When foundation settles cracks appear on walls in homes. Vertical cracks in a wall are a sign that the foundation is settling. Something else to note is that if a neighbor that you share soil with is having foundation problems chances are you will too.
This foundation of this Foristell, Missouri home has started settling. Stair-step cracks, such as the ones pictured, are signs of foundation settlement. If you see stair-step cracks inside or outside your home, call Woods Basement Systems for a foundation inspection.
This Foristell, Missouri home's foundation is settling which creates problems both inside and out. Stair-step cracks are a sure sign that your foundation is settling. Stair-step cracks can be found both inside and outside of the home.
Job Stories From Foristell, MO
Shifting Home in Foristell, MO
Rene’s home in Foristell, MO was dramatically shifting due to her foundation soils. After turning to the yellow pages for professional help, she found Woods Basement Systems and scheduled a free estimate with system design specialist, Norman Gansz.
After a comprehensive assessment on December 6th 2012, Norman suggested the Foundation Supportworks, Inc. Push Pier System. Rene appealed to this innovative system because it was adjustable, quick to install, and a permanent fix. She scheduled a crew for the install in the following spring.
On April 15th, foreman Jaylon Orban and his crew finished the project in 4 days. Using hydraulic equipment, the galvanized piers were positioned on sturdy bedrock deep beneath her foundation. Now, the weight of her home is resting on these stabilized piers, rather than the settling soil. Rene will no longer have a shifting problem and she has also increased the overall value of her home.
Unstable Foundation Walls in Foristell, MO
At Stephen’s home in Foristell, his foundation wall crack was leaking water into his basement. After sighting a Woods Basement Systems work truck, he called and set up a free consultation with representative, Robert Peck.
Robert arrived at Stephen’s house on September 28, 2012 for a thorough assessment. The foundation walls were cracking and bowing because they were no longer stable, unfortunately they would get worse if not corrected. As a Foundation Supportworks certified contractor, Robert suggested the innovative Geo-Lock Wall Anchor System. Stephen scheduled a crew for the install the following month.
On October 24th, foreman Matthew Asher and his team installed the system in one work day. Stephen’s foundation soils are no longer affecting his walls because the galvanized earth anchors have stabilized them. He also has the option to tighten the anchors to correct & straighten the walls. Stephen can now enjoy his stable & dry basement for many years to come.