Steel Piering & Underpinning
Reverse the damaging effects of foundation settling.
Sinking foundations, uneven floors, cracked & buckled walls are problems commonly faced annually by almost a quarter million homeowners. Homes and other structures situated on unstable soils settle when their foundations are subjected to extreme moisture conditions or lack proper drainage. A shifting foundation will result in structural damage to your home and will diminish the value of your investment.
causes of foundation failure
Protect the integrity and safety of your home.
Could your home fall apart at the seams, literally? When problems such as cracks, gaps, or misalignment occur, it often means foundation settlement. While these issues should be a cause of concern to a homeowner, they can be repaired with great ease and reliability by your certified professionals using the Atlas Piering System.
Resistance Piers stabilize your foundation.
The only permanent way to repair a foundation that is settling or sinking, is to transfer the weight of the structure or home to solid, stable soil that may be several layers below the existing foundation. This process will, in most cases, immediately reverse the structural damage. The Atlas Piering system will prevent these issues from becoming worse, and provide renewed stability for decades to come.
A homeowner’s primary concern with Resistance Pier systems should be quality and durability of components used, as well as knowledge of installation providers. Davis & Sons Concrete is a leading contractor in Resistance Piering, providing you peace of mind knowing the job is completed correctly the first time.
Helical Piers stop the damaging effects of foundation settling.
Sinking foundations, cracked and buckled walls and uneven floors are problems commonly faced annually by some quarter-million homeowners. Homes and other structures situated on unstable soils settle when their foundations are subjected to extreme moisture variations or lack proper drainage. A shifting foundation may result in structural damage to your home and a loss of your investment.
Our Helical Pile Foundation System is founded on the principle of turning a helical (screw) pile into stable subsoil strata until the torque applied indicates that the necessary load capacity has been achieved. Adjustable brackets are then attached to the base of your foundation walls, connecting the piles to the foundation. The weight of your home is then transferred to the piles. In the process, the foundation, walls and floors are repositioned and retained from further movement. This innovative system contrasts with other more costly and time-consuming methods which require extensive excavation that can disturb site features such as walkways and landscaping.
Causes of Foundation Failure.
Evaporation: Hot and dry conditions may cause soil to pull away from the foundation. Settlement due to this foundation moisture imbalance could cause cracks to appear throughout the structure.
Transpiration: Tree roots could dehydrate the soil beneath a home causing soil shrinkage and settlement of the home.
Plumbing Leaks: Water from leaky plumbing is often a major contributor to foundation problems.
Drainage: Improper drainage will lead to excess moisture build up, which could erode or consolidate soils. Excessive moisture may cause upheaval of settlement.
Poor Building Site Preparation: Cut and fill situations, where soil is removed from part of the lot and stacked on another, must have proper soil stabilization before the structure is constructed; otherwise unexpected movements of the soil beneath the foundation may occur.
Poor Ground Preparation: Cut and fill situations should be properly prepared before structure is started or it may result in improperly compacted soil beneath the foundation.
Poor Soil Conditions: Poor soil, organic components, debris, etc., may cause expansion or consolidation, which contribute to foundation failures.
Signs of Foundation Failure.
Inside the House:
Cracks in sheetrock
Doors and windows that stick
Cracks in floor or tile
Misaligned doors and windows
Trim or moulding misaligned
Outside of House:
Gaps around doors and windows
Cracks in foundation
Cracks in the bricks
Fascia board pulling away
Chimneys tilting or leaning
Separation from door
Wall rotating out
Cracks in the brick
Walls leaning in or out
Cracks in the poured or block walls
Water leakage through cracks at base of walls
Call Davis & Sons Concrete today!
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