Professional Foundation Reinforcement Services
After your foundation has been repaired, our reinforcement services may be necessary to prevent recurring damage. Our foundation repair specialists will make a thorough assessment to decide which reinforcing measures should be applied to your foundation, foundation walls, basement, crawl space, or other areas that may affect your foundation’s structural integrity.
Conditions for Reinforcement Services
Apart from the fact that your home is in Colorado, a state that has foundation-damaging, clay-rich soil, other conditions warrant reinforcing your foundation, such as:
- Erratic weather
- Seasonal changes in hydrostatic pressure forces from the soil
- Winter frost
- Possible disasters like earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornadoes
- Drainage problems
- Tree roots growing close to your property
The Warning Signs
The most obvious sign that your crawl space needs repairs is when the floors begin to sag. There are other signs, however. These include:
- Mold or moisture damage in the crawl space
- Musty odor in living areas
- High humidity in living areas
- Condensation on A/C ducts or equipment
- Condensation on water pipes
- Condensation on insulation
- Insect infestation
- Uneven floors
- Wood rot on floor framing
Foundation Reinforcement Services
Apart from our wall anchors, we offer other foundation-bolstering services such as:
Carbon Fiber Reinforcement – These are pre-laminated strips or wide strips of fabric that can reinforce structures like basement walls. Quick and easy to install, these strips can serve as a buffer against pressure exerted onto your poured concrete or brick walls by active soils. They can also be painted over to match your basement’s color palette.
Tree Root Barrier – These are thick metal or plastic barriers we can place over your foundation walls to deflect tree roots, and prevent them from exerting more pressure.
Helical Piers – These piers can stabilize slopes or secure a home’s foundation by providing a more stable anchor. Helical piers are placed under failed footings, which are raised and exposed. The foundation is reinforced by having the footings, piers, and the building secured together with a bracket.
Push Piers – This method of reinforcing the foundation is done by exposing the footings—either by digging up the surrounding soil, or removing a section of the floor slab, if installed inside the house. A steel bracket is then installed under the footing, to hold interlocking steel pier sections. Hollow steel piers are installed in sections and driven through the steel brackets until they reach strong supporting soil. The weight of the home is transferred through the piers to the soil, reinforcing the foundation.
Why Choose Us as Your Foundation Reinforcement Contractor
Since we started Van Matre Construction, LLC in Denver, Colorado in 2001, we have become experts in providing solutions to almost every kind of foundation issue. We are well versed in the common foundation problems of home and business owners in the state, including the soil conditions in the area. Foundation repair and reinforcement have become our specialty, but we also offer commercial and residential construction and renovation services.
Our years of experience allows us to determine the root of your foundation problems and offer the best repair and restoration methods to safeguard your home’s structural integrity and property value.
For foundation reinforcement and other foundation-related concerns, contact us and we will give your home a free assessment.