Large cracks and gaps around windows can be alarming for homeowners. While these signs of foundation failure may be obvious, some are subtle. This is why it is a good idea to hire Jerry's Waterproofing to inspect your home if you suspect foundation issues. One common sign may include misaligned trim and molding. If you notice this in your home, contact our professionals immediately to avoid further settlement.
If the trim and molding become misaligned, this may be one of the many symptoms of foundation failure. Look in and around your home for other signs, such as:
These signs, accompanied by misaligned trim and molding, indicate settlement. Never overlook these issues because they can indicate much larger foundation issues. So what causes misaligned trim and molding? These issues are a result of settlement, which can be caused by the following:
Water is the key ingredient for soil-related issues. Too much water causes the soil to expand and creates pressure against the foundation walls. This pressure leads to foundation cracks, uneven floors, and misaligned trim and molding. At Jerry's Waterproofing, we offer the latest foundation repair solutions to align your trim and molding back to normal.
To repair misaligned trim, our experts will first locate the root of the problem which is the foundation. The best solution is to install either helical piers or steel push piers. Steel piers are driven deep into the soil below the foundation to stabilize the structure. Once stabilized, the foundation can raised and leveled.
Helical piers are also used to stabilize, support, and raise the foundation. The piers are screwed into the soil and the threads on the shaft of the piers add extra support for the foundation.
To readjust shifting foundations, we install helical tiebacks to the foundation. They are placed from the inside of the basement wall through a hole is later sealed after the installation process. Helical tiebacks are designed to prevent future foundation issues by strengthening the foundation wall and closing foundation cracks.
To make sure your foundation problems are long-lasting, we use products by Earth Contact Products (ECP). ECP is the leading manufacturer in underpinning, so you're getting quality products as well as professional service. Contact us today for more information about our services in the Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri area.