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Foundation Stabilization Services in Pittsburgh

Protecting the Structural Integrity of Your Foundation

The foundation of your home is crucial to its safety, longevity, and value. That’s why our team at G&J Waterproofing specializes in providing top-tier foundation stabilization services designed to address various issues such as settling, cracking, and water damage. Our experienced professionals utilize the latest technology and techniques to ensure a comprehensive solution that stands the test of time. Whether you’re dealing with existing foundation problems or looking for preventative measures to avoid them, we are here to secure your foundation. 

Call (412) 785-1300 for professional foundation stabilization services in Pittsburgh or one of the surrounding areas.

How Do You Stabilize a Foundation?

To stabilize your foundation effectively, our qualified professionals need to assess the damage and provide a tailored solution to address the specific issues at hand. 

We offer several foundation stabilization services, including:

  • Steel push piers: This method involves driving steel posts through unstable soil to a stable section of soil below, offering a long-term solution for foundation settling.
  • Helical piers: Similar to screws, helical piers are twisted into the ground to stabilize smaller homes. They are also often used as a preventative measure during construction.
  • Drilled concrete piers: By drilling deep into the ground until more stable soil is reached and filling the cavity with concrete, we create piers that provide strong support.
  • Mudjacking: This is a more cost-effective technique where a concrete slurry is injected beneath the sinking concrete slab to lift it back to its original position.
  • Slab piers: These are installed beneath the sinking foundation slab, extending all the way to load-bearing soil or bedrock. They are then hydraulically lifted to stabilize the foundation.

What Makes a Foundation Become Unstable?

There are numerous situations that can cause your foundation to shift, settle, or otherwise become unstable. Understanding these common problems can help you to find the cause of your foundation problems and implement a targeted solution. 

Some of the most common reasons for unstable foundations include:

  • Soil expansion and contraction: Certain soil types, especially those that expand and contract significantly with changes in moisture, can lead to uneven settling; this can weaken the foundation over time. 
  • Poor drainage: Inadequate drainage can lead to water pooling around a foundation. This excess water can soften the soil, causing it to lose its ability to support the weight of the structure.
  • Tree root intrusion: The roots of large trees near a building can grow underneath the foundation, leading to displacement and even cracks due to the pressure exerted by the growing roots.
  • Substandard foundation construction: Poorly designed or constructed foundations are more prone to issues. Whether caused by inadequate reinforcement or the use of improper concrete, poor construction can cause a lot of problems over time.
  • Seismic activity: Earthquakes and other forms of seismic activity can cause shifts in the ground that may destabilize your foundation.

Warning Signs That Your Foundation Is Unstable 

Your foundation supports your home, which is why any issues with it can lead to serious and expensive problems if left unaddressed. That’s why it’s crucial that you’re able to identify the warning signs that your home might have a foundation problem.

Here are some common indications that your foundation is unstable:

  • Cracked interior or exterior walls or floors 
  • Uneven or sloping floors 
  • Sticking doors or windows 
  • Gaps between walls and ceilings or floors 
  • Water intrusion in the basement or around the foundation
  • Bowing or bulging exterior walls 
  • Cracking or leaning chimney

Don’t ignore signs that something is wrong with your foundation. Our foundation repair professionals at G&J Waterproofing provide thorough inspections to identify the problem and best course of action. We provide foundation stabilization, sealing, rebuilding, and other services to safeguard your home. 

Call (412) 785-1300 to schedule foundation stabilization in Pittsburgh. We can also be reached through our online contact form.

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