Foundation Symptoms - 1
Ceiling cracks are more common than you think, and in most cases, the main reason is a foundation problem. Foundation problems happened when the house got built over expansive soil that shrinks or gets swollen depending on the weather and the moisture exposure.
Foundation Symptoms - 2
Floor cracks are a very common sign of a foundation issue, and this type of crack happens because of a foundation heave problem or a foundation settlement problem.
Foundation Symptoms - 3
Most of the time, the symptoms of a foundation problem start on the floor, but if the foundation problem does not get treated right or at the right time those cracks will expand, getting larger and deeper going from the floor to even the ceiling as shown in this picture.
Underpinning Installation Process: Heavy Machinery
Heavy machinery is much needed whenever an underpinning installation is being made. First, our foundation experts start using shovels, and then they switch to heavy machinery for a faster and more efficient result.
Underpinning Installation Process: Selection Process
In this step of the underpinning process, our foundation experts are taking a look at the different potential spots where the piers will need to get installed; however, after taking a look he still needs to consult with our engineering team to provide the maximum result.
Underpinning Installation Process: Right Angle
When drilling each of the piers, our foundation experts need to make sure that all the piers are at the right angle so that they can provide full support once they get completely installed.
Underpinning Installation Process: Helical Piers Vs. Push Piers
The difference between push piers and helical piers is that push piers are used when in the soil are big rocks that might interfere in the underpinning process, and helical piers are used when the soil is stable and free of rocks.
Underpinning Installation Process: Last assessment
Right before permanently installing each of the piers with their assigned bracket, our foundation experts need to complete the last assessment of the current status of the foundation to see if it is wise to lift the house's foundation back to its original place.
Underpinning Installation Process: Distance is Important
Each of the locations for each pier needs to get selected by our engineering department, and with the help of the foreman in charge of the project; that is why our engineers need to go through important analysis to determine the right place for each of the piers.