Foundation Settlement in Northern Virginia
Signs of Foundation Settlement
When the soil beneath your foundation gets overly saturated, it will heave and push against your foundation. When the soil becomes too dry, it will shrink and create voids beneath the foundation. These natural occurences can cause foundation settlement over time.
As the soil keeps shifting and moving, so does the foundation that sits on it. When there are voids beneath the foundation, it will cause foundation settlement. If you have foundation settlement, it will cause structural damage throughout the entire home. That is why it is important to know what some of the signs are of foundation settlement. Some of these signs are:
- Bowing or leaning walls
- Sloping floors
- Wall cracks
- Floor cracks
- Ceiling cracks
- Garage problems
- Sticking doors and windows
- Porch and stoop problems
What To Do When You Have Foundation Settlement
If you notice any of these signs of foundation settlement, contact the professionals at Basement Masters Waterproofing. We will come and give you a free inspection and offer you the best solution for your foundation settlement.
The foundation of your home is the most important part of the home. The entire structure sits on the foundation. When there are problems with the foundation, there will be problems with the entire structure.
Foundation Settlement Repair Solutions in Northern Virginia
The professionals at Basement Masters Waterproofing have foundation repair solutions to get your foundation back to its original level and structurally sound again.
Underpinning piers such as steel push piers are driven deep into the ground through unstable soil layers until they reach solid soil layers. Then each pier is individually load tested. After testing the entire weight of the structure is lifted onto the piers to level and stabilize the structure. These underpinning piers will keep your foundation stabilized for many years to come.
Wall anchors are used to pull leaning and bowing foundation walls back into there original position. These wall anchors are installed in the soil adjacent to the foundation. Once the anchors have been sunk into the soil near the wall, a hole is driven through the interior basement wall. A rod is then inserted through the hole and attached to the anchor. A plate is then installed over the rod on the interior of the wall and used to tighten the rod in small increments. This will pull the wall back to its original level. Wall anchors also strengthen the wall so that they won’t bow or lean in the future.
Carbon Fiber Strips
Carbon fiber strips are also used to repair bowing or leaning walls. This method uses strips of carbon fiber that are applied over the cracks in the bowing walls. These carbon fiber strips seal the cracks and give the wall extra strength to withstand the pressure from the soil that causes the wall to bow or lean.
Epoxy Crack Injections
Basement Masters Waterproofing uses epoxy crack injections to fill any cracks floors or walls that have been caused by foundation settlement. Epoxy injections will seal out moisture and bind the crack.
Choose Basement Masters Waterproofing for Foundation Settlement Repair in Northern VA
For all of your foundation settlement repair needs, let the professionals at Basement Masters Waterproofing help. We have over 25 years of experience and take pride in the outstanding reputation that we have established. We will give you a free inspection and offer you the best foundation repair solution for your needs. We will be with you from start to finish and even after the repair is completed to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today!