Signs & Symptoms:
- Stair-step exterior brick cracking
- Chimney pulling away from house
- Sticking doors or windows
- Cracking along door frames
- Soft spots or bouncy floors
- Bowing, buckling, or cracks in walls
Foundation Repair Nashville TN
Tennessee Foundation Services provides structural and foundation repair services that make your home stronger than the day it was built. Our team of foundation specialists will help you repair and protect your home.
Cracked brick, sticking doors or windows, cracks along foundation or crawl space walls, or cracked interior walls and door frames, are all signs that your home’s foundation may settling, and should be inspected by a professional immediately. Learn more about foundation settlement and your home’s condition here.
Foundation Repair Methods & Products
Steel Push Piers
Steel push piers are one of the strongest stabilization methods available. They use the weight of your home and the resulting torque to deliver support. Steel push piers do not use concrete. Piers are attached to your home or structure and then driven down into underlying bedrock during installation. Fine adjustments are made until the piers perfectly support your structure and it is realigned. Once the job is complete, the installation holes are refilled and the landscape is restored, which leaves no visible evidence of piering.
Helical piers are used when there is not an adequate amount of underlying bedrock or available structure to allow the use of push piers. The anchors are first driven into the ground until a rock-solid friction lock is established. The incredibly strong anchor can then be mounted to the foundation using a specially-designed bracket, or even as a stand-alone pier for new construction. Like steel push piers, helical anchors do not require concrete, and are virtually undetectable after the installation is complete!
CarbonArmor Wall Stablization
Utilizing cutting-edge carbon fiber/kevlar technology borrowed from aerospace research, Tennessee Foundation Services repairs bowed walls, broken and cracked concrete and block walls at a fraction of the cost of full replacement and excavation. Carbon fiber strapping is used to reinforce the capacity of structural, load‐bearing walls and stop the further movement or bowing in deformed or damaged wall structures. This technology exhibits amazing strength characteristics and is versatile enough to be used in many situations that would otherwise be considered “un‐fixable.” Click here to learn more about CarbonArmor.
A number of structural and cosmetic damages can be caused by the settling columns or sagging beams and floor joists in your crawl space. When crawl spaces are built, they are part of the load bearing structure. With this said, care needs to be taken to design the crawlspace to hold whatever is on top of it. Either immediately or slowly over time, inadequate structural design, weak foundation soils supporting crawlspace support columns, and weakening floor joists due to moisture and wood rot in the crawl space will cause structural and cosmetic problems that need to be fixed. The SmartJack is an adjustable, supplemental support system used in crawl spaces to stabilize and potentially lift failing floor joists or beams.
Geo-Lock Wall Anchors
The Geo-Lock Wall Anchor System stabilizes foundation and retaining walls and offers the best opportunity to straighten walls over time without the cost and disruption of foundation replacement. If you have walls that are cracked, bowed, leaning or pushing inward, you have a serious foundation problem that needs to be addressed right away. Cracking, bowing or buckling foundation walls can be a scary prospect to a homeowner. Many property owners are relieved to discover that the engineered wall support systems can stabilize their failing foundation walls at a fraction of the cost of many other options.
Concrete Slab Restoration
Tennessee Foundation Services utilizes a full array of techniques to repair concrete slabs and other concrete surfaces to a level and usable state. Garage floors, steps, sidewalks and slabs are treated with advanced concrete restoration techniques as a “final touch” after foundation repair has been completed.
Floor Structure Restoration
Long‐standing moist conditions in a basement or crawl space can cause major damage to your home’s floor structure. We utilize highest quality, pre‐stressed engineered lumber and beams to repair any type of floor structure that is out of level or has been damaged due to rotting, settling, cracking or shifting. We also frequently utilize our floor structure restoration techniques to reinforce existing structures and increase load‐bearing capacity.