San Antonio Foundation Settlement Repair
Inspection & Repair for Sinking Foundations
Foundation settlement occurs when changes in the soil beneath your home cause part of the foundation to drop below the original elevation. This often results in settlement cracks in the foundation of your home, where you may not see it immediately.
However, there are some signs in the interior and exterior of your home that may alert you to a foundation settlement problem.
Growing Cracks Are a Sign of Failure
New homes are not immune to foundation issues. Improper soil preparation before building can cause major shifts in the underlying soil which will cause both settling and heaving.
You can track the change of cracks by marking it, noting its size then comparing as time passes. If the crack gets larger, you may be seeing signs of foundation failure.
Repairing Foundation Settlement Cracks
Your home is an investment, and repairing it should be handled by San Antonio foundation settlement repair professionals providing the best solution. Symptoms of foundation settlement are more than unsightly; these signs may point to larger problems with your foundation. Having a foundation repair expert evaluate your home’s foundation settlement cracks can help keep your investment from becoming a liability.
The Ram Jack Foundation repair system, patented and manufactured by Ram Jack, maintains strict quality control from start to finish. Ram Jack uses only the highest quality components in your home’s repair.
70,000 Lbs. of Hydraulic Power
We use our patented lift system to recover settlement of your San Antonio home. 70,000 lbs. of hydraulic power vertically drive high-carbon steel pilings to an average of 22 feet below your home in order to anchor the structure and prevent future settlement.
In some cases, we torque helical piles into the ground independently of the structure to load-bearing strata. A hydraulic pump uses a synchronized lift to raise the affected areas of your home simultaneously in order to maximize practical recovery.
Frequently Asked Questions About Foundation Settlement Repair
Is foundation settlement repair a DIY project, or should I hire professionals?
- Foundation settlement repair is not a DIY project, as it requires specialized knowledge, equipment, and expertise. It's highly advisable to hire professionals who can accurately assess the extent of the damage and apply the appropriate repair methods to ensure the structural integrity of your home.
Will repairing foundation settlement affect the resale value of my home?
- Repairing foundation settlement issues can positively impact the resale value of your home by enhancing its structural integrity and marketability, potentially allowing you to command a higher price. Neglecting foundation repairs, on the other hand, can lead to lower offers or longer time on the market as buyers may have concerns about the property's stability and future maintenance costs.
Are there preventive measures I can take to avoid future foundation settlement issues?
- Yes, there are preventive measures you can take to avoid future foundation settlement issues. These include ensuring proper drainage away from your home, maintaining consistent moisture levels in the soil around the foundation, and regularly inspecting for and addressing any signs of foundation problems, such as cracks or settling, as soon as they appear.