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Foundation Settlement Repair

Due to the high concentrations of clay and silt in the soil, foundation settlement is one of the most common foundation issues that affect homes in our area. Over time the weight of a home can slowly sink, or settle, into this potentially unstable soil which can result in a number of different issues including cracks in the walls or foundation, uneven floors, and the worst case scenario is failure of the foundation. While this is a serious problem that any homeowner should be aware of, there are a number of warning signs that will let you know this is a problem long before any catastrophic damage would occur. You may find yourself asking, “How do I fix my sinking house?” or “Is the corner of my home sinking?” These are questions that, as a qualified foundation inspection contractor, we can answer for you. We can also help you determine the extent of the damage and come up with a plan for implementing a permanent repair solution for your home.

Problem: Foundation Settlement

Foundation settlement is caused by expanding and contracting soil underneath the concrete slab. If your home was built on clay and sand rich soil, common to Pennsylvania, water will be soaked into the soil during rainy or snow thawing seasons which will expand. During dry and hot seasons the soil will ‘harden’ and contract. Over time this will cause the soil underneath your home to constantly shift and move the foundation along with it. In some instances soil is too soft which will leave the foundation unstable in certain areas- susceptible to water which further weakens these points.

This process takes years to develop and will eventually lead to foundation failure. Without any safeguard against these shifts the home will deteriorate from the ground up causing more expensive repairs in future.

If you notice any of the signs below on the interior or exterior of your home, you may have a foundation problem:

  • Windows and doors are hard to open or close
  • You can see cracks on the inside and outside of your foundation walls
  • There are cracks in the wall around the corners of window and door frames
  • One or more sides of your home is visibly sinking into the ground

The experts at Poseidon Waterproofing have the knowledge and experience to evaluate the damage and determine the best course of action to safely repair any of these issues.

Solution: Sinking Foundation Repair

SafeBase™ Push Piers

Our push piers are designed to lift the foundation back into realignment using the earth’s stable crust underground. Our piers are made from strong, solid metal materials engineered to support the weight of your home when being lifted so that all pressure is diverted to the pier instead of relying on unstable soil conditions. This removes any threat of expansion or contraction in the soil, keeping your home permanently safe from natural occurrences in the ground.

Contact Us for Foundation Settlement Repair

If you think you’ve got a settling foundation, reach out to us by filling out our online contact form or calling us at 724-717-6360. Our team of experts will come to your home, find the cause of your foundation issues, and come up with a plan to resolve the problems. We use SafeBasements™ products, anchors, piers, and sealing agents. This allows us to implement a solution that can permanently take care of your home’s problems.

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