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Schedule Your Free Foundation Repair Evaluation in Spring Lake Beach New Jersey

Foundation Repair HoustonW.A. Building Movers knows that foundation problems happen can happen anywhere, even foundation repair Houston, TX! There are many reasons that your foundation could crack or slope, but the most common reason however, is soil movement beneath the foundation.

Foundation damage from soil movement can happen during droughts, expansive clay soil shrinks and causes the foundation on top of it to sink. Often this sinking doesn’t happen evenly. Instead, one part of the foundation sinks faster than the rest which stresses and damages the foundation as well as the house resting on it.

This differential soil movement is caused by varying soil moisture levels around and under your foundation. A clogged gutter or excessive air conditioning condensate may cause water pooling next to the foundation. Plumbing leaks that reach the soil also cause differential soil movement.

Signs of foundation failure: Foundation Repair Spring Lake Beach, New Jersey

Foundation problems are a major inconvenience. Just as you get your home looking the way you want it, you suddenly discover a small crack that spells doom to your foundation, thus, your home.

Foundation Repair after Lifting a House

Lifting a housein Houston,Texas, to repair a foundation is accomplished by piering. This technique involves the placement of vertical piers deep into the soil beneath the sunken part of the foundation. Hydraulic jacks on the piers lift and level the sunken foundation section. The hydraulic jacks are then replaced by concrete blocks and shims. Cracks in the foundation and home often close as a result of this operation.

There is virtually no danger of the piers sinking because they are resting on either bedrock or a stable soil layer that is capable of holding the load. Because the foundation is resting on the piers, further soil shrinkage does not affect it.

Types Of Piering

One of several pier types can be used to lift a house with its foundation repair Spring Lake Beach, New Jersey

Concrete piersconsist of several concrete sections that are pressed into the ground. One on top of the other until a depth is reached that provides sufficient support. The sections are stabilized with cabling. Concrete Piers can also be designed to carry virtually any load.

Steel piersare made up of several interlocking pipe sections. Each section is pushed into the ground, one above the other, until a layer of soil is reached that would be able to support the load. Cabling is used to secure the sections together. Steel Piers have many different names such as, Underpins, Push Piers, Resistance Piers, Pin Piles, Piles and Mini Piles. While the names and types of piers may vary, they all refer to a segmented structural steel piling which is hydraulically advanced to limestone.

Drilled piers– A drilled pier is a deep foundation system that is a large diameter concrete cylinder constructed by placing fresh concrete and reinforcing steel into a drilled shaft. It is also called ascaissons,drilled shafts,drilled piers, Cast-in-drilled-hole piles (CIDH piles) or Cast-in-Situ piles. For construction of drilled pier, a large diameter hole is drilled in the ground and filled with concrete subsequently. The difference between a drilled pier and bored pile is basically of the size. Generally, bore piles are of diameter less than or equal to 0.6m.the shafts of size larger than 0.6m are generally designated as drilled piers. A drilled pier is a type of deep foundation constructed to transfer heavy axial or lateral loads to a deep stratum below the ground surface.

Benefits Of Piering

Piering repairs the foundation and addresses the root cause of the failure which is shifting expansive clay soil. The piers connect the foundation to stable load bearing ground that sees little or no moisture changes because of its depth. This is a superior solution to replacing the foundation because a new foundation will still be resting on shifting clay soil and will be vulnerable to future soil shrinkage. Piering also takes less time to install and is less costly.

House lifting & foundation repair is something that takes some time and planning! If you think this is something you may have to consider doing, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at W.A Building Movers!

To request a quote for our services, please feel free to contact us via e-mail at or call our office at 908-654-8227 / (888) 236-8398. We look forward to hearing from you.

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House lifting

House lifting is the process of separating a building from its foundation and temporarily lifting it with hydraulic screw jacks. The process is the first step in structure relocation in which the building is moved to a different location.

House raising

House raising allows you to increase livable space without having to move.House raising can be a less invasive construction process and cost less (than new construction) because you are not disrupting what exists on upper floors.

Foundation Repair

Foundation Repair and cracking can present significant structural problems for your home along with a reduction in the home’s value. Repairing the foundation of a home is time sensitive—if not repaired quickly, it can lead to additional problems that are unrepairable, and the structure will be unsafe to live in.


Underpinning is the process of strengthening the foundation of an existing building or other structure. Underpinning may be necessary for a variety of reasons: The original foundation isn’t strong or stable enough. The usage of the structure has changed.

House Leveling

House leveling is a term used to describe the process of lifting a home as close to its original state as possible. Leveling a house is usually accomplished by performing foundation repair. A home that is sinking at one end or multiple places likely has a structural problem.

Equipment & Storage.

Heavy Equipment & Storage space is a must-have for your super heavy and awkwardly sized equipment, parts, tools, and machinery. WA conveniently store heavy equipment and bulk items from floor to ceiling.

Pyrrhotite Problems

If pyrite or pyrrhotite are present in the rocks underneath buildings, the swelling can push on the foundation, walls, and basement floor of the building, causing cracks and other structural damage. In some cases, groundwater can then transport sulfates into the cracked foundation, causing further damage.

Crumbling Foundations

Presence of pyrrhotite in the concrete combined with moisture and oxygen. Critical element is moisture and the interaction of pyrrhotite with moisture and oxygen. Homes with small amounts of pyrrhotite (less than 0.3%) still can experience crumbling foundations.

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