House Foundation Support in Columbia
Available To Help Save Your Home or Business in Charleston, Greenville, & Across South Carolina
A solid foundation is a key element for any safe building or home. Foundations should be strong and support enough to resist the wear and tear of changing seasons, weight, and more. However, shifting soil, improper installation, and other structural problems can lead to extensive foundation damage. At Ram Jack South Carolina, our highly trained professionals provide foundation support services to the entire state of South Carolina, Augusta, GA, and Savannah, GA.
From the initial phone call to the final service, our team goes above and beyond to offer quality foundation repairs. Call (803) 398-5208 today!
Recognizing & Support Failing Foundation
Your home or business's fourndation can experience damage from both internal and external forces. Our foundation repair experts have unique insight, training, and knowledge in not only finding the damage but also providing support services to solve the issue.
Some Signs of Settling Foundation Include:
- Cracks in interior walls and ceiling
- Foundation walls are buckled or bowed
- Cracks in exterior walls
- Slanting chimney
- Cracks in the flooring
- Doors or windows won’t close properly
If you see signs of foundation damage, it is important you contact Ram Jack South Carolina as soon as possible. We are dedicated to our customers and their safety. As a locally owned and operated company, we have strong ties to the community and have served Columbia, Myrtle Beach, Rock Hill and surrounding areas for years. We treat you with the respect and courtesy you deserve. Additionally, with over 40 years of industry leading experience to back our services, you can rest assured we get the job done right.
How do professionals reinforce damaged foundations?
Professionals use various methods to reinforce damaged foundations, depending on the extent and type of damage. Here are some common techniques:
Underpinning: This involves installing additional support underneath the existing foundation. Methods include concrete piers, helical piers, and steel push piers, which are driven into stable soil or bedrock to provide support and prevent further settlement.
Mudjacking or Slabjacking: For slab foundations, professionals inject a mixture of cement, sand, and water beneath the sunken slab. As the mixture hardens, it lifts the slab to its original position, correcting settling issues.
Carbon Fiber Straps or Wall Anchors: These are used to reinforce and stabilize bowing or leaning foundation walls. Carbon fiber straps are applied to the interior surface, while wall anchors are installed outside and tightened to counteract external pressure.
Grade Beams: In some cases, grade beams are used to redistribute the load of a foundation or provide additional support. They are typically constructed using reinforced concrete.
Drainage Solutions: Addressing drainage issues around the foundation can also be crucial for reinforcement. Professionals may install French drains, sump pumps, or other systems to manage excess water and prevent soil erosion.
Crawl Space Encapsulation: For homes with crawl spaces, encapsulation involves sealing the space to prevent moisture intrusion and reduce the risk of foundation damage.
Helical Tiebacks: Similar to wall anchors, helical tiebacks are used to stabilize retaining walls or basement walls that are bowing or leaning. They are screwed into stable soil to provide lateral support.
Concrete Resurfacing or Repair: In cases of surface damage, professionals may repair or resurface concrete slabs or basement floors to restore their structural integrity and appearance.
The choice of method depends on the specific foundation issue, soil conditions, and the recommendations of a qualified foundation repair specialist. Professionals carefully assess the situation to determine the most appropriate and effective solution to reinforce and stabilize the damaged foundation.
To learn more about our Columbia foundation support services, call (803) 398-5208. We keep your home and family safe!