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What Causes unlevel homes?
There are a few primary reasons that can cause a home in Mobile, Alabama to become unlevel. Homes become unlevel when the foundation of the house settles unevenly. This can happen over time as the soil underneath shifts and erodes. It can also be caused by drought conditions or excessive rainfall, which can cause the ground to expand or contract. This can put stress on the foundation and cause it to settle unevenly. The following are th main reasons why Mobile County homes become unlevel.
Mobile, Alabama is susceptible to flooding from hurricanes and storms. If your home or business is located in a flood zone, it’s important to have a plan in place in case of a flood. We offer basement waterproofing or crawlspace encapsulation for this reason. One of the most common causes of basement damage in Mobile is flooding. Flooding can be a very serious problem. If your basement floods, it’s important to call us so we can have our waterproofing and repair specialist to asses your home or building. We’re experienced in dealing with flooded basements, and we can help you get your basement dried out, repaired, and get life back to normal as quick as possible!
Poor drainage is one of the leading causes of home sinking. Without proper drainage, water can pool around your foundation and cause the soil to shift and settle. This can lead to cracks in your foundation and serious damage to your home. Mobile Foundation has the experience and knowledge to solve your drainage problems and prevent future damage. We only use the best materials and equipment to ensure that your home is protected from the elements.
The structure of your home is one of the primary causes of unlevel foundation settlement. The weight of your house, along with any additions or modifications, can cause the soil to settle unevenly. This can lead to a number of problems, including cracked walls, doors that don’t close properly, and windows that are difficult to open. If left unaddressed, these problems can become quite severe and may even result in your home becoming uninhabitable.
The structure of your home can also become weak and be another reason for unlevel homes. This can be caused by things like termites or carpenter ants, which can eat away at wood supports. It can also be caused by severe weather conditions, like hurricanes or tornadoes, which can damage or destroy support beams.
Expansive clay soils
Expansive clay soil is very common in Mobile County and can be the most problematic soil types when it comes to foundations. The problem with expansive clay is that it can shrink or swell depending on the amount of moisture in the soil. This can cause serious problems for foundations, as the foundation itself can be forced to move up or down as the soil expands or contracts. This can lead to cracks in the foundation, as well as serious damage to the home itself.
Mobile Foundation has a great deal of experience working with expansive clay soils and we have the equipment and expertise necessary to stabilize your home and stop the damage. We utilize a variety of techniques, including soil nailing, to stabilize the soil and prevent it from moving.
How do you lift a home?
Our Home Lifting Process
This is a question that we are often asked by our customers. How do contractors lift homes? The simple answer is they use a variety of methods, depending on the size and weight of the home, as well as the type of soil it is sitting on.
One common method that we use is hydraulic jacking. These jacks can be placed under the home and then slowly lifted until the home is at the desired height. Another method is using a steel beam that is placed across the foundation of the home. This beam can then be attached to a crane, which will lift the entire home off of its foundation.
Once the home is lifted, our contractors will then begin to work on foundation repair and stability. This may involve adding supports, such as piers, to the existing foundation. In some cases, the entire foundation will need to be replaced. After the new foundation is in place, the home can then be lowered back down and bolted or welded to the new foundation.
Securing the Home to the New Stabilized Foundation
After the new foundation is in place, the home can then be lowered back down and bolted or welded to the new foundation. This process may seem complicated but it is often the best way to lift a home and make it level again. Our methods ensure you home’s foundation is stabilized for years to come and we also make sure to prevent future damage.
“The professionals at Mobile Foundation are the most trustworthy in the area! My discussion with them made me feel at ease, so I opted to work with them, and I couldn’t be more pleased with their results!”
“I cannot speak highly enough of their efforts and professionalism. Everything was fantastic! From requesting them to come look at our house to receiving clear/honest/accurate advice and recommendations on what we should do to fix our foundation.”
“I needed to lift around 250 feet of sidewalk on one side because it had settled an inch from the curb. I called several concrete businesses, but the Mobile foundation contractors was the only one who returned my call. They were very quick to arrive on location and provided me a competitive bid. They did a great job leveling the ground and concrete.”
“Mobile Foundation and their team did a fantastic job. They were really professional and diligent in their efforts to complete the project. They waterproofed the whole basement so there won’t be any further leaks. I highly recommend these guys!”