If your home isn’t working as it should, you’re probably stressed or worried about potential repairs and costs. Your home is one of your biggest investments and you want to make sure your home is not only safe right now but will be safe for years to come. There are many signs of foundation damage that you have probably already seen in your home such as cracks, basement flooding, sagging floors, bowing walls, or water damage. Luckily, if you live in St. Louis, St. Charles or surrounding areas, you have access to a full range of foundation repair services with Adams Foundation Repair.
Why Choose Adams Foundation Repair?
At Adams, we know how important your home is to you. It’s the place you gather every night after work, where you hang out with family and friends, where you build your life. Foundation issues can be devastating to a home, but not if you catch it early enough. With our professional team, you don’t have to worry about plunging into debt and never being sure if your home is actually fixed or not. We are dedicated to making your home the best it can be, which is why we are transparent with you every step of the way, from what products we use to what services we provide to what time frame we estimate we can be done with your project in St. Louis.
Signs Your Home May Need Foundation Repair
You may not be checking your home every day for foundation issues. Not many people are. However, there are some subtle and not so subtle ways your home can signal that it is under too much stress or is in need of repairs, including:
- Stuck windows and doors
- Leaning chimneys
- Sagging floors
- Cracks in foundation
- Cracks in walls and ceilings
- Cracks in mortar
- Wet or damp crawlspace/basement
- Depressions in yard
Some cracks are normal and not very large, meaning your home isn’t in danger. On the other hand, larger cracks can signify your foundation is nearing failure. If you’ve seen any of these signs in your home, it’s best to call a professional right away.
What Causes Foundation Problems?
When you see these problems in your home, you may start to wonder if it could be caused by anything you’ve done in your home. However, that’s usually not the case. Some common causes of foundation problems include:
- Excessive rainfall- Too much rain puts hydrostatic pressure on your foundation
- Tree roots- Trees planted too close to the home can grow and push into your foundation
- Poor grading or excavation- If the soil wasn’t properly excavated and graded before construction, it could cause premature foundation settling
- Poor construction- If your foundation wasn’t properly installed, you could see serious consequences
- Transpiration- When tree roots take in more moisture than normal, the soil dries up, speeding up the foundation settlement process
- Slope failure- If your home was built on a slope, it is likely to slowly move down the hill, due to soil’s tendency to move downward. This puts extra stress and pressure on your home’s foundation
Now that you know some of the common causes of foundation problems you’ll be more informed of what to tell our team when you call us for help.
Why Should You Repair Your Foundation?
At first, it might not seem like your foundation issues are a big deal. After all, your house is still standing, isn’t it? However, the longer you wait to repair your foundation, the more problems you will face, not only in the size of the bill you’ll eventually have to face but with the structural integrity of your home as well. It is not safe to stay in a home with a compromised foundation. Parts of the home could collapse on you or a family member. If you have cracks, you’re allowing additional moisture and pests to enter your home, which is not healthy for you in the long run as well. You always want to contact a professional as soon as you see a problem.
What Do I Need to Do First?
First, you should call our professional team at Adams Foundation Repair. We can set up a time that works best for you to do a full inspection of your home. Once we’ve finished the inspection, we will put together a quote with our expected services and overall cost. If you accept our quote, we will begin work on your home efficiently so you can get back to your regular activities faster. We will communicate with you every step of the way about what we are doing and when we plan to do it. Even when the repair is over with, we will make sure the job site is cleaned to the best of our abilities and that you are satisfied with our work. We always value your feedback.
What Are Common Foundation Repair Solutions?
We have a number of solutions for all your foundation repair issues. We have only the best quality products for your home. Anything we use for your home project is guaranteed for years to come. Popular solutions include:
- Foundation wall anchors
- Epoxy injection
- Carbon fiber repair
- Helical piering and push piering
We can do all of the services listed above and more. We want to make sure the whole problem is fixed so you don’t have to call us again in a few years wondering why your home is sinking again.
As a family-owned company with years of experience in foundation repair, you’ll never have to worry if we know what we’re doing or if we’ll be able to fix your home. All of our employees have the drive to serve families like yours with quality foundation repair that stands the test of time. We like to have fun, but we always take your home repair seriously. We want to make the entire process easy, stress-free, and affordable. If you need help paying for our services, we even have financing options available. Adams Foundation Repair is here for your foundation repair projects in St. Louis County and St. Charles County. Give us a call and get a free quote!