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If the Pandemic has your Mood Sinking, you don't want your House to Follow

Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 by Vanessa Myre


Around summer time, earth dries up due to heat and humidity 

illustration of a settling, sinking foundation structure with a tilting chimney and cracked foundation

which can lead to the foundation of your home cracking and shifting.

To try to prevent this from becoming a serious structural problem, it's important to understand how to spot the early signs of structural issues and your options.

Some signs you would want to look out for include: 

  • Stair-step cracks in brick or concrete block foundation walls
  • Leaning, tilting chimneys
  • Cracks around doors and windows
  • Jamming, sticking doors and windows
  • Cracks in a concrete slab floor
  • Cracks in drywall

From there, it's highly reccomended by the Foundation Guys that the foundation settlement issues are fixed by installing steel foundation piers. These piers will extend beneath the foundation, contacting strong supporting soils that will permanently stabilize your structure.

There are two versions of this that can be done: 

Foundation push piers, which are are straight, steel piers that attach to your foundation and extend far below the structure to strong supporting soils. Or, Foundation slab piers which share a similar idea but they extend from stable soils deep below the structure to support brackets directly in contact with the underside of the slab.

 

  A graphic diagram of foundation piers installed along a foundation.                   An illustration of slab piers supporting a concrete slab floor.

Foundation Push Pieres                                                                  Foundation Slab Piers

 

For more information about this service please call us at 1-844-385-8867.

 

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We serve the following areas

  • Addison
  • Alexandria
  • Athens
  • Augusta
  • Balderson
  • Brinston
  • Brockville
  • Burritts Rapids
  • Cardinal
  • Carleton Place
  • Clayton
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  • Elizabethtown
  • Frankville
  • Gananoque
  • Inkerman
  • Iroquois
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  • Johnstown
  • Kemptville
  • Kingston
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  • Mountain
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  • Oxford Station
  • Perth
  • Portland
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  • Rideau Ferry
  • Rockport
  • Smiths Falls
  • South Mountain
  • Spencerville
  • Toledo
  • Upper Canada Village
  • Westport
  • Winchester Springs
Our Locations:

The Foundation Guys Inc.
1294 Algoma Rd
Gloucester, ON K1B 3W8
1-613-702-9139
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