Foundation Repair Experts Help You Identify the Signs of Settlement

For over 70 years,our family has been helping Ohio homeowners keep their houses waterproof and sturdy. This family owned and operated foundation repair and waterproofing company knows that a solid foundation and a dry basement are the keys to a structurally sound home. The team at Jack Boiman Sons & Daughters takes pride in maintaining lengthy relationships with their customers, ensuring their satisfaction and security for many years.

In addition to building relationships with customers, Jack Boiman Sons & Daughters also builds lasting relationships with their employees. Each new generation of foundation repair experts receives extensive training from their predecessors, meaning they are prepared to tackle every foundation crack repair, bulging wall, or leaking basement that comes their way.

One of the most common issues homeowners experience is foundation settling. While some settling is to be expected due to soil condition, climate, and the passage of time, serious problems can arise if your concrete foundation is not properly supported or maintained. Visible cracks may appear when your foundation settles, but they are not always indicative of a serious problem. Hairline cracks should be monitored and measured occasionally to make sure natural settling doesn’t become a bigger problem. You may be experiencing more serious foundation damage if you notice other parts of your home don’t look or feel right. These signs include a tilted chimney, doors and windows that have become difficult to open, and cracks in your exterior brick or stucco.

Fortunately, foundation problems can be repaired. Jack Boiman Sons & Daughters specializes in two methods of foundation repair, which are stabilizing walls and steel piering.

  • Stabilizing Walls:This repair method is ideal for fixing foundation cracks caused by lateral movement. This process includes bracing the existing wall, excavating the damaged concrete, pouring a secondary wall to tie the wall back together, installing new drain tile, and waterproofing the seams.
  • Steel Piering: This method is also known as underpinning. To perform this repair method, steel supports are driven into the soil below your foundation until each support reaches a load bearing soil. Brackets are then installed to connect the supports to the foundation to stabilize the settled area. This method is effective for resolving settlement issues.

Visit Jack Boiman Sons & Daughters online to read more about how to protect and stabilize your foundation; be sure to check out their work portfolio and their financing page. When you’re ready to schedule a service visit, call (513) 598-2800, or use the convenient online contact form, and homeowners, don’t forget to ask for your free estimate!