The Basics About House Leveling

You might be worried that your house’s foundation is sinking.  You have heard that it is fixed with house leveling, but aren’t sure what that means.  If you are interested in learning more, here are several basics about house leveling:

The Basics About House Leveling

What is house leveling?

House leveling is the process of lifting a home back into its original position.  Over time, part of all of a house may sink into the ground.  By repairing the foundation, house leveling makes sure a home is level and properly supported.

How does a house sink?

Houses are built on a foundation, which over time can break down or sink into the ground. The age of a house, poorly build foundations, erosion, and the type of soil all contribute to a sinking foundation.

Why do I need to fix my foundation? 

There are several reasons.  First, it causes structural damage to the house.  The longer it is left alone, the bigger chance of more expensive repairs.  Second, a house that isn’t level may have a lower resale value.

How do I know if I need to have my house leveled? 

There are several signs that your foundation may be breaking or sinking into the ground.

  • Your house looks uneven when you look at it from the outside
  • Cracks on your walls or ceilings
  • Cracks on your home’s exterior
  • Floors that are uneven or sagging
  • Doors that aren’t closing properly

If you see these signs throughout your house, you may have a sinking foundation.

How is a house leveled?  

Depending on the type of foundation, there are several different techniques to level a house.  In some cases, braces or shims can be added to existing beams.  In other cases, beams may need to be installed.

Every house leveling is different.  The type of soil, damage to the house, and type of foundation determine how much work needs to be done.

Think you might need your foundation leveled?  Contact us today!

If you think your foundation is sinking, contact us today!  Our experienced technicians can examine your foundation and provide you with options for repairing your home.

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