A-1 Indiana Waterproofing are the experts on foundation repair and it’s precise nature for homes with foundation issues. Structural integrity is a very important part of your home, and when these areas are threatened you need to act fast. Look no further for A-1 Indiana Waterproofing has all of the solutions for your foundation problems. We have a team of certified technicians trained in the science and art of repairing and improving structures to prolong the life of your foundation. Our foundation systems are state-of-the-art and built to last. Most of these systems are adjustable for case in which your particular soil shifts often. We believe in accommodation for unexpected events and are willing to work with you for your house foundation repair needs in surrounding areas of Indiana, including Indianapolis.
Expert Foundation Repair Contractors
If you’re home is suffering from the common related problems of structural failure, our experts are here to help. Our foundation repair contractors are reliable and efficient with assessment, analysis, and system installations needed to deliver the results your need. With over 40 years of experience we guarantee safe realignments, stabilization, and permanent holds on your concrete structures. This includes floors, walls, slabs, and mason-built foundations.
The Damages of Failing Foundations
There are many problems that can hinder foundations and walls, which also destroys your home. If you’re wondering how to fix sinking foundations, foundation cracks, or bowed walls, our team can help. First, we take a look at the symptoms that will properly diagnose your unique situation.
This type of structural problem is often caused from poor soil conditions around a home, or from improper building techniques or materials used during the time when your home was being constructed. The soil conditions can be compromised from natural subterranean effects of clay that hardens and softens repeatedly, causing any surface concrete above to shift over time. Excessive amounts of water that soak into the soil can also cause shifts, by destabilizing and softening the soil itself.
If you have a basement with bow or caved-in walls, this is called bowed walls. When soil have absorbed too much water, over time this can produce enormous amounts of pressure. This pressure build up and presses against your basement walls underground, causing it to bow, and even break. There are different cases, ranging from extreme to minor – with early warning signs basement wall cracks.
Floor & Wall Cracks
While bowed walls will generally reveal cracks on your basement walls, there are other signs of surrounding soil pressure and destabilization. Wall cracks are generally the first detection of hydrostatic pressure that is pressing against the exterior foundation wall. Other cracks such as floor cracks can be detected as both foundation settlement issues and waterproofing problems.
Our Foundation Repair Products and Systems
We have several unique products available that specifically address certain foundation problems. Each system is designed to repair and stabilize your foundation to prevent future problems.
Chance Push Piers - Foundation Settlement Repair
For foundation settlement repair or sinking homes, we use the professional Chance Push Pier system. These piers are long pipes that are attached to hydraulics, that are pushed deep underground to more viable earth crust or load-bearing strata. These particular subterranean materials are able to hold the weight of you home. Using these piers, we realign your home through accurate lifting in key positions around your home until the structure is level.
Chance Helical Piers - New Construction Piering
Generally, helical piers are used for new construction projects such as homes or commercial building during the initial phase of development. However, we also use these to provide foundation settlement repair for homes that have tougher soil. Helical piers are then drilled in more stable, load-bearing soil where the weight will hold. These are different than push piers because they negate being driven further underground than necessary.
Chance Wall Anchors - Bowed Wall Repair
If you’re suffering from extreme bowing basement walls that have become obvious in deformity, our Chance Wall Anchors are the best solution. These are designed to fix, straighten, and realign you basement wall, while holding into place.
Fiberlock™ Carbon Fiber - Basement Wall Repair
With basement wall cracks and bowing walls, we use FIBERLOCK™ carbon fiber supports to help reverse these effects permanently. These are strips of carbon fiber that, when applied, become a continuous force to realign, strengthen, and hold the wall. This combined with our epoxy injection acts as sealing agent for cracks, warding off any potential leaks in the process.