Foundation Repair Specialists in Auburn
Repairing Foundations, Basement Walls, Retaining Walls, and More
Sometimes, the cracks that form around the foundation are completely normal. Sometimes, they are a sign of major problems. Discerning whether a foundation is truly failing is not something for the average homeowner to assess on their own. Leaving foundation inspections to professionals ensures that your home gets the solution you need before the problem gets worse.
Some reason why Ram Jack Foundation Specialists is the go-to choice for Alabama residents:
- Detailed Inspection & Planning: During your foundation inspection, one of our professionals will draw up your home and provide a breakdown of what the most effective solution will be.
- Clear Estimates: Our team will provide a clear picture of the costs involved so that you can make an informed decision.
- Trustworthy Warrantees: Our limited warranty is transferrable to the next homeowner if you decide to sell your home.
- Customized Solutions: Our experts will design a repair plan that will resolve your problem in the most effective way possible.
To contact our foundation contractors in Auburn, Alabama, call (334) 203-9336 today!
What Does It Mean That a House Is Settling?
Some house settling is to be expected over the lifespan of most homes. Before a home is constructed, the soil underneath will usually be compacted as much as possible to minimize settling after the home is built. Settling can become a problem when it is too severe or when it happens unevenly underneath a home. A small amount of non-threatening settlement is usually identifiable in small vertical cracks the form near the foundation.
Home settlement can be uniform, which means the all areas of the home move downward evenly, and it can be differential. Differential settlement means that there has been soil movement under one part of the home but not the entire home. This form of settlement is destructive for a foundation. It is usually identifiable through diagonal cracks in the foundation.
Are Foundation Cracks Always a Sign of a Serious Problem?
Not always. There are two features to look for in foundation cracks that can hint at possible damage to your foundation. Firstly, the width of the crack can indicate the severity of damage. Hairline cracks are often due to concrete shrinkage and normal settling. But cracks wider than 1/8 of an inch can indicate problems. Secondly, the direction of the crack can indicate the type of problem. Horizontal and diagonal cracks can indicate foundation damage.
Find out more about our National Limited Trust Warranty by calling our foundation repair specialists at (334) 203-9336 today!