Cracked Stoops/Porch Problems
Home porches are a nice addition to any home so that you can sit out on the porch and relax. You can simply sit there, visit with neighbors, or even just enjoy the outdoors. The porch can be good for a while, but stoops and porches are just as susceptible to problems as the rest of your home is. Porches can lean to one side or separate from their stairs which then creates a danger for people coming into your home. Not only does it tell you that you need to fix your porch, but it can also indicate that there is a much larger problem with the foundation of your home and porch. At Nichols / Grout Tech, you need a professional to handle the situation with underpinning Alabama to stop the problem from getting bigger. We are your underpinning service provider.
Common soil problems such as erosion, poor compaction, and expanding soil can cause your porch to settle or sag. This then creates an uneven, unsafe, and unappealing environment. People are often skeptical of having their porch foundation repaired because they don’t see the problems as something bigger than just that. Homeowners may not realize this until they contact a professional, but a simple underpinning Alabama can restore your porch to its former glory to make it as appealing as the day you purchased it.
The most common underpinning service we provide for cracked stoop and porch repair is helical pier installation. Helical piers offer many advantages:
- Little to no disturbance the work site
- Installs below active soils
- Easily load tested to verify capacity
- Ease of installation
- Little to no vibration
- Installed torque correlates to capacity
- All weather installation
We install helical piers by drilling into the ground deep enough to reach the stable soil beneath the shifting layers of soil. Our ECP helical piers range from 10″ to 120″ in length and vary in thickness. They support and stabilize the weight of your home because they have a high load bearing capacity.
The professionals at Nichols / Grout Tech can safely and efficiently install your helical piers to make your porch more stable. When we install them we can assure you that we try and make the least amount of damage to any of your landscaping. We can also inspect your home to see if your sagging or settling porch is an indicator of a much larger problem such as a settling home foundation. If that is what it is leading to, then we can point you in the right direction to handle that problem as well.
You don’t need to stress about your cracked stoop or porch anymore once you have Nichols / Grout Tech come in and take care of the problem. We install Earth Contact Products to ensure the best repair. Contact us today so we can handle the situation as soon as possible. We are your underpinning service provider.