As your foundation settles, the leveling done by your foundation construction company may falter. As the foundation repair experts in Florida, Helicon will level your foundation to raise a house’s lowest point to match the level of its highest point. The leveling process differs depending on whether your foundation is a concrete slab foundation or a pier and beam foundation.
Leveling Houses on Concrete Slabs
Concrete slabs are completely solid and require deep excavation to be repaired and leveled. Our foundation repair specialists have to dig around and underneath the slab to be able to safely bring in the necessary tools to the interior and grade beams as well as the pilings of the slab.
Once excavation is complete, our team can conduct repairs based on the problems we discover, which may include:
- Rotten pilings
- Pilings not installed deeply enough
- Cracked foundation
- Settled earth that has sunk
In most cases, concrete slabs will require additional support once leveled to prevent further leveling problems in the same areas. Leveling may also need to be coupled with foundation repair to ensure that it stays level through additional settling.
Leveling houses on pier and beam systems
Pier and beam leveling requires a less invasive approach than that of concrete slab leveling. We can identify leveling issues from inside of your home and perform repairs with minimal excavation.
Areas where soil has shifted and caused the balance of the house’s weight to move weaken faster because their support is less sturdy. The supports in weak areas must be reinforced with additional piers, beams, or posts after being raised to an appropriate level.