Foundation repair is an important part of keeping your home or business in top condition. If your home is experiencing foundation failure, a foundation repair contractor should be contacted as soon as possible to solve the issue. The foundation experts at Rapid Foundation Repair have all of the necessary resources and experience to help return your Denver, Colorado home to its original state. There are several common structural problems that may indicate foundation failure. It is a good idea to regularly inspect your home to look for signs of a foundation problem. Some of the most common symptoms of foundation failure are:
These problems are normally caused by the shifting or settling of your home's foundation. Foundation settlement can result from a number of different issues - soil movement, poor soil compaction, vegetation under the foundation, or changes in the moisture content of the soil. Whatever the cause of your foundation issue, it is important to have it repaired as soon as possible to prevent further damage to the home. The longer you wait, the worse the problem will become. Unattended foundation problems will only lead to more complicated and more expensive repairs. Contact the professionals at Rapid today for all of your foundation repair needs.
If you have a settling foundation, the best choice for you is underpinning with foundation piers, such as steel push piers or helical piers. These piers are installed in the deep, stable soils beneath the top layers of shifting soil under your foundation. Then, the weight of the structure is transferred onto them, taking pressure off of the failing foundation. The piers are then used to lift the foundation back to its proper position, while stabilizing it to prevent future foundation problems. Helical piers and steel push piers work the same way, except for one main difference; instead of being merely driven into the ground, like push piers, helical piers are screwed into the ground to provide extra support.
To straighten bowing or leaning walls that have resulted from your foundation failure, Rapid offers wall anchors and helical wall tiebacks. Both of these provide lateral pressure to correct the bowing or leaning of the foundation walls caused by pressure from the soil outside. Wall anchors are two part devices; an anchor is installed in the yard adjacent to the affected wall, and is connected to the wall plate on the inside of the wall with a steel rod. The rod is tightened at intervals to gradually straighten the wall. Helical tiebacks are large, screw-like devices that are installed from the inside of the wall and driven horizontally into the ground outside. This provides the opposite pressure needed to straighten the wall.
If you live in the Denver, Colorado area and are in need of foundation repair services, come to Rapid Foundation Repair. Call us today for more information or to schedule an estimate for your home!
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