FOUNDATION REPAIR FACTS:
Concrete Slab – Typically ranging between 4 and 20 inches thick, concrete slabs are most often used to construct floors and ceilings, while thinner slabs are also used for exterior paving. There are several different methods that can be used to repair your home or building’s concrete foundation. The weight of the building, and most importantly the soil that your foundation is sitting on comes into play when figuring out your property’s best option for repair. Our experts and structural engineers will consult with you to discuss the proper method for repairing your concrete slab foundation.
Pier and Beam – Pier and beam foundations typically have a concrete beam/footing around the perimeter of the structure. Depending upon city codes, the beams usually have to reach a certain amount of feet for safety regulations. There are a few different methods you can use for installing a pier and beam foundation. One is pressed concrete piers, which are drilled into the ground until they hit bedrock, or refusal – then the holes are filled with rebar. Once the rebar is in place, we will then pour the concrete in and create a structured concrete pier.
The most important thing to keep in mind during foundation repair is preventing water from leaking into the crawl space – it must remain clean and dry! A proper drainage system around the perimeter of the concrete beam should be installed to help any settling or movement of the piers or concrete beam.
No matter what type of foundation repair your property needs, our experts are here to help. We’ll explain the process and answer any questions you might have from start to finish.
Sr. Foundation Repair Specialist