Piering pipe Bacement and Foundation Repair

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COMMON PROBLEMS

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PIERING
INDICATIONS YOU MAY NEED PIERING
  • Cracks in the exterior masonry veneer
  • Cracks in drywall on upper levels of building
  • Doors and/or windows are hard to open and close
  • Large cracks or cracks that get wider on one end
  • Visible settling

REASONS FOR SETTLEMENT
Structures begin to move and sink when the soil that the footings set on becomes unstable. When long periods of dry soil conditions exist, the soil shrinks and compresses and this will allow footing to sink as this compression takes place. If the footings are able to sink far enough to crack then movement can take place in the structure constructed on this soil. In some cases the footing may have been poured in what is called “plastic soil” or soil that remains soft and can continue to move affecting the structure built above it. When the footings crack, segments of the structure can begin to move independency of the rest of the structure and these sections can begin to move and sink. As the sections begin to move they will also begin to lean out at the top resulting in wall cracks.

SOLUTIONS
When movement occurs then piering would be the recommended method of repair. Click here to review the repair method.

INDICATIONS ADDITIONAL WORK MAY BE NEEDED
  • Wall is bowing
  • Water is leaking in where wall and floor meet
  • Water is leaking in from cracks
MEDIA