Foundation Repair | Howell, MI

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  • Serving Michigan For Over 20 Years
  • Over 8,000 properties restored
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To keep your home safe and sturdy, you should always check in on its foundation to make sure that it’s doing okay. Foundation damage threatens your entire home. That said, foundation damage is not always obvious or easy to find. Even if you notice a problem, you will likely not have the equipment to properly repair it yourself.

The foundation experts at Bluebird are here to help with any foundation issues, no matter how minor or severe. Our dedicated team will address the source of foundation issues to preserve the structural integrity of your home.

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Foundation Damage Warning Signs

The foundation impacts every aspect of your home. If your foundation sustains damage, it can show in your floors, walls, and chimney. Here are signs to look out for:

  • Cracked Floors – If your foundation shifts and settles, it can create cracks in your concrete, ceramic, or hard floors.
  • Cracked Brickwork – Masonry on the inside or outside of your home can crack as a result of foundation damage. Keep an eye out for cracked brickwork.
  • Leaning Chimney – A leaning chimney is a warning sign. Your chimney should stand straight up; if your foundation is sinking, it may lean. Never ignore a leaning chimney.
  • Cracked Drywall – Drywall cracks will worsen over time if you do not address the root of the issue. Cracks in the drywall indicate foundation problems that are shifting your walls.

Why Repair Your Foundation?

Foundation issues are not something to ignore. They are progressive and will get much worse over time. Left unaddressed, the foundation will eventually fail and cause your home to cave in.

Have only a minor foundation problem? Then it’s the perfect time to repair it! The sooner you address the foundation damage, the more money you will save.

Foundation repair also helps preserve the value of your home. Foundation damage and the associated damage to your walls, floors, and other areas will deter future buyers. By correcting foundation damage before it gets out of control, you can maintain the value of your home and sell it for what it’s worth when the time comes.

Bluebird Howell Foundation Repair

Believe you may have foundation damage? Just want to assess your foundation to make sure? Bluebird is here to help.

Our team of foundation experts is RamJack certified. We use only the best equipment and materials to repair all kinds of foundation problems. All of our methods and tools have been tested extensively.

Our foundation services include deep-driven steel piering, heavy-duty piles and piers, helical piering systems, and carbon fiber to support damaged walls and beams. Our knowledgeable team will select the right method and equipment for your unique foundation.

Don’t wait to preserve the structural integrity of your home! Whether you just want your foundation checked or you know you need a repair, Bluebird has you covered. To learn more about our Howell foundation services and to schedule your appointment, contact us today. Outside of foundation repair, we also offer basement waterproofing and crawlspace waterproofing throughout Howell.

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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