Have you noticed cracks in the floor or gaps between doors? A leaning chimney or windows and doors that don’t quite line up? Depending on the age of your home, surrounding environment: i.e. soil and water runoff, and elevation, your home may need to be raised to save the integrity of your home. When your property is on the line, make sure that you put your trust in a reputable company. All of our materials are top of the line and our foundation repair experts are thoroughly and properly trained to handle any foundation repair scenario. House leveling can save the integrity of your home.
Reasons for House Leveling
Many things can lead to a house heaving or settling. The two main offenders are water and soil. The combination of the two can lead to cracks in the foundation and other parts of the house. Settling can happen in both concrete slab foundations and pier and beam foundations. Before it is determined whether house leveling is necessary, our foundation repair experts will find the root cause of the reason for heaving and settling. Poor drainage and clay soil may contribute to cracks in the foundation and therefore may need to be remedied along with leveling the house.
Signs of Foundation Problem
Sometimes it’s hard to tell what’s going on beneath our homes. It’s hard to detect foundation issues early unless you know the signs. Our professionals are more than happy to assist you in preventative measures that you can take to ensure the integrity of your foundation. Signs to be on the lookout for in the interior of your home will be wall cracking, windows and doors sticking, separation between windows and door and their frames, and buckling floors. Exterior signs would be cracks in stonework or brickwork, cracks in the foundation itself including small cracks that you should monitor, plumbing issues, misshapen chimney, new drainage problems.
Concrete Slab Leveling
Most homes in the area are now built on concrete slabs. Due to the soil that is present and the weather in the area, our homes foundations can take a beating. Going between extreme dry seasons to flooding can cause the soil to expand and contract which causes structural damage to our homes. Our foundation repair specialists will do a complete, free inspection examination and estimate. Sometimes foundation problems are present including foundation cracks, but foundation leveling isn’t necessary. In this instance, our professionals will be able to take necessary preventative measures to keep your costs low.
Pier and Beam Leveling
With a pier and beam foundation, your house is built on beams above the ground with a crawlspace developed beneath the home. They are easier foundations to level due to the area provided by the crawlspace. Although we always use top of the line materials and tools, it costs less to repair a pier and beam foundation because of the materials and tools needed to level the home. For best home leveling results, contact San Angelo Foundation Repair Experts