Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
Foundation supports are largely responsible for the structural integrity of your home or office building. Cracked and bowing walls are usually a sign of impending trouble. These faults may occur for a number of reasons such as settling of the earth around the foundation or the building (especially new ones), freezing and thawing cycles and weight or pressure from the ground.
Failing foundation supports are not only a serious threat to the building structure, but to personal safety as well. Negligence will aggravate the problem. How do you know if there is a problem?
Here are some tell-tale signs of a weak or compromised foundation:
If you have noticed any of the above, act now! Get an experienced contractor to assess your foundation, identify the source of the problem and suggest appropriate foundation supports. Waiting to take action increases the chances of expensive damage to your building.
There are many kinds of foundation support repair solutions. However, push piers and helical pier systems are versatile and easy to install. Push piers, with their depth and long lifespan, can be installed all year round. They do not require any invasive equipment. Helical piers offer high resistance to buckling and can be installed with minimal interuption. Since they do not use the weight of the home as resistance during installation they can be used both for heavy and light load structures including decks, or sunrooms. Your contractor will decide on the best solution for you, so make sure the one you choose is experienced and knowledgeable in this area.
Clarke Basement Systems offers proven solutions that employ galvanized steel foundation pier technology. In addition to fixing your foundation problem, we also ensure ongoing stability. Our products are manufactured and installed to the highest standards of material and workmanship. We offer year-round installations that are corrosion-resistant and protected by proper warranties.
Take advantage of our free site inspection, no obligation estimate to put your home or business building back on a solid foundation. We will conduct an accurate analysis and answer all your questions.