Stairs are the entry point into the home, and they can also be the most susceptible to sinking and settlement. This often results from disturbed soil beneath the home. If your porch or stoop has settled, it can detract from the look of your home and become difficult to fix on your own. If you are experiencing stair or stoop problems at your home, our foundation repair team at Rapid Foundation Repair is the expert in foundation repair in Colorado and we are here to help!
Whether your porch or stoop is sinking or pulling away from the rest of the home, it should be repaired as soon as possible. Damaged stairs or stoops, including settling, cracking, or unevenness, can substantially lower the value of your property in addition to posing a safety threat to your family and any visitors to your home.
Poorly compacted soil during construction is the most common cause of porch or stoop settlement. When homes are constructed haphazardly or by inexperienced workers, the soil beneath the porch or stoop may be neglected and not properly compacted. As time goes on and the weather changes, the soil compacts as a result of heavy rain and regular wear and tear from the changing seasons. This is turn leads to shifting and settling of the porch or stoop itself.
Although many homeowners' initial reactions to unsightly porch or stoop problems is to simply remove and reconstruct the affected structure, this is not always the best course of action. Oftentimes the new structure will be rebuilt on the same poorly compacted soil as before, essentially perpetuating the problem. The real solution to porch or stoop problems is to install steel piers. Steel piers are multifunctional and can be used for more than just home foundations. They are also effective in raising porches or stoops to their intended level, therefore restoring curb appeal and functionality to the home. Helical piers are the most commonly used to repair porches or stoops and are installed by being screwed deeply into the ground below the porch or stoop to provide additional support and stability. Once weight is transferred onto them, the piers are able to lift the structure to its original level. Our piers are manufactured by ECP (Earth Contact Products), the leading supplier of foundation repair products. There are a wide variety of benefits to using ECP helical piers, including:
Porches and stoops are often the first component of a home to be noticed by visitors, so having an aesthetically pleasing, fully functional porch or stoop adds significant value to your home. In addition, it is often the source of entertainment or relaxation for family and friends alike. If your porch or stoop is separating from the house, cracking, or settling, restore functionality to your home by contacting the experts at Rapid Foundation Repair. We are the foundation repair experts in Colorado. Call us today for more information or to set up an appointment!
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