Louisiana is no stranger to foundation crack repair. It is no secret that due to the location and environment here in southern Louisiana, subsidence and foundation failure are common. Whether it is residential or commercial, wood frame or concrete slab, Orleans Shoring specializes in all types of home foundation repair. If you see signs of foundation problems on your home, do not hesitate to contact Orleans Shoring today and get your home foundation repaired quickly and efficiently.
So what caused your foundation problems?
In this area, many houses are constructed with foundations that are inadequate for the soil conditions existing on the site. Because of the lack of suitable land, homes are often built on land that has insufficient bearing capacity to support the substantial weight of a structure.
In addition, in our area the clay soils typically expand and contract causing further stress to the home. Any of the following can cause moisture in the soil to fluctuate: vegetation (roots), poor drainage, plumbing leaks, evaporation, wet/dry rain cycles.
Slab-on-grade foundations depend upon the uppermost soil layers to provide sufficient bearing capacity to support the structure and keep the foundation stable. If the bearing soil was insufficiently compacted prior to construction, the foundation is subject to settlement as the supporting soil consolidates. All of these factors and more can contribute to foundation cracks, which is why you should trust the foundation repair specialists at Orleans Shoring to get the job done.
Orleans Shoring will help you identify the source of your foundation problems and will repair your home’s foundation for you.
Why Foundation Shifts Occur:
House Raising & Leveling
Are your doors sticking? Do you have cracks in your walls?
If you answered yes to these questions, we can help. We specialize in correcting problems caused by shifting home foundations that cause your house to become unstable. As you can see below, these types of settling problems are very common, especially in Louisiana. Settling and shifting can cause unsightly damage to your home. This damage can affect the living conditions and resale value of your home. At Orleans Shoring, we can specify the necessary methods to correct these common problems and make sure that your house is stable for life.