Foundation Repair Sees a More Swift, Convenient and Cost Effective Solution
As homeowners and property owners, you may ignore that need for a fresh coat of door paint or replacing light switches, but a crack in the foundation of your house or building should never be ignored. In fact, when it comes to cracks, vigilance really pays off. The sooner you address signs of a shifting foundation the better. Foundation settlement is rarely due to poor construction; it’s really more a fact of life, given soil types in North Carolina and South Carolina.
Structures simply shift and settle over time. Fortunately, most foundations can be fixed quickly and permanently with little or no disturbance to your property. Carolina Foundation Solutions brings over 100 years of business experience to the issue, from a free analysis and consultation to their well-regarded job guarantee.
It’s important to know what to look for when surveying your home for cracks. Sure, fissures can appear in typical places like walls, but cracks also appear in bricks, mortar joints and floors, among other areas. Evidence of settlement can also consist of separation around doors and windows.
There’s no exact formula for anticipating soil settlement and its effect on your foundation. Settlement is common over a long period of time, as it is dependent on the soil underneath your home, cracking can result sooner due to drought, heavy rainfall and other weather anomalies, climate trends that continue to increase in regularity. Backfilled soils that weren’t properly compacted or decomposed swiftly do not drain properly, or they are poorly composed, leading to quicker shifting and subsequent cracking.
In many instances, the installation of underpinning helical piers will stabilize the foundation. Helical piers, or piles, support and stabilize sections of the foundation by redistributing the weight of the structure onto supports drilled into suitable load-bearing soils. The American-made CHANCE helical pile’s unique construction is considered the most innovative technological solution for stabilizing foundations.
Named for Albert Bishop Chance, inventor of the world’s first earth anchor over one century ago, what sets the CHANCE helical pile apart from other solutions is that the pile actually screws into the earth down to a solid foundation, absorbing the weight with a secure anchor.
These pre-engineered materials reduce costs and increase convenience, as they can be installed with common construction equipment without disturbing the home or building itself. The design of CHANCE pilings means the CFS crew can also install them in a very restricted area in residential and commercial buildings.
Carolina Foundation Solutions is a certified CHANCE installer. To gain certification, all CFS personnel receive a special training specific to the CHANCE system. As a certified installer of the CHANCE helical piers, CFS remains at the forefront of foundation repair technology, providing critical information to CHANCE as they innovate the galvanized steel pilings from recycled materials. Together, CFS and CHANCE also offer the best protection in the industry. Carolina Foundation Solutions provides a “Life of Structure Warranty” in combination with a “30 Year Peace of Mind Warranty” of the materials by their manufacturer.
The CFS warranty is just one reason the family-owned company is an industry leader throughout the Carolinas. With over 175 years of combined experience in foundation assessment, consultation and repair, CFS has received an A+ rating from the BBB for 12 consecutive years. The company is also a four-year recipient of Angie’s List Super Service Award as well as four-time Foundation Technologies, Inc. Dealer of the Year.
No homeowner or property owner wishes to find a crack in the structure’s basement or foundation wall. However, new technology makes it possible to repair and secure a building’s foundation at much less cost and inconvenience to the owner. Carolina Foundation Solutions has worked closely with the leading repair material manufacturers to offer the best possible repair outcomes. If you live in the Carolinas and have found a crack in your foundation, call Carolina Foundation Solutions to schedule a complimentary consultation. Visit the CFS website to learn more.