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Rejuvenating Your Home Foundation

February 20, 2014

For a home where a helical pile is used when building foundation is not normally facing any problem in the future. On the other hand, for those structures that have continually used the conventional and the traditional method of building foundations encounter foundation problems. This is where you need to consider on rejuvenating your home foundation and bring it back to life. Let's discuss on some methods in fixing your foundation. Although you can always call on a contractor or any professional, it is also wise to have knowledge with regard to this, so you will be prepared on which method or materials should be used to restore your home.

Home Foundation

Patching Method

You have to keep in mind that foundations are the most crucial elements in any structure. In fact, they are considered as the backbone in any construction. You may have seen cracks on your foundation. Yes, it is possible to have them on your home building. These are the first symptoms of a damaged foundation. One solution you can consider, the patching method. How is this done? All you need is to inject concrete through the crack. Else, you can also use other materials that would best heal this symptom. Here's a tip. It is important to find a cure for this problem otherwise, it will make the matter worse and create a larger crack in the future.

Slabjacking Method 

This process refers to the concrete slab placed to a position where it was used to. Oftentimes, a contractor drills a hole and injects a chemical which will turn into a foam. As the foam expands, it should be able to lift the slab back to its right position. This normally happens when the contractor did not properly layer and compact the ground before laying out the foundation. This is the reason a helical pile foundation is preferred. These are the types of foundation piles where you no longer need to level the ground before installing the piles. Instead, steel piling will only be inserted and rotated to a desired depth on the ground to keep the structure stronger.

Piering Method

We have come to the easiest and convenient method of restoring and repairing your foundation. In this method, the ground surrounding the affected area will be the site where the helical piers foundation will be inserted. In other words, as the piles are placed around the affected foundation, it should be enough to support the damaged foundation and the entire building as well. Think of it as a new foundation inserted on the ground. 

Conclusion

No, it is never too late to fix your foundation problem. If you see and symptoms or perhaps if it persists, never hesitate to find a cure to it. Else, you will never see your building come back to life. You may opt to contact a contractor or consider working on the problem and choose either of the methods we have discussed. At this point, most possibly you have learned your lesson and will consider on using an the innovative steel piles when building a project. Remember, none of these problems should have happened if you have used the right materials in the first place.

 

 

 






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