As most homeowners can attest, when things start to go wrong you tend to first look at DIY options. What can you do that will fix the issue but also save your wallet? This day and age most information is at your fingertips with a quick google search. But some things are a little more complicated.
Foundation problems are easy to spot, but not always easy to stop. If you are versed in foundation repair, construction, or are simply a jack of all home repair, you may begin to think you can do your own foundation repair.
It’s far from impossible, but it’s a daunting task to undertake.
The first step is verifying what is causing the foundation damage. Even in most DIY videos or blogs, it’s suggested to contact a foundation expert. Most reputable foundation repair companies will do free homeowners evaluation and give their suggestions on how the repair should be done.
How to Stop Foundation Settlement
There is only one surefire way to stop your foundation from shifting and settling. A deep foundation system such as steel push piers or helical piers are designed to transfer the weight of your home past the unstable layers of soil and dirt and onto the lower, more solid rock. Unfortunately, this process requires specialized equipment and proper experience so it’s not a