Foundation Settlement in Nebraska and Iowa
One problem that many homeowners will eventually have to
deal with is a foundation that starts to sink or settle.
Foundation settlement is the downward movement of a building
to a point below its original position.
This can be caused
by several different factors, including:
- Drying and shrinking soils: Prolonged
dry periods cause the soil to shrink.
- Wet and
softening soils: When the soil gets overly wet, it will swell or heave.
- Poor drainage:
If water is allowed to pool next to the foundation, the soil
will absorb the water, causing it to heave.
- Poorly compacted fill soil: If the soil was not
compacted correctly at the time of construction, the weight of the building
will cause the soil to compress.
- Maturing trees:
If trees are close to the foundation, the roots will
draw water from below the foundation
Knowing what to look
for and recognizing the signs of foundation settlement will help prevent costly repairs and future settlement.
- Cracks in walls or floors
- Doors and windows that
- Gaps around doors and windows
- Cracks in
- Leaning chimney
- Bowed walls
- Cracks in
If you discover any of these structural issues
in your home, Jerry's Waterproofing has the right solution.
At the first sign of foundation settlement, don't hesitate
to contact us. The sooner the repair is done, the less
damage that will occur to your foundation and the lower the cost to repair the problem.
Settlement Solutions for Homes in Nebraska
contractors at Jerry's Waterproofing use underpinning
methods to take care of the settlement in your foundation.
These methods normally involve installing products like
steel push piers or helical piers. The products that we
choose are made by Earth Contact
Steel resistance piers are used to provide
stabilization and lift for your home by taking the weight off of
the foundation and the weak soils below and transferring it
to soil layers deeper in the ground with more stability.
Helical piers are an excellent choice for repairing
foundations when the structural load is not extremely heavy,
when the rock basement is not stable, or when the stable and
load-bearing layers of soil are located deeper underground.
Another benefit that makes helical piers a great choice is
that they can be installed easily in nearly any condition,
they do not disturb the job site, and the load can be
transferred right away.
Let the experts at Jerry's
Waterproofing inspect your foundation and give you a free
estimate and answer any questions you may have regarding
your foundation settlement repair needs in Nebraska,
Missouri, or Iowa. We have over 30 years of experience in
foundation repair and basement waterproofing. Contact us today to learn more.