Foundation Repair | Chelsea, MI

Our Experience

  • Serving Michigan For Over 20 Years
  • Over 8,000 properties restored
The #1 Choice in Foundation Repair

You should never underestimate your home’s foundation, as it provides the entire framework for your home. By inspecting your home regularly for any issues in the foundation, you can save yourself a lot of money and grief in the long term.

Understandably, it can be difficult to know what to look for in a damaged foundation, especially if you have never experienced such an issue before. Things get even trickier when you realize that the foundation encompasses just about every area of your house.

But take heart, Chelsea residents! At Bluebird, we can help you pinpoint these structural woes before they become a real pain.
Signs of Damaged Foundation
Your floors, walls, pillars, and chimney all qualify as part of your home’s foundation. As such, they can all suffer from unique types of damage, none of which you want to ignore for too long.

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Here are the most common ones:

  • Cracks in Floor – If you take great pride in your smooth, shiny floors, that’s great. Unfortunately, you should know that they are very likely not immune to damaging cracks, which may indicate greater issues within your home’s foundation.
  • Cracks in Drywall – Drywall cracks can be subtle, which also makes them so dangerous. It’s easy to overlook your drywall entirely if you don’t notice any glaring issues. Make it a habit to check your drywall regularly for cracks.
  • Cracks in Brickwork – When you see cracks in your brickwork, you shouldn’t just shrug them off. Such cracks may signal that more damage lies beneath the surface, in the drywall.
  • Cracks in Corners – It may not be your imagination if you start seeing things shift around you, especially if you notice widening gaps in vinyl siding.
  • Leaning Chimney – Does your chimney seem off? Don’t laugh it off! There is likely something going on in your foundation, and someone should take a look.

Why Foundation Repair?

You may not think much of a small crack here or there. They may not be pretty to look at, but you can always cover them up with a well-placed portrait, right?

Unfortunately, letting little signs of damage slide can spell trouble in the future. Foundation issues only get worse with time, so it’s best to put a stop to them the moment you notice them.

What Bluebird Offers

Foundation damage does not have to spell disaster for your home’s health if you address the issues right away! At Bluebird, we have what it takes to address these problems.

As a RamJack certified installer, we use only products that have been carefully vetted and tested to be used in residential settings.

We also offer the following repair services:

  • Deep-driven steel piercing systems (heavy structures)
  • Helical piering systems (lightweight structures)
  • Carbon fiber (for a little extra support)
  • Slab brackets (super strength!)

Give Us a Call!

We want to help your home stand on solid ground once more! Chelsea residents interested in investing in high-quality foundation repair should get in touch with us today.

Bluebird Waterproofing and Foundation Repair can assist! Outside of foundation repair, we also offer basement waterproofing and crawlspace waterproofing throughout Chelsea.

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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