You'll hear 15 different reasons as to why your home is experiencing settlement problems, and, for the most part, they are all both true and false.
At DLN Solutions, we simplify the issue.
When a foundation is laid upon unstable soil, such as clay, or installed incorrectly, you can expect settlement at some point in your homes life.
Unstable soil expands, contracts and erodes over time due to moisture content, creating uneven pressures and gaps under floors.
This can cause cracked, buckling, heaving floors or sinking foundation walls, creating openings for moisture and infestations and threatening the structural integrity of your home.
To continue our promise to our Homeowners or Prospective Homeowners, we've complied a list of things to monitor when you believe you may have a Sunken or Sinking Foundation:
We've found that each home in and around Kansas City is unique and may display various symptoms when it comes to Sunken or Sinking Foundations.
Most businesses in our field specifically train their sales team to scare and intimidate Homeowners into believing that the problem is much worse than it actually is.
The truth is, every foundation, at some point, will settle.
The question should not be if your foundation has settled but how much it has settled and what type of problems are occurring due to the settlement.
At DLN Solutions, we train our Project Liaisons as true Structural Analysts, providing actual solutions instead of over-selling a problem.
Our Project Liaisons will effectively utilize a series of Laser Levels and Tape Measures to identify the severity of your foundation settlement.
Staging at various places around your home, our Project Liaisons will identify the most structurally sound portions of the home, generally the I-Beam and Post supporting the floor joists above, and begin collecting measurements towards the foundation wall.
If our Project Liaisons identify an inch or more of settlement, per standard engineering code, in any one area of the home, we may recommend our Foundation Pier System to remedy the issue.
With over 30+ years of experience in the Foundation Repair, Drainage, and Basement Waterproofing field, you can trust the DLN Solutions diagnosis of your home's sunken / sinking foundation.
If our Project Liaisons identify that a remedy to foundation settlement is needed, they may recommend our Foundation Pier Method.