Foundation Repair | Brighton, MI

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  • Serving Michigan For Over 20 Years
  • Over 8,000 properties restored
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No homeowner should ignore the foundation of the home. Even though you can’t readily see it, that foundation is what is keeping your home standing on solid ground.

Your home may have foundation issues that need attention right now. However, because your home’s foundation extends beyond the surface, you might not think much about it until a problem is begging to be fixed.

At Bluebird Foundation Repair & Waterproofing, we are specially equipped to handle even the most pressing foundation problems. Here, we will review what foundation repair entails and why it’s so important to your home:

Foundation internal view

Signs of Damaged Foundation

Your home’s foundation entails more than just the ground. Everything from your walls to floors to the chimney belongs to the foundation. With that in mind, here are some common issues that you should always be on the lookout for:

  • Cracks in Floor – Whether you have ceramic tiles or concrete, cracks can occur anywhere on your floors. If you spot any cracks, don’t panic, but do aim to get them corrected right away.
  • Cracks in Drywall – Drywall cracks sometimes blend in, so you will want to inspect your drywall thoroughly if you suspect them. If they go undetected, they will likely keep widening as your foundation moves about.
  • Cracks in Brickwork – On the other hand, cracked brickwork tends to be very easy to spot. Not only is it a sad sight, it can also be a sign that much more costly damage lies ahead, so address these cracks immediately.
  • Cracks in Corners – Have you been noticing gaps in your siding? Cracks may be forming! Do not wait until the problem gets out of control.
  • Leaning Chimney – A leaning chimney is not some unique feature; it could be a sign of severe foundational damage. If you notice that your chimney is leaning to one side, call a repair expert right away.

Why is Foundation Repair Worth it?

Foundational damage is rarely an isolated incident. Once one part of your home sustains damage, other areas will likely follow suit. This applies to even small problems. Small problems can grow quickly, so act as soon as possible.

What Bluebird Offers

If you have read this far and realize with dread that your home is showing some signs of foundational damage, do not fear. At Bluebird, we can help reverse these troublesome issues.

We are a RamJack certified installer, which means the materials we use to repair your foundation are properly certified, and they have the test results to prove it. They can even hold up to those harsh Brighton winters.

Moreover, we offer both helical piering systems for lightweight structures and deep-driven steel piercing systems for heavy structures.

If your walls and beams need extra support, we will employ carbon fiber. Falling slabs? Those are no match for our slab brackets, strong enough to hold up a concrete foundation.

Call Bluebird Today

At Bluebird Foundation Repair & Waterproofing, we are proud to serve the Brighton area for all foundation repair needs. Give us a call today! Outside of foundation repair, we also offer basement waterproofing, crawlspace waterproofing, egress windows and seawall repair throughout Brighton.

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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