Floor gaps, wall gaps, and ceiling gaps are a sign that you have foundation settlement. When you notice these in your Pennsylvania, West Virginia or Ohio home or business, it is important to have the entire home inspected for any of the other signs that you may have foundation problems. If left unattended to, the entire structure of your home will become damaged.
When you look around your home, see if you find any of these other signs of foundation failure:
Foundation problems in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio are common due to the expansive soil in these states. The soil beneath the foundation will expand when wet and shrink when it becomes dry. As the soil shifts beneath your foundation, this means that the foundation is also shifting and moving, causing foundation failure.
It is important to contact an expert in foundation repair to come and inspect your home or business and see if your foundation is in need of repair. Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services will give you a free inspection and offer the best solution for your foundation repair. With over 30 years of experience, we have the knowledge to see whether you are in need of foundation repair and, if so, what solution best fits your needs.
Gaps between floor, walls and ceilings should not be ignored. The sooner the problem is repaired, the least amount of problems will occur throughout the rest of the home or business.
Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services will inspect the entire home or business and if we find that you have foundation failure, we offer several solutions. We use underpinning products such as steel push piers and helical piers to lift and stabilize the foundation.
Steel push piers are the most common foundation repair products used throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio. These piers are individually driven into the ground through the unstable soil until they reach a solid soil layer. A friction reduction collar is then attached to the lead section of the galvanized pier pipe. The collar creates an opening in the soil that has a larger diameter than the pipe. This will reduce the skin friction on the pier pipe. Then the piers are load tested to verify that the pier has encountered firm bearing rock that is suitable to support the weight of the structure. Then the entire weight of the structure is lifted onto the piers with high-pressure hydraulic jacks. The structure will be leveled and be structurally sound for many years to come.
Helical piers are used for foundation repair and stabilization when light structural loads, unstable rock basements or very deep load bearing layers are present. Helical piers are a steel shaft similar to a large screw. They are used when difficult soil conditions are present that prohibits traditional foundation repair.
Helical tiebacks are used for bowing or leaning walls and for foundation crack repair in Pennsylvania. These tiebacks pull the wall back to its original level and strengthen it so that the wall won’t be compromised in the future.
All of the products we use for foundation repair are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leader in the manufacturing of foundation repair products in the industry. You know you are getting the best when your foundation is being repaired with ECP products.
So if you see floor, wall or ceiling gaps in your Pennsylvania, West Virginia, or Ohio home or business, let the professionals at Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services give you a free inspection. With over 30 years of experience, we have the knowledge to see if you are in need of foundation repair and we have the best products to get the repair done. Don’t hesitate, contact us today!