Foundation Repair | Bay City, MI

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  • Serving Michigan For Over 20 Years
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A home’s foundation underpins the entire structure and stabilizes your entire house. That’s why you need to check on it regularly to make sure everything is in its right place.

More often than not, homes have foundation issues that need repair. However, because your home’s foundation might be sprawling and the issue harder to pinpoint, it’s going to be difficult for most homeowners to understand what to do when they see a problem.

Luckily, Bay City residents can rely on Bluebird Foundation Repair & Waterproofing to handle their foundation issues for them. Let’s go over what foundation repair entails and why it’s so important to your home.

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Signs of Damaged Foundation

Your home’s foundation ranges from your walls, your floors, pillars, to even your chimney. Because it’s a wide-ranging term, there’s an even bigger list of foundation damage that you need to be aware of.

Here are the most common ones:

  • Cracks in Floor – Cracks can happen on any floor regardless of its material. Whether you have ceramic tiles or concrete slabs, cracks will only worsen with time if not addressed.
  • Cracks in Drywall – While these are hard to spot at first, drywall cracks will get worse and worse if you don’t take the time to address them quickly. Drywall cracks cause the foundation to shift and the walls to move.
  • Cracks in Brickwork – Cracked brickwork is a contributor to drywall damage. As soon as you spot cracks in your brick structures, it’s time to call someone to address it.
  • Cracks in Corners – Vinyl and other material sidings can cause your foundation to shift. You’ll start to see widening gaps between pieces of siding, causing cracks.
  • Leaning Chimney – A leaning chimney is a surefire sign that your foundation needs a little work. If you spot it leaning away from your home, call a professional right away.

Why Should I Repair My Foundation?

While we don’t want to be hyperbolic, failing to address foundational issues will cause a lot of damage to your home. If your floors and walls start collapsing, your rooms and basements will eventually cave in.

Even if you think a foundation problem is minor, it’ll only get worse over time. The longer you wait off, the more expensive the fix will become.

You’ll also compromise the property value of your home if you fail to address foundation issues. When prospective buyers see that you have foundation issues, they’ll be less likely to purchase your home.

What Bluebird Offers

Interested in fixing up your foundation? Bluebird has you covered.

Our products are engineered, tested, and installed in residential homes in Bay City and beyond. For us, that means our products have been battle-tested to work in a variety of environments similar to ones you have likely witnessed yourself.

Our foundation repair services include helical piering systems to address lightweight structures. We also have deep-driven steel piercing systems that use heavy-duty piles and piers for heavy structures.

We even leverage carbon fiber to add extra support to damaged walls and beams. If you’ve got failing slabs, we’ve got slab brackets to uphold your concrete foundation.

Call Bluebird Today

If you’re a Bay City resident and you’d like to have your foundation checked and remedies, call Bluebird Foundation Repair & Waterproofing, and we’ll provide the right solution for you today. Outside of foundation repair, we also offer basement waterproofing and crawlspace waterproofing throughout Bay City.

Frequently Asked Questions

Foundation repair can include wall stabilization with wall braces and carbon fiber straps, installing a wall patch for a wall crack with water intrusion, and stabilizing a settling foundation with helical piers. Sometimes the process is also called house leveling or foundation leveling.

Our approach depends on the type of crack and the condition of the wall. For vertical cracks with water intrusion, we implement a wall patch. This involves a PVC sheet riveted to the wall.

Settling foundation costs start from $5,000 and can go up to $50,000 or more as it depends on the type of foundation problem and the size of the home.

Each crack is unique. Our team does our best to identify the type of crack and the durability of the wall. More often than not, we do a wall patch. These patches are a piece of PVC sheet riveted to the wall for vertical cracks with water intrusion.

We can stabilize a settling foundation using helical piers. We always attempt to lift the home back to its original position, but this cannot be guaranteed in every situation due to the condition of the footer or repairs that may have been made to the home. Please note that we cannot lift a home so that additional blocks can be added to make the basement or crawlspace taller.

It depends on the reason for the crack. Some cracks can be left alone (shrink crack with no water intrusion). A crack can be a symptom of many things such as shrinkage for a poured basement wall, a bowing wall, or a settling foundation. We need to evaluate other things to determine the type of crack and the correct solution.

Some of the signs of foundation problems include:

  • Cracks in the foundation
  • Cracks in drywall
  • Doors and windows sticking
  • Home being pulled away from a
  • Deck or new addition

Tree roots aren’t always the cause of foundation, but it is a possibility. Tree roots can grow below the foundation and can cause uneven floors throughout your property.

You may feel a slight slope when walking, if you drop something it may roll to a certain area. Your cake may bake unevenly if the floor below the oven is sloping (this has happened to me).

Flooding can wash out the soil below your footer or cause water intrusion into your basement or crawlspace. Both of these incidents damage the foundation of your home.

Issues with your foundation can come in the form of water intrusions or cracks in the walls or floors.

One of the biggest issues we see with a post and beam foundation is sagging floors and walls. This is especially true if there is a load-bearing wall.

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