Over saturated soils can push against the foundation, causing the walls to bow or lean. Dry or shrinking soil can pull away, leaving your foundation with no support. If the soil isn’t prepared correctly during construction, the foundation can sink, shift or settle unevenly. Earth Contact Products (ECP) helical piers can help repair and strengthen your structure’s foundation.
You should walk around your home or business occasionally and look to see if there is any damage occurring. The sooner you address the problem, the easier it is to fix it. Some common signs of foundation settlement are:
If you encounter any of these signs, contact Foundation Systems of West Virginia as soon as you can. Schedule a free inspection and estimate and we can get to work repairing your home or business.
The process of installing helical piers from Earth Contact Products is fairly straightforward. The soil around the home or business is excavated, allowing us access to the footing and foundation. The helical piers are hydraulically inserted into the soil until they reach strata that will support the building. The piers are attached to the brackets and the entire structure is lifted as one, reducing the stress on the building. Once the structure is lifted to the desired height, the soil is replaced and your home or business is stronger than ever. The advantages of helical piers are:
Contact the friendly and knowledgeable staff at Foundation Systems of West Virginia today and schedule a free estimate and inspection. Find out if helical piers are the solution for your foundation repair needs.