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How Do You Know That You Have Foundation Problems?

How you can tell if you have FOUNDATION SETTLEMENT...

Foundation Setltement

Once a foundation begins to settle, some walls have a tendency to develop stress cracks. With the use of the pressure grouting method, it is possible to bring the sagging foundation back to its original elevation. In some cases, cracks which have developed in the walls may even be repaired. The pictures above and below represent before pressure grouting and after pressure grouting was used to fix the foundation issue.

The following are signs that you have foundation settlement:

  • Stair step cracks in the brick or corner of the home
  • Windows do not open
  • Cracks in the brick above or below the window
  • Sheet rock cracks on the outside wall
  • Exterior doors that do not close correctly
  • Floors sloping toward the outside walls

Foundation Settlement


How you can tell if you have FLOOR SLAB SETTLEMENT...

  • Sloping floor slab
  • Cracks in sheet rock above interior doors and doors are sticking
  • Space between the base board, partition walls, and floor slab
  • Cracks in the concrete floor, tile, and separation in hardwood floor

Causes of foundation or floor slab settlement

  • Soft soils under foundations or floor slab
  • Broken sewer line, water line, or floor drain under the floor slab
  • Failure to compact the soils properly during construction
  • Voids created by ground water
  • Trees sapping the ground water under the foundation

Floor Slab Settlement

A plumbing pipe beneath the floor slab of this residence broke. Water from the damaged pipe washed away a proportion of the supporting soil causing the foundation to settle. Our crews take great pride in keeping the work area clean. Once the pipe was repaired, we prepared the site prior to driving the grout injection pipes by removing the carpet and covering the walls. We then drilled 1-1/2” holes in the floor slab where needed in order to pressure grout under the concrete slab.



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