Are You Noticing Foundation Settlement?

Overview

As homes age, they experience changes just like people. Your home doesn’t even need to be particularly old to experience foundation settlement. No matter what, you should periodically check your foundation for signs of changes and be aware if any become pronounced or severe. That is when you should call a professional, like those at Foundation Strategies & Construction.

Signs of Foundation Failure

  • Windows and doors are sticking and hard to open
  • Multiple nail pops are appearing in ceilings and walls
  • Sticking Doors Settlement
  • There are large gaps in window and door frames
  • Window and/or door trim are developing spaces
  • Floors are starting to settle and become uneven
  • Bowed or leaning walls
  • Cracks in your foundation walls
  • Interior plaster walls are cracking
  • Chimneys are tilting or leaning
  • Foundations are sinking

Foundation Settlement Causes

Often foundation settlement is simply caused by the passage of time. As the years pass, the soils around your home expand and contract, shifting the foundation. It can take a while for the foundation to settle, causing problems within your home. These problems can be pretty insignificant or they can lead to serious safety issues for you and your family. You don’t want to wait to fix these issues. Instead, call a professional!

Our Solution

Foundation Strategies and Construction Inc. offers the complete scope of foundation repair and settlement products that will fix or repair any foundation settlement issue. Why let the problems continue to cause your home and property further damage; damage that will not only cost you more money in repairs but dramatically lowers the value of your property?

Our Grip-Tite® products offer the complete scope of foundation repair and settlement products that will fix or repair any foundation settlement issue.

Illustration of installed Grip-Tite Push Piers

Grip-Tite Push Piers are the answer!

The Grip-Tite foundation push pier system is used to fix foundation settlement. The push pier system uses steel tubes that utilize the weight of the structure to hydraulically drive the piers to bedrock or other competent load-bearing materials. The piers are spaced a maximum of 6 feet apart and are used to level or stabilized an existing foundation. Once the tubes are driven to bedrock, the load of the structure is fully transferred to the pier through an underpinning bracket that is positioned under the footing. The structure is now stabilized to prevent any further settlement.

Advantages

  • An end-bearing pier that does not rely on friction for capacity
  • Each pier load tested during installation
  • Ability to reach greater depths using a starter tube with friction collar
  • High-strength steel pier sections and sleeved couplings have high resistance to bending
  • Long life span, resistance to corrosion (design life in moderate soils more than 100 years)
  • Available with hot-dipped galvanized coating for added corrosion resistance

See How It Works

Push Piers

Zero Degree (Another foundation repair option)

If you like what you see, give Foundation Strategies and Construction a call today to get started on your home’s foundation repair and get a free quote!