The foundation of your home is just that; the foundation that supports and protects your home from a number of natural disasters. Over time, factors such as shifting soil, weather, and fluctuations of temperature can take a toll on the structural soundness of your foundation.
Without a strong, solid foundation, you risk losing value on your home due to depreciating damage, as well as making the repair process that much more intensive and costly. Foundation problems will not go away, and the longer they are ignored, the larger the problem (and the cost) becomes.
Here are a few commonly found issues that indicate it may be time to give Ypsilanti Foundation Repair a call.
A crack in your foundation or walls may seem merely cosmetic. In some cases, however, these cracks can mean that your foundation is experiencing a high amount of stress. Even a small crack can be worrisome, as water, soil, or even insects can enter this space, allowing for internal expansion and contraction, acting as a lever to widen the existing cracks.
Horizontal cracks can be an indication of foundation settling, as the support system unevenly sinks into the ground. Cracks that are angular, or at a 45-degree angle, can be caused by extreme foundation movement. This is a serious issue that can lead to the tearing and collapsing of walls.
If you notice any unevenness or softness in your floors, it could be an indication of an underlying foundation issue. There are beams that run beneath your floor that provide structural support, but they themselves are supported by the foundation. If it is experiencing any sinking or deterioration, these structural beams could be affected.
Sagging floors are a blemish to the quality and price of your home, as well as its safety. Those of a young age or those with any sort of impairment or disability may have difficulty navigating floors that are uneven and could face potential injury in the event of a fall or accident.
Some issues, such as foundation sinking, can be felt or seen from the exterior of your home. The soil and surrounding plant matter will leave a stain on the exterior edge of your foundation, which should not be visible unless some amount of movement has occurred.
A natural event such as shifting soil or an earthquake can cause a significant amount of foundation movement. If left untreated, the entirety of your house could become uneven, leading to the depreciation of additional support systems within your home.
At Bluebird Waterproofing & Foundation Repair, we offer a multitude of different options to repair any foundation situation without causing destruction to your landscaping or the exterior of your home. Our repair process minimizes soil disruption across all of our repair options.
Types Of Foundation Repairs
- Helical Piering System: This is a great option for small or light structures and can be used almost universally across most soil types and conditions.
- Deep-driven steel piering systems: This method uses heavy-duty steel piles or piers to drill into bedrock, providing strong support for large or heavy buildings.
- Wall tiebacks: If your basement walls are experiencing any type of structural issue, such as caving in or leaning, our wall tiebacks act as a brace to further support your walls and return them to their original condition.
- Carbon Fiber: Some RamJack installers use carbon fiber to provide additional structural support to a foundation repair. That is us!
- Slab brackets: These are best used when addressing issues such as failing basement or floor slabs of concrete.
Why Choose Us?
The foundation of your home is arguably one of the most important structures that you often forget about. With over twenty years of experience on both residential and commercial properties, we have seen and fixed thousands of foundation issues on a wide array of structures. Allow our capable team at Bluebird Foundation Repair & Waterproofing to take care of any of your issues as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. We understand that repairs of this nature can seem costly, but as time and the elements wear on your foundation, the cost of repairs can skyrocket to unknown heights. Give us a call for a free quote today on how we can improve your quality of life in the present and the value and longevity of your home in the future.
We look forward to hearing from you!