RESIDENTIAL FOUNDATION REPAIR
IN ATLANTA GEORGIA
Your home is one of your biggest investments. At Atlas Piers, we want to help you protect and maximize your investment by providing comprehensive, expert foundation repair services. We have an assortment of high quality products to use on your home. We exclusively use products from AB Chance/Atlas Piers and Earth Contact Products (ECP), The industry leaders in quality. We would be happy to come out, assess your foundation problem, and develop a custom plan to fit your home’s needs and your budget. It’s always best to take care of the problem immediately, before it becomes a costly hazard.
Signs Your Foundation Needs a Repair
As a homeowner, it’s important to be on the lookout for early signs of foundation failure. Some indicators of foundation failure are:
- Uneven or sagging floors
- Uneven, warped, or sagging ceilings
- Windows or doors that don’t fit correctly in their frames anymore
- Unlevel parts throughout your home
- Unexplained water damage or pooling water in your basement
- Cracked or crumbling outer foundation walls
- Long cracks on the inside of your basement or crawlspace walls
If you see any of these issues, don’t ignore them. In most cases, addressing residential foundation repairs in the early stages makes the process easier, faster, and more affordable than waiting. Foundation problems can threaten your home investment and may lead to structural damage, which can reduce your home’s value.
Causes of Residential Foundation Issues
Foundation issues can be caused by a number of different culprits, but most of the time we see foundation repairs resulting from soil-related problems such as:
- Poor compaction
- Excessive organic material
- Expansion or contraction of soils around the foundation
Poor compaction generally means that the soil wasn’t compacted properly before building the foundation. As a result, the weight of the house has slowly compacted the soil over time, leading to damage to the foundation and a home that sinks into the ground.
Overloading simply means that the soil is structurally overloaded. It just doesn’t have the strength to hold up the home. In these cases, you may want to opt for a solution such as a helical pier. That relies on axial arms or blades that extend beyond the existing foundation so that your home is actually supported by different, nearby soil that has a better composition.
With excessive organic materials, the solution can be to change the structure of the soil by adding certain elements. In other cases, adding underpinning or other supports can also help. Finally, with expansion and contraction, the water in the soil along with the freeze-thaw cycles has caused the home to shift. Again, in these situations, our experts can help you identify the best type of residential foundation repair for your needs.
Products for Residential Foundation Repair
To achieve the goal of providing top notch service and repairs, we start with quality products. We have an assortment of high quality products to use on your home. We exclusively use products from AB Chance/Atlas Piers and Earth Contact Products (ECP), the industry leaders in quality. We would be happy to come out, assess your foundation problem, and develop a custom plan to fit your home’s needs and your budget. It’s always best to take care of the problem immediately, before it becomes a costly hazard.
To set up a residential foundation repair or to assess whether or not you need one, contact us today. At Atlas Piers of Atlanta, we have worked with multiple homeowners over the last 30 years, and our clients are repeatedly happy with our services.