How To Tell When You Need An Oregon House Leveling Contractor

Sloping floors, cracks in walls, windows that won’t open, and doors that are hard to open and close are all signs that your home needs to be leveled.

 

There are multiple reasons why your house may need leveling. The most common are water problems, soil problems and poor quality of materials in the foundation.

 

Water problems are the biggest issue with a homes foundation. Improper drainage or no drainage at all is typically the biggest culprit.  If water is not draining properly it can erode soil as well as soften the soil.

 

If the water is eroding the soil around the foundation cracks can easily start forming as there is no support below the foundation wall. Secondly the water can soften the soil to the point that the foundation will actually begin to settle or sink into the ground.

 

Soil problems are another big issue. The biggest of these is having a home that is built on clay. Clay and soil heaves and contracts through out the seasons. Expanding when it is wet and contracting when it is dry. This can cause cracks in the foundation which can easily make the home uneven.

 

Homes that are built on hillsides in this clay often experience sliding. Clay is so malleable it is constantly moving down hill like a glacier. Unless the home has been anchored to bedrock it will constantly be on the move. This is a common occurrence in the hills of  East Medford.

 

Finally the home could have been built with poor quality materials which was common in the 1950’s and earlier. Often times during this period no reinforcement of the concrete was used. With out the use of rebar to strengthen the concrete foundation it is very weak. This weakness allows for cracking, sinking and settling of the home.

 

What ever the reason your home may need to be leveled. It is important that you don't just place a band-aid on it. The problem that is causing the unevenness needs to be fixed as well.

 

What ever the cause for you home to be uneven we can fix the cause and level your home. Give us a call today so we can come take a look at your home and give you an appraisal of what it will take to get it fixed. Call 541-840-6572 

 

We house leveling in all of Oregon. It does not matter if you are in Portland, Salem, Eugene, Bend, Roseburg, Klamath Falls, Medford, Ashland, Grants Pass, Corvallis OR. Even if you are on the coast or in Eastern Oregon we will service you and level you house the right way. Plus fix the problems that are causing the home to be unleveled.

 About Me

My name is Frank Millett and I have been doing construction for over 35 years and specializing in foundation, water drainage and pile driving for the last 15 years. Give me a call today and lets talk about your project.
541-840-6572 or
503-724-4060

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