Foundation Repair in Oak Park
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Foundation Authority professionals have over 72 years combined experience providing revolutionary solutions using the newest high-tech equipment to fix waterproofing and foundation problems. We understand the intricacies and issues of different environments and locations throughout the state of Michigan and in your city of Oak Park.
Foundation Authority repairs foundation problems in Oak Park before they create more damage to your home. We inject and fix cracks and install helical piers to level out a sinking foundation.
Below are indicators that you may have foundation issues:
Helical Piers which use crew piles with steel shafts and are installed by being screwed into the ground with a hydraulic torque motor. Our methods are designed to solve the foundation and structural problems with your home or business in Oak Park.
Bowing Walls in Oak Park
Bowing walls in Oak Park are most common due to hydrostatic pressure which is primarily caused when the ground around your home is saturated. The water creates pressure against your foundation walls which causes them to bow or lean. Depending on your problem, our foundation experts will suggest carbon fiber straps, steel beams, and/or helical tiebacks to fix the issue. If left unchecked, your foundation problem can become a bigger more costly issue in the future and can make your home in danger of collapsing.
Basement Waterproofing in Oak Park
Water damage can destabilize your property’s structure, ruin your valuable possessions, and cause dangerous mold that is unsafe for your family and pets. There are many reasons that cause leaky basements in Oak Park. Our experts will look at the source to provide the solution. This includes inspecting drains, gutters, downspouts, foundation cracks and settlement, hydrostatic pressure, leaky plumbing, missing or blocked foundation drains, and soil drainage.
Retaining Walls in Oak Park
Retaining walls in Oak Park are used to hold up soil outside of a structure for patios, if the yard is on a slope, or if the interior grade is lower than the outside level. A retaining wall is designed to resist overturning or siding from forces such as soil. In Oak Park, we most commonly use an L- shaped footing for concrete walls with a base approximately 1/3 to 1/2 the height of the wall to prevent overturning, and a notch (or keyway) at the end of the footing extending further down to prevent sliding. We reinforce the halls with rebar to give them the proper strength needed.
Egress Windows in Oak Park
Not only do egress windows provide additional ventilation and light into your basement, but they also have an important function as an emergency escape window that saves lives. If you use your basement as a living space in Oak Park, according to building code, you need an egress window.
Crack Repairs in Oak Park
If your basement is leaking through the walls or floors or contains moisture, you are at risk of foundation damage. Foundation Authority uses various compounds for fixing wall cracks depending on the issue, but crack injection is the most common method in Oak Park. When injecting cracks, we use either epoxy or an expanding urethane compound into the crack to help prevent water from seeping into the basement.
Postponing foundation repairs costs homeowners, a lot of money. Ignoring foundation problems can cause the following problems:
Oak Park can trust Foundation Authority to get the job done correctly. We can’t wait for you to spread the word and tell your neighbors!