Don’t Ignore Foundation Problems
If you have a home or business in Iowa, you must be aware that foundation problems may occur. The soil in Iowa is expansive soil which means that it expands during wet weather and shrinks during dry weather. As the soil keeps continuing to shift and move, so does your foundation. This will cause your foundation to become unstable and create damage throughout the entire structure. Some of the signs that you need to be aware of that may indicate that you have foundation failure are:
- Leaning chimney
- Floor cracks
- Wall cracks
- Bowed walls
- Sloping floors
- Sticking doors and windows
- Garage sinking
- Cracked slab
Ignoring any of these signs of foundation failure can be a costly mistake. At the first signs of a foundation problem, it is important to contact an expert to come and inspect your home. Jerry’s Waterproofing has the experience to come and inspect your home and see if you need foundation repair.
Foundation problems need to be fixed as early as possible to minimize the repair costs and prevent damage or minimize damage to the entire structure. Foundation cracks may start small, but they will continue to grow if ignored. The moisture in the soil puts pressure on foundation walls, causing small cracks to become larger and creates new cracks. Also, with winter coming, the ice will thaw and refreeze, causing more pressure on your foundation.
Foundation Repair in Iowa
If you suspect you may require foundation repair in your Iowa home or business, let Jerry’s Waterproofing come and give you a free inspection. If we find that you need foundation repair, we will offer you the best solution for your foundation repair needs in Iowa.
We use underpinning products such as helical piers and steel piers to get your foundation back to its original level and structurally sound again. These underpinning piers are driven deep into the ground through the unstable soil layers until they reach a solid layer. Then the entire structure is lifted onto the piers and your structure will be safe for many years to come.
Helical piers are used for foundation repair when light structural loads, unstable rock basements or very deep load bearing layers are present. Many times helical piers are the best solution due to their ease of installation, immediate load transfer, can be installed in any type of weather, and little to no disturbance to the job site.
The products that we use are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leader in foundation repair and basement waterproofing products in the industry. We take great pride in our work and have built an outstanding reputation in foundation repair in Iowa and Eastern Nebraska.
We have been in business since 1976 and have been professionally trained in foundation repair and basement waterproofing. Our team keeps up with the newest and best ways for foundation repair and basement waterproofing.
Don’t ignore the signs of foundation problems and don’t cut corners when it comes to foundation repair. At the first sign, contact Jerry’s Waterproofing. We will get your foundation repair in Iowa and Nebraska done and keep your home or business safe for many years to come. Don’t hesitate, contact us today!