We usually take our floors for granted until there’s a problem. Our floors are usually solid and level, giving us stability for our family and belongings.
Jerry’s Waterproofing can help you repair your floors. Some problems that can occur with floors depend on what type of material they’re made of and where they are located in your home. A concrete slab can sink or have cracks. A wooden floor on an upper level can become unlevel if the foundation begins to settle unevenly. Both problems are caused by a sinking foundation but may have different solutions.
Causes of a Sunken Foundation
There are several reasons why a foundation may sink, but water is usually the main culprit. Too much or too little can cause problems for your home’s foundation.
If there isn’t enough water, the soil can shrink, taking support away from the concrete foundation. Voids can happen.
If there is too much water, the soil can swell and put pressure on the foundation floor and walls. Also, the soil can erode or become loose. The outcome is the same: the foundation loses the support it needs to be stable.
Cracks can form in the concrete, allowing water to enter your home. This water can weaken the supports inside your home, allowing upper floors to sag.
Repairing Your Floor in Omaha
If you begin to notice uneven floors or floor cracks, you should schedule an inspection by a trusted contractor. Jerry’s Waterproofing will take a look at your property and determine the cause of the problem, how to repair the damage, and how to prevent it from happening again.
Some other things you can look for include misaligned windows, cracks in drywall or ceilings, a leaning chimney, or bowed walls. All of these are major signs that there is an issue with your foundation.
The sooner you have the repair done, the less time and money it will take. The longer a foundation problem goes, the more damage it can do to your home.
Foundation and floor repair is not something that the average homeowner can tackle. It takes a team of professionals with specialized tools to do the repair correctly. If the repair isn’t done right, you will continue to have problems.
Floor Repair Solutions
Make sure the contractor you hire is not only trustworthy but that they have the experience and tools to do the job right the first time. Jerry’s Waterproofing uses tools and products from Earth Contact Products (ECP). These tools are American-made and used by the best contractors in the business.
After inspecting your property and determining the cause of the problem and the best way to fix it, we’ll use items like steel piers, wall anchors, carbon fiber, injection methods, and helical anchors. These tools all have a specialized purpose and we’ll make sure the right one is used for your situation.
We have teams that specialize in floors, so if all you need is floor repair, we can make sure that you’re taken care of.
Contact us today for all of your floor repair needs in Omaha, NE.