A homeowner in West Fargo, ND called Innovative Basement Authority regarding ongoing problems with their home. The homeowner noticed a cracking floor slab in the garden level of their home, cracking drywall that had worsened over time, doors and windows that were not operating properly, and soil separating from the foundation wall. Upon inspection, Innovative's specialist determined that the cracks and faulty doors and windows were evidence of foundation settling, while the soil shrinkage was part of the cause. In dry conditions, soil will shrink away from a home's foundation, giving it room to shift and settle, which can cause cracking and unlevel floors.
The settlement was found along two foundation walls of the split level of the home. To remedy the problem, Innovative Basement Authority recommended the push pier system. Twelve push piers were used on this homeowner's foundation to prevent foundation settlement in the future. The push pier system uses steel piers driven deep into the soil below the foundation to support the weight of the home, prevent future settlement, and even lift the home back to its original position.
If you're having similar problems with cracks, hard-to-open doors and windows, or soil shrinking away from your home's foundation, call Innovative Basement Authority or fill out our online form today!
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