Have you noticed small cracks in your slab foundation? Hairline cracks may not be a big concern to you, but even the finest cracks can indicate more serious damage that is happening beneath your foundation.
Foundation cracks are usually caused by soil expansion, which happens when there is excess moisture around your home. Your foundation will heave and settle because of the shifting soil, causing problems like:
If any of these signs are prevalent in your home, it is likely that your foundation is in need of repair. Any structural issue in your home stems from problems with your foundation. Your foundation needs to be strong and stable in order to maintain a healthy home.
Bay Area Underpinning can find a solution for all of your slab foundation issues, and help you to avoid further damage and settlement. Our team of experts will thoroughly inspect your home and provide the best slab repair solution to restore your foundation back to normal.
We use ECP's resistance slab piers, which are made for structural slab support. They can be used mechanically or hydraulically on either a poured grade or floating slab. After the anchor or pile is installed, the helical brackets are installed through the slab. The helical slab brackets have a load capacity to meet the needs of any home. They range from 8kips to 40 kips. This slab pier works as our other resistance, end-bearing pier in that it does not rely on skin friction to produce support. And like with any structure installation, the entire slab acts as the reaction force. The resistance slab piers are installed using a grid pattern with spacing no greater than five foot apart. After all the piers are installed, the slab load is transferred across the piers uniformly and evenly by activating the hydraulic rams simultaneously.
Some specific benefits of slab piers include:
Slab Piers are a great solution for foundation repairs in the Bay Area that require lifting and leveling your foundation slab or garage slab. Putting in slab piers is the most efficient, the fastest, and the least disruptive way to fix your slab foundation. Contact Bay Area Underpinning to learn more about slab piering systems in the Bay Area.