When you are the owner of the house, who is more than a dozen years old, you probably have at least once in your life to encounter such a problem as cracks in the walls and floor. This often happens when the foundation sags and deforms. To make an increase in the foundations with your own hands is a difficult and extremely painstaking matter, but really worthwhile.
Why the foundation is damaged?
The causes of damage to the foundation can be a huge number. If you briefly list the main of them, you get the following list:
initially incorrectly laid foundation;
the presence of vibration near the foundation;
excessive soil hydration;
Large -scale earthwork around the foundation.
Many of these factors can negatively affect the dynamics of the destruction and deformation of the foundation that entails, in turn, many other problems.
Strengthen the foundation on your own
The easiest option is to create a new foundation around the sagging old. First, it is necessary to free the angle of the foundation from the ground, the hole around it was torn in one square meter. In this pit, you need to create a wire frame in which concrete will be poured in the future. The frame should encircle the house around the perimeter. There is also a way to strengthen the foundation using special piles, however, it requires involving special equipment.
Unfortunately, there are often cases when the foundation has so deteriorated that the strengthening simply does not make sense. The way out of this situation is to replace the foundation – complete or partial. This happens this way: after a hole has been dug around the foundation, it is partially removed, and a new one is filled instead. The cost of such services varies depending on the contractor, as well as the volume and complexity of the work. To clarify the cost of work, it is enough to study materials on the Internet according to the search query. The most important thing is the timely detection of deformation and foundation.