How Does a Strong Foundation Keep You Safe?

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Where do you live? Are you in danger of earthquakes or tornados? Is your house built on soft land? You should appreciate the foundation you have a little more if you do. It's stayed sturdy so far. But knowing what kind of foundation you have is very important for your safety. There are many things to consider when thinking about just how your foundation does keep you safe.

If you are living on a sandy area, you have to look out for your house shifting and tilting. Most beach type of foundations are made of wood which can rot pretty easily. Once that happens then the entire house can even collapse! Having anchors in a sandy soil will keep the house from swaying and help the sand not move so your house will stay in one place. Strengthening the foundation with these will give you complete safety of any deformities happening with your home because the foundation will not have any problems.

Helical anchors keep your house safe from sinking in to the ground. Having these team up with your foundation will help your house to not settle. Hydraulic pressures will be monitored and anchors will be tested upon installation. They are easy to install and they are custom built to your weather. This is important because if your area is too rainy or too dry it could also slide without a good sturdy foundation. The anchors can also save you from other nearby buildings. They don't disturb other soil, there's no clean up and they keep you from moving around.


Interior floor support is just a series of brackets that are adjusted and used with block or helical piers. Sagging floors means that your house could be buckling which will lead to caving in. If it does that, then it means your foundation needs some help. Floor support could be all you need, but you absolutely do need them in that situation.

Slab support will even out the original concrete slab and make it go back to normal. This will help your house to not collapse on you. Basement wall support helps keep the walls from caving in or buckling out. The support is done with anchors which are safer than trenching. This is because it doesn't disturb the soil around your house while you are putting it in.

It is so important to keep your foundation in your home sturdy and even. Your entire house could start to fail if you are not cautious and careful. Taking action with foundation support can save your home and your family from the house collapsing. Bad foundations are bad news.

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This article was published on 2011/08/31