Foundation Problems: Sinking Foundations
If you have noticed that the ground is sinking near your home's foundation, this can indicate that you may have serious foundation problems. Foundation problems are usually caused by the ever-changing moisture content in the soil beneath the foundation. In times of very wet weather, the soil becomes saturated and will heave and swell. In times of drought, the soil will shrink, creating voids beneath your foundation. This constant shifting of the soil will also cause your home's foundation to shift and settle. It is important that if you see the ground sinking near your foundation, look around your home for some of the other signs of foundation failure such as:
If you see any of these signs of foundation failure in your Virginia home or business, it is important to contact a professional with experience in foundation repair. Atlas Master Companies has the experience to come and inspect your home and see if you are in need of foundation repair. The sooner a foundation problem is discovered and repaired, the better. Letting foundation problems go without being repaired can cause major structural damage and will cost much more in the long run.
Atlas Master Companies has the products and solutions to get your foundation back to its original level and keep it structurally sound for many years to come.
Sinking Foundation Repair in Virginia
Atlas Master Companies uses underpinning products manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP
) for foundation repair. These products include helical piers, steel push piers
, and helical torque anchors.
Steel push piers are an excellent choice for foundation repair for sinking foundations. Foundation problems are caused by organic soils, poor compaction, improper footer embedment, and erosion. When steel push piers are installed, they will support and stabilize the structures load bearing walls by transferring the weight of the structure from weaker soils onto the piers. These piers are driven deep into the ground to load-bearing soils.
Helical piers are an excellent choice for foundation repair when light structural loads, unstable rock basements or very deep load-bearing soils are present.
Each pier is individually load tested after installation using the maximum weight of the structure as the reaction force. During the load transfer, hydraulic jacks are placed at multiple locations reducing the load on each pier.
Atlas Master Companies to the Rescue
Atlas Master Companies is a family-owned business based in Virginia that was established in 1993. Our team has extensive training on the most current procedures in safety, foundation repair, waterproofing, and masonry. We will give you a no-cost-obligation inspection and free estimate and offer a life-of-the house warranty on all of our repair services.
If you suspect foundation problems in your home or business in Virginia, don't hesitate to contact the professionals at Atlas Master Companies. With our experience and using the best products manufactured in the industry by ECP, you can be assured that your foundation will stay strong for many years to come. The sooner it is repaired, the least amount of damage it will cause. Contact