Your home’s foundation provides a stable base for the rest of the structure, ensuring your family has a safe place to live. Over time, the foundation may settle due to soil decompression or sustain damage related to erosion. Fortunately, foundation repair services will restore the home’s integrity and prevent long-term problems. The service you need will depend on the cause of the problem and type of damage that has already developed.
Below are three types of foundation repair every homeowner needs to know about:
- Slabjacking: When water erosion or deep settling makes the foundation of your home unsteady, it’s time to call an excavation contractor for slabjacking services. This process uses hydraulic cement to fill voids and even out the ground your home sits on. The contractor may also use heavy machinery to lift the house and pour cement under the foundation until it becomes level again.
- Patching: When water seeps into the ground below a house’s foundation, it can freeze and expand, causing significant cracks. Your contractor will excavate the area around the house to repair damage from the outside. Since these cracks can also interfere with basement waterproofing, the contractor may install new drains and waterproof membranes to keep moisture from causing problems in the future.
- Piering: Ground movement or water accumulation can cause your home to sink on one side. To correct this issue, foundation repair experts use heavy-duty equipment to install piers and weld them directly into the foundation. This provides a stable platform under the house and prevents further sinking.
If you’re worried about the structural integrity of your home, then let the team at Stevee Excavation address the problem. They provide foundation repair services to homeowners throughout New York’s Putnam, Westchester, Dutchess, and Orange counties, as well as nearby Connecticut. As the area’s leader in commercial and residential excavation services, these experienced technicians analyze foundation problems and provide long-lasting solutions. For more information about their services, visit them online or call (845) 832-0109.