One of the signs that you may have a foundation settlement problem, is when your baseboard trim is pulling away from your floor. A home settlement issue is caused when the soil beneath the foundation changes and shifts. When soil becomes too wet, it will heave and swell. When soil becomes too dry, it shrinks. As the soil beneath the foundation keeps shifting and moving, so does the foundation that is above it. This causes structural damage throughout the home. Some of these signs are:
All of these are signs that you need to have a professional come in and take a look at your foundation. The experts at Atlas Master Companies will come and give you a free inspection and see if the issue is a foundation problem.
Atlas Master Companies offers foundation repair using underpinning products such as steel push piers, helical piers, and plate anchors.
Steel push piers are sometimes referred to as micro piles or resistance piers. They are driven hydraulically into the soil through the unstable soil layers until they reach a more solid soil layer. They use the structural weight of the building as a reaction force. Each pier is individually load tested after installation. After all of the piers are installed, the entire weight of the structure is lifted onto the piers to level and stabilize the structure. Your home or business will be free from settling for many years to come.
Helical piers consist of a shaft where one or more helical plates are attached. They look like a large screws. They are an ideal foundation repair solution for porches, steps, stairs, and chimneys.
Plate anchors are used to repairing bowing or leaning walls. They are installed by drilling a small hole into the interior wall then with exterior excavation, the wall is pulled back to its original level and the wall will be strengthened so that it will stay at the level.
The products that Atlas Master Companies use are manufactured by Earth Contact Products, the very best in the industry. So when you contact Atlas Master Companies for your foundation repairs, you will be getting a team that is experienced and products that are the very best.
Atlas Master Companies is a family-owned and operated business in Virginia, founded in 1993. We also offer waterproofing and masonry work. Our employees have gone through extensive training on the latest products and procedures. We take pride in our work and have established an outstanding reputation. So if you see that your baseboard trim is pulling away from your floors, or any of the other signs of foundation failure, don’t hesitate. Contact the professionals at Atlas Master Companies today!