The Leaning Tower of Pisa may be famous for its unintended lean to one side, but you don’t want your home to have the same problem. A settling foundation can cause your home to slowly sink. If you’ve noticed such a lean, along with sticking doors and windows, water pooling around your home, or cracks in your walls, you may want to contact us to help. A settling foundation can be dangerous and poses a threat to the value of your home. The longer you wait to get it repaired, the worse (and more expensive) the problem will become. Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services is your settling foundation solution.
A settling foundation can be caused by bad drainage, ground movement, poor construction and poor waterproofing around and under basement walls and floors. The soils around your home go through a lot of expanding and compacting with the changes in seasons. As temperatures and saturation change, the soils change. If this happens quickly, your home may begin to settle into the ground with the soils.
There are many small but noticeable signs of impending foundation problems. These include sticking windows and doors. If you find that the doors of your home are not latching or are becoming harder and harder to open, then there might be problems with your foundation. In addition, small wall cracks can signal a similar problem. While they seem small and harmless, they can easily affect the integrity of a whole part of your home. Foundation problems should be handled by trained professionals, they are definitely not “DIY” projects. Call Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services today!
If you think you have a settling foundation in Pittsburgh, give Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services a call. Our experts will inspect your situation and determine the best solution. We will most likely use steel push piers to provide your home with the support it needs. The piers will connect to the base of your home and penetrate into the deep soils of the earth. By doing this, they will not be affected by soils that change with the seasons. These push piers not only give your home support in the future, but can raise your home’s foundation back to its intended height.
A settling foundation is nothing to mess around with. Contact us today, so we can keep your home from resembling the Leaning Tower of Pisa. We can help with all your settling foundation needs today!