There are several reasons that could cause problems with your home’s foundation. From water issues to soil and landscaping issues, these problems could potentially cause major damage to your home.
If you notice any of the following signs, call Rock Structure Repair and schedule a free estimate; Door sticking, cracks in interior sheet rock around windows and door frames, cracks in exterior brick or block walls, Cracks in foundation, uneven or heaving floors. We will work with you to identify the problem and provide the solution that will best fit your needs and situation.
Whatever the cause of your home’s foundation problems, Rock Structure Repair has the solution – our DynaPiers!
RSR uses an advanced system that was designed to be the strongest foundation pier in the industry by combining steel and high strength concrete. It is installed centrally beneath the footing rather than outside of the footing, thus transferring the structural load directly on top of the foundation pier. The DynaPier will achieve the greatest support. No other piering system can make these claims.
- The pier is located centrally and directly beneath the foundation footing.
- ALL parts are connected to form a monolithic unit.
- ALL shims are contained within the pier cap.
- Installation does not require removal or breaking of the footing; footing remains completely intact.
The result is a foundation that far exceeds the home’s original structural integrity, making your foundation better than new.
Regardless of why you’re experiencing a foundation problem in your home, Rock Structure Repair conducts a thorough inspection of your home and we’ll let you know exactly what steps need to be taken to permanently stabilize your foundation and restore value to your greatest investment.
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UNSTABLE SOILS Many clay-rich soils can be defined as elastic in nature. In other words, they expand and contract with moisture content. As soils become saturated with water, the clay expands and loses strength. This condition allows the foundation to sink much the same as you would standing in wet mud. Conversely, clay soils contract when moisture is taken away. Unfortunately the soils do not always loose moisture evenly, which allows one area to contract faster than another. The soils contract, the foundation loses needed support and therefore settles.
POOR DRAINAGE Improper drainage can cause soil instability by creating localized areas of saturated soils, which softens the soils and allows the foundation to settle. Poor drainage can be due to the localized topography of the area, French drains that have become clogged with roots and soil, gutter down spouts, etc.
POOR COMPACTION Many homes are built on back-filled soils, which is a common and accepted building practice. However, care must be taken to properly compact the back fill before construction of the foundation. Improperly compacted back fill will slowly consolidate, sometimes over a period of years, which will allow foundation settlement.
PLUMBING LEAKS Another potential reason for your foundation problem may be due plumbing leaks that allow water to saturate or erode the soil under or around your home. The water created from this problem is constant and will only continue to deteriorate the soil conditions around your home's foundation.
TREE ROOTS Many varieties of trees and large shrubs consume vast quantities of water. For example, some experts report that one large pine tree can remove as much as 30 gallons of water from the soil daily. If trees and large shrubs are located in close proximity to the foundation, excessive moisture loss can result. This will allow the soil to contract and the foundation to settle. Root Barriers are an effective way to stop the roots from growing under a foundation.