As a homeowner, there are a few different problems that can send shivers right down your spine: fires, foundation cracks, floods, and more. If you’re facing foundation problems though, then A-1 Concrete Leveling and Foundation Repair is here for you.
We offer a wide range of foundation repair services. Our foundation contractors will work one-on-one with you to find the best possible solution to your foundation problems. From fixing bowed walls, to implementing floor supports, installing downspout extensions, or doing foundation repair in general, our foundation repair company will meet your every need and ensure you and your family have a home you’ll love for many years to come. Be aware of signs it’s time for foundation repair and contact us today for a free quote.
Inadequate Compaction Of The Building Pad
During construction, the building pad of your home is vital to your home’s long-term success. It’s the foundation for your foundation, if you will. It must be excavated properly, and the uppermost layers of soil need to provide enough bearing capacity to support your home and its foundation over the years. If the bearing soil wasn’t properly compacted during grading, then you could face foundation settlement afterward.
In part one of this blog, we discussed how excess moisture in your soil could lead to wet basements, cracked foundations, and other foundation problems. Plumbing leaks are actually one of the leading causes of those moisture gains! You may also experience similar foundation problems if there is a hurricane or even just a large storm and your foundation isn’t adequately protected.
It makes sense, doesn’t it? When the earth shakes and quakes, your foundation will too. Sure, we don’t live in Alaska where there are routinely large earthquakes, but earthquakes occur daily all over the world. If you feel a tremor in the earth or you read about one in the local news, inspect your foundation for cracks and broken parts.
At A-1 Concrete Leveling and Foundation Repair, we do a lot of driveway repair. A leading cause? Tree roots expanding underneath your driveway. Foundation damage can occur in the same way. Especially where we are in Tennessee with all of the tree growth, your foundation could be damaged if it’s not protected from over-reaching tree roots. In tips for maintaining your foundation, we suggested installing root barriers around your largest trees.
Contact Your Local Foundation Contractor Today
We’re your local foundation contractor — and we’re always trying to look out for you. We update our blog regularly with content that will help you navigate foundation repair. From understanding the importance of soil to deciding if it’s OK to buy a house with a bad foundation, we’re here for you.
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Foundation problems can be a large stressor in your life as a homeowner. No matter what you need for foundation repair, we can help. Get a free quote today.