How to Avoid Costly Foundation Repairs

When the underpinning Adelaide  of a building begins to settle, it can cause serious problems for the structure. It can also be a major factor in whether or not your home will sell.

What type of foundation repair is best?

The best way to avoid costly repairs is to spot potential issues early. This means paying attention to the signs of foundation problems, such as cracks in the walls or floors.

If you notice a shift or slant in the mortar lines, uneven floors, cracks or patches on an interior wall, or shifting chimneys, these are all warning signs that foundation issues might be occurring. You should contact a foundation repair expert for more information and to have these issues assessed.

Depending on the type of soil beneath your home, you may need to hire a geotechnical engineer to complete a soil report. These reports typically cost $500-$3,000, but they can often provide a better understanding of what’s causing the issue with your foundation and how to fix it.

There are a few methods that can be used to stabilize your foundation, including steel piers and concrete piles. These are the most expensive of the options, but they are also the most permanent.

Another less expensive option is poured concrete piers, which are a series of blocks or cylinders of pre-cured concrete that are driven below your foundation into compacted soil. They can be as long as several feet and work in many types of upper soil conditions.