Depending on the kind of damage that you have in your concrete foundation, then you could be at risk of needing some intense repairs like lifting or leveling in your foundation. There is an important difference between lifting and leveling that you have to understand before you call a repair company to come and take care of the problems that you have in your foundation. Lifting in your foundation needs to take place when you have issues with sinking in your foundation, and requires special different materials to take care of the problem as soon as possible. Leveling in your concrete needs to happen when you have problems with and uneven concrete, and usually means that you’re going to be adding or removing actual concrete to your foundation. No matter what kind of repairs that you need in your foundation, you should make sure that the professionals handle the issues. When you have professionals handle serious repairs like the ones that you would have with your foundation, then you can be sure that you’re getting the job done right the first time.
Does my concrete need lifting or leveling?
If you are in an emergency situation, then you should call some of the professionals in the South Bend IN area. To get ahold of the professionals at South Bend, then you can call the number that is listed on this site. Emergency care includes fixing problems like flooding, mold removal, cracking in the concrete, bowing or bending in walls, weakened floor boards, or cracking in your ceiling. Depending on the kinds of problems that you have in your concrete foundation, and other structural problems that are around your foundation. If you’re just in need of information about the pricing and billing aspects of our services, you can either call the number that is listed on this site to get in touch with our professionals who would explain all the ins and outs of the repair process including billing and prices, or you could use our handy dandy price estimator tool. This tool is listed on every page of the site, and looks like a form that needs to be filled out. Filling out our form takes about five to ten minutes, and once it’s finished you could get your completely free price quote for any services that your concrete might need. If you don’t know what kind of services, repairs, or upgrades that your foundation needs, then you could always call a professional inspector to come and take a look at your foundation. To use our price estimator tool properly, you should probably know what kind of repairs that you need.
Can a house on a slab be lifted?
Lifting a slab of concrete, like the foundation that most homes are built on, is very easy. Depending on the kind of damage that the foundation has, you have a few different options for getting your foundation taken care of. If the ground underneath your foundation just needs to be resifted, recompacted, and the concrete needs to be completely replaced, then one option that you might want to look into is by lifting the actual home on stilts, ripping out the old foundation, repouring a new one, then reconnecting the home. If the foundation doesn’t need to be repaired or replaced, then you could have a team of professionals install either a helical pier or a push pier to reinforce the current foundation, and lift your home to the right level that it is supposed to be at. By properly reinforcing your foundation, you shouldn’t be at risk of any further damages or sinking. Regardless of what kind of repair that you need though, you should make sure that it’s performed by the professionals nearest you. The South Bend Foundation Repair company is ready to help you with any issues that you might have.
What causes concrete to sink?
Sinking in your foundation could be caused by a few different things, but usually means that the ground underneath your foundation is giving away to the weight of all the things above it. Sometimes, in the initial process of sifting the dirt and compacting it properly, the job isn’t done properly. This could mean that there wasn’t larger rocks removed from the dirt, and now the earth is settling around the rocks making the ground uneven and the foundation to sink in the space. Another way that you could have sinking ground is by having frequent swings from very wet to very dry and the ground underneath your foundation can’t properly keep up. The ground underneath your foundation sucks up water, and holds as much as it can. But when the ground hits it’s water limit, and the water just keeps coming, then you have issues like flooding start to happen. Flooding is dangerous to your foundation, because it can cause water damage to the concrete, and begin the process of sinking. If the ground that your home is built on wasn’t properly compacted, then it is very loose and could fill and empty with water often. This filling and emptying of water is what causes extreme settling, and sinking of the foundation. With issues like sinking and settling, you could have problems outside of just the sinking and settling, like crack formation or total foundation failure. Depending on how long the settling or sinking has been left to its own devices, you could have more or less damage to the foundation. Getting a professional opinion on your foundation is always the best option for you, because that way you aren’t wasting any extra time trying to get things figured out on your own. DIY is sometimes a really fun, cheap, and informative way to get your home upgraded and taken care of, but in situations like this one, where there are structural issues in the foundation, you shouldn’t try to tackle the repair by yourself. To get your home fixed properly, it would take a professional who has had the proper training, to get the job done right.