What is Foundation Failure?
Kansas City Foundation Repair is very common. We see failures to home foundations everyday. What does it mean to have foundation failure in your home? This occurs when a home’s structure settles below the original construction point.
How to Know When My Foundation Has Settled?
Homeowners will notice that doors do not shut or open correctly. Many times homeowners will find cracks in their interior walls. In some cases a structure can shift enough to have sheetrock fall off the ceilings. Other common issues will be noticeable cracks on the outside of the house.
What Are Common Signs Of Foundation Problems?
CRACKS IN EXTERIOR OR INTERIOR WALLS
WALLS THAT HAVE ROTATED
WALLS SEPARATING FROM THE HOME
DOORS AND WINDOWS WILL NOT OPEN OR CLOSE CORRECTLY
CRACKS IN INTERIOR FLOORING
What Causes A House To Settle?
Water is the reason home’s settle. Too much or too little moisture can cause the soil to swell or shrink. Seasonal cycles of wet and dry conditions cause settlement and structural fatigue. Over time the property does not have the same support as when the structure was erected and home settlement happens.
Evaporation can happen when hot dry wind and the summer heat combine to cause the soil to shrink. When the soil starts to shrink the house can settle in the gap where the soil has cracked and reduced itself.
Improper Drainage is one of the leading causes of foundation failure. When a house’s gutters are full, the water will run over the gutter and straight down to the base of the home. It is best to keep a home’s gutters cleaned out and to make sure that all down spouts are pushing the water away from the property.
Transpiration is where trees or other plants take away the moisture from the soil. When this happens the soil shrinks and the property will settle.
Can Foundation Problems Be Fixed?
Yes. These issues can be fixed. When these issues occur in a house, it is best to have PierMagic address it immediately. We use the best product on the market, DynaPier, to permanently fix these problems. DynaPier is backed by the industries highest warranty.
What is DynaPier?
DynaPier was designed to be the strongest foundation pier in the industry by combining steel and high strength concrete. Unlike other pier products, DynaPier is designed to be centered directly beneath the foundation. It is driven deep enough to reach solid strata or bedrock.
Foundation Repair In Kansas City
Contact PierMagic for a free estimate today at 855-702-1200