Sinking Foundation in Nebraska, Missouri, and Iowa
The foundation of your home is the most important part of
the structure. The entire weight of the building sits on the
foundation. When something goes wrong with the foundation,
the entire structure will be damaged. One of the problems
that can occur is a sinking foundation. This occurs due to a
variety of reasons such as:
- Poor drainage: If water is allowed to pool next to the foundation, the soil will absorb the water, causing it to heave.
- Drying and shrinking soils: Prolonged dry periods cause the soil to shrink.
- Wet and softening soils: When the soil gets overly wet, it causes it to swell or heave.
- Poorly compacted fill soil: If the soil was not compacted at the time of building, the weight of the home will cause the soil to compress.
- Maturing trees: If trees are close to the foundation, the roots will draw water from below the foundation.
It is important to know some of the signs of a sinking
foundation. If you look around the interior and exterior of
your home, look for some of these signs:
If you see any of these signs of a sinking foundation, it
is important to contact a professional to come and inspect
your foundation. The experts at Jerry's Waterproofing will
come and give you a free inspection and offer you the best
sinking foundation repair solution for your needs. The
sooner the repair is done, the least amount of damage that
will occur throughout your home.
Sinking Foundation Solutions in Nebraska, Iowa, and
The contractors at
Jerry's Waterproofing uses underpinning
products to repair a sinking foundation. These underpinning
products include either steel piers or helical piers. These
piers are driven deep into the ground through unstable soil
until they reach a solid soil layer. After installation,
each pier is individually load tested. After testing, the
entire weight of the structure is lifted onto the piers
using hydraulic jacks. The foundation will be back to its
original level and stabilized again.
For bowing or leaning walls due to a sinking foundation,
we use helical tiebacks along with plate anchors to get the
bowing or leaning wall back to its original level. These
helical tiebacks and plate anchors also strengthen the wall
so that they won't bow or lean in the future.
All of the products we use for foundation repair are
manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the very best
foundation repair products in the industry today. Jerry's
Waterproofing has over 30 years of experience and with our
experience and using the best products for foundation
repair, you can be assured that your foundation will be
level and stabilized for many years to come.
Don't let a sinking foundation become an even bigger issue
such as foundation failure. Let the professionals at
Jerry's Waterproofing give you a free inspection and offer
you the best foundation repair solutions for your needs. We
also offer waterproofing and crawl space repair. Don't
hesitate, contact us today!