Settling Foundation Repair near Springdale
Cracked walls and uneven floors don’t make for a very safe-feeling home. If you have these problems in your house, it could indicate a failing foundation. Settling is one of the most common causes that we see.
At Vesta Foundation Solutions, our repair experts use various pier systems to correct settling foundations and permanently stabilize your home. Reach out to us to learn more and schedule a free inspection to get a professional diagnosis.
Recognizing a Settling Foundation
The most obvious signs of something wrong with your foundation are uneven, sagging, or “bouncy” floors. Jammed windows and doors are also an easy-to-see symptom, especially when accompanied by drywall cracks around their framing.
Other symptoms happen in your basement and are a little harder to recognize, sometimes going months or years without being noticed. It’s time to consult with an expert if you see any of these:
- Cracks in your basement’s concrete floor
- Stair-step cracks in your foundation walls
- Moisture in your basement or crawl space
The Pier Systems We Use
Foundation pier systems are a versatile tool used to fix several types of foundation issues. The three systems that our team uses are helical piers, push piers, and slab pier systems. Each is specially designed for a specific function, which is why our foundation experts need to diagnose the root of your structural failure in order to find the right solution.
Helical piers work together to evenly distribute the weight of your home (that your soil can no longer support), lifting it back to a level position and restabilizing it. Helical piers can be installed at an angle, if needed, inside or outside of your foundation.
Push piers transfer the weight of your home to load-bearing strata to add stability back to the structure. They are hydraulically driven down into the bedrock until they cannot be pushed further. The piers are then secured to brackets to keep your home in its correct position.
Slab piers are used to support settling concrete slabs – typically your basement floor. A small hole is drilled through the concrete; then, a slab bracket is installed underneath. Once the slab piers have reached competent soils, the weight is fully supported and may be lifted back to a level position.
Schedule a Free Professional Inspection
Our installation experts at Vesta Foundation Solutions offer free inspections and consultations in Springdale and the surrounding areas. Reach out to us with your questions and see if one of our pier systems is right for your foundation.
Schedule a free inspection with one of our foundation repair professionals today!