Foundation Repair In Franklin
Whether you have a new home or one that is 100 years old, foundation problems may appear at any time. Homes in Franklin can shift and settle after they've been constructed. This can cause cracks in the cosmetic finish of the home, or they may actually develop in the foundation wall itself.
Foundation issues can become a bigger problem if left alone.
Some warning signs of foundation problems include:
- Uneven or sloping floors
- Cracks in the floor
- Cracks in interior wall
- Inward bowing walls
- Sagging floors over a crawl space
- Hard to open windows and doors
- Tilting chimneys
- Street creep
- Cracks in exterior wall
Bowed Basement Wall Repair
Bowing or leaning basement walls are a common problem for many homeowners. Bowed basement walls are caused by a variety of issues like the age of the structure, poor construction, or water pressure. Hydrostatic (water) pressure building up in the soil outside of the house is the most common cause of a bowing foundation wall. If your foundation walls bulge or lean inward, installing wall anchors will push the walls back into place, and prevent them from bowing again.
Bowing or rotating walls may also cause wall cracks to form, resulting in water issues and loss of structural integrity. It is important to watch for the signs of foundation failure, such as bowing or leaning foundation walls, or cracks in your basement walls or floors.
Foundation Crack Repair
Generally speaking, basement cracks will start at the top of the foundation and work downwards, and penetrate through the concrete wall making the vulnerable to leakage, and causing basements to become wet.
If you have finished your basement many times we can evaluate the outside of your home and this will expose where the cracks are. If your basement is already finished some minor removal of the drywall might be necessary, however we will keep it as minimal as possible.
If you have a problem with your basement foundation that leaks, drips, and seeps water from the walls, or if your wall leans or bulges then give us a call for an inspection.
Foundation Settlement Repair
Foundation settlement is hardly ever caused by the design of your home's structure. Instead, it is often the result of changes in the soil around your home.
There are some types of soils which aren't able to support the weight or pressure produced by a home. As a result, the foundation sinks into the soft soil.
The placement of certain fill soils around the home during development is common. Whenever these fill soils aren't compacted properly, it can lead to foundation settlement since there are pockets of air in the soil.
If there are extreme changes in the moisture content of the soil around your home, it's likely that the saturation will soften the soil so extensively that the home will actually start to sink. This is very common with soils which have a high clay content.
If you suspect your foundation is in need of foundation settlement repair, give Michaelis a call for an inspection - 1.844.FIX.INDY
The Restoration and Home Improvement Company Franklin Homeowners Trust
We've successfully completed hundreds of small and large jobs requiring repairs to the foundation. It's our goal to address the root cause of foundation issues, not to simply put a "band-aid" over the problem.
Theres a reason why so many homeowners call on us for our emergency services. Our trained technicians and staff put customer service first because we want to put you at ease so that you can enjoy your home. Safety and peace of mind is a priority for any home, which is why we make it a priority when we come into yours.