Know the Signs of Sinking and Settling Foundations

Foundation sinking and settlement can occur in your Iowa home or business due to the changing moisture content that occurs in the Iowa soil beneath  your foundation. Iowa has expansive soil that will heave when it is extremely wet and shrink when dry. As the soil continues to shift and move, so does the foundation of your home. Because the foundation of a home or business is the base that the entire structure sits on, when it shifts, it causes damage throughout the entire structure.

Knowing the signs of foundation failure and damage in and around your home is important. It will give you a heads-up and early indication that you may be having foundation problems. Some of the signs to look for in and around your home that may indicate you are having foundation issues are:

When you see any of these signs of foundation failure, it is important too contact a professional foundation contractor. WCI Basement Repair are the experts to contact in Iowa. We have a team of experts that will come and inspect your home and offer you the solutions that are needed for your particular problem.

Structural Repair Solutions for your Iowa Home

After inspecting your home, it will be determined what solution is needed to get your structure back to its original level and keep it structurally strong for years to come. The best solutions for a sinking and settling foundation is underpinning. The underpinning products we use are helical piers and steel push piers.

These piers are driven deep into the ground, through unstable soil layers, until they reach a solid soil layer. The helical piers are used for foundation repair when light structural loads, unstable rock basements or very deep load bearing layers are present.

Steel push piers are excellent for structural repairs on settling foundations. After these piers are driven deep into the load bearing soil, the weight of the structure is transferred from the weaker soils to the steel piers. This will level and stabilize the structure for years to come.

Plate anchors are used to stabilize bowing or leaning walls. This a very efficient and economical repair method. These plate anchors consist of an inside wall plate and an outside anchor with a high-strength rod that ties them together. Plate anchors will pull your wall back to its original level and make it stronger than its original strength. This will prevent hydrostatic pressure from bowing the wall in the future.

All of the products that WCI Basement Repair uses are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leader in foundation repair and basement waterproofing in the industry. You know you are getting an experienced team and the best products when you rely on WCI. We take pride in our work and reputation.

We are a locally owned company based in Carroll, Iowa. We stand by our work with a 25 year transferrable warranty. So if you see any signs of foundation sinking or settling, let WCI Basement Repair give you a free inspection. Don’t hesitate, contact us today.

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