Foundation Problems: Examining cause and effect
The foundation is the most important part of a homes structural integrity. If there is a problem with your homes foundation you will want to get it professionally assessed as quickly as possible. Foundation problems can present themselves in many different ways. To a trained eye, each symptom will provide insight to the specific problem. Each foundation is different and will require a plan, customized for your unique situation.
Foundation Settlement – What to look out for
Foundation settlement is a common issue in the Omaha Nebraska area and can cause many problems throughout your home. There are certain signs to look for when determining whether your foundation is settling.
Signs of foundation settlement
- Wide crack at the top / smaller down low
- Doors won’t close or stick and pinch shut
- Ripping and tearing in drywall (diagonally)
- Cracks in concrete floors
- Stair-step cracks in bricks or block
- Windows won’t open or close
Quality Foundation uses steel piers to repair your settling foundation. There are two different kinds of piers. While they both work to solve your foundation problems, they function slightly different. For more information about how exactly the two different types of piers work, visit our foundation repair page.
Foundation Replacement – You DON’T have to move out!
Quality Foundation offers total foundation replacement for those older foundations. Typically, older foundations do not have a footer and are made with stone or red brick which will only last so long. To replace these older style foundations, Quality Foundation slightly lifts the entire structure off the existing foundation. They remove and replace it with a brand new foundation, leaving your utility lines in tact as to cause the LEAST amount of disruption possible. You DO NOT have to move out during this process.
Foundation Repointing and Plaster Coating
This service is usually offered to those with a brick and stone foundation. With this type of foundation, the mortar weakens causing the foundation to shift and loose it’s structural integrity. This is usually caused by years of exposure to moisture and humidity in a damp basement. Quality Foundation repairs this problem with our foundation repointing and plaster coating service.