Have foundation problems? Abry Brothers have been solving foundation problems since 1840. Foundation problems can be hard to detect for the average homeowner. Trust an expert contractor to come help identify possible foundation problems under your house. Prevention of major foundation repair is often the best way to save money on home improvement costs.
Foundation Problem Detection
There are many types of foundation problems that can cause need for foundation repair. Soil erosion from improper water management systems are a common source of foundation problems. Structural damage from mold to beams that support the foundation of a home is another problem that may arise with foundations. We recommend regular inspection and maintenance. Early detection and repair is often the best route to save money on foundation problems.
Abry Brothers History of Excellence
Abry Brothers work tirelessly to maintain and build on our long history of remarkable foundation work. Whether you are a homeowner that needs foundation work or an industrial sized commercial company who requires foundation fix, we are here and ready to lend you our expertise. Trust the company that has been solving foundation problems since 1840. Give one of our trusted foundation repair specialist a call today!
Seasonal Weather Changes: Dry and wet weather cycles produce a constantly changing soil bed under your home’s foundation. The expansion and contraction of the soil over time can weaken the support for your foundation and cause it to settle and crack.
Poor Drainage: can be caused by too much moisture as well as too little. Standing water around your home, large amounts of water dumped by gutter downspouts or a negative slope of the area around your home can cause saturated soil.
Expansive Clay Soils: Different soils have differing potential to shrink and swell. The more expansive clays around your home, the more your foundation may by subject to movement.
Trees and Tree Roots: A large tree may drink up to 150 gallons of water per day through its roots. When these roots are under or near your foundation, the drying process may cause a portion of the soil to shrink. The differential in moisture content below the home may cause one part of the foundation to move more than others.
Under-Slab Plumbing Leaks: will create excessive moisture in one area under your foundation and may cause that area to heave upward or disturb the stability of your slab.
Do I Need Foundation Repairs / Slab Repairs
Do you want to know if you have sinking concrete / cement slab foundation problems? Does it seem that your foundation may be buckled. How can you tell? Common sense is your best guide. Look for the signs for foundation problems. If your home does not feel right, or if you are seeing damage, you may need foundation repairs. If you home feels fine and you have no visible damage, then it is very likely that your home is fine.
So, what signs should you look for? Here is a simple check list that you can use to make a preliminary assessment.
- Floors or counters are sloping. If you put a ball on the floor and it rolls off, you have slopes. Drops of an inch or so across a foundation are not a problem. Once slopes begin to exceed an inch of drop in 20 feet, they become noticeable and can become a problem.
- Doors that stick closed or open. If a door is sticking closed because the top or the bottom of the door hits the door frame or the floor, it means that your floors are sloping, you may have a foundation problem.
- Cracks in interior or exterior walls or ceilings such as zig-zag cracks in bricks. If you have cracks in your Sheetrock or brick, there is a very good chance that your foundation is moving.