In This Article Repairing Methods For Foundation, Causes Of Foundation And Warning Signs Of Foundation, Covered One By One.

Key Points:-

  • Warning Signs Of Foundation Damage.
  • Causes Of Foundation Damage/Issues.
  • Foundation Repairing Methods.

Warning Signs Of Foundation Damage

  • Crack In Bricks:- These Cracks Vary In Size But Are Normally Bigger At The Top And Narrow At The Bottom Accompanied By The Wall Rolling.
  • Crack In Corners:- Check To See If there Are Cracks In The Siding Of You Home Or Around Doors And Windows Inside And Outside.
  • Cracks In The Floor:- If There Are Cracks In The Tiles Or Flooring Of Your Home, It Is Likely The Foundation Is Affected By The Settlement.
  • Misaligned Door And Windows:- When Door Or Windows Stick It Can Be And Indication Of A Structural Problem With The Building.
  • Cracks In Structure:- Cracks That Look Like An Ascending Staircase Are An Indicator Of Problems With The Foundation.
  • Gaps In Door Frame And Windows:- Large Openings Like Door Frames Are Usually Where The Pressure Of Foundation Is Revealed.
  • Gaps In The Garage Door:- Look For Cracked Bricks Warping Walls, And Any Separation Between The Door And The Ground.
  • Cracks In Sheet Rock Or Dry-well:- Most Of These Cracks Are Easy  Cosmetic Repairs But They Can Open Up Again Indicating A Problem.

What Causes Foundation Issues?

  • Those Soils, Highest In Clay Content Generally More Susceptible. While Those Lowest In Clay Content The Least Affected In Some Areas The Movement is Insignificant. In Others Quite Pronounced.
  • When Unstable Soil Used As A Base , The Movement Is Transfer To The Foundation. Since Soil Movement Rarely Uniform, The Foundation Subjected To Differential.
  • For Vast Majority Of damage, Water Is The Primary Culprit. Variations In Moisture Cause Components Of The Soil To Swell Or Shrink, Leading To Movement Beneath Your Foundation.
  • Structure/Building May More Susceptible To Foundation Damage If,
  1. It Was Build On Expansive Clay.
  2. It Was Built On Improperly Compacted Fill Soil.
  3. The Area Around The Foundation Has Poor Drainage.
  4. You Live In An Area With Extreme Seasonal Changes.
  5. If Plumbing Leak Below Home.
  6. Tree Root’s Are Growing To Close At Your Home.
  7. An Earthquake, Flood Or Drought Compromised The Structure.


Post Techniques for repair of sunken concrete has varied.

Wood, Concrete, Cement And Steel Have Been Poured, Pushed, Turned Or Somehow Forced Into The Ground To Salvage These Foundation And Slabs, Trained Or Untrained Become Experts At This Type Of Repair.

However, With Today’s Technology And Trained Experts, These Are Number Of Very Successful Solution To The Problem Of Sunken Concrete That Involves Little Or No Disruption To Normal Leaving Or Business Routine.

Foundation Repairing By Sealants and Masonry Patches :-

Cracks In The Foundation Can Sometimes He Repaired By Patching The Cracks And Covering It With A Waterproofing Masonry Sealer, Spotting And Repairing Cracks Early On Is Important Because Your Foundation Support Entire Home/Structure.

Foundation Repairing By Sealant And Masonry Patches

Commonly Used Sealers For Minor Cracks Include Hydraulic Cement, Vinyl Concrete, Silicon Or Polyurethane. The Type Of Mixed Used Will Be Depend On Severity Of The Crack.

It’s Better To Identify The Problems Early On And Repair It To Prevent Water Infiltration And Further Damage.

Foundation Repairing By Slab Jacking :-

Slab Jacking Also Referred To As Concrete Lifting As Common Foundation Repair Methods For Homes That Constructed On A Concrete Slab.

Following step’s used in slab jacking work,

  1. A Pattern Of Holes Drilled Into The Area Needing To Repair.
  2. A Synthetic Lifting Solution, Similar In Texture To Grout, Poured Into The Holes With A Specialized Equipment.
  3. The Synthetic Materials Fills The Void Beneath The Concrete, Which Lifts The Slab To A Level Even With The Surrounding Concrete.
  4. The Contractor Patches The Holds With Concrete Mix.
Slab Jacking Method Of Foundation Repairing

Compared To Other Methods Of Foundation Repair, Slab Jacking Is Quick, Relatively Low Cost Solution.

Slab Jacking Can Used To Repair Concrete Slabs All Around You Home/Structure, Not Limited For House Foundation.

To Lift The Concrete Foundation Slab Jacking Method Which Consist Of Drilling 2” Holes Through The Concrete Foundation And Into The Sunken Spaces Below.

A Solution Of Natural Elements Liken Soil Cement injected Through The Hole To Filling The Void, The Solution Expands Fallen Slab That Raised Back Into The Place.

These Method Is Short-Term Fixes That May Need To Be Repeated Every Few Years.

Piering Method Of Foundation Repairing :-

Concrete Piers, Pressed Pilling, Steel Piers And Bell Bottom Piers Some Examples Of Pilling Types Used For Foundation Repairs, There Methods Long-Term Solutions To Foundation Problem’s And Do A Better Job Of Returning Your Home’s Foundation To It’s Original Level Than Slab Jacking.

•Pressed Concrete Pilling:-

Pressed Concrete Pilling Durable Foundation Piers Used For Interior And Exterior Repairs, They Work Well On Pier And Beam Houses As Well As Concrete Slab Foundations. Properly Installed Pressed Concrete Piers Need To Driven Deep Into The Ground To Achieve Stability, Typically This Is About 12 ft Deep.

Pressed Concrete Pilling

• Poured Concrete Piers:-

Poured Concrete Piers In Residential Repair Driven About 10 ft Deep And Take About 7 To 10 Days For The Foundation Leveling To Cure. Installation Time For Poured Concrete Piers Longer Than It For Pressed Concrete Pilling Because The Lather Method Uses Precast Concrete Segment Already Cured At The Time Of Installation.

Poured Concrete Piers

•Belled Concrete Piers:-

Bell Bottom Concrete Piers Installed Similar For Poured/Drilled Concrete Piers.

The Bottom Of The Pier Has A Bell Shape ‘Foot’ That Designed To Provide A Wide Area Of Support To The Pier.

Like Poured Concrete Pier, Bell Bottom Piers Built By Pouring Concrete Into An Excavated Hole And Placing Steel Into The Wet Concrete.

Belled Concrete Piers

• Steel Piers:-

Steel Piers Highly Recommended As Permanent Foundation Repair Solutions. Steel Piers Strong And Able To Driven As Deep As Deeper 100 Feet Providing Incredible Stability To Your Home’s Foundation.

The Depth That Steel Piers Able To Reach Means That The Piers Will Not Move In Expansive Clay Soil Because The Piers Should Driven Down To Bedrock.

Steel Piers

• Helical Steel Piers:-

Also Known Anchors, Helical Piers Commonly Ideal For Repairing Light Weight Concrete Slab Foundations And Pier And Beam Foundations, In Addition To Use In Foundation Repair, Helical Piers Also Used To Secure New Foundations.

Helical Piers Used When Condition Prevent The Use Of Other Methods.

There Piers Threaded Into Ground To A Predetermined Load Capacity And Weight Of The Structure Transferred To The Piers And Thus To The Load-Bearing Soil.

Helical Steel Piers

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