Foundation Settlement Athens
American Foundation & Basement Repairs, LLC in Athens offers a wide variety of repair methods for foundations that are experiencing settling, or are sinking in one area. Normal warning signs of this can include cracks in brick exterior walls, or inside walls around door frames, sloping interior floors, doors and windows that stick or jam when trying to open or close. Our foundation settlement experts in Athens can fix any problems your home experiences. Our foundation repair products include wall anchors, steel foundation wall braces and beams, helical and push pier assemblies, and crawl space supports to prevent sinking or sloping floors. We also repair sinking slabs, in your basement, or exterior concrete slab structures. We are proud to service the entire Athens, TN 37303 area, and will provide you with an estimate, to help you understand costs associated with your foundation repair needs.
Foundation Repair for Settling Homes in Athens
A foundation is totally dependent on the soil underneath and around it to provide it with the sturdy support it deserves, and this is why you need foundation repair services as soon as possible. An analogy may very well be to compare your own home to a laptop. If you put the laptop on a firm, level kitchen table it will remain secure; however, if you place the same laptop on a bed pillow, there's a fairly good chance it's going to start to tilt one way or the other. The dirt underneath and around your foundation is either like the table or the pillow: if conditions change, your home on top of unstable dirt will move and settle in another position. If abnormal settling is allowed to remain unrestrained, it can cause continuous high priced repairs to the dwelling or, in a worst case scenario, result in a rapid and precipitous collapse of all or perhaps part of the structure.
Foundation Settlement Causes Athens
Each and every house is unique, and too much foundation settlement causes could be:
- Unstable soil
- Weak compaction at the time of building
- Badly designed water flow and drainage system
- Large tree roots
- Water system leakage
Danger Signs - Athens
You should look out for:
- Observable warning signs of cracking or deterioration in the foundation itself
- Garage door leaning
- Massive breaks along brick facing
- Outer window and wall separating
- Fractures in your interior's drywall or sheet rock
- Doorways out of square that no longer close tightly
If you see any of the above signs, it is wise to call a foundation repair specialist in your area, such as American Foundation & Basement Repair to minimize any active damage and set the house straight once more.
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