Slab Foundation Repair in Connecticut
If you have a home in Connecticut, it is likely that your foundation and slab may settle or sink. The soil in this area is expansive meaning that it shrinks when dry and expands when wet. Constant shifting of the soil underneath your foundation creates voids and may cause your home’s slabs and foundation to sink into them. The professionals at Residential ResQ have the products and experience to place your foundation and slab back to their original levels.
What are Signs Your Slab Foundation Needs Repair?
There are many signs indicating whether your slab foundation needs repair. We recommend checking for the following signs around your home to detect potential foundation problems:
- Sticking windows and doors
- Cracking in the floors, walls or ceilings
- Bowing walls
- Leaning chimneys
- Sloping floors
- Cracking or uneven stairs and stoops
If you see any of the above signs of foundation failure, contact us for a free inspection.
What are the Benefits of Using Slab Piers for Foundation Repair?
The primary benefit in using slab piers for foundation repair is that the slender steel push piers use the weight of the slab and surrounding structure. This enables them to withstand the force of the pier pipe which is driven into the soil down to the load bearing soil layer. Slab piers are installed utilizing portable equipment for slab leveling. Using them saves both time and money along with solving slab on grade issues.
How are ECP Slab Piers Installed?
Slab piers are used whenever a slab is four or more inches thick and has sunk into the ground because soil conditions have made it too weak to support the slab. The slab piers used by Residential ResQ are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the industry leader in manufacturing foundation repair and basement waterproofing products.
The ECP slab piers are end-bearing and do not rely on skin friction to provide support. They are installed inside the structure through an eight inch, core-drilled access hole and spaced no more than five feet apart into a grid pattern. Once the piers are put into place, the slab load is distributed uniformly across the piers through a hydraulic ECP manifold lift system.
If you need professional slab repair, contact us today. We offer the best solutions for all of your slab repair needs!