This foundation crack is an indicator of settling and shifting soil around the house. It is likely that the ground will continue to move. As foundation damage goes unaddressed, it will become more difficult to repair.
When the soil underneath your foundation fail to support the weight of your home, the foundation will begin to settle unevenly, and cracks will appear. Foundation cracks that are caused by settlement are very serious, and they will only get worse over time as the home continues to move.
The first step to installing the Push Pier System is to remove all the soil down to the footing.
Heavy-duty steel brackets are then installed below and against your foundation's footing. Steel pier sections are hydraulically driven through the bracket to bedrock or a stable soil layer.
Next, the weight of the home is transferred through the piers to competent soil below, and a lift can be attempted to bring the home back toward its orginial position. Once teh stabilization and lift are completed, the soil is backfilled and the home is permanently stabilized in its new position.
The soil is put back around the foundation.
We also sprinkled grass seed around the perimeter of the home and covered it with straw bales.
This homeowner in Boonville, IN was noticing stair step cracks throughout his structure. Foundation wall cracks can have several different causes and in this homeowners case, it was caused by foundation settlement issues.
There are usually a number of different soil layers underneath a home. Foundation settlement and house movement can occur when one of these soil layers can't support the weight of the home.
In order to repair foundation settlement, we recommend installing foundation piers to stabilize, repair, and restore a foundation that's been damaged by issues related to foundation settlement and poor supporting soils.