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Bix Basement Systems provides professional solutions to sinking/setting foundation problems for home owners in Peoria, IL, Bloomington, IL, Quincy, IL, Fort Madison, IA, and Hannibal, MO. We have been working in the foundation repair industry for over 60 years now, and we guarantee that you will be pleased with our services. Sinking and settling foundations can damage the structural integrity of your home and cause your property value to drop significantly.
Below are a few of the warning signs which may indicate that you have a sinking/settling foundation problem:
- Stair-step cracks in brickwork or on the foundation wall itself
- Leaning chimney or a chimney which has separated itself from the rest of the home
- Cracks around window and door frames
- Jamming, stuck windows and doors
- Cracks in concrete slabs in your basement or around your foundation
- Cracks in drywall and plaster
Foundation Settlement Repair
When it comes to foundation settlement repair, our team will be able to install foundation piers - helical piers and push piers. These foundation piers were specially-designed to be durable, stable, and will provide the support needed to raise your IL, IA, or MO home back to where it needs to be. The warning signs of a sinking foundation may not be very noticeable at first. You may see a crack in the foundation at first, but over time, the damage will become much more serious. This is why it's so important to contact us when you notice any kind of problem with the structural integrity of your home. If you wait too long to take care of your sinking foundation, you're going to have an expensive repair job on your hands which could have been easily avoided.
Our helical piers and push piers will be pushed deep into the earth, into stable, load-bearing strata. The weight of your home will be transferred to these piers which will apply the pressure needed to effectively lift your home back up to where it needs to be. Your sinking foundation will be a thing of the past! After the installation is finished, our foundation repair crew will be sure to clean up the work area so that you don't have to worry about any mess. Also, we will be sure to not destroy or damage your lawn or any of your landscaping during the installation process. We believe that this is something that sets us apart from other foundation repair contractors in the area.
Signs Of Foundation Settlement
As a foundation starts to sink into the earth, there are many signs of foundation settlement which will become very obvious. Take a look at some of the most common warning signs listed below:
- Stair-step wall cracks on the foundation
- Tilting/leaning chimneys
- Doors and windows which won't open or close properly
- Concrete slab cracks in the basement
- Drywall or plaster cracks
Foundation Settlement Solution
We offer a permanent, affordable foundation settlement solutions for homeowners. We have a team of trained, professional, knowledgeable foundation repair specialists who will be able to take care of your sinking foundation.
We will recommend installing foundation piers to stabilize, repair, and lift your foundation back to where it needs to be. There are other foundation repair contractors all over the region who may suggest total foundation replacement to take care of the settlement issue. However, this is an expensive and unnecessary solution to a problem which could be easily repaired with a simple foundation pier installation.
There are several different types of foundation piers which we can install on your IL, IA, or MO home. We have push piers and helical piers which are most commonly installed piers. These piers are made from strong, durable materials and they will help to stabilize your foundation and raise it back to where it needs to be.
Foundation Settlement Repair
We will be able to handle your foundation settlement repair. We have helped countless homeowners with their sinking foundation problems. We understand that the most obvious sign of a foundation settlement problem would be to actually see the foundation sinking into the earth. However, there are other warning signs you can be on the lookout for. If you have doors and windows which aren't opening or closing properly, or you notice wall cracks on the inside or outside of your home, these can all be indications that you have a structural problem.
When you contact us with a foundation settlement problem, we will send a crew to your home to diagnose the problem and recommend the proper course of action for taking care of the issue once and for all. We will provide you with a FREE estimate during our consultation. We want you to feel comfortable with our foundation repair crew, and we will do everything we can to make sure that you have confidence in our team and our products.
Foundation Pier Systems
If your home is showing any of the foundation warning signs listed below, you need to contact us as soon as possible:
- Horizontal, vertical, or diagonal wall cracks
- Tilting or leaning chimneys
- Stuck doors and windows
- Walls which are leaning in at the top or bottom
- Sinking concrete slabs
Helical and Push Piers
Our helical and push piers have been specially- designed to be installed during any season of the year, and they can be installed quickly with very little disturbance to your lawn. This means you don't have to worry about a lot of excavation and heavy machinery driving around your lawn and beautiful landscaping.
The helical Piers and push piers we install are made from durable, strong materials which are guaranteed to last for many years to come. These foundation piers will be driven into the earth into stable, load bearing strata so that the weight of your home will be able to be easily shifted onto them. Over time, the piers will be able to push your home back up to where it needs to be.
A weak foundation can be very dangerous. If left untreated, it may even collapse in on itself. This will, naturally, lead to much more expensive repairs and replacement jobs that you'll have to deal with.