Foundation erosion, structural damage, volatile soil conditions, under-slab plumbing leakage, poor outdoor drainage and intrusive tree roots can all contribute to a sinking home or sluggish, uneven flooring. It is also important to correct these issues before house leveling is carried out in order to ensure a more permanent solution.
Signs of basement sinking and settlement include uneven floors, jamming of windows and doors, tipping chimney, popped nails out of drywall, water in the basement, and loose bricks.
If you witness any of these problems, call today for free consultation and estimate from our experienced and skilled foundation contractors.
Foundation Settlement – The Root of Uneven Floors
Concrete Homes Basement
Houses with a slab foundation base can be leveled using a handful of successful methods. This may involve the excavation from the outside of the home and the construction of piers or piers, such as helical piers, bell bottom piers, steel piers or concrete piers, or the use of a chemical substance to fill the holes below the base.
Crawl Space Foundation Homes
For homes with a crawl space floor, house leveling can be accomplished by using a variety of efficient methods. House leveling methods include the installation of pilings under existing piers to fortify them, the use of rods or braces to reinforce damaged support stations and cure sagging floors, the stabilization of the soil under the foundation using a chemical mixture, or a combination of all methods.
Impact Of The Problems Of The Soil
Soil moves as it is too dry. Sometimes big trees have roots that lie under the base. Such roots can absorb up to 100 gallons of water from the soil every day. As the soil loses its moisture, it shrinks. Soil shrinkage leads to the movement of the base, in particular the differential movement. Differential change happens when one part of the base has moved while other areas have not changed. Your foundation may develop stair-shaped cracks when it is affected by differential movements. House leveling can help to reset the foundation and help prevent future cracks and problems.
What’s House Leveling Cost?
House leveling costs differ depending on the state of the base, the homeowner ‘s goals and the method of repair. Contact our certified repair specialists in Buffalo, NY for a free foundation repair estimate.