The corner of the home had began to settle causing windows to be stuck shut and a separation of a porch post from the ground suspending it in mid air.
Another home successfully stabilized and back to normal. All in a day's work.
Clean up is always something we pay very close attention to. We cemented over the hole where the pier was installed so you can enjoy your back porch just like you did before.
Side of home that experienced the most amount of settlement. By installing multiple piers along the side of the home, we can distribute the weight on the piers and evenly support the structure.
The soil underneath the patio had settled pulling the post away from the ground where it should be anchored and help support the weight of the roof over the back porch. You wouldn't want to be sitting out back while you roof caved in.
We were able to achieve permanent support to the corner of the home. By adding a small block underneath the post, the post can now serve its function and help support the roof above.
Soil settlement to any degree is disastrous to the health of your home. The common symptoms are wall cracks, drywall cracks and doors and windows that don't open or close properly. Around the exterior of the home, like in this case, the porch post isn't even in contact with the ground anymore and is serving no purpose. By installing hydraulic piers, homeowners are able to achieve permanent stabilization and halt the destruction caused by soil settlement.
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