Childers Brothers Uses Structural Foam to Address Foundation Leveling Issues at Colorado Springs, CO, Homes
Do you have foundation leveling issues at your Colorado Springs, Colorado, home? Turn to the foundation repair experts at Childers Brothers. We’re a family-operated company that’s been serving homeowners since 1972, and we have extensive experience using structural foam to address foundation leveling problems similar to what you’re experiencing.
Causes of Foundation Leveling Issues
If you’re experiencing foundation leveling issues at your Colorado Springs, CO, home, you may be wondering about the cause of the problem. There are many factors that can cause a foundation to sink, but most of them have to do with the underlying soil. If soil isn’t properly compacted, it can begin to settle over time. Varying moisture levels can cause soil to shrink (when there’s a lack of moisture) or expand (when there’s oversaturation). Water can also cause soil to erode or wash away completely. All of this can create empty voids between the top of the soil and the bottom of the foundation, in turn causing the foundation to sink and become unlevel.
Let Us Address the Issue Using Structural Foam
At Childers Brothers, we often use structural foam to address foundation leveling issues. We begin by drilling small holes into the sunken concrete slabs, which we then use to pump structural foam into the area below. We continue pumping until the slab is raised back to its original height, then we seal the holes and clean up the jobsite. We’re proud to use structural foam because of the benefits it offers over many other alternative materials. Because structural foam weighs so little, for example, it places less pressure on the underlying soil, which can help to prevent similar problems from arising in the future.
To learn more about how we can use structural foam to address foundation leveling issues at your Colorado Springs, CO, home, please contact Childers Brothers today.