Push piers are the perfect solution because they cause minimal disturbance to the property and have a quick installation time compared to other solutions.
Then the weight of the home is transferred to the stable soil below. After installation is complete, the soil is backfilled and the home is permanently stabilized in its new position.
In order to install the piers, soil is first removed from the area where the pier will be driven. A heavy-duty bracket is installed below and against the foundation’s footing, and the piers are hydraulically driven through the bracket and down to bedrock.
On the outside of the home, stair-step cracking is common in brick foundations.
Job Stories From Decatur, IL
Basement Dehumidification in Decatur, IL
A Decatur, IL resident was having problems with condensation in his basement. He tried using a small household dehumidifier to dry the air, but it could not properly get the job done. The condensation was beginning to form mold and was causing his entire home to smell.
Woods Basement Systems installed a SaniDry XP in his basement to solve his condensation problems. The SaniDry XP dries the air and has a powerful blower that moves the dry air out and into the basement area. The resident was very pleased with the SaniDry XP and now enjoys a dry and mold-free basement.
Foundation Settlement in Decatur, IL
Foundation settlement is a common issue among older homes and buildings. Some common indicators of foundation problems are cracks extending from doors and windows, windows coming out of their square, and stair-step cracking. It is important to get the problem solved rather than putting it off because the settlement will only get worse over time. As the foundation problem does get worse, it’s going to cost more to fix it.
Woods Basement Systems uses Push Piers by Foundation SupportWorks to solve the foundation problems in a historical Decatur, IL building. Push piers solved this building’s foundation problems, and now the building can stand firm for many more years to come.
Push Piers Fix Settlement in Decatur, IL
A homeowner in Decatur, IL began noticing signs of a foundation problem both inside and outside of his home. Inside, there were large cracks on the basement walls. Outside, he saw stair-step cracks in his brick foundation. The resident wanted to fix the problem before it got any worse.
Woods Basement Systems installed Push Piers by Foundation SupportWorks around the outside perimeter of the home. The resident was very pleased with the work done by Woods and can now have peace of mind that his home will stand firm for many years to come.
Wall Anchor Installation in Decatur, IL
A Decatur, IL resident had been having problems with her basement walls cracking and slightly bowing. She knew the problem would only get worse with time, so she decided to fix it while it was still small. The resident planned to finish the basement someday, so the first step was to get the walls stabilized.
Woods Basement Systems installed wall anchors along the outside of the basement walls. Wall anchors have been proven to be an effective and economical repair solution. They have a quick installation time compared to other systems, and there is minimal disturbance from the installation. The resident was happy with the work done by Woods and was relived to know the problem was solved once and for all.
Nasty Crawl Space in Decatur, IL
A homeowner in Decatur, IL was in the process of putting his house on the market when he noticed moisture and water in his crawl space. He had been living in his home for 23 years and wanted to get the problem solved as soon as possible. His biggest concern was selling his house and doing whatever needed to be done to make that happen.
Woods Basement Systems came out to inspect his crawl space and found inches of standing water. In order to eliminate humidity, odors, and mold in the crawl space, Woods decided to install CleanSpace, SmartPipe, and a SuperSump. The CleanSpace system kept the crawl space clean and dry, while the SmartPipe and SuperSump pumped water out and away from the home.
The resident was very pleased with the end result and greatly appreciated all the work done by Woods to restore the property value of his home.