It is not fun to realize that there are gaps between your ceiling and walls. Filling these gaps with a crack injection method is a possible temporary solution, but to completely prevent the situation from happening again, it may be necessary to invest in foundation repair services. If your foundation is shifting or settling, it will put stress on other areas of the house. This can cause gaps to open up between the walls and the ceiling.
If your home’s foundation begins to settle, it will cause issues throughout the interior and exterior of your home. Foundation settlement is usually caused by poor soil compaction at the time of construction, increased hydrostatic pressure from excess water in the soil, voids opening beneath the foundation due to erosion or soil shrinkage, etc. No matter what is causing your foundation to settle, it is important to have it fixed as soon as possible. In addition to gaps between the walls and ceiling, there are a few other common indicators that you require foundation repair:
The most common way to fix a settling foundation is to install steel piers. These piers can be easily installed and individually load tested to ensure maximum efficiency. They are specially designed to withstand the test of time and support heavy loads for years to come. The piers are driven into the ground beneath the foundation until they reach stable soil far underground. Then they are used to support the foundation and lift it back to its original level. Our steel piers are from ECP (Earth Contact Products), the leading supplier of foundation repair products in the industry. With our professional team and the quality products from ECP, your foundation will be back to normal in on time.
Once the foundation has been securely lifted and stabilized, any visible cracks and gaps can be filled or sealed. The steel piers will prevent the foundation from settling more and causing problems in the future. This means that you can rest easy knowing that your home is safe and sound.
If there are gaps or spaces between your walls and your ceiling, contact Pro Foundation Technology, Inc. We are happy to provide you with affordable and effective solutions to close the gaps in your walls. We provide foundation repair service for residents in Raytown, Columbia, Overland Park, and the Kansas City area.