Birmingham Foundation Settlement Repair Services
Fast, Lasting Solutions for Your Foundation
A good sign that a home is standing tall is the strength of its foundation. This structure plays an integral role both during and after the home's construction, for it acts as the base of the building and keeps it from sinking into the ground. Of course, it is natural to think that it should be able to hold your property for a very long time, but depending on the given situation, it can sustain a multitude of problems that could seriously put you and your property in danger.
When your foundation starts to weaken, getting that sinking feeling is only one problem you will face. You will immediately feel your floors slant or become un-level and see cracks form on your walls. Being in this kind of surrounding makes your living environment uninhabitable, and repairing these problems at their late stages can take a toll on your expenses.
Ox Foundation Solutions can help. Call us at (205) 839-7950 or fill out our online contact form today to speak to us about foundation settlement repair services in Birmingham.
What Causes Your Foundation to Settle?
Surprisingly, foundation settlement issues and settlement house movement are common because many types of soil have poor load-bearing capabilities. When soil compresses and settles, or a water leak or heavy rain occurs and washes the topsoil away, it's likely that foundation settlement will occur. Luckily, most structural damage can be fixed quickly by the professionals at Ox Foundation Solutions, with affordable solutions.
One option to address slab settlement is with OxPoly, a cost-effective method to raise and level your slab. This concrete-lifting technique is a less disruptive alternative to other slab-raising methods and can be applied to a sinking slab in your garage, driveway, patio, or basement.
The OxPoly process involves drilling one or more small holes in the sunken area of the slab and then injecting an expanding “geotechnical” foam beneath the slab. As the foam expands because of a chemical reaction, it pushes the slab back toward its original position. The technician controls the injection process for just the right amount of slab-raising action.
Causes of Foundation Settlement
Knowing the root cause of foundation settlement may mean that you are able to delay the inevitable, reduce the damage that has been done, and have enough time to call the professionals for help.
Just a few of the typical causes for foundation settlement include:
- Nearby plants and vegetation: When plants grow, so do their roots. Those that grow near your homes can penetrate your foundation and create minor or major cracks.
- Weak bearing soils: If your homes are built under soft or weak soil, then it will be difficult for your foundation to hold your buildings up.
- Poor soil compaction: Properties that are built on troubled land could solve the problem by keeping the ground compact. However, some compacting jobs are not adequately done. So once the foundation is laid, the soil compresses and causes your foundation to settle.
- Moisture content: Depending on the soil that your foundation is built on, moisture can soften or shrink the ground. Without a sturdy base, your foundation will slowly sink.
- Soil consolidation: Adding too much weight to your foundation can affect the state of the soil underneath it. If it can no longer carry the load, the ground will weaken, and your foundation will move down.
Trust Ox Foundation Solutions to Bring Back Your Foundation's Strength & Form
Because of the many problems your foundation faces, dealing with the damage yourself is not a wise choice. Since the problem lies underground, you might destroy your landscaping, building, or foundation without the proper tools and equipment.
That is why if you need to have your foundation repaired the professional way, you should contact Ox Foundation Solutions by dialing (205) 839-7950 right away.
Thank you Jackson for being so thorough and detailed with my yearly service and leveling out one of the units and the extra detail to replacing/cleaning the drain lines.- CD Jr.
A sweet lady at Ox even called me every morning to tell me the crew on the way and when to expect them, that was really nice.- George F.
This was the best decision we could have made. We got the house, that we loved, and Ox took us through each phase of the repair.- Al C.
I am very pleased with the work that all of the Ox Foundation Crews did.- Matt C.
Choosing the right company to do our work was a tedious process, but we could not be happier with our choice.- Jim B.
Ox Foundations strives for excellence, and it is shown in their work and employees!- Shannon N.
They were courteous and professional and their work was excellent.- Alan T.
He explained how the maintenance program would work and got us taken care of quickly.- Evan M.
Are you unsure if you need foundation work or just need to find out how much it will cost? We offer free, in-person, no-obligation estimates for any of our foundation, waterproofing, sump pump, or other services. Call us now to book an appointment.
Most people have other things they want and need to spend their money on besides foundation work, waterproofing, and crawl spaces, but putting this off can jeopardize the safety of your home. We've partnered with a finance company to offer low-interest finance options.
We stand behind the work we do. That is why we offer full, life-of-the-structure warranties that are transferable should you sell your home. We've been in business for several decades so we're not a fly-by-night company. We stand behind our work and will be there should you ever need us again.