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When a home is built, soil is removed to lay the foundation. After the foundation is built, this loose soil is back-filled around the foundation and can sometimes allow water seepage into your basement. Through the years this soil can also expand, placing pressure on the foundation and causing problems for the home. Foundation repair companies have developed several methods for solving these issues, thereby restoring both value and safety to your home. Find “Homeowner Approved” foundation repair services in Charlotte here.

Push Pier Foundation Repair Systems
Push Pier Systems: A push pier foundation repair system transfers the weight of your home, from unstable soil to competent soil or bedrock, by using strategically-placed piers. Made of galvanized steel, foundation push piers can typically be installed in a day, without using heavy equipment and with minimal damage to your yard’s landscaping. The push pier system can stabilize settled foundations and can even lift the structure back to its original position, making this a powerful and long-lasting solution.
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Helical Pier Foundation Repair Systems
Helical Pier Systems: For lighter structures, porches, or patios that are sagging and showing fatigue, helical pier systems can be installed. Helical piers are mechanically screwed into the soil to assure permanent stabilization. They can be used as an alternative to push pier systems in some situations, and are commonly used in new construction. Helical piers are usually installed with small construction equipment, but can be installed with hand equipment in tight spaces. The shaft has a high resistance to bending.  Helical piers may offer reduced mess and excavation, in and around the home’s foundation.
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Crawlspace Supports
Crawlspace Supports: Foundation soil shifts and settles, alternating between drying out and swelling from moisture. This shift can result in sinking columns and sagging crawlspace beams, which can cause your crawlspace to settle. Improperly spaced beams can become overloaded and start to sag, causing the floorboards to sag as well. Foundation repair companies use rugged steel support beams specifically designed to stabilize your crawlspace and protect your home. These systems can support more than 60,000 pounds, and are able to level existing beams and floor joints.
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Basement Wall Anchors
Basement Wall Anchors: Cracking and bowing in foundation walls and surrounding areas is common in Charlotte homes. These problems most often occur when the lateral pressure from the soil around the foundation exceeds the home’s load-bearing capacity. A properly installed foundation wall anchoring system can restore and reinforce the integrity of a structure.  These systems provide a good alternative to removing and rebuilding foundation walls or using other wall bracing systems, and can be installed with minimal disruption to your landscape.
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If you have cracks or bowing in your home’s foundation, and/or leaning or sagging basement walls, call a proven foundation repair professional. Don’t take chances on a repair company that doesn’t understand the complexities of foundation repair, possibly worsening an already delicate situation.

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