If you see any of these symptoms of foundation failure in your garage, contact the foundation experts at Pierman Foundation Repair Services immediately.

Solutions for Garage Foundation Problems in Oklahoma

Because most garages are built on a concrete slab foundation, one solution for settlement is with polyjacking services. Polyjacking is the injection of a polyurethane foam injection beneath the slab, and is especially useful if the settling foundation is caused by void formation due to erosion or soil shrinkage.

In other cases, it may be necessary to install foundation piers such as helical piers or steel push piers. These piers are installed into the load bearing soils deep underground, Once installed, the weight of the structure is transferred onto the piers and they are used to lift the foundation to its original level. Though they both get the job done, there is one main difference between steel push piers and helical piers. Helical piers, unlike being driven into the ground like steel push piers, are screwed into the ground.

Contact the Pierman Foundation Repair Services team to find the best solution for your garage foundation problems. We provide quality foundation repair in Oklahoma.