This helps against soil erosion and could prevent sinking or shifting in your foundation. Learn more about watering your foundation.
Foundation Repair comes at a high price however one that is needed to keep your home structurally sound. There are many different things that can attribute to foundation repairs like sinking, shifting or bowing foundation walls and many different opinions on how to properly repair each issue. The two main causes of foundation repair are pressure build up which cause your walls to bow and soil erosion which causes the foundation to sink or shift. The cause will determine which type of foundation repair you will need.
Some causes of foundation repair can be avoided/preventable while other circumstances are out of your control. The soil your home was built on plays a big role in your foundation’s stability and is completely out of your control. There are a few things you can do to help your foundation which could prevent future foundation repairs like:
Let’s go back to types of Foundation Repair. We use two different methods depending on which type of problem you have: bowing or sinking/shifting. AquaProof uses Steel Beams for a foundation repair of a bowing wall. With steel beams, also known as channels, we are able to reinforce the foundation wall and in a lot of cases able to push the wall straight again. For a sinking or shifting foundation repair AquaProof uses Helical Piers to stabilize the foundation and in some cases raise the foundation back into place. Like most repairs the sooner you notice and address the problem the better off you and your home will be.