Are you noticing cracks in the foundation of your home? This can be caused by a shift in the foundation due to the ground being unstable. Other causes of a cracked foundation can be tree roots or even incorrect ground preparation before the foundation was laid. While most homes do have a minimal amount of settling and cracks that will go no further, that is not always the case. If you detect cracking in your foundation, for the safety of your home, you should have it inspected by a professional.
When looking at your home, some of the warning signs of a bad foundation that you may spot will be cracks in the sheet rock, separation between the outside bricks, and leaning in of the basement walls. If you have any or all of these signs in your home, you should contact a company that does Oklahoma City Foundation Piering. A company like this will come to your residence to submit an estimate for the repairs of your foundation. This is something that should not be delayed due to the possibility of severe damage to your home if it is not repaired. As time goes on the cracks may spread which will further compromise the foundation of the property and the cost of repair will grow.
A few of the tools the company that does Oklahoma City Foundation Piering will use, are the hydraulic ram which uses a driving force of over 700,000 lbs to install the Ram Jack pile column and an expansion ring that is used to maximize penetration through the soil and reduce friction when installing the piling. For more information on the other procedures they may use during the repair process visit Ramjackokc.com.
If you are in the pre-construction process of a new home, you may want to first consider getting an engineer report done on your property. Once this has been done, you can contact a company that does piling installation to prevent settlement after construction. When having this type of work done to the foundation before building, you are adding to the value of the home because you are securing the foundation and the soil around it. Contact American Leveling for foundation repair services.