Foundation Repair | Jackson, MI

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  • Serving Michigan For Over 20 Years
  • Over 8,000 properties restored
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You trust your Jackson home to stand firm for years to come. That said, sometimes Michigan weather takes a toll on your home’s foundation. When this happens, you will want to act quickly to prevent further damage.

Fortunately, we know exactly what to do here at Bluebird. Here is what you should keep in mind:

Signs Your Home Has Foundational Damage

If you have noticed cracks in the brick of your house or cracks in the floor, it is very likely that your home has foundation damage. Unfortunately, cracks are not the only potential signs of trouble.

Other indicators of Foundation Damage include:

  • Cracks in corners
  • Cracks in the drywall
  • Cracks in stucco
  • Gaps in door frames or window frames
  • Leaning chimney

If you have noticed any of these flaws in your home’s structure, it is important to take action to remedy the problem before it becomes more serious.

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Dangers of Foundation Damage

Foundation damage is not a stagnant force. If foundation damage continues to develop over a long period of time, the foundation will eventually fail. This will cause the house to collapse or the basement to cave in, putting you and your family at risk.

Expenses to fix the foundation damage will only increase as time goes on. Correcting the problem today will save you both time and money. Waiting may only result in a bigger problem at a later date.

If you plan on ever selling your house, foundation issues may decrease the value of your property, making it more challenging to sell.

Residential Foundation Repair

Bluebird offers many repair services. We can adapt to meet your specific needs and get your home standing firm once more. The type of repair you need will depend upon many factors, such as the structure of your home and the extent of the damage.

Some of our services include:

  • Helical Piering System
  • Deep-driven steel piering systems
  • Wall Tiebacks
  • Carbon Fiber
  • Slab Brackets

What Causes Foundation Damage?

Many different factors can contribute to foundation damage. Some common ones include:

  • Settling Foundation – The ground beneath your home may shift and change, which is to be expected. However, over time, a constant settling foundation may impact the home’s foundation.
  • Water Damage – Water damage is not only a nuisance that looks bad and smells strange, it can also spell damage for your home’s foundation. Water damage may occur if water trickles in through exposed cracks or if a pipe breaks and leaks into your foundation.
  • Nearby Trees – Trees get a bad rap for their invasive roots and tendency to take up space, but these are not always the most pressing issues. The problem arises when the trees depend on your foundation’s soil for nourishment. They may drink up the water giving the soil its substance, forcing the entire foundation to shift.

Foundation Repair Cost

Some of the factors that influence how much your repair will cost are:

  • The size of the area that needs to be repaired
  • Depth of the bedrock beneath your home
  • What kind of foundation the structure has
  • What parts of the structure need to be supported

Bluebird cannot provide a reliable “ballpark” price over the phone, so we recommend that you contact us for a free inspection and estimate if you suspect any damage.

If you need assistance in financing your repair, we can happily refer you to a trustworthy vendor. Just ask!

What Should I Do Now?

If you are located in the Jackson, Michigan area and you are worried about your home’s foundation, Bluebird Foundation Repair & Waterproofing can help you correct any damage.

Located near Jackson, Bluebird Foundation Repair & Waterproofing has 20 years of experience doing repairs across Eastern Michigan and Northwest Ohio. Outside of foundation repair, we also offer basement waterproofingcrawlspace waterproofing, egress window installation and seawall repair throughout Jackson.

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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