Sinking Failing Foundations in the Boston, MA Area
Sinking or settling foundations may result from a wide range of factors, including:
- Shrinking, swelling or softening of soil caused by changes in moisture content
- Compression of a soft layer in the ground as a result of the applied foundation loads
- Improper back filling
- Variation in groundwater levels
- Vibration from nearby construction
New England Area Homes and Commercial Buildings
Foundations tend to settle because of changes in the soil beneath your home. Due to differences in temperature and moisture throughout the seasons, water moves through the soil at different rates during the year. Soils with heavy concentrations of water increase in weight, creating pressure against your foundation. This pressure can cause your foundation to sink, and create problems that threaten the value and safety of your home. Common disturbances include cracked walls, bowing walls, sticking windows, and water damage. These problems should be addressed immediately, and attended to by a professional. Atlas Systems is proud to provide New England foundation repair services the New England area homes and commercial buildings.
Foundation Settling Repair Options
Atlas Systems of New England offers many different ways to repair the damage done to your home. Our professionals will assess your property and provide the best solution for the problem. We offer quality products and professional services to ensure your water damage is repaired and future water damage or flooding is prevented. Through the use of resistance piers, helical piers, tiebacks, and crawlspace piers, we can stabilize your foundation. Resistance Piers, steel brackets attached to the underside of an existing wall, lift the structure and prevent further foundation settling. We also offer the installation of helical piers, a fast and easy way to fix a sinking foundation. Our tiebacks, horizontal rods used to reinforce walls for stability, will help raise your foundation to prevent further damage.