Sticking windows and doors – When the FCS slab foundation repair and settles, it can throw off the alignment of your walls, floors, and ceilings, which can result in sticking windows and doors. If you notice your door or window frames shifting in and out of place, it could be a sign that you need to have the foundation repaired.
Cracks in the drywall – If you see diagonal cracks running from one corner of your wall to the other, it’s a good sign that you have a slab foundation problem. These are a common sign of differential settlement, where one section of the foundation sinks into the soil deeper than another.
Solid Foundations: Understanding and Addressing Slab Foundation Repair
Slab foundation repair can be done with a variety of methods, but the most effective method depends on the cause of the problem and your specific soil type and climate. Different solutions include underpinning, which involves lifting the foundation using steel push piers or helical piers. The piers are pushed down through the soil beneath your foundation until they reach load-bearing soil, and then synchronized hydraulic jacks lift your foundation back up to its maximum practical height.