All kinds of homes throughout our Tulsa community are likely to settle into the soil they have been built on top of, and proper engineering – and construction – of foundations take this settling into account and try to minimize the damage it can cause as much as possible.
Unfortunately, for a multitude of different reasons, it’s possible that your home is going to either settle a lot faster than expected or anticipated, settle deeper than expected or anticipated, or settle more unevenly than expected or anticipated – and that’s going to put the safety and security of your home in real jeopardy.
Homes that have settled incorrectly aren’t just going to put stress and pressure on every aspect of the frame of your home and your foundation, but are also going to introduce a whole host of environmental problems that can increase the amount of wear and tear your property is subjected to.
Homes that settle into low spots on properties are inevitably going to collect water more frequently than they would have otherwise, and as any homeowner knows water is one of the biggest threats to the security of your property – in more ways than one.
Water that collects inside of or against your foundation can cripple it, can erode it, and can cause drainage problems that further unsettle the ground beneath your foundation. This creates a perpetual cycle of your home sinking deeper and deeper into the earth, tilting even more so, putting more stress upon the frame, and collecting more water – with the cycle repeating and getting worse by the minute.
Water can also start to infiltrate your home in areas that it couldn’t have previously, finding its way through cracks and crevices and causing water damage, mold damage, humidity issues, and so much more.
The worst part about water damage is that it can be almost impossible to stop once it starts. Water is always looking for a pathway into your property and as soon as it finds a foothold it’s going to continue to expand on that opening – making things worse and worse over time.
Some homeowners choose to grade their yard which may alleviate some of these symptoms, but it isn’t going to address the root core issue of your foundation sinking in the first place.
With our help you will be able to address the core problem – the sinking of your foundation – and raise your foundation back to its previous position, all without having to worry about negatively impacting the rest of your home along the way.
We fully understand and appreciate how nervous most people are when they are told they might have lift their home up. But thanks to our engineers, our experience, and the modern technology we are able to rely on you have next to nothing to worry about.
We will keep your home safe and protected during the excavation process, during the lifting and raising process, and especially during the reconstruction and shoring up of your foundation to secure your home and return it back to its perfectly level position.
To learn more about how we can help you with your home and foundation raising needs, contact us at your earliest convenience to schedule a free inspection and consultation.