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If you see any of the above – or anything else that seems suspicious – contact AMC911 today for a free foundation evaluation. If we find a problem, we’ll give you a repair estimate.
What Is Foundation Leveling?
Foundation leveling is a repair solution designed to correct differential foundation settlement. Differential settlement happens when a building’s foundation settles into the soil unevenly. This puts a lot of stress on a foundation and causes everything to be out of plumb causing things like uneven floors and cracks in walls, ceilings, and floors.
How Does Foundation Leveling Work?
Foundation leveling is a repair procedure commonly known as underpinning. It involves extending the foundation down to soil that’s able to support it adequately.
Foundation leveling is usually done using either push, slab, or helical piers.
Deep driven push piers are installed inside or outside of the home’s foundation wall. Slab piers are installed inside of the home by drilling through the floor and slab. Helical piers are installed inside or outside of a home to support a foundation wall. None of these piers are visible to the eye once the repair is complete.
Push piers are installed in bedrock, the most stable soil level, using specialized hydraulic equipment. Push piers provide a permanent solution to your settling problem. Push piers not only stabilize your home, but they offer your best chance of raising your home back to its original level.
Slab piers are installed by coring a hole through your home’s slab foundation until firm bearing stratum is reached. The slab pier is attached to the underside of the slab and an uplift is created once the pier is driven to bedrock.
Helical piers are large steel foundation pins that look like oversized screws. Helical piers are used a lot in commercial construction where a deep foundation system is needed. Helical piers are also used to support more delicate structures and in situations where soil conditions are worse than typical. Helicals take the structure’s weight and transfer it to load-bearing soil.
Foundation leveling is a minimally-invasive procedure. Usually, only a small area of the foundation has settled, and that’s where the piers will be placed.
How Much Does Foundation Leveling Cost?
Before performing a foundation evaluation, we can’t say how much any foundation leveling job will cost. We can say that the cost of foundation leveling depends on the type of foundation, the problem, and the chosen repair solution. The good news is that AMC911 provides individual solutions tailored to meet your specific needs. No two foundation problems are the same… It’s important to have a group that specializes in foundation repair in your area before you make any costly mistakes.
Contact us immediately to schedule a foundation evaluation if you suspect your home has a foundation issue. We’ll give you a written repair estimate if we find a problem. Foundation problems get worse if they’re not fixed, so you’ll pay more for repair costs if you wait.
Our Service Area
AMC911 services the entire Hampton Roads area. If you think your home might need foundation leveling, contact us today and schedule an appointment for a foundation evaluation.