A sinking foundation is fairly common in the Virginia Beach area. The signs of a sinking foundation are typically pretty straight forward and will always be noticeable. Some of the warning signs of a settling foundation are:
- Cracks in the foundation
- Cracks above window frames, door frames or in the walls
- Sticking doors or windows
- Uneven or sagging floors
If you have noticed any of these issues in your home, there is more than a good chance that it is time to get a professional in to diagnose the root of the issue. When the dirt around your home settles, which it will over time, this will affect the foundation of your home and the structure above. When the soil is no longer able to bear the weight of your home, your homes foundation will sink and settle into the earth causing a wide array of issues. The issues that will eventually stem from this can be anywhere from annoying to extremely serious. It is important to know what to look for and know when it is time to call for help, do not wait until it is too late.
Foundation issues do not get better by themselves over time, the longer they go ignored the larger the issue will be. This inevitably means that the cost of repair will also increase over time. Though thinking about foundation issues can be stressful, call us today and we will walk you through every step of the process.
What Causes a Sinking Foundation?
A sinking foundation is generally caused by an improperly laid foundation, soil that was not compacted completely, or unstable soil. If you've got a sinking foundation, it is a potentially serious problem that will need to be examined, thoroughly inspected to determine the cause, and correctly repaired as soon as it has been discovered. This will help prevent damage to the rest of the home and prevent the need for much more costly repairs to other areas.
How We Repair Sinking Foundations
We use a system of foundation piers to repair sinking and settling foundations. This system is comprised of high strength steel tubes that we attach to your foundation using a bracket and drive into the soil until they reach the bedrock or stronger soil which will lift and level the foundation. Once the piers are installed, they are a permanent repair solution which will not only level the sinking foundation but prevent it from sinking again in the future.
If your home is sinking or you have any questions about our foundation repair services, you can call us at 757-367-5924 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to helping you with any potential foundation problems you may have.