Foundation cracks are signs of foundation damage for many homes in Alabama. A horizontal crack in a foundation wall that runs the length of the basement is most likely a sign that the foundation is failing under the weight of the soil beneath it. The soil outside of a basement wall exerts a lot of pressure on the foundation wall.
Settlement cracks are vertical, extending up through the structure. A brick home may have cracks that follow the mortar joints. The concern when noticing foundation cracks is that the home will continue to settle as time goes on. This is why it is important to call a professional to come and inspect your foundation cracks and find the best solutions for your foundation repair needs.
Nichols / Grout Tech has the experience and uses the best products made in the industry to get your foundation repair done. Our professionals will survey your home and find the best solution for your foundation repair needs.
If you notice foundation cracks in your home call Nichols / Grout Tech immediately. You do not want to leave this problem unattended. The longer you wait, the more problematic and expensive the repairs can become. Foundation cracks jeopardize the integrity of your home and the well-being of you and your family. They can let in moisture that will lead to mold as well. Overall, foundation cracks can present a big problem if left unattended. Give us a call today! Find out what we can do for you.
Foundation Crack Repair Specialists in Alabama
The professionals at Nichols/Grout Tech have the solutions for your foundation repair needs. Steel push piers are an excellent choice for foundation repairs on settling foundations. Foundation repair needs are caused by organic soils, shrinking and swelling clay soils, poor compaction, and erosion. Steel push piers are driven deep to load bearing soils and then the structure’s load is transferred from weaker soils onto the steel piers.
Helical piers are ideal for applications where there is a need to resist tension. They are an excellent choice for foundation repair when light structural loads, unstable rock basements or very deep load bearing layers are present.
Bowing Walls and Helical Tiebacks
Helical tieback anchors are used to stabilize and strengthen bowing walls. These tieback anchors are installed from the inside through a small hole. Then with exterior excavation, the walls can be immediately pulled back to their original design.
Concrete Slab Repair
For concrete slab repair, hydraulic lift slab piers are used. They are used any time there is a slab of four or more inches in thickness. The process will stabilize and lift the slab when failing soil conditions are too weak to support the slab. The installation is done inside the structure through an eight inch drilled access hole. They are installed quickly due to their minimal setup time, making this a low cost and time-efficient solution for slab repair.
All of these underpinning products can keep your foundation stabilized and safe. We only use the best products to ensure maximum protection from further foundation problems. We use Earth Contact Products when we are doing any sort of foundation repair, waterproofing, or anchoring for your home. They have the leading foundation repair products in the industry today, so you are guaranteed quality equipment.
Contact us today at Nichols / Grout Tech so that we can take care of your foundation cracks as soon as possible.