Porches and Patio Problems
When it comes to your front porch or patio, foundation issues should not be ignored. Porch foundations aren’t that much different than foundations for your home. Foundations need to bear not only the weight of the porch, but also the roof, railings, and columns. Porches and patios are are susceptible to sinking and settlement just as a home’s foundation is.
Some of the common causes of porch and patio settlement are:
- Poor soil compaction at time of build
- Unstable water conditions
- Expansive soils
If you notice that your porch is pulling away from the home and tilting, this is a sign of porch foundation issues. Don’t ignore your porch foundation problem. It could become a danger and also is unsightly. Contact the experts at Atlas Piers at the first sign of porch foundation issues.
The signs of patio foundation issues are the patio is separating from the home and/or it is sinking and uneven. Also, if you see larger than normal cracks in the patio, this is also a sign that the patior is sinking and settling. Uneven patios can be unsightly and can pose a risk to you, your family, and visitors.
Let the professionals a Atlas Piers of Atlanta come and inspect your porch or patio foundation issues and give you a free estimate.
Porch and Patio Repair for Atlanta, Georgia and Surrounding Area
Atlas Piers of Atlanta has the experience and products to repair your porch or patios foundation issues. We can repair the foundation issues by installing slab piers. These steel piers are installed deep into the soil under the porch or patio to transfer the weight of the slab to more competent strata. Once these piers are installed, the porch or patio is lifted back to level position.
Helical slab piers are installed by drilling a hole and placing the bracket and screw into bedrock to more stable soil. The brackets on these helical slab piers help support heavy concrete. This repair is a more cost-effective way to repair your porch or slab rather than replacing it.
Another solution for raising and stabilizing a patio is pressure grouting. This method is used to fill the voids beneath the slab that are caused by the shrinking and swelling of expansive soils.
This process includes drilling a small hole through the slab and injection pipes are driven through the voids and soft soils to stable soils. Then the grout hose is connected to the pipe to inject the grouting material. As the grout is pumped through the pipe, it permeates the soft soil and fills the void. When completed, the slab is stabilized and returned back to its original level.
The other products that Atlas Piers of Atlanta uses for foundation repair are:
All of the products we use for foundation repair are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leader in foundation repair products in the industry. With over 25 years of experience and using the best products for foundation repair, you can count on the experts at Atlas Piers of Atlanta to get the repair done and give you peace of mind that the repair will last for years to come.
We serve the Atlanta and surrounding area including cities in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, Florida and South Carolina. For any of your porch or patio foundation repairs, contact the professionals at Atlas Piers of Atlanta today!