Brick and Masonry Problems
When you look around your home and see that your bricks and masonry are out of line or has cracks, it could mean that you may have foundation problems. Some of the signs to look for in your brick and masonry work are:
- Vertical Corner Cracks – these cracks occur when there is shrinkage in the soil around your home or business
- Bulging of Brick or Masonry Walls – This can be caused by corrosion of the shelf angle. Excessive rainwater coming down the sides of the home that oversaturates the ground around the wall can also be a culprit.
- Step cracks – This occurs due to settlement or deflections. If the support for walls settles or is deflected, the brick and masonry will follow.
- Compaction – When settling or sinking of your foundation occurs, it will cause bricks to compact down on each other.
If you notice any of these signs of foundation failure, contact the professionals at Nichols/Grout Tech. We will come and inspect your home for some of the other signs of foundation failure such as:
- Floor cracks
- Foundation cracks
- Leaning chimney
- Sloping floors
- Wall cracks
- Settling or sinking garage
- Cracked stoops or porch
- Sticking doors and windows
If we find that you are in need of foundation repair, we will sit down with you and suggest the best foundation repair for your needs.
Brick and Masonry Repair
The experts at Nichols/Grout Tech have the solutions your home needs if you have brick settlement issues.
We use steel push piers that are driven deep into the ground through the unstable soil until they reach a more stable layer. The next step is a unique manifold system that helps recover the lost elevation of your home or business. Each pier is individually load tested and then the entire structure is lifted onto the piers to lift and stabilize it.
Benefits of steel piers manufactured by Earth Contact Products:
- Easy to install
- Industry standard for support piers
- Formed from galvanized steel
- Installed using portable hydraulic equipment
- Designed by the best engineers in the industry
- Individual and verifiable capacities
We also use helical anchors and helical tiebacks for foundation repair. All of these products will get your foundation back to its original, stable state.
If you see your bricks or masonry crumbling, breaking or cracking, it is important to get your foundation looked at right away. The sooner the repair is done the least amount of damage that will occur to your home or business. Contact Nichols/Grout Tech today and speak with one of our professionals about our foundation repair services in Alabama.