Foundation Repair Decatur
Foundation repair is something that we are sure all people agree that they would rather not have to go through. However, the reality is that it is something that you could face if you are a homeowner. In the event that you face this obstacle in front of you, you must use the services of a professional foundation repair company to get the job done. Here at Decatur Foundation Repair & Waterproofing, we understand how to work with foundations. So give us a call and we will get started on the planning for fixing your foundation.
Most people don’t know how damage to the foundation of your home is caused, so we thought we would break it down into a few possible causes for the sake of understanding. One of the main contributors to foundation damage is expansive soil problems. To simplify that, it means that there isn't enough water which leads the soil to shrink, or to the reverse side of that, too much water exists which ends up causing the soil to swell. When this process all works in unison then there is no problem. The problem exists when the process only happens to a portion of the soil under the foundation.
Concrete Pier Foundation Repair
Depending on your home and when it was built, there are different types of foundation repair to consider. This is where the knowledge that professional contractors have really comes into play in understanding what you need. Concrete pier foundation has always been the most common method of foundation repair, up until the introduction of hydraulic-driven pier repair. Using concrete piers for foundation repair is a long-lasting solution, however, this is a very time-consuming process and can often be quite costly. So if this is the solution that you are after for your foundation repair, then look no further than us to get the job done.
When it comes to foundation repair, unfortunately, there isn't a one size fits all solution for your foundation problems. A thorough analysis of the structure of your home is needed to provide the best solution for your needs. For example, helical piers are primarily used for exterior foundation repairs or interior slab repairs. This type of solution also works best for areas that typically carry a light load such as your outside porch. Helical piers are extremely versatile and can be used to repair a number of foundation problems. So get in touch with us to find out if helical piers will work for you.
Generally speaking, having your foundation repaired can be a very costly process that puts most people off getting the job done. However, leaving your foundation damaged can lead to much greater problems down the line. It is for this reason that a new solution was introduced into the market in the form of spot piers. These piers are very shallow and dug by hand, at which point they are filled with concrete. This solution does not offer the same longevity as some other repair options. However, it is much cheaper and thus a viable option for many people with foundation problems.