Types of foundation piers are important because they can have different applications and/or tolerances. This means that the type of soil that your structure sits on, may be better for one foundation repair system than the next. When your estimate is scheduled with our qualified specialist, all this will be gone over with you in specific detail relating to your situation. Below are the different types of Foundation Repair Systems that we offer at Level Home Foundation Repair. To learn more or for any questions, please contact us directly at 918-361-7787 or 1-800-472-1366 . All pier work performed comes with a LIFETIME TRANSFERABLE WARRANTY !
Steel Sleeve Lock System
Pictured is the Steel Sleeve Lock System. The 12"-36" sections are made from 2.5" Schedule 40 Pipe, which allows us to achive proper pressure regardless of pier depth. This system can push as far as needed to ensure it reaches bedrock and/or blue or gray shale. Each piece is connected and has a 2.5" diameter allowing it to reach deeper depths than other systems. This system sits directly underneath the structure footing, preventing it from detaching like some tradtional steel piers. The Sleeve-Lock design comes with a Lifetime Transferable Warranty.
Pictured is the Cement Push Pile System. The 12" sections are made from pressurized cement cylinders that are made to withstand up to 10,000psi. They have a 6" diameter and are made for soil types with excessive moisture and/or movement. The larger diameter and free moving cylinders are held in place by pressure and allow certain amounts of swelling with out compromising the system. This is ideal for clay soil types and/or anywhere where erosion is a typical problem. The Cement Cylinders do not rust like steel and have different benefits.
There are cases where traditional Pier Systems are not the right solution. For these we and other structural repair experts suggest a structural polyurethane foam that can lift and level concrete of all types. This injection process can also stabilize underlying soils that may have lost compaction. Also is great for filling voids from plumbing leaks and or natural erosion under concrete slabs. This application is the prefered method for large warehouses who experience un-level / un-safe concrete floors, residential driveways, patios and, sidewalks. Just about any structure that sits on concrete and or the concrete itself! There are also great waterproofing applications; contact a Level Home Representative today to schedule a Free Informative Evaluation! No matter the situation we generally have a complete solution to your problem and will be able to communicate your available options to remedy!
Structural Foam - Concrete Raising - Concrete Leveling - Concrete Slab Lifting - Foam Injection - Polyurethane Foam Lifting - Sinking Concrete Slab
Pictured below on the left is the system used in crawl-spaces. It consist of a 4x16x16 pre-casted pad that stops the pier from sinking with moisture. From there we build up with 8x8x16 solid block rated to withstand 4,000psi each. All piers are shimmed using 1/4" steel shims to ensure longevity. We specialize in crawl-space repair and leveling. There's no crawl-space too tight or too un-level for us to repair!!
Crawl Space Services Include:
*Support Beam Installation
*Pier System Installation
*Rotted Sill-Place Replacement
*Drainage Systems (See Below)
Level Home does a variety of wood replacement options. This ensures that any crawl space can be fixed completely. We offer floor-joist replacement, new support beams or girders, rotted sill plate replacement, sub-flooring, and much more. Level Home Foundation Repair wll check and make sure that your repair plan is completely comprehensive to your structures problems. When it comes to soft spots, un-even floors, or excessive deflection (boucing), there can be a variety of issues at hand. Make sure you choose a company that can determine these issues and properly fix your structure the first time. When you call us out for a free estimate, we will get under the structure and be sure to give you a complete bid that you can count on. Level Home will never ask for more money once the job is accepted because we go above and beyond to make sure nothing is missed during your FREE EVALUATION.
Crawl-Space Drainage Systems are necessary in certain areas to maintain a dry crawl-space. Many Foundation Problems can be a direct result of water intrusion and over saturation. Level Home Foundation Repair drainage systems are custom designed to fit your homes needs. They are set-up for automatic water detection and drainage. The specialist sent out by our company will evaluate and prepare an exact plan for your drainage needs. We also offer a variance of vapor/moisture barriers to help protect your home.
Level Home Drainage Service Include:
*Sump Pump Installation
*Perimeter Drainage Lines
*Crawl-Space Water Removal
*Plumbing for Pump Discharge
*Crawl-Space Trenching / Dirt Removal
Crawl-Space Encapsulations have many benefits for your home or structure. Having you crawl-space sealed will keep out un-wanted moisture and gas vapor from the ground. A majority of the air circulated through a home, comes through the crawl-space. By encapsulating the area and sealing it off, it helps defend from mold, moisture, vapor and cuts down on utilites by insulating the space rather than having it change with the seasons. The air quality of the structure will improve along with helping keep out unwanted pest and insects. Level Home Foundation Repair offers Vapor Barriers from 6-20 Mil. fiberglass re-inforced liners. Foundation Wall Insulation is an option with a termite resistant 2 1/2" insulation barrier offered, which will keep the space insulated with the home. We offer humidity solutions that pair-well with this service. Along with many drainage options for those whom just can't keep the water out! Crawl-Space moisture problems lead to a long list of foundation problems and wood damage. This is one of the most essential points of your home, don't let it go unprotected!
*Improve Home Air Quality
*Insulate Crawl-Space Properly
*Eliminate Moisture Content
*Seal Out Pests
*Stop Ground Gases
*Dehumidifier Systems Available
*Protect Floor Structure
Older crawl-space homes are often in jeopardy of rotting support beams / joists due to lack of vertical spacing. This means that there is not enough room from the flooring support-structure to the ground, which doesn't allow the wood to breathe properly. This is also a common cause of Termite Damage. The repair process for these homes; is to remove around 24" of dirt from the entire crawl-space. This process creates both room to work and, space for the wood to breathe. Stops wood destroying organisms such as termites from easy access to the support structure as-well. Although it is an extensive process, it is a necessary one! This will dramatically increase the longevity of the structure.
Concrete slab removal and replacement, is a solution offered by Level Home for houses that the concrete slab is cracked beyond repair. Once the slab has multiple cracks running multiple directions, it can be almost impossible to lift and support evenly. Although this is a last resort, it is necessary on certain homes who's concrete is just too broken to be repair. The process is to first remove the existing broken slab. Once concrete slab is removed, the ground can be re-graded and compacted. Rebar will be tied into the existing slab and new concrete will be poured and leveled.
Since drainage is a key component in keeping foundations from settling; Level Home now offers Seamless Gutter Systems. For years we have offered French Drains and Sump Pumps but now can complete the process by adding new gutters to any home or business. It is important that we not only lift and support but also, solve the root problem that caused the foundation settlement.
Bowing/Leaning Structural Walls can create a large array of problems for the support system of any structure. This is usually caused by a combination of improper drainage and hydrostatic pressure from the surrounding soils. When the moisture doesn't have anywhere to go, it starts to swell in certain soil-types or back-fill from origional construction. This pressure pushes on basement/cellar walls and retaining walls until they start to break apart and push in. This can be elevated with a combination or drainage and interior bracing. The wall can be stabilized where it currently sits can potentially go back into place over time. Permanent braces are installed that support and push back. Carbon fiber strips can also be applied as an added measure to prevent the wall from being able to expand.