What happens when your building or home has a faulty foundation? There are a few common signs that will let you know that there are problems with your foundation. You may see cracks or other types of fractures, there could be settling, sinking, or even upheaval with sagging and uneven floors. You may notice doors don’t open and close like they should, and there may even be gaps around the doors or windows. At Landwehr Construction, we are happy to fix your foundation or build a new foundation for your project.
Foundation repair depends largely upon what type of building you are in and the land it sits on. Foundation repair used to consist of simply using concrete, but the last few decades have welcomed several new options for foundation repair that have revolutionized the process. Newer options include:
- Steel piers
- Helical piers
- Concrete piers
- Segmented piers
- Spot piers
- High-density polyurethane foam
Each of these options offers different advantages and price ranges. The installation of steel piers is technical and data-driven, but it does not disturb the environment around it too much and can be completed more quickly than other methods. Helical piers are great because they can be used for new construction or for repairing foundations; they are very versatile. Concrete piers can also be used for new builds or for foundation repairs. High-density polyurethane foam is a great option if you are looking for a quick, affordable repair. Spot piers are great for smaller builds, like porches.
At Landwehr Construction, we can provide installation, engineering, and design-build options for your foundation repairs and new construction projects. We utilize helical anchors and piers, soil screws, and tiebacks for soil stabilization projects and deep foundation systems. We can even implement these methods on temporary structural stability projects. We use state-of-the-art equipment that helps us get the job done safely and efficiently.
We take on projects of all sizes. Contact us to learn more.