Ridley Home Service -                             Foundation Specialists
Foundation Problems  In Conventional Homes
Each year sinking foundations, cracked and buckled walls, and cracked and uneven floors affect millions of families.
Buildings situated on unstable soils will settle when the foundation is subjected to moisture or poor drainage. A shifting foundation could result in structural damage and potentially, a loss of your investment.
 
Look inside your house for:
  • Cracks in drywall on walls and ceiling
  • Doors that stick.Gaps between walls and ceilings
  • Nails that are coming out of the drywall
  • Windows that are not square or are sticking
  • Floors that are cracked or not level
  • Gaps between walls and floors
Look outside your house for:
  • Cracks in the masonry
  • Gaps between bricks, doors and windows
  • Bricks leaning away from garage doors
  • Gaps between fireplace and house
  • Sagging roof line
 
One of the most common causes of foundation movement is the shrinking and swelling of expansive soils. The of soil movement is determined by the amount of expansive material, and the variation of its moisture content. During the spring, when the moisture content of expansive soil increases, the soil swells. During the drier months when the moisture decreases, the soil shrinks, allowing foundations to settle. During wet periods, foundations return to their desired elevation. Sometimes, the soil will swell enough to raise foundations higher than their desired elevation, which is referred to as upheaval.
 
Causes of foundation movement:
  • Poor site drainage compromising strength and elevation
  • Building on non-compacted fill causing structural shifting
  • causing foundation and floor movement
  • Poor construction of the foundation based on the site conditions.
  • Foundation problems, be they cracked walls or sinking foundations, can dramatically reduce the value of your home. If your home starts to suffer from sinking due to construction on poor soil or has simply failed to stand the test of time, PierTech® Systems engineers both cost effective and efficient helical piers and piering systems to stabilize the foundations of your greatest investment. Making your family home safe and secure once again, helical piers by PierTech® Systems have been tested and refined in the tough grounds of commercial construction.Relied upon by architects, construction companies and builders around the United States, the PierTech® range of foundation repair solutions are a complete answer to a complex problem. Making use of PierTech’s® extensive catalogue of patented , screw piles, helical anchors and helix piers, additional support is added beneath the foundations with hydraulically installed helical anchors to prevent further settlement.With the proper pier placement and installation using the patented Tru-Lift ® bracket: elevation losses due to settlement can be recovered, generally closing cracks in the brickwork.  Every effort is made to return site and landscaping to original condition. While 100% recovery is not always possible, Pier Tech® has the knowledge and equipment to accomplish the best possible results.
 
Helical Piers
Helical Piers
Area Prepped For Pier Installation
Area Prepped For Pier Installation
Equipment Used To Install Pier
Equipment Used To Install Pier
Equipment Used To Install Pier
Equipment Used To Install Pier
Piers Installed To Specific Pressures
Piers Installed To Specific Pressures
Pier Installed
Pier Installed
Piers Used To Raise Foundation
Piers Used To Raise Foundation
Pier Locked In Place
Pier Locked In Place