Signs of a Settling Foundation in Your Wyoming Home
Foundation settlement is one of the most annoying foundation problems that you can discover in your Wyoming home. Sinking and settling foundations also cause a plethora of structural issues in all areas of the home. The first step to getting these issues taken care of is figuring out what is causing the problem in the first place. Settling foundations are often caused by erosion or soil shrinkage, which lead to void formation beneath the foundation. These voids lead to foundation settlement. Sinking foundations can also result from poorly compacted soil, or soil expansion and contraction due to temperature changes.
Whatever the cause of the settling foundation, there are certain symptoms to look out for. Some of the most common structural signs of a settling foundation are:
- Sloped or Uneven Floors
- Floor Cracks
- Leaning or Bowing Walls
- Settling Garage Foundations
- Leaning Chimney
- Wall Cracks
- Stoop and Porch Problems
- Ceiling Cracks
- Sticking Doors and Windows
- Slab Cracks
- Beam and Post Problems
- Foundation Cracks
- Wet Basement
These are signs that the foundation has started to sink, taking the above structure down with it. Sloped floors, leaning or bowing walls, and cracks in the floor and ceiling all result from a foundation that has started to sink and can no longer evenly and adequately support the weight of the structure above.
Solutions for Sinking and Settling Foundations in Wyoming
Here at Rapid Foundation Repair, we offer underpinning products to raise and brace foundations that have started to settle. The two main underpinning products that we carry are steel push piers and helical piers.
Steel push piers consist of a steel anchor and a bracket. The anchor is driven deep under the foundation, while the bracket is attached to the foundation. Once it is driven deep into the sturdy soils underground, the load of the foundation is transferred to the piers, and they are used to lift the foundation to the proper position.
Helical piers accomplish the same task that steel push piers do – they are installed underground and attached to the foundation with a bracket, then used to lift the concrete. The difference between the two types of pier is that while push piers are, true to their name, driven straight into the ground, helical piers are screwed into the ground. This offers some extra support to the foundation.
Rapid Foundation Repair Offers Settling Foundation Repair to Wyoming
The problems that lead to sinking and settling foundations are an issue for homeowners throughout the state of Wyoming. In addition to offering our sinking foundation solutions to our main service area in South Dakota, the Rapid Foundation Repair team also offers these solutions to certain cities in the following cities and surrounding areas in the state of Wyoming:
If you live in or near either of these cities, contact the team at Rapid immediately. We can help you figure out if you have a settling foundation and provide you with the necessary repairs.