The Five Step Process of Foundation Repair
Repairing a damaged home foundation is a relatively quick and straightforward process. While the job itself may take two or three days, the benefits you’ll enjoy will be well worth the time invested.
In most cases, home foundation repair involves five distinct steps. These are:
- Preparing the worksite.
- Excavating the area around the foundation.
- Raising and stabilizing the foundation itself.
- Making sure that the home is now level.
- Cleaning up the worksite.
Let’s look at these foundation repair methods in more detail.
Preparing the Worksite
The first step in our foundation repair services is to prepare your home and landscaping. We do our best to protect shrubs, bushes, and small trees. In some cases, we may need to dig up and temporarily move these items. If so, we’ll replant them later. However, we are not able to ensure the survival of all plants.
Excavating the Area around the Foundation
The purpose of this step is to gain access to the sections of your foundation where we’ll insert the piers. Our workers will pile the dirt onto either tarps or sheets of plywood and fill in the holes once the piers are in place.
Raising and Stabilizing the Foundation Itself
During this step, we’ll place piers into the holes we dug earlier and use special equipment to drive them into the bedrock beneath your home. We’ll then use steel shims to secure the piers to your foundation. We may need to raise your home the appropriate amount to correct any sagging or sloping.
Making Sure That the Home Is Now Level
Our experts will check your home at multiple points to ensure that it’s level and properly supported. After that, we’ll give the foundation one more inspection to make sure that everything is as it should be.
Cleaning up the Worksite
The last step is to give the entire site a thorough cleaning. We’ll fill in the holes that we dug, remove landscape coverings, replant any shrubs or bushes that were dug up, if you desire them to be replaced, and take away any lumber, tarps, or debris that still remains.
Once this stage of the project is complete, your home will look the same as it did before our foundation repair company arrived. The chief difference will be that your floors are now level, and your foundation is strong and sound.
DFW Foundation Repair
Here at Align Foundation Repair, we’re proud to have built a reputation as a leading foundation repair company in Garland TX and the surrounding areas. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our foundation repair services and to schedule your free inspection and price estimate.