Although many homeowners are aware of the state of their home's foundation, fewer are aware of the condition of the foundation in their garage. Many central Tennessee homeowners in the Nashville and Murfreesboro areas require foundation repair services for their garage instead of their home. Because many garages are constructed on concrete slab foundations, they are inclined to crack and settle. Special attention should be paid to the state of foundations in attached garages, as any issues affecting the garage can translate to problems inside the home as well. If your garage's foundation has incurred any problems, call in the experts at Ground Up Builders for a thorough inspection.
Not all homeowners are aware of what problems to look for in their garage. A few significant signs of garage foundation failure include:
From the list above, you may have noticed that soil can wreak havoc on foundations depending on its variety, compaction, and moisture content. The foundation relies on the soil beneath it to offer structural support and absorb excess tension, so ensuring the quality of the soil is critical in maintaining the integrity of the structure. One of the most prominent types of soil in Tennessee is red clay, which is sensitive to the rainfall that often inundates the state. When saturated, this soil is prone to shifting and taking the foundation along with it, so garage foundation issues are prevalent in Nashville, Murfreesboro, and other central Tennessee areas.
Regardless of why your garage has shifted, settled, sloped, or cracked, our experts at Ground Up are happy to help eradicate the problem and prevent future issues. One of our most common solutions is push pier installation. In this process, we attach a steel bracket to your garage's foundation and insert a steel rod underground, raising your foundation and keeping it securely in place. Although a small degree of excavation is necessary, we are confident that the benefits of the piers will far outweigh any minor inconveniences. Another maintenance-free and less invasive alternative is wall anchors, which can be installed year round and in all varieties of weather.
If your garage has troubled with cracks, gaps, or other inconveniences, now is the time to enlist the experts. Our professional team at Ground Up Builders has the knowledge and skills to end your garage's problems once and for all. Give us a call today for a complimentary estimate or for more information! We service Nashville and Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and surrounding areas.