A foundation of a home or building in disrepair can be a very serious problem. A crumbling foundation can lead to the entire building collapsing, causing serious injury or even death. This is why it is so important to inspect the foundation regularly and repair it with Foundation Construction Equipment in Honolulu if necessary. Here are some tell-tale signs the foundation may be in trouble.
Settlement Of The Foundation
This occurs when the foundation becomes not level, usually from one corner of it sinking into the ground. The reasons for the sinking can be from the soil beneath the foundation compacting down too far and even from the soil losing moisture, which will affect its overall volume. Settlement is almost always seen at the perimeter of the foundation since this is the part which is most susceptible to its effects. A professional company can jack the foundation up using Foundation Construction Equipment in Honolulu and add more soil to the problem area. This will alleviate the problem.
Upheaval Of The Foundation
Conversely, there could be times when there is TOO much moisture in the soil. This leads to what is known as upheaval. When the soil underneath the foundation has too much moisture, it is a sure sign there is a plumbing problem causing it. A foundation specialist will be able to help with this, but the services of a professional plumber will also be needed.
There are other times when the damage to a foundation may simply be cosmetic. Things such as a crack in the floor tiles or a crack in the sheetrock may not have any actual effect on the load-bearing capacity of the foundation itself. An experienced company such as Structural Systems Inc will be able to inform the homeowner or the building owner if there is any danger to the foundation or if the repairs will be more trouble than they are worth.
If something seems “off” about the foundation or if there is noticeable damage, make an appointment to have it looked at as soon as possible. This is not something to put off until it is too late. You can also visit them on Google My Business.