The foundation of your home is important for many reasons. The foundation supports the weight of the entire structure. Some of the most common issues with the foundation of the home include foundation settlement, bowed walls, and or cracks in the walls or floors. It is extremely important that the moment you notice any concern with your foundation, you contact a professional to diagnose and resolve the problem. Left untreated, these problems can quickly escalate causing additional damages to your home. The trusted experts at American Eagle can provide you with foundation repair services using proven repair techniques, including SafeBase wall anchors, foundation piers, and more.
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When it comes to foundation problems there are some things that we know to look for that are obvious signs that something is wrong.
A common symptom of foundation settlement can be that cracks have formed in your brickwork or caulking. If you have noticed these cracks, which appear as a stair-stepped crack, or have fixed them previously, it could mean that your foundation walls have begun to sink or shift. If this problem is occurring in your home, look for other symptoms and consult one of our professionals about the best foundation repair method for you.
If you have noticed wall cracks in your foundation in the basement of your home then you may have an issue that needs to be repaired. Wall cracks can form due to excess hydrostatic pressure (pressure exerted on the walls of your basement from the water saturated soil outside your home). This is a sign that your basement walls have succumbed to the forces being exerted on them and require immediate repair.
Generally, foundation floor cracks are caused by settlement in the base of your foundation. The stress put on the concrete slab in your basement can cause it to crack and sink into the depression that it has caused. These issues are usually caused by the improper compaction of the soil underneath your home during construction. It is a problem that can happen at any point and is impossible to predict. These cracks often allow water to seep into your basement causing both a foundation issue and a basement water issue.
Similar to foundation wall cracks, bowed or leaning basement walls are caused by hydrostatic pressure (pressure exerted on the walls of your basement from the water saturated soil outside of your home). This problem greatly affects the structural integrity of your home and should be repaired immediately. Our team uses SafeBase Wall Anchors which are specially designed to pull the wall back to its correct position and strengthen the support.