Foundation problems come in all different types and levels of severity. If you live in Pennsylvania, your home might start to develop foundation problems related to the cold winters and occasional severe storms. Cold weather, heavy snows, and harsh storms can cause several issues for your concrete foundation. Fortunately, the foundation specialists at Matthews Wall Anchors can help you find the perfect solution for any foundation problem in your Allegheny County, Pennsylvania home.
The first step to figuring out what type of foundation repair solution to use for the problem in your home is to find out what is causing the problem in the first place. The underlying causes of many foundation problems in Pennsylvania are listed below:
These issues often cause structural issues in your Pennsylvania home. If the foundation under the home begins to shift, the walls will start to crack, lean, or bow, and the floor may become sloped. Unstable foundations can also lead to water seepage and various types of ceiling cracks and foundation cracks.
Since many of the common foundation problems in Pennsylvania most likely have to do with cold weather or excess moisture in the soil, it is important to invest in a solution that will reliably stabilize your foundation no matter what type of conditions are ahead. For sinking and settling foundations, we can use one of our underpinning techniques, such as helical piers or steel push piers. Both types of piers utilize the stable soils deep underground to provide the support needed for your foundation.
For foundations that have started to shift and crack, allowing water to enter your basement, consider plate anchors, helical tiebacks, or wall anchors. These are installed underground adjacent to the foundation to pull the walls back into place. We also offer waterproofing solutions for both the exterior and interior of your home. To get in touch with a foundation specialist in Allegheny County, PA, contact Matthews today.