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How do you fix the foundation on a house?

Your home’s foundation is the most important structure of the entire house because it holds your home’s weight. It also distributes the weight of the house along the walls of the foundation which, keeps the structural integrity of the home intact. Maintaining the foundation is something that is easily overlooked because you normally do not see it on a daily basis. The only time you see it is when you go to the basement. Cracks can develop in sections of the basement that are hard to see & could be hidden behind furniture, finished walls, or utility connections.

How do you fix the foundation on a house?

Foundation repair options vary greatly depending on the area you are in and also the site conditions for the repair. Some methods used to repair foundations are:

  1. Steel piers

The steel piers take less time and disturb less landscape than traditional concrete piers. Steel piers have progressed and have become more technical and data-driven to install.

  1. Helical piers

Helical piers work well for exterior foundation repair and interior slab repairs. Helical piers are useful for both new construction and as a repair method.

  1. Concrete pier foundation repair

Concrete piers offer a very permanent way to repair a foundation, but they are also the most costly and are also very difficult to install. Getting drilling rigs into residential yards are less than ideal, and a lot of dirt must be dug from the holes for the piers, making cleanup very difficult.

  1. High-density polyurethane foam

Slab repair is simplified with high-density polyurethane foam. Foundation repair technicians inject the foam in a checkerboard grid that’s approximately 6 foot on center in the affected area.

  1. Spot piers

Spot piers are shallow, hand-dug piers that are filled with concrete. They provide a great option for repairing foundations in lighter areas of the home such as a porch.

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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.

House Elevation



The process is used when the homes slab and footings are poured together. Initially this involves tunneling under the home and driving push piers based on soil type, to exposing the footing or grade beams.

House Jacking



House Jacking is the process of separating a building from its foundation and temporarily raising 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 Moving



House moving means picking a house up from its foundation and setting it down elsewhere. See why house moving is an alternative to buying a new house..

Structure Lifting



Structure Lifting, Lowering, & Sliding. For projects in which cranes or other conventional handling equipment cannot be used because of excessive weight, dimensions or space limitations, the Heavy Lifting System often provides an effective solution.

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.

Foundation Raising

Raising a foundation is an extreme form of repair in which a house is lifted, the old foundation is removed and a new one is built. This is done in situations where the house is intact, but the supporting structure has extreme damage.

Foundation Leveling

The term “foundation leveling” refers to the process of leveling an uneven concrete slab, crawl space or basement foundation to a satisfactory elevation. Foundation leveling can be accomplished using a wide-variety of different foundation repair methods.

Flooding Services

We have the expertise and the resources to handle any size disaster and can respond immediately to storm and flooding conditions. Professionals are dedicated to responding immediately to water and storm damage emergencies.

Underpinning

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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