Do you have sloping floors in your Bay Area home? Sloping floors are
not uncommon, especially in older homes. Many homeowners ignore the
problem until other foundation problems arise down the road. Sloping
floors are a good indicator that your home may be experiencing
foundation settlement. It is a good idea to call the professionals
at Bay Area Underpinning, so we can inspect your home to find the
source of your foundation issues. We offer quality foundation repair methods to fix and prevent sloping floors in the Bay Area of
Early detection is the key to preventing further damages and expensive repairs. There are many factors that cause foundation settlement. Some include:
The foundation settles into voids, often causing cracks and uneven floors. It is important to look for other signs of foundation failure. Inspect the inside and outside of your home, as well as, the garage for the following signs:
These warning signs, combined with sloping floors, may indicate foundation failure. Settling foundations should be fixed immediately to avoid overall structural damage. Contact Bay Area Underpinning, so we can install the latest foundation repair products to stabilize and level your sloping floors in the Bay Area.
Bay Area Underpinning uses helical piers or steel push piers to level and stabilize sloping floors. Both products are made by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the most popular manufacturer in today's underpinning industry. Helical piers and push piers are the most common foundation repair products for residential and commercial projects. They both have similar jobs, but yet different installation methods.
Steel Push Piers
Steel push piers are heavy-duty steel piers that are driven deep into the ground until they reach stable soil. The foundation bracket is secured, then each pier is pushed through the bracket into the ground until it reaches stable soil. The structure's weight is evenly supported by multiple piers.
Steel tubes are fitted with helical plates, then these plates pull the piers into the ground. The piers are turned until they reach stable soil. Steel brackets, that are connected to the piers, are safely secured at the end of the installment.
These are differences between helical piers and steel push piers. There are similarities between the two as well. They include the following:
The professionals at Bay Area Underpinning will inspect your foundation for settlement. We will select the best foundation repair method for your needs so you won't have sloping floors in your home or business. We also offer concrete repair services to level your uneven concrete surfaces. These services include: foundation lifting, foundation leveling, floor leveling, and foundation stabilization. For more information or a free estimate, contact Bay Area Underpinning in California. We will eliminate your sloping floors for good.