The stairs and stoop of your home or business can develop several problems such as cracks in the concrete or they may begin to pull away from the home. The stairs may also start to sink into the ground and become unlevel. Not only can this become dangerous, but it can also mean that you may have some other serious issues going on, such as foundation failure. Stair and stoop problems are one of the signs of foundation failure. Some of the other signs are:
All of these are signs that you should have a foundation professional come and inspect your home or business and see if you are in need of foundation repair. Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services has over 30 years of experience in the Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio area in foundation repair.
Foundation problems in these states are common due to the expansive soil in this region. This type of soil will heave and expand when wet and shrink when dry. This movement of the soil due to the constant changing moisture content will also cause the foundation above it to shift and settle. Whenever you see any signs of a foundation issue, the sooner the problem is taken care of, the better. When a foundation is damaged, the entire structure will become damaged.
In the past, the only solution for stair and stoop problems was to tear it out completely and replace it. Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Service can repair your stair and stoop problems using slab piers manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP). These slab piers are installed using portable equipment and can save time and money, along with solving the problem.
Matthews Wall Anchors & Waterproofing Services also uses underpinning products such as steel push piers and helical piers to repair stair and stoop problems. These piers are driven deep into the ground through the unstable soil until they reach a more solid soil level. Then after each pier is load tested, the structure is lifted onto the piers using a hydraulic jack. This will lift and stabilize the structure and keep it structurally sound for many years to come.
The ECP products that we use for foundation repair are the best in the industry. With the experience that Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services has, along with using the best products on the market, you can be assured that your foundation repair will last for many years to come.
Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services is a nationally recognized foundation repair contractor. We have over 30 years of experience in the Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio area, so we are familiar with the causes of foundation repair and the soil conditions in the area. All of our employees have been highly trained in foundation repair and the products used. If you suspect that you may have a foundation problem, don’t hesitate to contact Matthews Wall Anchor & Waterproofing Services today. We will give you a free inspection and offer you the best solutions for your foundation repair.