Further causes can stem from the following as well. For instance, poor drainage compounded by overflowing eaves troughs, faulty foundation drainage, or even a malfunctioning waste water system. This can be due to the combination of the waste system and a clogged sewer system.
If there are spots on your carpet, getting damp after a strong rain is may be that there is a gap between the wall and the floor. This can be from a cavity or crack in the foundation walls or the weeping tile system is failing to drain properly. In this situation, the repairs are to the outside of the structure.
Next when inspecting the interior of the house look for slopping floors or cracks in the drywall or floor, in addition to a door that swings open or is difficult to shut. This applies to a sticky window or one that refuses to stay open as well. Look for gaps between the floor and the baseboard as well, as this can accompany a sloping or dipping floor. Where a basement is concerned, look for cracks in the floor of any size and as small as 1/16th of an inch in length.
However, following the opening statement, situations will vary, which means repairing a bowed wall may take longer, specifically when no other issues present themselves during the process. In most cases there is little disturbance to the surrounding landscape. If the project entails repair to a settled foundation, we perform enough excavation to expose the section that needs the work.
Afterwards we will replace what was moved. Additionally, before any job has begun our partner, we will describe our process. Moreover, they will inform you of the amount of excavation necessary to complete the work with minimal disturbance to the surrounding landscaping.
The process begins with technicians driving steel piers into the earth until they reach bedrock or an equivalent load-bearing stratum. This takes place below ground level. The tubes attach to heavy duty metal brackets that are anchored to the houses footing. What follows is the careful shifting of the house onto the load-bearing piers. This process is applicable to commercial buildings in addition to residential homes.