3 Common Types of Foundation Repairs in the U.S.

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Common Types of Foundation Repairs in the U.S.
Common Types of Foundation Repairs in the U.S.

Property damage from water is more common than you might think. According to the Insurance Information Institute, “About one in 50 insured homes has a property damage claim caused by water damage or freezing each year.” To prevent home water damage and its associated costs, you need to repair your foundation before it’s too late.

To help you talk to a professional about your leaking basement, we briefly discuss three common foundation issues and how our team tackles them.

Bowing/Buckling Foundation Wall Repair

The water from rain and snow absorbs into the soil, creating pressure that pushes against your foundation walls. As your walls bow and buckle over time, they can crack and release water into your home.

Our team can correct bowing and buckling with carbon fiber reinforcement wall supports. They’re strong, inexpensive, and easy to install, making them the optimal solution for your foundation walls.

While cracks in your foundation are common, you shouldn’t take them lightly.

Our team will examine your foundation’s cracks and determine the best possible solution. Typically, we’ll use our epoxy injection, as it dries quickly. If you have cracks caused by server structural issues, we can implement a carbon fiber wall support system that evenly distributes outside pressure across the foundation wall.

If your foundation has sunk into the ground, you’ll need to enlist professional help.

Professionals will raise and secure the foundation back to its original spot. The Real Seal will remove the dirt and soil from around your foundation. Then, we’ll attach brackets to the bottom of your house. After we install the brackets, we’ll push the foundation piers into more stable soil. The goal is to shift the weight from the soil to the piers. Once we can ensure maximum sturdiness, we refill the soil around your house.

Foundation piering can reverse settlement, as it provides better support for your home.

Call our Chicago foundation repair experts today to schedule any of the above services.

WRITTEN BY

Austin Werner

Austin Werner is the Owner of The Real Seal LLC, a basement waterproofing and foundation repair company. Austin believes that having a highly trained and happy team is the key to success. This is reflected through hundreds of 5 star customer reviews his company has received online.

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