If you have a home in Marion, IN or the surrounding area, it is not uncommon for your foundation and slab to sink and settle. The soil in Indiana is expansive which means that it shrinks when it is dry and expands when wet. This constant shifting of the soil beneath your foundation creates voids and causes your home's foundation and slabs to sink into these voids.
The professionals at MFS Basement & Foundation Repair have the products and experience to get your foundation and slab back to its original level. Some of the other signs that you want to look for around your home that would indicate foundation problems are:
If you see any of these signs of foundation failure, contact MFS Basement & Foundation Repair for a free inspection.
Slab push piers are slender steel push piers that use the weight of the slab and surrounding structure to resist the force of the pier pipe that is driven into the soil until it reaches a load bearing soil layer.
These slab piers are installed using portable equipment for slab leveling. Slab piers save time and money along with solving slab on grade problems. The slab piers that MFS Basement & Foundation Repair uses are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leader in the manufacturing of foundation repair and basement waterproofing products in the industry.
The ECP slab piers are an end-bearing pier and does not rely on skin friction to produce support. They are installed using a grid pattern with spacing no greater than five feet apart. After all of the piers are installed, the slab load is transferred across the piers uniformly using the hydraulic ECP manifold lift system.
Slab piers are used anytime there is a slab of four or more inches in thickness that has sunk due to failing soil conditions that are too weak to support the slab. The installation is done inside the structure through an eight inch, core drilled access hole. The piers install quickly due to the fact that there is minimal setup time. This reduces the cost of the slab leveling project.
If you are in need of slab repair in the Marion, IN area including Fort Wayne and Wabash, IN, contact the experts at MFS Basement & Foundation Repair. We have the solutions for your slab repair needs.