The foundations in Oklahoma rest on soil that is susceptible to breakdown due to the changing soil conditions. The soil beneath the foundation shrinks when it gets wet and swells when dry. As the soil shift and moves beneath the foundation, so does your foundation shift and move. Knowing some of the signs that you may be in need of foundation repair is important. You need to look around the interior and exterior of your home and see if you see any of these signs. Some of the things to look for are:
If you notice any of these signs, it is important to have an expert in foundation repair come and inspect your home. The experts at Pierman Foundation Repair Services will give you a free inspection and if we find that there is a foundation problem, we will recommend the best solution for your foundation repair needs. We have many years of experience in foundation repair in the Oklahoma area. At the first sign of foundation problems, contact FRS. The sooner the repair is done, the least amount of structural damage that will occur to your structure.
Pierman Foundation Repair Services uses underpinning products such as helical piers and steel push piers to lift and stabilize a foundation that has shifted and settled. These piers are driven deep into the soil through the unstable soil layers until the reach a layer of stable bedrock. Each pier is individually load tested. After installation and load testing the entire weight of the structure is lifted onto the piers to lift and stabilize the structure.
If you have bowing or leaning walls, helical tiebacks are used to pull the wall back to its original level. These helical tiebacks are installed from the inside of the basement wall through a small hole that is drilled, then with exterior excavation, the wall is immediately pulled back to its original level. These helical tiebacks will also strengthen the wall to keep it from bowing or leaning in the future.
Pierman Foundation Repair Services also can install new construction piers before your new foundation is poured to ensure that you won't have foundation problems in the future. You will be assured that your structure is resting on a solid base.
The products that we use for underpinning and foundation repair are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leader in the manufacturing of foundation products in the industry. Using the experienced team at Foundation Repair Services and with the best products used for foundation repair, you can be assured that your foundation will be structurally sound for many years to come.
Understanding foundation problems is important. The sooner the problem is taken care of, the damage that is done to the structure will be kept at a minimum. At the first sign of foundation problems, don't hesitate to contact Pierman Foundation Repair Services. We will give you a free inspection and offer you the best solution for your repair needs.