Keep Your NJ Home and Foundation Safe

Friday, March 6th, 2015 by Cassandra Santiago

What causes foundation problems?

Keep Your NJ Home and Foundation Safe - Image 1Foundation settlement is caused by the movement of your home when the soil underneath can no longer adequately support the weight of your home. The three causes of settlement are drying and shrinking of soil due to drought and roots extending from nearby trees, water saturation and softening of soil from heavy rains, flooding and poor drainage, and the compression of soil that has been poorly compacted. 

How do you know if your foundation needs repair?

Foundation walls that start crumbling, bowing, or cracking are signs that the foundation is failing the rest of your home. There are more subtle signs of foundation problems seen on both the inside and the outside of your home, which can include separation of doors or windows from the framing or exterior framing, cracks extending from windows and doors, stair-shaped cracks in the basement walls.

Trying to patch the foundation to hide the problem will not actually fix the problem and the foundations cracks will reappear with time and additional foundation repair will need to be made. It is safer for your home to find a foundation repair solution that will repair your home rather than build a new foundation on the same conditions that you’re your foundation unsafe in the first place.

What are the foundation repair options available to your home?

Keep Your NJ Home and Foundation Safe - Image 2Steel push piers are a proven solution to lifting your home foundation back towards its original position, closing cracks, and fixing the operations of doors and windows. Foundation push piers stabilize your foundation because they are driven all the way to bedrock or a stable soil layer and are the less risky solution when soil conditions are unknown. It is best to use push piers when your goals are to lift your home back towards its original position, want a quick installation with minimal disturbance, and to finally fix the problem once and for all making your home safe again. Helical piers are another solution to stabilize lighter structures that have settled such as decks or stoops, which work similarly to the push pier system.

Why would you want to spend more money on your foundation repair costs and settle for only a temporary fix? With the foundation repair options offered by Quality 1st Basement Systems you can secure the foundation the right way, the first time, stopping the problem from getting worse. You will maintain the resale value of your home, avoid developing ugly cracks, and avoiding other serious foundation safety hazards such as falling foundation walls, water intrusion that creates mold, and critters becoming uninvited house guests.

Contact us today for a free estimate on your foundation repair!

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