Although they comprise little functional square footage in respect to the entire house, basements can be the most troublesome aspect of the home. This is especially true when the beams and posts used to support the basement and the floor above it are rendered unstable. If the beams or posts in your basement begin to lean or bend, there is most likely a problem with the foundation. These leaning posts are a serious issue that can indicate a wholly unstable foundation. If you notice this problem occurring in your home, do not delay; contact a foundation repair contractor right away.
Leaning or bent posts and beams in the basement can cause a variety of serious issues throughout the home, such as:
These are just a sampling of problems that can be caused by unstable, leaning beams and posts. Leaning support beams pose a serious hazard, as they compromise the structural integrity of your foundation, placing at risk your family and any visitors to your home. Because the underlying problem is likely the foundation, it is essential to invest in the proper foundation repair services immediately. Only by correcting the problem at its source will you be able to completely ensure the total safety of your home.
Pier installation is the most reliable method of correcting a settling foundation. These piers are installed easily and cause little to no disturbance to the surrounding areas of the yard. We use piers manufactured by ECP (Earth Contact Products), the leading supplier of foundation repair products in the industry, so the piers are specifically designed to bear exceptionally heavy loads and are durable enough to withstand tough conditions for years to come. To install, the piers are driven deeply into the earth below the foundation until they become nestled in the stable ground far beneath the top layers of shifting soil. Once secure, they support the foundation and help lift it back to its intended level, relieving pressure that caused the beams or posts to bend or curve. The steel piers will prevent the foundation from settling further and generating additional problems in the future, allowing peace of mind for your family and yourself.
If you are experiencing leaning or bending posts in your home, contact the foundation repair experts at Ground Up Builders. We can consult with you to determine the most efficient and cost-effective solution for you and your home. Our professional team of experts, coupled with ECP's superior quality products, can have your foundation restored in no time. Call us today for additional information on how we can help rectify any problems in your Nashville or Murfreesboro home or business!