Discovering your home or commercial building has foundation issues is stressful. Depending on the severity of the damage, it would mean an extensive and expensive repair.
Shield Foundation Repair in Edmonton is an all-service foundation repair company that can help you restore your foundation and home. They share some signs you might have issues with and share more about their foundation and structural concrete repair services:
Signs you have foundation issues
Noticeable distress of your foundation’s exterior or interior can indicate an issue. Cracks, gaps, water stains, mould, and even lines running along the concrete can be signs. You might also notice uneven floors and ceilings, loose or tight window and door frames, strange cracks in your tile or drywall, or crumbling brick. These can be symptoms of foundation issues and require an inspection as soon as possible. Contact Shield Foundation Repair for an inspection if you notice these foundation damage warning signs.
How can you repair the foundation?
There are two common methods for foundation repair. Depending on the size and type of damage, a foundation repair company might use one over the other.
Slabjacking: Slab jacking is like concrete lifting. Foundation repair contractors use this method for buildings built on a concrete slab instead of with a below-grade basement. For example, if your garage slab is sinking on one end and causing damage to the building, contractors can lift it to fix the problem.
Piering: Piering involves using metal or concrete posts to secure a failing foundation. Contractors will drill push piers into the foundation with a hydraulic tool. Or, helical piers are drilled deep into the ground, and hydraulic jacks lift the sinking foundation to the proper level. Then the foundation is secured in place with special heavy-duty wall brackets. Piering can be less expensive compared to full excavation. However, your foundation repair contractor will determine the best method for your issue.
Structural concrete repair
Structural concrete repairs can assist with damaged foundation flooring, retaining walls, sidewalks, driveways, concrete footings, pillars, curbs, steps, and other concrete structures. Whether it’s for a commercial or residential project, Shield Foundation Repair can help reduce costs and downtime. They use concrete repair techniques and quality materials that make the job quick, reliable, and built to last.
Foundation Repair in Edmonton
Shield Foundation Repair offers a full suite of foundation repair, basement waterproofing, structural concrete repair and restoration services. They also offer asbestos and mould removal services. If you suspect you have issues, contact them for an inspection. They’ll manage your project from start to finish, including restoring walls and floors, regrading landscaping, concrete and deck repairs and more.