Your home’s foundation is arguably the most important part of your house. It provides a stable base for the entire structure, and any damage to it can cause serious problems throughout the rest of your home. If you live in Northwest Arkansas, you know that the region’s heavy rainfall and clay soils can lead to foundation issues. That’s where JDE Foundations comes in. We’re here to guide you through the foundation repair process from start to finish.
Before Foundation Repair
Before any work can begin, we’ll need to assess the condition of your foundation. We’ll send one of our expert technicians to your home to inspect your foundation and identify any issues. They’ll also take measurements to determine if your foundation has settled or shifted. During the inspection, we’ll look for signs of foundation damage, such as cracks in the walls or foundation, doors and windows that don’t close properly, and uneven floors. Depending on the severity of the damage, we may recommend piers to support the foundation. Steel Piers are driven into the ground to support the foundation. We’ll also discuss backfilling, which is the process of replacing soil around the foundation to help stabilize it.
After Foundation Repair
Once the repairs are complete, we’ll conduct a final inspection to ensure that everything has been done correctly. We’ll also provide you with a report that documents the repairs and guarantees our work.
After the repair process is complete, you may notice some ruts in your yard from heavy equipment or damage to your landscaping. We’ll work with you to repair any damage and ensure that your yard and landscaping are restored as close to their original condition as possible.
It’s also important to note that you may need to wait to see if cracks develop in your drywall or foundation after the repairs are complete. This is because your home will settle after the foundation is repaired, and it may take some time for the settling to stop. However, if you notice any significant cracks or shifting, we’ll be happy to inspect your foundation again to ensure that everything is still stable.
Maintaining Your Foundation
After the repair process is complete, it’s important to maintain the health of your foundation. This includes keeping your gutters clean, ensuring proper drainage, and monitoring the soil moisture around your home. We’ll provide you with recommendations for maintaining your foundation, so you can avoid future problems.
It’s also important to note that foundation repairs should be completed before any other home renovation projects. This is because any changes to the foundation can affect the stability of the entire structure. If you’re planning any home renovation projects, be sure to have your foundation inspected first.
At JDE Foundations, we understand that foundation repair can be a daunting process. That’s why we’re here to guide you through every step of the way. From the initial inspection to the final report, we’ll make sure that you’re informed and confident about the repair process. If you’re in need of foundation repair in Northwest Arkansas, give us a call. We’re here to help.