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House Leveling

big hole beside the house

When people hear that we suggest a house leveling procedure they tend to freak out. Naturally they think that it’s a process that’s going to cost them a fortune. Plus, it means, to them, that the house could fall apart at any minute. This isn’t necessarily the case in any of the situations that we described. In fact, a proper house leveling procedure at the right time can save you a ton of money in extra repairs. Therefore, it can be a good idea to give us a call for routine inspections at least a couple of times of year. To make sure that you don’t end up giving us a call when you start seeing the sinking floors and the cracked walls.


How We Tackle House Leveling

What we are actually going to be doing to level your house could vary depending on the type of foundation that you have. For pier and beam foundations the process can be compared a bit to how you level a table that is kind of shaky. Granted, we’re not going to be putting a piece of napkin under your house like they may do in restaurants to their tables. For slab foundations we may want to add extra support as well in key parts of the foundation.


The Process of Getting Your House Leveled

Here we want to talk about the process of ordering a house leveling procedure. Not necessarily the process that we follow to level a house. For the most part people will call about an inspection. If you already suspect that something is up since you’ve found cracks and sinking floors there’s a chance that a house leveling procedure will be more in play. We’ll revise your foundation and recommend the procedure that we feel should be followed to fix the damages.


Is This Something That I’m Going To Need Every X Number of Years

It’s something that you need to be aware of potentially every year. Especially if you happen to live in an area that is known for soil erosion. Which does happen a bit more around bodies of water and things like that. Even if it’s a small lake. This doesn’t mean though that you’re going to have to make major repairs every x number of years. What’s important though is that you get your routine check ups. With that you’re going to be alright for the most part.


Preventing Foundation Issues

There are actually a couple of ways that you can prevent these types of issues. We’ve already talked about the checkups. For example though, again if you live around an area that is known for being kind of swampy, compacting the soil around the house or the building can be important. Making sure that whatever water flows around the area is able to flow around and primarily not through the building. Those types of things are active ways that you can actually apply to prevent some of the common damages that we see in buildings and that we get calls about.

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