why do foundations fail?
Foundations suffer serious structural damage due to a variety of soil-related problems, the most common of which is water. An excess of water from broken or leaking underground pipes, pooling water, or poor drainage erodes or expands the soil, while an absence of water from the transpiration of tree roots causes the soil to shrink. Other causes of foundational issues include improperly consolidated soil under the building or badly built foundations. All of these conditions are negative because they rarely influence the soil beneath a foundation in a uniform manner. Instead, they usually affect only one section of your foundation, and the fact that the affected area is small means that the resulting problems are big. Any minor foundational shifting can cause major structural damage and put the entire building at risk. When your building needs a solid foundation to survive, these threats of signification destruction are the last things you want to face.
What we do to secure your foundation.
Helicals, also known as pile, is the most common method of dealing with a structure settling. Think of a helical as a large screw that is twisted into the ground. Once the helical is in place, we take a bracket specifically designed to fit under the structure's foundation. Once this is done, the load of the structure will be supported by the helical.
To learn in depth about how we lift and stabilize foundations, read our blog post here.
Waterproofing is crucial to the life of the foundation. Concrete is very porous; moisture will seep into the concrete causing rebar to rust and minerals to be deposited. Once this occurs, the expanding rusted rebar begins to break the foundation from the inside out. At the same time the deposited minerals are breaking down the concrete, turning the foundation into gravel. To prevent this and/or remediate, the foundation must be excavated, cleaned, and all cracks filled in. After that a rubber-like material is applied followed up with an acrylic concrete protective coating, protecting the membrane from the back fill.
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