Diagonal cracks can appear anywhere in a wall but most often they appear near the building corners.
When there’s too much moisture, and after the soil dries out it shrinks. As the soil shrinks, it pulls away from your foundation, leaving room for your foundation to move and settle which causes cracks.
Cracks in a drywall throughout the house are a good indicator of settlement, and may be more obvious in the uppermost levels of your house.
The access to our client’ crawl space was as small as you can see. But our team is equipped to handle any challenge in order to finish his work.
Weak coil can cause the existing columns to sink or settle, often creating a gap between the top of the column and the bottom of the girder it was supporting.
Our technicians had to remove the concrete from the area in which the pillar was to be sunk. To do this, the specialists must break the cement in the basement and dig the earth to get to the footing of the foundation.
SmartJacks are the best solution to lift the above floor and walls back to their original position.
The best way to permanently solve sagging, bouncy floor problems is to install SmartJack posts beneath the beam that supports your crawl space joists.
Once the pillar had been driven down to the bedrock, the weight of the place had been transferred through the support pillar, in order to lift the foundation and stabilize the house permanently.
Our client who lives in Saint-Hubert contacted us after noticing that his house foundation was sinking and there was some wall cracks as well, so he needed us to inspect his area.
Following his call we sent our foundation specialist to check the entire place, confirmed our client’s feedback and suggested the installation of 10 SmartJack support pillars and 2 GeoLock Wall Anchors in order to stabilize his house.
Below you can find more details and pictures about our finished work.