Our team of experts at Don and Kennedy in Huntsville understand that foundation settlement is a common foundation repair problem seen on homes both old and new. Foundation settlement is typically caused by poor soil conditions around the home, including poorly backfilled soil from the time when the home was being built, along with tree and vegetation roots in the earth causing problems. These issues can lead to the creation of voids beneath the home. Eventually, the home will begin to sink into these gaps in the earth, and you will notice that one or more sides of the foundation appear to be sinking deeper and deeper.
Reports have shown that Decatur, Morgan, Athens, and Limestone County have a very high water table, and this can cause a variety of structural issues, including a sinking home. Foundation settlement happens in many Huntsville homes and it is important to know the signs before there is serious structural damage.
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WARNING SIGNS OF A PROBLEM
- Windows and doors are difficult to open and close
- Interior and exterior cracks begin to form
- Noticeable sinking can be seen on one or more sides of the home
- Chimney is tilting or pulling away from the structure
- Sagging floors
- Garage door is cracked in spots or is not leveled
While many homeowners panic and think that the only solution to this problem is total wall replacement, it is no longer the only solution offered by our experts here in Huntsville regarding foundation settlement problems. There have been many advancements over the years in the repair industry, and the team at Kennedy and Sons Structural Solutions can provide you with SafeBase™ helical and push pier installation for your Huntsville home to take care of the problem.
These piering systems can support heavy loads and they have been used to stabilize a wide variety of residential and commercial structures in Huntsville. Each helical and push pier is installed with a full scale load test to ensure the best results.
Unfortunately foundation settlement in Huntsville is common, but thankfully not unfixable. The patented piers are installed deep within the earth in stable, load-bearing strata. Once in place, the weight of the home can be shifted off of the weakened foundation and onto the piers themselves. Over time, this helps to stabilize, level, and strengthen the building.
Contact our helical and push pier installation team in Huntsville today for a quote on your home!