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FOUNDATION ISSUES

LAN has SOLUTIONS
for your foundation problems!

Inside Issues:
Cracks in Walls, Floors or Tile
Sticking Windows and Doors
Uneven Floors
Trim/Molding Mis-alignment

 
Outside Issues:
Gaps around Doors or Windows
Cracks in Foundation
Tilting or Leaning Chimney
Fascia Board Pulling Away
Driveway or Sidewalk Sinking
Uneven Concrete Pads

 
Basement Issues:
Leaning Walls / Cracks
Walls Bowed In
Dampness
Water Leakage
Sinking Corners

A sinking, heaving or cracking foundation can cause significant damage and expense.

Main causes of foundation problems:

LAN has SOLUTIONS
for your foundation problems!

Inside Issues:
Cracks in Walls, Floors or Tile
Sticking Windows and Doors
Uneven Floors
Trim/Molding Mis-alignment

 
Outside Issues:
Gaps around Doors or Windows
Cracks in Foundation
Tilting or Leaning Chimney
Fascia Board Pulling Away
Driveway or Sidewalk Sinking
Uneven Concrete Pads

 
Basement Issues:
Leaning Walls / Cracks
Walls Bowed In
Dampness
Water Leakage
Sinking Corners

A sinking, heaving or cracking foundation can cause significant damage and expense.

Main causes of foundation problems:

Cracked block foundation corners are a sign of changing soil conditions.

Poorly constucted foundations.
The incorrect amount of rebar or poor quality concrete, or not allowing the concrete to cure properly will produce weaker foundations susceptible to soil movement.

Changing soil moisture.
Believe it or not both drought or heavy saturation can cause foundation issues. Either extreme for lengthy periods of time can wreak havoc with a slab foundation, driveway, patio or walkway.

Concrete can sink and settle when the soil is either unable to support the weight of the concrete slab or the soil is washed out from underneath it causing a void.

Concrete slabs, driveway, walkway or basement floor can be drastically altered and compromised by changing soil conditions.

Trees and shrubs can also change the moisture content of the soil surrounding your concrete slab.

The lack of support from compromised soil weakens the cement and the concrete slab sinks downward and cracks. Not only does this ruin the ‘looks’ of driveways, sidewalks, stairways, patios or other concrete both inside and outside the basement, but it’s strength and functionality are diminished.

Conversely, too much moisture causes soil to swell exerting upward pressure resulting in heaving and cracks. Poor drainage is usually the culprit.

Poorly compacted soil.
Before any construction begins, the builder must tightly compact the soil before laying the foundation. This includes compacted soil under the footings too. When this crucial step isn’t executed correctly, voids develop and the foundation cracks and settles.

Plumbing/Sewer leaks.
A plumbing or sewer leak underneath a slab of concrete will move the soil and create a void. A continuouse leak will cause presssure on the slab from swelling. Either way, the integrity of your foundation will be compromised.

Older homes are prone to foundation issues.
At about 10 years, homes and commercial buildings have settled, and mature landscaping has changed the soil conditions from large roots seeking water. The surrounding soil has been thru multiple weather cycles (freezing and thawing), which shrinks and expands the soil around your foundation. All of these stresses affect your foundation and may need addresssing.

‘Stair-step’ cracks in block wall foundations and block walls in the rest of the building are signs the foundation has issues, having shifted or sunk.
Sinking foundation corners and shifting soils crack mortar joints and offset brick courses, walls, and porches.

LAN has the solution!
Fix it - Permanently.

Helical Piles -

The Helical Pile System is a deep foundation alternative to steel driven or concrete caissons in unstable soils.

Installing helical piles on a commercial building.
Installation of helical piles on a commercial building.

The piles transfer the load of the structure through the unsuitable soil to a stronger, more stable ground deeper in the earth. No vibration, no heavy equipment, easy and fast installation with minimal disturbance to existing landscaping.

Once installed the Helical Piles serves as a foundation support with upward and downward capacity, up to 98 tons each along with lateral stability. An affordable solution for the environmentally sensitive jobsite.

They can be used in commercial applications, new residential buildings, boardwalks, retaining walls and more.

Push Piers -

Push Piers are used to stabilize and/or raise the foundation of your commercial property or home while preventing settlement.

Installing Push Piers inside residential garage.

After the building’s foundation is exposed, a heavy duty bracket is attached to the foundation. The piers are pushed into the soil down to bedrock or load bearing soil. (using existing building to support sinking walls)

Installing Push Piers on home foundation exterior.

Once installed, the Steel Push Piers become the new permanent and stable foundation. Cracks in walls can then be permanently repaired.

Push Piers can be used on existing buildings to support sinking walls. They can be installed from inside or outside of structure with minimal soil removal or disruption of landscaping. The installation is quick using vibration free hydraulic equipment.

Call today for your FREE no-obligation estimate.

‘Stair-step’ cracks in block wall foundations and block walls in the rest of the building are signs the foundation has issues, having shifted or sunk.
Sinking foundation corners and shifting soils crack mortar joints and offset brick courses, walls, and porches.

A home built on a concrete slab.
A slab poured directly on the soil surrounded by mature landscaping will be a candidate for slab/foundation problems. Buildings built on piers and beams with less soil movement contact are less susceptible. Homes and buildings with basements are also less susceptible to shifting soil because the footings are usually deeper in the ground on more stable soil.

'Stair-step' cracks in the mortar of brick walls are a telltale sign the foundation has sunk and the bricks are separating. Look for cracks in the siding near corners and around windows and doors both inside and outside.

The most common cause of foundation failure is water. It gathers in the soil around the foundation, expands the soil which in turn can create tremendous pressure on walls and foundation footings.

LAN has the solution!
Fix it - Permanently.

Helical Piles -

The Helical Pile System is a deep foundation alternative to steel driven or concrete caissons in unstable soils.

Installing helical piles on a commercial building.
Installation of helical piles on a commercial building.

The piles transfer the load of the structure through the unsuitable soil to a stronger, more stable ground deeper in the earth. No vibration, no heavy equipment, easy and fast installation with minimal disturbance to existing landscaping.

Once installed the Helical Piles serves as a foundation support with upward and downward capacity, up to 98 tons each along with lateral stability. An affordable solution for the environmentally sensitive jobsite.

They can be used in commercial applications, new residential buildings, boardwalks, retaining walls and more.

Push Piers -

Push Piers are used to stabilize and/or raise the foundation of your commercial property or home while preventing settlement.

Installing Push Piers inside residential garage.

After the building’s foundation is exposed, a heavy duty bracket is attached to the foundation. The piers are pushed into the soil down to bedrock or load bearing soil. (using existing building to support sinking walls)

Installing Push Piers on home foundation exterior.

Once installed, the Steel Push Piers become the new permanent and stable foundation. Cracks in walls can then be permanently repaired.

Push Piers can be used on existing buildings to support sinking walls. They can be installed from inside or outside of structure with minimal soil removal or disruption of landscaping. The installation is quick using vibration free hydraulic equipment.

Call today for your FREE no-obligation estimate.

Poorly compacted soil.
Before any construction begins, the builder must tightly compact the soil before laying the foundation. This includes compacted soil under the footings too. When this crucial step isn’t executed correctly, voids develop and the foundation cracks and settles.

Plumbing/Sewer leaks.
A plumbing or sewer leak underneath a slab of concrete will move the soil and create a void. A continuouse leak will cause presssure on the slab from swelling. Either way, the integrity of your foundation will be compromised.

Older homes are prone to foundation issues.
At about 10 years, homes and commercial buildings have settled, and mature landscaping has changed the soil conditions from large roots seeking water. The surrounding soil has been thru multiple weather cycles (freezing and thawing), which shrinks and expands the soil around your foundation. All of these stresses affect your foundation and may need addresssing.

A home built on a concrete slab.
A slab poured directly on the soil surrounded by mature landscaping will be a candidate for slab/foundation problems. Buildings built on piers and beams with less soil movement contact are less susceptible. Homes and buildings with basements are also less susceptible to shifting soil because the footings are usually deeper in the ground on more stable soil.

'Stair-step' cracks in the mortar of brick walls are a telltale sign the foundation has sunk and the bricks are separating. Look for cracks in the siding near corners and around windows and doors both inside and outside.

The most common cause of foundation failure is water. It gathers in the soil around the foundation, expands the soil which in turn can create tremendous pressure on walls and foundation footings.