What if you were going to buy a home and notice the floors seem a bit sloping or uneven? A. Extra charm at no additional expense (the owner’s perspective) B. A structurally-unsound home (the inexperienced home inspector’s perspective) C. An ability to hose down your dining room floor (the practical homeowner’s perspective) Sloped floors are…
This brick home in Morrisville, North Carolina needed foundation support on two sides of the house. These pictures show before and after scenes, the holes dug along the foundation walls, and the landscaping restored as it was afterwards. Brackett Foundation Repair provides foundation repair for home and commercial buildings in Morrisville and surrounding towns in…
With almost 4 decades of experience in construction and foundation repair, Brackett Foundation Support Systems and Brackett Foundation Repair knows about taking care of your property. We work around landscaping and restore it after we’re through.
Brackett Foundation Repair is getting calls about leaning chimneys, where chimney’s lean away from the house. Because chimney’s aren’t structurally connected to houses and are so heavy, they put more load on the soil under them, and are likely to shift over time. A leaning chimney is a foundation repair issue.
Do new homes have foundation failures? You bet. Before you build yours, get a soils engineer to test the load bearing capacity and content of the soil, and the discuss the results with your builder.
Homeowners insurance usually does not cover damage to a home from settlement. New construction may have a warranty, either the standard one year warranty, or an extended one, that might cover damage due to settlement. Individual provisions vary. Check your warranty documentation.
You’ve found signs of foundation problems, or foundation failure. Maybe you’ve been through the stages of denial, anger, despair and surrender and you’re ready to call in the pros to hear the worst. Or maybe you take it coolly, and you know what you have to do. You’ve opened the Yellow Pages (if you still…
While older buildings definitely need foundation repair more often than new construction, when building is done on ground that doesn’t provide adequate support, new construction helical piles that are cemented into the footing become invaluable for preventing future foundation failure.
As a homeowner looking at hiring a foundation repair contractor you probably have many concerns, price, ability of the repair to stablize your house and quality of the work. If you have nice landscaping you may also be worried about whether workers will take care of that.
When you find a crack in your foundation, it’s to your advantage to call right away and get a professional opinion. If there’s nothing to worry about, you can have us mark the crack to monitor future movement, and then you have peace of mind, and to-do to look at it a year down the road. If there is something to be concerned about, you can be informed and begin to make plans. Be pro-active – call for a professional opinion today.