Problem: Foundation Settlement
Foundation settlement is caused by expanding and contracting soil underneath the concrete slab. The entire Denver area has many pockets of very unstable soil that expands and contracts during periods of extreme temperature changes. If your home was built on semi-arid soil (common in the Colorado region) water will be soaked into the soil during rainy or snow thawing seasons which will expand. During dry and hot seasons the soil will ‘harden’ and contract. Over time this will cause the subterranean soil underneath your home to constantly shift and move the foundation along with it. In some instances soil is too soft which will leave the foundation unstable in certain areas susceptible to water which further weakens these points.
This process takes years to develop and will eventually lead to foundation failure. Without any safeguard against these shifts the home will deteriorate from the ground up causing more expensive repairs in future.
Signs of a Foundation Problem
If you notice any of the signs below on the interior or exterior of your home, you may have a foundation problem:
- Windows and doors are hard to open or close
- You can see cracks on the inside and outside of your foundation walls
- There are cracks in the wall around the corners of window and door frames
- One or more sides of your home is visibly sinking into the ground
The experts at Denver Foundation Repair & Basement Waterproofing have the knowledge and experience to evaluate the damage and determine the best course of action to safely repair any of these issues.
Solutions: Sinking Foundation Repair
Our push piers are designed to lift the foundation back into realignment using the earth’s stable crust underground. Our piers are made from strong, solid metal materials engineered to support the weight of your home when being lifted so that all pressure is diverted to the pier instead of relying on unstable soil conditions. This removes any threat of expansion or contraction in the subterranean soil, keeping your home permanently safe from natural occurrences in the ground.
These piers are designed for pre-installation of new construction homes being built. With the helical design we ‘screw’ the pile into the earth in key points around the project site where the foundation will be placed. It makes a great precaution system that will assure homeowners have a safe and secure foundation for the years to come.