House leveling can be daunting. To the average person, it sounds like a big project that would require extensive work, and that is something that often entails prolonged inconvenience and an expensive repair bill. Fortunately, many amazing advances in structural engineering and construction have made it possible to correct a sinking or sagging foundation in a fast and effective manner. It requires minimal disruption to the surrounding property, and can often be achieved without excavation. This greatly reduces the cost of foundation repairs, as well as decreases the amount of time needed to complete the job. At Galveston Foundation Repair, we are able to apply a number of possible techniques to correct sinking slab foundations and pier and beam foundations.
Signs of Sinking or Sagging
Sinking typically occurs slowly over time, making it more difficult to spot than most homeowners think. The first signs of a sinking foundation and possible foundation problems include cracks in various areas inside and outside of the home either on walls or ceilings, as well as bowed or uneven floors. In some instances, the sinking may be more visually noticeable. There may be gaps between interior walls and the floor, and doors may no longer fit properly within the frame and may often “stick” or jam. Sometimes, it is even possible to see that the house is uneven from the outside.
Methods for House Leveling
Foundation repair methods for correcting sinking or sagging depend on the type of foundation. Slab foundations require different techniques for house leveling than pier and beam foundations. Although the latter can be easier to address, there are cost effective options for both available. This may require the use of helical piers, concrete pilings, mudjacking, reshimming, sistering, or new block and base. We will go over your options with you, and help you choose the most appropriate choice for your needs and budget. We will then apply careful technique and attention to leveling the house and fixing the foundation problem.
Professional House Leveling Services
There are plenty of things that can go wrong when house leveling is carried out improperly. Because a sturdy foundation is imperative for a strong, secure structure, it is not something that should be left to chance. Choose the best top affordable professionals for the job by contacting Galveston Foundation Repair. Our foundation experts are not only experienced and qualified to perform residential and commercial foundation repairs, but they are also among the most passionate and dedicated professionals in any industry. They have honed their knowledge and skills in order to provide better solve difficult foundation problems for customers throughout Galveston, TX.
Residential and Commercial Foundation Care in Galveston TX
Leveling is possible for most buildings that suffer from sinking or sagging foundation. Whether it is a residential or commercial property, Galveston Foundation Repair provides prompt, expedient, and reliable foundation repair services for slab and pier beam foundations. Contact us at (409) 600-2605 for a free inspection estimate today.