Symptoms of Foundation Problems: Wall Cracks
Cracks are a clear sign that there is a foundation problem in the house. However, the symptoms of foundation problems are not limited to only cracks; they can also be gab spaces between the baseboard and the walls, or maybe one of your doors is not opening and closing as it should.
Underpinning Installation: Location is Key
The location of the piers is essential for the underpinning system to work as expected; that is why we have an amazing engineering department with years of experience to determine where is the right location for each pier, depending on the house's needs.
Underpinning Installation Process: How deep is enough?
Another important factor is to see how deep each pier needs to get drilled. It all depends on how stable the soil is and the goas of the homeowners.
Underpinning Installation Process: Last Evaluation
Before permanently installing the piers and attaching them with their brackets, our foundation professionals need to complete the last assessment of the house's foundation to see if it is wise to lift the foundation to its original position.
Obstacles & Challenges
Whenever our home heroes are digging, they need to take into consideration obstacles because there might be things we cannot see under the ground, and they need to be careful to do not to harm in many ways the house's functionality. Sometimes there are pipes or even wires that might cause tremendous damage to the house if they break.
After Installing the Underpinning Installation System
Here is a picture of the house after the pier got installed; as you can see, it seems like nothing happened, which is the goal of our professionals to leave the place as if nothing got done, but under the ground, the foundation is stronger than ever providing full support and preventing the house for cracking.