Cracks along the corners of doors and windows are indicators of a settling foundation.
As the foundation settles, the floor begins to pull away from the walls creating a gap as seen in this picture.
In severe cases, cracks will appear in not just one point in the home, but in multiple places throughout.
More wall cracks caused by settling foundation.
These are the scary ones that are seen more towards the interior of the home when the floor separates from the walls. This means that the soil settlement has not just occurred around the perimeter but has made its way toward to center of the home.
Hydraulic piers are the best option for foundation stabilization and potential lift. By fastening brackets to the foundation footing and driving steel piers to bed rock or load bearing strata, stabilization or lift is achieved.
Pier placed on corner of home. 6 piers in total were used to evenly distribute the weight of the home and the consistently stabilize where needed.
Yards are returned back to normal after construction in complete.
Separation between wall and floor is not closed up and appropriate support and lift was achieved.
The inner part of the home that showed gaps between the wall and floor are no closed because of the even distribution of lift to the entire section of the home.
The back of the home has sunken 2 inches on a ranch style home with a poured concrete foundation. By installing a proper perimeter of push piers home owners are able to achieve lift in some cases closing up cracks and freeing up windows and doors.