If you have found symptoms that you believe may be a result of foundation settlement, contact us for a free evaluation. Symptoms or signs of foundation settlement often consist of cracks in bricks, cracks in brick mortar joints, cracks in blocks, cracks in block mortar joints, cracks in walls (sheetrock, drywall, or plaster), cracks in concrete slabs, slope in floors, and/or separation around doors and windows.
Unfortunately, foundation settlement is much more common and prevalent than many realize, especially throughout NC and SC. Foundation settlement is a term that no one likes to hear and is an issue that no one hopes to experience. However, if the correct steps are followed and if the proper repairs are provided, then the issue can generally be resolved quickly and permanently; with little to no disturbance to the property, for an expense that is less than initially anticipated, and without decreasing the value of the property.
With well over 100 years of combined experience, Carolina Foundation Solutions can provide the best solutions available to resolve your foundation problems. We work with many reputable licensed engineers throughout the Carolinas to help determine the precise problems and the proper solution.
Foundation settlement is generally caused by movement within the soils that the foundation rests upon. The movement within these soils can be a result of various factors such as periods of drought conditions, periods of heavy rainfall, consolidation of backfilled soils that had been poorly compacted, decomposition or decay of materials within the soils, drainage issues, a lingering plumbing leak, erosion, and/or simply the presence of poor native soils. Although the cause for the movement within the soils (and consequently the foundation) can vary, the most common and most effective solution deemed necessary typically consists of installing underpinning helical piers.
The installation of underpinning helical piers is a proven method of repairing foundations which have experienced settlement. The helical piers provide support and stabilization for the sections of a foundation which have experienced settlement by transferring the weight of the structure from the base of the foundation (the footing) down to a layer of suitable load bearing soils.
Carolina Foundation Solutions specializes in the installation of underpinning helical piers as a means of foundation repairs. CFS is a certified CHANCE Installer and takes pride in using the best materials in the foundation repair industry. We use helical pier products manufactured by CHANCE which are ICC-ES certified, and that consist of hot dipped galvanized steel made in the USA.
CHANCE is the oldest and most trusted manufacturer of helical pier products in the world. In 1912, CHANCE became the first manufacturer of helical pier systems. In addition to the “Life of Structure Warranty” offered by CFS, the helical piers are also covered by a “30 Year Peace of Mind Warranty” by CHANCE.
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