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Gaps and Spaces

GAPS & SPACES

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It can be incredibly disheartening to see gaps & spaces between your floors and walls. This can be an indicator that you may have foundation failures such as cracks, uneven or sloped floors, sticking windows or doors, and a wet basement. The most common suspect for these issues is a settling or sinking foundation. Once the foundation below your home starts to settle, it results in your walls in the house to separate or pull away from the ceiling and floors. This is due to a lack of support from your foundation. This foundation sinking or settlement is caused by: 

  • Excess moisture
  • Soil shrinking
  • Soil compacting

When soil conditions prevent the use of standard foundation solutions, helical piers are often used because of their design and ease of installation. Rather than excavation, which can be both costly and time consuming, the piers are threaded into the ground. The resulting process reduces installation time and soil disturbance while properly transferring the weight of the structure to stable, load-bearing soil.

Solution for Gaps & Spaces

To fix these spaces and gaps, you need to make sure that your foundation can hold the wall and floor together. In essence, it must be raised back to its original level. You may use a few underpinning strategies using the Earth Contact Products to solve this problem. 

 

The first way is installing steel push piers, which allows it to support the entire structure’s weight. The steel push piers help to raise the foundation to its original level. As a result, the gaps and spaces in your floors or ceiling will be closed. After the installation of these steel piers, your foundation will be stabilized for a long time. 

When Should They Be Used?

Another underpinning strategy you can do is install helical piers. These work similar to the steel push piers. The only difference is that they will be screwed into the ground. They will also provide additional support for your foundation. Contact Seattle Foundation Repairs to find a foundation repair expert in your local area to help fix your gaps and spaces today! 

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      FOR USE IN FOUNDATION REPAIRS

      Helical Piers and Piles are needed for numerous residential and commercial applications and may be used when the job specifies caissons, driven piles or mini piles. Once foundations are exposed to moisture over a long period of time or construction is cited on unstable soil, structural and foundation damage becomes visible.

      When Should They Be Used?

      Helical Piers and Piles are needed for numerous residential and commercial applications and may be used when the job specifies caissons, driven piles or mini piles. Once foundations are exposed to moisture over a long period of time or construction is cited on unstable soil, structural and foundation damage becomes visible. To repair the foundations of your property and ensure the building does not lose value, they are used to stabilize the foundation. Helical piers and piles can also be used to repair foundations when foundation failure becomes apparent:

      • Windows and doors are sticking, hard to open
      • There are large gaps in window and door frames
      • Interior plaster walls are cracking
      • Multiple nail pops are appearing in ceilings and walls
      • Walls are beginning to lean noticeably
      • Floors are starting to settle and become uneven
      • Chimneys are tilting or leaning
      • Cracks can be seen in foundations or basement walls
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