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Footer preparation where the piers will be placed, also showing the original grade level along the foundation
Stair step cracking in block foundation extending into stone veneer.
More footer preparation working around the utility line. Vertical crack in stone veneer near crawlspace entrance
In order to lift install the piers correctly we have prepped the footer.
During the installation of the foundation push piers, Dean encountered footing in excess of 2 1/2 feet wide. In order to install the piers we needed to remove the excessive footing.
The Foundation issue is called Settlement. Settlement occurs when the soil under the home is unable to support the structure above. The results are dropping of the foundation often called settlement or subsidence. The signs of settlement manifest with visible cracks on the block, cracks in dry wall, cracks on the plaster walls, pops in the nail holes of drywall, separation around door and window frames, and slopping floors. In progress photos of the typical repair that is done to address the structural issue. This repair is called piering where resistance piers are used to advance structural steel tubing under the foundation through the problem soil to weight baring strata deep below the problem area.