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Foundational Services

How Does Foundation Settlement Originate?

There are many causes of foundation settlement:

  • Poor Drainage

  • High Moisture Content

  • Rising Water Tables

  • Consolidation of Soils

  • Insufficient Compaction During Building Process

  • Root Systems from Tree and Other Vegetation

  • Foundations Built Partially on Bedrock and On Soil

Symptoms of Foundation Settlement:

  • Brick Cracks

  • Stair Step Cracks in Block

  • Diagonal Drywall Cracks

  • Misaligned Windows and Doors

  • Sagging Floors

  • Gaps Between Walls and Floors

  • Cracked Floors and Tile

  • Separation of Trim and Moldings

Foundation Settlement Solutions

Adjustable Steel Support Post Piers (IntelliJack)

Adjustable Steel Support posts are an immediate permanent repair designed to support floor structures such as girders, beams, and floor joists. These supports are most commonly used in crawl spaces where high humidity and moisture have caused rot and deflection which results in bowing floors, misaligned doors, windows, and walls. Rebar reinforced concrete footings are installed to support these posts.

Carbon-Fiber Bonding Strips

Carbon Fiber Bonding Strips are a lucrative solution for bowed wall repairs. This system is one of the strongest on the market. It ties the basement or crawl space walls to the framing under the house. Because of this connection, it will never move again. This is because there is an even distribution of outside pressure. All Carbon Fiber Bonding Strips are installed along the interior of your crawl space or basement walls making this a very cost-effective and non-invasive procedure. The final finish is smooth, flat, and nearly invisible when painted.

If your believe your home has undergone foundational error, let T.H.E. Construction check, diagnose, and correct your foundational issues today!

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