Stabilize Foundation

STABILIZE FOUNDATION

If you’re looking for a company who can repair your settling foundation, Master Service Companies is here to help. Our foundation experts have warrantied solutions to make all types of foundation repairs.

SIGNS OF FOUNDATION SETTLEMENT

Foundation settlement can be detected by these common signs.

Cracked Foundation
Sticking Doors
Wall Cracks

Sticking Windows
Sagging Floors
Bowing Walls
Shearing Walls

Drywall Cracks

CAUSES OF FOUNDATION SETTLEMENT

Check out the causes below to see how this happened to your foundation.

ACTIVE ZONE

The active zone refers to the soil beneath the surface that is most affected by changes in moisture. The density and moisture level of this area shifts as the seasons and climate change. The active zone may be just a few feet below grade or more than 30 feet below grade, depending on the geography beneath your home.

SOIL MOISTURE

Heavy rain and floods cause the soil surrounding your home to become wet and hold water. This makes the soil very soft and weak, causing the home to sink or shift down into it. Drought can also causes the soil to shrink, creating voids in which your home can settle.

IMPROPER FILL DIRT

During construction, the area around the home must be filled with loose dirt. When this fill soil is not compacted properly, it can compress under the weight of the home, causing settlement. Even the best job of compaction will not compress the soil equally with the undisturbed soil.

HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE

Hydrostatic pressure is the pressure exerted by fluid due to the force of gravity. As water saturates the soils around your home’s foundation, that water puts pressure against the walls, impacting the stability of your home’s foundation.

PRODUCTS

Check out the products below to see how we handle settling foundations.

HELICAL PIER

OVERVIEW

Helical Piers permanently stabilize your home’s foundation, and can even lift your home back to proper level. Steel piers are screwed mechanically into the soil. The piers are installed to the appropriate capacities and depths, and a steel foundation bracket connects the helical piers to your footing. The weight of your home is transferred from the original, unstable soils, through the piers, to the competent soil or bedrock beneath.

HELICAL PIER

HOW IT WORKS

ENGINEERED DESIGN
Round shaft has high resistance to bending
• Steel Pier for high capacity

UNDERGROUND SYSTEM
• Concealed from sight
• Treats the problem at its source

REACHES COMPETENT SOIL
• Piers are able to reach competent soil to stabilize home
• Can often lift foundation back toward level position

HELICAL PIER

FEATURES

Effective with heavy and light loads

Steel pier extensions and brackets

Protects home against further movement

PUSH PIER

OVERVIEW

The Push Pier system permanently stabilizes the foundation of your home. Tube sections, made from galvanized steel are driven through steel foundation brackets to reach the depths of competent load-bearing soil. The hydraulic method locks the piers into place and the weight of your home is transferred from the original, unstable soils, through the piers, to the competent soil or bedrock beneath.

PUSH PIER

HOW IT WORKS

ENGINEERED DESIGN
Round shaft has high resistance to bending
• Steel Pier for high capacity

UNDERGROUND SYSTEM
• Concealed from sight
• Treats the problem at its source

REACHES COMPETENT SOIL
• Piers are able to reach competent soil to stabilize home
• Can often lift foundation back toward level position

PUSH PIER

FEATURES

Does not require heavy equipment

Steel pier extensions and brackets

Protects home against further movement

FIND OUT WHICH SERVICE IS RIGHT FOR YOUR HOME

If you know there’s something wrong with your foundation but aren’t sure where to start, the experts at Master Service Companies have got you covered. We’ll diagnose the problem and decide which foundation service is right for you!

Ready to see how our services can solve the issues around your home?