How Do I Know If I Need House Leveling?
All foundations settle over time and this is normally nothing to worry about. However, when a foundation settles unevenly, or if the soil structures beneath a house shift or collapse, house leveling may be needed to lift the foundation back up to its original position. To know for sure whether you need house leveling, it’s best to consult a professional repair company. However, some of the most common indicators that your foundation may need to be leveled include:
- Cracks in your walls or ceilings that are growing wider at a fast pace
- Cracks on your home’s exterior, especially on the foundation walls or in the stone or brickwork of your chimney
- Doors sticking when you try to open or close them, or visibly sagging doorway frames
- Floors that feel softer than normal or seem to be sagging or dipping
- Visible sagging when you look at your home from the outside
There are a few different types of home foundations, such as slab foundation, pier and beam foundation, and block and base foundation. The process used to level your house will depend on what type of foundation you have and the reason why your foundation began to sag in the first place. Some of the most common methods of house leveling include the installation of steel piers, helical piers, concrete piers, or a poly lift which entails injecting polyurethane foam into the ground below the foundation to bring it back up to a level position.
Contact Us Today
If you’ve noticed some of the above red flags in your home and would like to learn more about the house leveling process, contact Engineered Solutions of Georgia. Since 2007, our in-house geotechnical engineering team has worked with countless homeowners across the southeastern U.S. to troubleshoot a variety of foundation issues. With decades of industry experience, our knowledgeable team will be happy to perform a thorough inspection of your home’s foundation and the surrounding soil structures so that we can devise a custom-tailored solution for your individual needs.
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