Foundation Repair | West Bloomfield, MI

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

Your home puts up with a lot of wear and tear. Not just from you and your family living in it, but also just from existing in a place like West Bloomfield that experiences all four seasons, usually with very drastic weather. With time, those harsh winters and rainy springs can eat away at your home’s structure, and you might not even know it until it’s too late.

Fortunately at Bluebird, we are specially trained to detect these foundational issues and fix them with great care. Here is what you should know about our approach to foundation repair:

cracks on wall

Damaged Foundation Signs

Your home’s foundation is every you look. From the walls to the floors, that foundation is holding your home together and keeping it from collapsing in on itself.

While some foundational issues can be hard to spot, here are some that you may notice early:

  • Cracks in Floor – Cracks in your floor are not just unsightly; they may also hint at something going on in your home’s foundation. Cracks usually result when the foundation settles.
  • Cracks in Drywall – Drywall cracks are perhaps the most likely to go unnoticed, but they are no less serious than any others. These usually result when the walls move with shifting foundations.
  • Cracks in Brickwork – Bricks may seem strong, but they are just as susceptible to foundational cracks as any other materials. If you notice cracks in your bricks, you will want to investigate any structural issues.
  • Cracks in Corners – Have you been noticing large gaps in your siding or small cracks in corners? If so, shifting foundation may be to blame.
  • Leaning Chimney – Your chimney should be standing proud and tall. If it is not, then you will want to look into that to ensure that the foundation is solid.

Reasons for Foundation Repair

Foundation repair isn’t just a matter of keeping your house looking new and pretty. It is a safety concern. If you leave these issues unaddressed for too long, your entire house will suffer. In fact, it is best to confront these problems head-on while they are still small and manageable. At this stage, the solutions are also cheaper.

Bottom line: the goal of foundation repair is to ensure that your home’s structure remains durable for many years to come. This is very important whether you plan on living there for a while or selling the house once you are ready to move on.

Bluebird West Bloomfield Foundation Repair

Foundational issues can be worrisome; fortunately, at Bluebird, we can help you address these problems quickly and affordably.

We approach all West Bloomfield homes with the same level of attention and care. We value masterful workmanship and customer service and will go above and beyond to deliver just that.

No two foundation issues are the same, which is why we use several different methods to address foundation problems. If your home is more delicate, we have helical piles and piers. If your home is the heavier type, we can always trust deep-driven steel piering systems.

Damaged beams and walls call for carbon fiber, while slab brackets can support any wayward slabs.

Give Bluebird a Call

It is never too early to invest in sound foundation repair options. Give us a call today! Outside of foundation repair, we also offer basement waterproofing and crawlspace waterproofing throughout West Bloomfield.

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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