Only in the most extreme circumstances, and only after serious degradation has occurred, will we have to consider moving forward with a partial or full replacement of your existing foundation.
This is not the kind of project that most Tulsa, Oklahoma homeowners are going to have to tackle – but if you do have to move forward with a full or partial replacement of your foundation it’s important that you are working with foundation repair experts here in the Tulsa community that I know exactly what they’re doing.
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Like all of our other foundation repair solutions in this community everything starts with a full-blown foundation inspection.
If our licensed inspectors and stability engineers discover that your foundation has started to deteriorate so significantly that a full or partial replacement is necessary we will let you know exactly what your foundation looks like right now, what it’s going to look like in just a few years, and the risks that inactivity pose should you choose to ignore the problem as it sits right now.
Thankfully, the majority of the foundation replacement projects we take on here in Tulsa are only partial replacement projects where one or two foundation walls need to be “swapped out” completely.
In these situations our foundation experts are going to first engineer the solutions necessary to provide a rock solid and stable foundation for decades to come on paper, giving our team the necessary blueprints to deploy solutions that are going to fix your foundation once and for all.
After that has occurred, our experts begin to shore up your building so that there isn’t any potential structural failure during the demolition and reconstruction phases of this or partial foundation approach. We always work with just one foundation wall at a time, securing and shoring up your home every time we move to another wall, and always making sure that the new foundation has “set” permanently before we start working on another area.
Minimal lifting may be necessary to provide proper shoring of your home and to “relevel” out your property. Our experts are always going to be very careful throughout this process, making sure that the major elements of your home – particularly your plumbing and utilities – are left unaltered when we finish the day continue to function perfectly after your foundation has been replaced.
Thankfully, because the building elevation is not going to be changed during this work you don’t have to worry about disconnecting any of your major services (including gas, electric, sewer and water, etc.) at any point in time. In fact, you will be able to continue living in your home the same way you have been without noticing any changes (aside from a little extra noise, of course) during this type of project.
From there, we will work to replace the areas of your foundation that have degraded over time with new, modern construction materials and engineering practices that tie into the existing and still stable foundation elements. This provides increased structural stability across the board, really cementing your foundation in place for decades to come.