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:
- Soil compaction
- Plumbing issues
your home and family are at risk. After all, structural damages will only continue to grow over time and your home’s value will plummet.
Of course, it doesn’t have to be that way. There is an affordable solution to a sinking or failing foundation called “piering.” This is much cheaper than a complete foundation replacement in St. Louis.
What is Piering?
Foundation 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 any farther.
Signs of Foundation Damage that Can Benefit From Piering
At Adams Foundation Repair & Waterproofing, we work with Grip-Tite, a company that has been manufacturing anchoring products for close to a century. This manufacturer is an expert in foundation repair products, so you know you’re getting the best quality products when you choose us. 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 also helps keep the final cost of repairs down.
Choose Professionals You Can Trust
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 for your home. With our plan of action, your home and family will be safe. Call today to get your free quote on piering installation!