Foundation Repair | Birch Run, MI

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  • Serving Michigan For Over 20 Years
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A home requires a stable foundation if it is to weather time and the elements with ease. That’s why homeowners should inspect their homes frequently, just to be certain that nothing is wrong.

Foundational issues are pretty common. However, the foundation entails a large part of your home, leaving you uncertain about what to look for. The good news is that Bluebird Foundation Repair & Waterproofing is here to help Birch Run residents with all of their foundation concerns. Below, we will cover why a thorough and quality foundation repair is essential to the long-term integrity of your home’s structure.

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Signs of Damaged Foundation

Your home’s foundation ranges from your walls, your floors, pillars, to your chimney. That’s a lot of ground to cover, but it is worth doing just that so that you don’t overlook any potentially costly and devastating damage.

Here are some classic signs of damage:

  • Cracks in Floor – No material is completely crack resistant, no matter how firm your floors may seem. If you notice any crack in your floor, you should assess them closely and mend them to avoid further damage.
    Cracks in Drywall – Drywall cracks are caused when the foundation shifts and the walls move. Homeowners don’t always notice them right away, so be sure to look closely for them.
  • Cracks in Brickwork – Cracked brickwork can indicate severe drywall damage. Like all cracks, these will not fix themselves, so address them as soon as you can.
  • Cracks in Corners – Vinyl does not maintain its appealing sheen forever. Cracks may begin to form, and you’ll be able to tell if you gaps forming between pieces of siding. When this happens, cracks are likely to form.
  • Leaning Chimney – A leaning chimney may look fun and quirky, but it is unfortunately not. It may signify that something is wrong with your foundation.

What Are the Signs I Should Repair My Foundation?

If you don’t address obvious foundation issues now, they will only grow more severe down the line. As soon as your floors and walls start giving, other areas of your home (including your basement) may be in danger as well.

Remember that even seemingly small problems can become big rapidly. Waiting for these problems to cause disruptions will only cost you more.

You should be especially conscious of foundational issues if you plan on selling your home in the near future. Prospective buyers want to know that they are making a worthwhile investment, and noticeable foundation problems do not instill such confidence.

What Bluebird Offers

If you are ready to make serious improvements to your foundation, the Bluebird team is happy to help.

We pride ourselves on our title as a RamJack certified installer. Every product we use has been tested with your family’s safety in mind. These materials can withstand many different environments, which you will see for yourself once we apply them to your Birch Run home.

Our foundation repair services include helical piering systems, which can help stabilize lightweight structures. For heavier structures, we will employ deep-driven steel piercing systems that use heavy-duty piles and piers.

Call Bluebird Today

Ready to invest in long-term foundation repair solutions that make a difference to your Birch Run Home? Give us a call today! We are ready to help. Outside of foundation repair, we also offer basement waterproofing and crawlspace waterproofing throughout Birch Run.

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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