Your home’s foundation is integral to its strength. That’s because the purpose of the foundation is to support the structure and keep it upright. But when your home experiences a problem with its foundation—whether it be due to drainage, soil compaction, plumbing issues, or even climate—then it can lead to much greater concerns. After all, structural damages will only continue to grow over time while your home’s value will simultaneously begin to fall.
Of course, it doesn’t have to be that way. There is an affordable solution to a sinking or failing foundation called “piering,” and it’s tremendously cheaper than a complete foundation replacement.
Piering, also known as underpinning, involves driving steel legs underneath your foundation to act as supports. In most cases, it can raise your foundation to its original position. At the very least, it will secure your sinking foundation in place and assure it doesn’t drop farther.
Signs that your St. Louis Area home may need Foundation Piering
At Adams Foundation Repair & Waterproofing, we work with Grip-Tite, which has been manufacturing anchoring products for close to a century. This manufacturer is the expert in foundation repair products. Grip-Tite uses the weight of your structure to hydraulically drive the piers into the bedrock. The benefit of Grip-Tite is that unlike other piering methods, it does not damage your foundation’s original footing. It’s also versatile enough to be used on rock, block, basement, slab concrete foundations, and even in crawl spaces. Because no heavy equipment is needed with this system, it helps keep the cost down for you.
The truth is, foundation problems are not going to get better on their own. In fact, they’ll only get worse and potentially cause a lot more damage if you let them go. By addressing your foundation concerns early on, you’ll be able to stop a sinking foundation before it leads to greater problems. You’ll also be able to restore your peace of mind since you can stop worrying about what the future will hold. With a plan of action in place, you can rest assured that you’ve done what was needed to protect your valuable investment in your home.