Shifting and Moving Foundations

moving foundations Kansas CityMuch like the settlement of your foundation, shifting and moving foundations are serious problems that should not be taken lightly. If you notice these signs, you should consult a professional foundation repair contractor to take a look at it immediately. A moving foundation can lead to various issues throughout other areas of the home. The longer you wait to repair your moving foundation, the more expensive and troublesome the repairs will become.

There are many things that can cause a foundation to shift. Some of the most common causes are:

  • Moisture in the soil: If there is too much moisture in the ground, it will cause the hydrostatic pressure in the soil to increase. If this increase is significant enough, the pressure will push against the foundation, causing it to move. Water in the soil can also cause problems when it is very cold. For example, when water in the soil freezes, it expands. This expansion can put pressure on the foundation and cause it to shift.
  • Deterioration due to age: Nothing is made to last forever, and concrete is no exception. Eventually, the foundation will become unstable as the concrete deteriorates. This can lead to foundation shifting and settlement.
  • Vegetation: If there are large trees or shrubs planted very close to your house, it could be problematic for your foundation. The roots of these plants may grow around and under your foundation, pushing on it and causing it to move in their search for water.
  • Poor compaction: Sometimes, buildings are constructed poorly, or the foundations are laid in a hurry. When this happens, the soil underneath the foundation may be poorly compacted. This means that it is likely to shift and move over time and with various weather conditions.

Solutions for Shifting and Moving Foundations

shifting and moving foundations Kansas City MOThe best fix for a shifting solution is ton install steel foundation piers or helical anchors. These anchors and piers are used to stabilize the foundation and bring it back as close to the original position as possible. They are driven deep underground until they reach more stable soils beneath the constantly shifting layers of soil. Then, the weight of the structure is transferred onto them so that the structure can be stabilized and supported. These anchors and piers not only restore the foundation to its proper place, but they also prevent further foundation shifting from occurring.

Our steel piers and helical anchors are made by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leader in foundation repair products. This means that our anchor or pier installation services will keep your foundation stable and will last for years to come.

Contact us today for more information on how we can help with your foundation repair in Kansas City, Overland Park, Raytown, and the Columbia area.