A strong foundation holds up your entire house and keeps it level and supported.
You should always feel secure in your home and not worry about what’s happening underneath it. But over time, foundations may settle, shift or crack due to soil conditions, water damage, or poor construction.
If you need foundation repairs, we are here to help. Put your foundation in our capable hands. We’ll ensure it’s sturdy for years to come, all while saving you money to put toward your future dreams and plans.
One of the most common issues that lead to house foundation repairs is water damage or poor water drainage.
Water and drainage problems may cause your house’s foundation to sink and crack. If water accumulates around the foundation, it causes the soil to expand and adds pressure to foundation footing and walls.
This leads to cracks inside and outside the property. To catch drainage problems, check your property for wet soil if there hasn’t been rain, or if the soil is too dry after it rains. If you find something, chances are you have water drainage problems and your foundation needs repair.
When water affects the soil to the point where it can no longer support the load of the structure, your house can become unlevel because the foundation starts to sink. This can also cause the foundation to crack and settle.
Repairing foundation issues hepls prevent further damage, ensure structural integrity, and maintain the value of your property. But how do you know if your foundation is in trouble?
Some of the most common signs of foundation problems include:
- Cracks in your drywall
- Bowing walls
- Door gaps
- Sticking windows
- Walls separating from the house
- Uneven and/or sagging floors
If your house has sloping floors, cracks in the walls, windows that won’t open, or doors that are hard to open and close, then it needs to be leveled!
House leveling is a type of foundation repair that lifts and relevels a settled section of a home back into place to eliminate slanted, bowed, and uneven floors. House leveling can also realign warped window and door frames and push cracks back together.
Your house may require leveling if there are water and soil problems, or if your property has improper drainage.
You may also need to level your house if it was built on clay. Clay is malleable and moves downhill like a glacier. It also expands and contracts during different weather, eventually causing cracks in the foundation.
Or your home could have been built with poor-quality materials. This was common in the 1950s and earlier, because builders didn’t reinforce the concrete. Without rebar to strengthen a concrete foundation, it’s very weak and allows for cracking, sinking, and settling.
A lot of time, effort, and work goes into repairing your foundation. Your house is your most valuable asset, and we treat it as such. Throughout the project, we are transparent about the foundation repair cost, what work needs to be done, and how the process will go.
When you work with Millett Construction, you can expect:
- An inspection, inside and out
- A proposal with fixed cost and all the details
- If an engineering permit is required, we draw plans and send them through the city or county
- Clean up after the job is done
We also use the best techniques to ensure your foundation is 100% solid.