There are numerous reasons as to why you may need foundation replacement at your home, and at Musick House Leveling we can provide a reasonable solution for residents in St. Louis and surrounding 100 mile area of Missouri and Illinois through our free consultation.
Most common is that the structural integrity of an old foundation is such that it can no longer bear the weight of the structure. Some homes were built without a concrete and steel-reinforced foundation, while others were constructed out of un-reinforced masonry (stone or bricks). In some situations, the original concrete foundation was made of poor quality materials or was installed incorrectly and has resulted in deterioration over the years. This plays a huge part with the main problem: expanding and contracting soil conditions that cause foundation problems. Combined with a poorly constructed footing, your home is likely to settle and crack.
Warning Signs of Foundation Failing:
- Severe cracking or crumbling
- Cracks have led to water seepage and basement flooding
- Settling of the concrete base
- Sinking of the footer of the home
- Doors and windows don’t open or close like they should
- Doors become stuck or jammed
Contact Us for a Free Evaluation
To determine whether or not your home needs foundation replacement, Eric Musick will need to come to your location and evaluate the damage. It’s critical that a failed structure gets fixed. Your home is probably your single biggest asset so it is best to address head on any concerns regarding the structural integrity.