Foundation Repair by DCC
Foundation Repair by DCC

Fact: Each year, nearly 250,000 homes in the U.S. experiences sinking foundations, cracked or buckled walls and uneven floors due to extreme moisture conditions or lack of proper drainage. Fact: Settled and cracked foundations cause structural damage and can actually diminish a home’s value.

Protecting the Integrity and Safety of your Home with Foundation Repair

If you think your home can’t fall apart at the seams, literally, think again. Visible cracks, gaps and misalignment in your home’s foundation means it has settled into the surrounding soil. Any signs of foundation settling should be cause for alarm for any homeowner, but it shouldn’t be a major deal because the issues can be repaired rather easily. Simply call us, your certified foundation repair professionals in Spring Valley, IL, and we’ll repair your home’s foundation using the Atlas Piering System.

DCC Working on a Foundation Repair Job
DCC Working on a Foundation Repair Job

Stabilize your Home’s Foundation with Resistance Piers

In order to permanently stabilize your home’s foundation, the weight of the structure must be transferred to the solid, stable soil found several layers below the surface. The Atlas Piering System does just that to immediately reverse the structural damage and provide renewed stability to your home’s foundation for many decades to come. As a homeowner, your primary concern when it comes to resistant pier systems is the quality and durability of the components used, as well as knowledge of the installation providers doing the work. Hiring Davis & Sons Concrete to repair your home’s foundation is a smart move. We are leading resistance piering contractors in Illinois, which means you can rest easy knowing your home’s foundation is in good hands and repaired right the first time.

Stop Damaging Foundation Settlement with Helical Piers

Davis & Sons Concrete uses another innovative foundation repair technique called Helical Pile Foundation System. The Helical Pile System, 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, takes on the weight of your home, repositioning the foundation, walls and floors to stabilize and stop foundation settling. The Helical Pile Foundation System is preferable to other more costly foundation repair techniques because it is less expensive, takes less time to complete and does not disturb surrounding features such as walkways and landscaping with excavation.

DCC Foundation Repair Work
DCC Foundation Repair Work

What Causes Foundation Failure?

Several factors can lead to the weakening and ultimate failure of your home’s foundation. Many of these factors are beyond your control, and that’s why Davis & Sons Concrete is here to help. Let’s take a look at some of the things that can affect your home’s foundation.

  • Evaporation – When the weather is hot and dry, it can cause the soil around your home to dry out and pull away from the foundation. This can cause cracks to form in the concrete throughout the structure.
  • Transpiration – Tree roots growing under your home’s foundation can dehydrate the soil causing foundation settlement.
  • Plumbing Leaks – One of the most common contributors to foundation settlement is leaky plumbing.
  • Drainage – When water is unable to drain away from your home’s foundation properly, it can erode or compact the soil. This can lead to upheaval of the foundation.
  • Improper Building Site Preparation – If builders do not use proper soil stabilization techniques when they cut soil from one part of the lot to fill in another before they begin construction, unexpected movement of the soil underneath your home’s foundation can occur.
  • Poor Soil Conditions – Inadequate soil, organic materials, debris, etc., can cause the soil to expand or compact, which ultimately leads to foundation failure.
Eric Davis Foundation Repair Work
Eric Davis Foundation Repair Work

Signs of Foundation Failure

Many areas of your home can exhibit signs of foundation failure. Here’s what to look for and where you should look. Inside the Home:

  • Cracks in the drywall or plaster walls
  • Doors and windows that stick
  • Cracks in the floors
  • Windows and doors that seem misaligned
  • Trim or moulding that is misaligned

Outside the Home:

  • Visible gaps around windows and doors
  • Cracks in the foundation
  • Cracks in the bricks
  • Pulling away of fascia boards
  • Tilted or leaning chimney

The Garage:

  • Visible separation from the doors
  • Walls that appear to rotate out
  • Cracks in the brick

In the Basement:

  • Walls that lean in or out
  • Cracks in the walls
  • Visible signs of water leaking in through cracks at the base of the walls

Don’t allow a settling foundation to lessen the integrity and safety of your home. Call us today to find out more about our foundation repair services in Spring Valley, Illinois.

At one point the gap between my house and foundation was visible from... well, let's just say FAR away. After calling DCC our foundation looks as good as when the house was built... if not better!

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Meet Lance Davis


Lance Davis is a third generation Concrete Contractor with over 10+ years experience in concrete repair and slabjacking. His company Davis & Sons Concrete has proudly served all of North Central Illinois, Rockford and the outer suburbs - and he would love to hear from you!

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