Foundation Repair Case Studies: Cracked Foundation in Haubstadt, IN
Homeowners Paul and Stephanie in Haubstadt, IN, were noticing cracks on their outside foundation wall. At the time the cracks started off rather small so they didn't think anything of it. The problem with this is that ignoring the cracks, doesn't stop the underlying causes of your home's foundation problems and will continue to wreak havoc. As the crack started to get bigger, so did their problem of their front door sticking when opening and closing it. Paul and Stephanie realized that it began affecting their sleep because they knew there was something wrong. They quickly contacted Healthy Spaces to take a look at their home.
Damon arrived at their home, hoping to resolve the issue. After looking further into the situation, he came to the conclusion that we would need to install push piers to permanently stabilize their home's foundation.
Push Piers are straight, steel piers that attach to your foundation and extend far below the structure to strong supporting soils. First, the soil is removed from around the foundation's footing, where the pier will be installed. Next, an engineered steel bracket is placed under the footing. Steel piers are hydraulically driven through the bracket to bedrock or a stable soil layer. Then the weight of the home is transferred from the concrete foundation, through the steel bracket and piers, to the deep load-bearing soil or bedrock. Once the stabilization and lift are completed, the soil is backfilled, the entire system is hidden from view and their home is permanently stabilized in its new position.
Regardless of why you're experiencing a foundation problem in your home, Healthy Spaces conducts a thorough inspection of your home, and we'll let you know exactly what steps need to be taken to permanently stabilize your foundation - restoring your value to your greatest investment. Contact us today for your free assessment.
Project Manager: Damon Cheatham
Project Foreman: Tad Gilcrest
Products Installed: Push Piers
Foundation settlement can cause the doors or windows to jam. It can also cause a door to rub against the door frame.
Stair-step cracking in your brick or block walls is a common symptom of foundation settlement.
Soil and have been removed, exposing the foundation's footing.
Another view of areas where piers will be installed.
A specially engineered steel bracket is place under the footing.
Steel bracket attached to the footing.
Steel pier sections are hydraulically driven through the bracket to bedrock.
The weight of the home is transferred from the concrete foundation, through the steel bracket and piers, to the deep load-bearing soil.
Once stabilization and lift is complete, the soil is back filled.
Installing push piers have minimal disturbance from installation.
Crawl space entrance before installing Turtl.
After installing The Turtl.