Warren County MO Foundation Repair Company
Why Choose Stratum for Foundation Repair in Warren County
Foundations can begin to settle for many reasons. Often it is the shrinkage of clay soils during periods of drought that leads to foundation settlement, but soil erosion and improper drainage can also play their part. At Stratum Structural Systems, we’ve seen it all. Our team can fix your settling foundation, address any resulting issues and prevent it from happening again.
Basement Waterproofing Warren County, MO
At Stratum, our Warren County, MO, foundation repair contractors specialize in waterproofing and correcting a wide range of basement repairs. Water is your basement’s worst enemy! Some common causes of basement water intrusion include:
Hydrostatic pressure is a term used to describe a high or rising water table. If you’re considering basement waterproofing in St. Charles or St. Charles County, you should know that the water tables here can fluctuate dramatically depending on rainfall amounts, snow melt and drought. Basement waterproofing — the installation of interior drainage systems and sump pumps — relieves the hydrostatic pressure and keeps the water table below the basement floor, where it belongs.
EXTERIOR WATER ISSUES
Exterior water issues are all of the variables outside your home, like standing water, faulty window wells or downspouts dumping next to the foundation. We can correct the yard grade, install French drains or extend downspouts as needed, for effective and simple solutions to these problems.
Signs of Foundation Settlement
Not sure if you need foundation repair? Here are the common signs of a settling foundation:
- Foundation cracks
- Brick & mortar cracks
- Drywall & plaster damage
- Sticking or cracking window and doors
How Foundation Piering Can Help
Foundation piering -- also known as underpinning -- is a process in which steel piers are installed through the shifting soil and into an area of load bearing-stratum (a layer of rock or suitable bearing soils). In other words, piering means driving steel piles underneath the foundation to act as additional supports.
As a leading provider of foundation piering in Warren County, MO, we at Stratum Structural Systems know there is a lot of confusion and hesitation around this service. These are the steps of foundation piering:
- Dig external holes or remove a section of the basement slab to expose footing.
- Notch section of footing and prep underside to allow proper access for support bracket.
- Hydraulically install steel piers to refusal or a load bearing stratum.
- Install support bracket and transfer weight of structure to pier.
- Backfill and compact excavated areas.