Crawlspaces can be found throughout homes in the United States. One problem that arises again and again with this type of structure is sagging floors. If your home starts to squeak from sloping or sinking floors, your home may be experiencing crawlspace foundation failure. When this happens, the homeowner is forced to find a solution that will raise the floor back up to its original height and ensure that it is level again. Hire a company that has experience and long term success with crawlspace repair. Ground Up Builders is the right company to call. We provide quality crawlspace encapsulation & waterproofing services in Nashville, Murfreesboro, and the surrounding areas in Middle Tennessee.
When inspecting the situation, you must first find the cause of the problem. When a home is constructed with a crawlspace foundation, there are piers placed below the support beams that provide support for the structure. Piers may be constructed from wooden posts or possibly concrete blocks. Piers may be resting on soil that has been compacted or shallow concrete pads. As time passes these piers tend to move with freezing and thawing or the effects of water flow. As these piers sink or begin to float the floor structure begins to sag and sink.
When it is time to repair a sinking floor situation, it's important to think through the process and not recreate the same situation in a few years. Some foundation repair contractors will encapsulate the crawlspace with a vapor barrier in an attempt to control the moisture. They may add steel posts to lift the structure in a similar fashion as the original construction. These are, at best, just a temporary fix. Sinking and sagging are sure to occur eventually. Adding posts or the water vapor without a deep foundation support system will slow down the settlement and make things right for awhile, but it will not solve the problem.
To repair a deep foundation support system it is necessary to install a steel push pier system. We have a resistance pier system that is specifically designed for crawlspaces and other areas where access is limited. Here's how it works:
1. A steel pier pipe is driven down into soil that is load bearing, deep below any soil that would be affected by moisture.
2. Then, the weight of the structure is actually used to drive the pier pipe to a stratum that is load bearing.
3. It then uses a manifold system where the structure is lifted and locked into place. This provides a secure foundation that is solid.
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