Foundation problems may be affecting various parts of your home, and can be caused by several forces. Learn about how we can solve these problems.
After inspecting your damage and identifying the causes, we will prepare a written proposal that outlines all work to be done. All work will be done by our insured and certified technicians, quickly and with minimal disruption.
At the completion of the work, we will send you a written, transferable warranty.
Whether your foundation is plagued by settlement, tilting, bowing, bulging, severe cracks or disintegration, Foundation Systems of Michigan has affordable solutions to help you solve your foundation problems permanently while significantly increasing the value of your home.
When you schedule a free on-site inspection and consultation, our foundation specialists will come out and explain what caused your problem and which options are best for repairing it. To schedule your free structural repair quote, call or e-mail us today!
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Everyone knows that foundation walls carry tremendous loads (forces) to footings and the ground below. Homeowners often forget, however, that there are sometimes lateral forces or sideways pressure as well – until their foundation begins the crack, bow, or slide at the bottom, or tilt at the top. TerraForce® Wall Anchor System counteracts soil pressure with steel rods and plates that extend from the inside face of your foundation wall to stable, undisturbed soil outside your home. Because the rods are threaded, the anchors may be used to straighten walls in many cases.
If wall anchors cannot be used to strengthen your foundation wall because of space restrictions, such as nearby property lines or outbuildings that are in the way, FSM often recommends its BruteForce® Wall Bracing System. These adjustable steel I-beams can stabilize bowed or tilting walls. Over time, the may be used to force walls back to their original position. Manufactured to stringent industry standards, BruteForce® wall braces components are zinc-coated to keep them corrosion free.
Structures settle or sink when the soil beneath them is unable to bear the load or forces bearing down upon it.
The solution is usually to drive piers to greater depths, where soils are firmer.
Our experts can assist you in determining the best pier for your situation. Piers may be used in conjunction with compact hydraulic jacks to raise foundations to their original, level positions.
Crawl space foundations often include a series of piers that support beams, which in turn support framing for floors. If the piers shift or settle, or begin to deteriorate due to wood-damaging insects or rot, the floor above will sag. In addition, drywall may crack, and doors and windows may jam. The remedy is often to replace the piers – a tall order in such a confined space. FSM's MagnaForce™ floor support system, however, installs with minimal disruptions. They restore stability quickly and can be adjusted to bring sagging floors to back to level. Your dealer can then address the causes of your crawl space problems, such as excess humidity, through techniques that include waterproofing and encapsulation.
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