Foundation settlement is a serious structural problem that needs to be addressed as soon as you notice that something isn't "right" with your home. Typically, a homeowner will see one or more sides of their home actually sinking into the earth. You might panic and think that the only solution to the problem is to have the entire foundation dug up and replaced. Fortunately, that is no longer the case since there have been numerous advancements over the years in the foundation repair industry.
As a homeowner, you might be wondering what some of the other warning signs are which could indicate that you have a settlement problem on your hands. Take a look at the list below:
- Windows and doors don't open or close like they should
- Interior and exterior wall cracks form
- Floors may feel unlevel
- Basement concrete slabs are sloping in certain areas
This type of structural problem is often caused from poor soil conditions around a home, or from improper building techniques or materials used during the time when your home was being constructed. Regardless of what has caused the problem, A-1 Indiana Waterproofing team of experts will be able to provide you with the best and most effective solution.
Push piers are made from solid, strong, durable metal materials that are built to last in the soil surrounding your home. They are installed deep within the earth next to the damaged wall(s) as an adequate foundation repair method. This piering technique has proven itself to be one of the best ways to go about fixing a sinking foundation without having to actually replace any walls of the home.
Helical piers work in a similar fashion as push piers, and they are also made from strong metal materials. These piers mimic the look and functionality of a screw, and this is why contractors often say that helical piers are "screwed" into the earth. These piers will be able to provide the necessary support your home needs to stop sinking deeper and deeper into the earth.