Foundation Repair in Chattanooga, TN
The health of your foundation is incredibly important. We are the perfect foundation repair contractor for you if you need help with leaning walls, tilting chimneys, floor cracks, and so on. Customers in the area turn to us whenever they need help with structural problems of all types, sizes, and varieties. Regardless of whether the problem seems "minor" or not, you still must get your home's base inspected thoroughly by a trained and knowledgeable professional, such as those from Atlantis Waterproofing.
Indications of a Structural Problem:
- Windows and doors don't open or close as easily as they once did
- Cracks form along window and door frames
- Interior and exterior cracks appear
- Certain areas on the first floor of the home feel un-level
- Noticeable sinking on one or more sides of the home
- Leaning, bowing walls appear in the basement
- Cracks appear in the basement floor
Our Foundation Systems
When it comes to taking care of structural problems, we have many different systems we can provide.
This problem is caused from excess hydrostatic pressure in the soil surrounding your home. The soil around your foundation swells up whenever it rains, or when there is melting snow on your lawn. This puts a lot of pressure on your basement walls. Ultimately, it will cause them to bend or bow into the basement environment. To fix the problem, we can install wall anchors, wall braces, and wall supports to provide the extra strength needed to keep the walls in place and stable.
Sometimes, a cracked foundation could be an indication that something more serious is going on with the structure, including settlement. We will need to figure out the cause of the problem and address it at the source. Also, the crack will need to be filled and sealed so that it doesn't let moisture inside the home.
These cracks typically do not pose a problem for the structural integrity of a home, but they still need to be filled in and sealed to prevent moisture from seeping in through the ground and causing damage.
This problem is also caused from the soil around your home, and it's typically from poorly backfilled earth from the time when your home was being built. To fix the problem, we can install foundation piers next to the damaged wall(s). The piers will be installed deep within the earth in stable, load-bearing strata. The weight of your home can be shifted off of the weakened foundation and onto the piers themselves.
Make an Appointment
Please give us a call today if you would like to make an appointment with a member of our team. We look forward to hearing from you soon and helping you to preserve the structural base of your family's home!