Florida homes are no stranger to needing foundation repairs. Modern Movers specializes in foundation repair for all structure varieties, including residential, commercial, wood frame, or concrete slab.
What is Foundation Repair?
Foundation repair addresses and rectifies issues or damage to a building’s foundation. Over time, various factors such as soil movement, water infiltration, poor construction, or natural disasters can lead to foundation problems, compromising the structural integrity of a building. Foundation repair involves identifying the root cause of the issue and implementing appropriate measures to stabilize and strengthen the foundation, ensuring the safety and longevity of the structure.
What are the Signs of Structural Problems?
While inspecting your home, look for these warning signs of a structural problem:
- Uneven or sloping floors
- Nail “popping” out of the sheetrock
- Cracks in the exterior or interior brick
- Cracks in the drywall
- Bowing walls
- Cracks in ceramic floors or walls
- Doors or windows that do not open or close
- Spaces between the wall and ceiling or floor
- House is leaning
When these signs become evident, it is crucial to consult with a foundation repair expert to assess the extent of the damage and discuss the most suitable repair solutions.
Foundation Repair Techniques
Shoring is a construction technique that supports and stabilizes structures, especially during building repairs, alterations, or renovations. It involves the installation of temporary or permanent structures to provide additional support.
The primary purpose of shoring is to prevent the collapse or further damage of a structure by redistributing the load and providing temporary reinforcement until builders can make permanent repairs or structural improvements.
Foundation leveling restores a building’s foundation to a stable and even position. Over time, various factors such as soil movement, settlement, or water damage can cause a building’s foundation to shift or become uneven, leading to structural issues such as cracks, sloping floors, or misaligned doors and windows. Foundation leveling aims to rectify these issues by realigning and stabilizing the foundation to ensure its proper function and structural integrity. Home lifting is also a viable solution in this instance.
The process of leveling identifies the areas of the foundation that have sunk or shifted, determines the underlying causes of the problem, and implements the appropriate measures to restore the foundation to its original position. There are various leveling techniques depending on the specific requirements of the foundation repair and the extent of the damage.