Exterior Foundation Issues
Your home is your biggest investment, it protects you from storms, keeps you warm in the Winter and cool in the Summer. It helps to make memories for yourself and your family. These things would not be possible without a good foundation. The foundation of a home, however, is only as good as the soil or ground it is built on. Over time the ground beneath your home can settle or erode causing the foundation to shift. The movement of the ground can damage the structure of your home.
Identifying Foundation Issues
There are several identifiers that you can look for to tell whether your foundation is shifting. These signs are as follows;
- Cracks in Brick veneer- such as stair step cracking, or horizontal and vertical cracking.
- Cracks in block foundation – also stair step cracking, horizontal and vertical cracking.
- Bowing basement wall – the walls in your basement are bowing inward or outward.
- Windows separating – if you see gaps between the outside or interior walls around your windows.
These are signs that your foundation is starting to shift and causing damage to the structure of your home. If left unaddressed these issues can cause major damage over time.
Foundation Repair Options
There are several different ways to repair these issues and get your home back on a solid foundation. These options are;
- Helical pier system
- Wall braces
- Tie backs & More
Call Foundation Repair and Home Improvements Inc. We are partnered with Chance, the leader in Helical piers systems, since 1912. Our installers are trained and certified, to give you the professional job that you deserve. Our inspectors have over 35+ year experience with these types of issue. If you are seeing any of these signs don’t think you must move or that they can’t be fixed. Give us a Call and get your FREE Estimate 205-426-2770.