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Denver Foundation Repair
Colorado is known for many things, the breathtaking scenery and mild weather being just a couple. However, homeowners in Denver understand that as much as the weather can be pleasant, it also causes problems for the foundation of their homes. With so many homes struggling with issues like cracked basement walls, a tilting chimney, or bowing walls, it is easy to think they are no big deal. But the opposite is true.
Basement walls that bow inward, exterior foundation cracks, and nail pops are signs of a severe problem stealing value from your home and putting your safety at risk if left untreated.
It can be overwhelming as a homeowner when facing these problems. The good news, Groundworks can help. With more than 20 years of experience assisting Denver homeowners with their foundation problems, we’re dedicated to finding a permanent solution with a long-term, transferable warranty and financing options. Our inspectors are not salesman, so you can feel confident you’re not paying for anything more than you need. Groundworks respects your time, your home, and your pocketbook. Contact us to schedule your free foundation inspection at a time that works best for you.
Our Simple Process
1. Schedule Free Inspection
One of our contact center representatives will reach out to you to determine your problem and set the best time for one of our certified field inspectors to visit your home.
2. Consult with our certified inspector
Our certified field inspector will visit your home to observe the problems in your home and inspect other areas of your home that may have been impacted.
3. Installation of customized solutions
Our professional production crew installs patented, American-made solutions in each home with care and strives to leave the area better than we found it.
What Causes Foundation Repair Problems?
Although it is often overlooked, your foundation is one of the most important elements of your home. It is literally the structure that the rest of your home is built upon. So, it’s no wonder foundation problems cause Denver homeowners such frustration. Regardless of whether you live above a basement, crawl space, or on a concrete slab, foundation issues typically occur because of the type of soil in Denver and the area’s weather conditions.
Although construction errors make up a small percentage of the foundation damage seen by foundation contractors in Denver, it’s the area’s clay loam soil and significantly less than average rainfall that combine to cause problems.
Soil with a high percentage of clay can wreak havoc on your home because of its expansive properties. When wet, the minerals absorb water easily and expand; during dry periods, the soil shrinks, leaving large voids. Since Denver’s average rainfall ranges from 15 to 20 inches annually, well below the 38-inch national average, the main problem Denver homeowners face is foundation settlement due to the voids created.
Your home isn’t properly supported with a void beneath and will sink, often unevenly. This uneven settlement causes many of the problem signs you notice, like uneven floors, window gaps, and drywall cracks. Repairing foundation problems as early as possible will reduce the need for additional repairs caused by the underlying support problem.
Common Causes of Foundation Problems
Water in a Crawl Space
Your crawl space contains many of your home’s important systems. It is built specifically to seal out moisture, so how does water get inside your crawl space?
Poor Soil Supporting Chimneys
If you notice your chimney tilting, it could be an issue with the soil supporting its foundation. What causes the soil underneath to deteriorate?
Your plumbing directs water to and from your home. If these pipes start to leak, it can cause all sorts of problems. What can cause plumbing to leak?
A good drainage system will easily circumvent flooding. Unfortunately, several factors can contribute to drainage issues. What can cause improper drainage to occur?
Foundation settlement happens very regularly in homes. What do you need to do to make foundation settlement easier to manage in your own home?
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Deep Foundation Soils
Deep foundation soils are an important element of understanding soil stability. What should you know about deep foundation soils and systems?
Proven, Warrantied Foundation Repair Solutions in Denver
Trust the experts at Groundworks if you notice foundation cracks, sticking doors and windows, or uneven floors. They work tirelessly to restore your home so you can rest assured your home is protected. Our cutting-edge repair methods offer not only foundation stabilization but may be able to restore your foundation to its original position. Learn more about the solutions our local Groundworks inspector may suggest.
Helical piers stabilize your home by shifting the weight of the home from unstable, volatile soil to triple-galvanized steel helical piers driven deep into the bedrock beneath your home. Helical piers have an innovative design. Essentially they twist into the ground, providing anchoring strength to prevent future settlement and, in some cases, even lift your foundation back to its original position.
This permanent solution will not corrode or bend and comes with a long-term warranty. It addresses the root of the problem by bypassing the problematic soil and relying on the stable bedrock beneath.
Another option to prevent foundation settlement as a result of failing clay soil and dry weather conditions is push piers. These galvanized steel piers are driven through a bracket mounted on your home’s foundation footing to competent soil or bedrock below.
Once installation is complete, your home is immediately stabilized, and a lift can be attempted. Push piers offer long-term peace of mind, a warranty and restore your home’s curb appeal since they are not visible once the repair is complete.
Since Denver’s clay loam soil is also prone to expanding when saturated, another common problem homeowners face is bowing basement walls due to hydrostatic pressure. Wall anchors provide stabilization and potential movement by anchoring your foundation wall to the hard-packed virgin soil beyond your foundation.
Triple galvanized steel plates are installed and can be tightened over time to help pull back walls to their original position. Installation can be performed year-round with little landscaping disturbance, and the plates can be covered by basement finishing for a complete out-of-mind, out-of-sight finish.
Crawl Space Supports for Foundation Repair
If you’re having problems with sagging floors above your crawl space, you may need better crawl space supports. How do you maximize your crawl space support system with SettleStop IntelliJack™?
Basement Wall Reinforcement
Carbon fiber basement wall reinforcement can be a useful tool for stabilizing your foundation walls. Why might experts recommend this solution for your home?
Helical piers are a great repair tool for sinking foundations. How can helical piers benefit your home?
Wall Repair System
Cracking and bowing foundation walls can be repaired if you catch the problem in time. If you’re wondering how an expert can fix these walls, the SettleStop IntelliBrace™ wall repair system could work for you.
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Wall anchors can help strengthen your foundation so it doesn’t fail. What can you get out of wall anchors in your home overall?
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Best Foundation Repair Services in Denver
Finding the right, trustworthy foundation repair services company can be a hassle, but it is definitely worth the effort. Repairing your foundation restores your resale value, improves structural integrity, and provides ultimate peace of mind. The experts at Groundworks have been repairing foundations in Denver and the surrounding areas for more than 20 years. They are familiar with the problematic soil and weather conditions in the region. Our local experts will educate you on the problem so you feel comfortable you’re receiving a permanent, warrantied solution. Groundworks has more than 1,300 positive reviews. Reclaim your home’s foundation by contacting Groundworks and scheduling a free inspection at a time that works best for you and your family.