Foundation Replacement Services
Replacing the existing foundation of your home should be considered when no other options can ensure its structural integrity, and safety of your family. When the warning signs of structural problems are severe enough, your foundation may be close to total failure.
The footing of your foundation may have become unstable because of the enormous pressure pushing on basement walls over a long period of time. If this is the case with your home, underpinning or reinforcing foundation footers is the most important step in building a new foundation.
Because this repair requires deep excavation, the main structure of your house and the safety of your family is our primary concern.
Excavating The Foundation
Before digging around the foundation of your house can begin, Keystone Basement Systems will provide temporary framework, strong enough to support the existing structural beams and floor joists. We will excavate and replace one section of your foundation at a time to ensure your house remains properly supported.
Any pipes or electrical lines that need to be disconnected will be coordinated with the appropriate utility companies by our site foreman. Once all permits have been approved by local building inspectors, work will begin near the part of your foundation that has sustained the most damage.
We will remove all building materials that are being replaced. We will excavate to the appropriate depth to expose the section of foundation being replaced. Once exposed, we will begin the process of rebuilding.
Rebuilding Foundation Walls
The newly rebuilt sections of your foundation will be inspected to ensure they meet current building codes. Once an inspector has approved that portion of work, Keystone Basement Systems will begin constructing that section’s wall.
Whether we are replacing one section of a wall or rebuilding a new foundation, we use the most effective methods and technologies to connect the walls to your existing house.
For added protection, waterproofing is necessary when replacing any foundation walls. This will prevent water from seeping through the porous materials of your foundation over time.
A final inspection will ensure that all building codes have been satisfied and that your home is structurally sound. All utilities will be reconnected and the temporary support frames will be completely removed from your property. The soil around your new foundation will be backfilled and compacted.
After all debris has been removed and the work areas have been restored, you and your family will be able to rest easy knowing your home is back on solid ground.
What You Should Know About Rebuilding Your House Foundation
Replacing your home’s foundation requires a complete upheaval of your family’s day to day life, and is used only as a last resort. There are less invasive methods of foundation repair that can reinforce walls that have become unstable.
The causes of structural damage can often be corrected without replacing your foundation when caught early enough.
Take advantage of our FREE 68 Point Inspection, and let us get to the root of your foundation damage.
Any repairs made by Keystone Basement Systems’ certified foundation specialists include regular maintenance and are backed by our Lifetime Warranty.