Foundation Repair | Fowlerville, MI

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When you think of your home, you probably think most fondly of your warm kitchen, your cozy living room, maybe even your spotless bathroom. Your home’s foundation is likely the last thing on your mind. However, you might want to rethink that.

Foundation issues are very common in Fowlerville homes, especially older homes. Some foundation issues can be hard to detect and even harder to address if homeowners don’t know what they are looking for.

Bluebird is here to help Fowlerville residents with all of their foundation and waterproofing needs. Our experienced team will spot and correct any foundation issues you may have to help preserve the integrity of your home.

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Foundation Damage Warning Signs

The foundation can impact all areas of your home. Once your foundation is damaged, it can impact your floors, chimney, walls, and more. Here are some of the most common signs of foundation damage to be aware of:

  • Drywall Cracks – Foundation settling will shift the walls and create cracks that worsen over time. If you spot any cracks in your drywall, keep a close eye on them.
  • Cracked Masonry – Noticing cracks in your brickwork or another masonry structure? There is a chance you have foundation damage.
  • Floor Cracks – Concrete slabs, ceramic tiles, and other flooring materials will start to crack if your foundation is damaged. If you notice cracks in your flooring, it may be time to seek help with your foundation.
  • Leaning Chimney – Your chimney should not look like the Leaning Tower of Pisa! A leaning chimney is a grave warning sign of foundation issues. Don’t wait to contact a professional if your chimney starts to lean.

The Importance of Repairing Your Foundation

Cracks in your wall or floor may not seem like too big of a deal, but a damaged foundation is an issue that only grows more severe with time. Left untreated, a failing foundation will eventually result in the collapse of your entire home.

Does the foundation damage seem minor? All the more reason to repair it now! The worse the damage gets, the more expensive and complicated it is to repair. Early intervention is the best solution for foundation problems.

To preserve the value of your home, you must have a secure foundation. Failing to address foundation issues can lead to damage that drops the value of your home. Future homebuyers will be hesitant to purchase homes with significant foundation damage.

Bluebird Fowlerville Foundation Repair

We are a team of RamJack certified installers, using only top-of-the-line equipment and products for our foundation repairs. We find the best solution based on your foundation needs. Our foundation repair services include deep-driven steel piering for heavy-duty piles, piers for heavy structures, helical piering for lightweight structures, and carbon fiber for additional support to damaged beams and walls.

If you’ve noticed any of the signs of foundation damage above, act fast to preserve the structural integrity and value of your home with foundation repair. With over 20 years of experience, the Bluebird foundation experts have you covered. Contact us today to learn more about our foundation services and how we can help. Outside of foundation repair, we also offer basement waterproofing and crawlspace waterproofing throughout Fowlerville.

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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