repairs foundations all over Central Florida. We utilize pressure grouting, pin piles, helical piling and other systems to perform the foundation repairs. AB Chance has been the worlds leading manufacturer of helical piles used in foundation repairs for many years. AB Chance selected as one of their certified helical pile installation contractors for Orlando, Florida. The helical anchor pile is a segmented deep foundation system with helical bearing plates welded to a central steel shaft. The load from the building footer is transferred from the shaft to the soil through these bearing plates. Combinations are also available for compression applications in soil conditions where dense or hard soils must be penetrated with softer or loose soils above the bearing strata.
The AB Chance helical pile shaft segments or sections are joined with bolted couplings. The installation depth is determined by soil density and practicality based on economics. The helical bearing plate or helix is one pitch of a screw thread and all of the helices, regardless of their diameter, have a standard 3" pitch. Since they have a true helical shape, the helices do not auger into the soil but rather screw into it with a minimum of soil disturbance. The Chance helical plates are spaced at distances far enough apart that they function independently as individual bearing piles; consequently, the capacity of a particular helix on a helical anchor/pile shaft is not influenced by the helix above or below it. Call for your next Central Florida area foundation repair requirements.
Older Homes Need Foundation Repairs Now Foundation problems only get worse over time. Most foundation problems can be traced right back to when the home was constructed.
In older homes, the construction may have been done at a time when the builders did not have the equipment or the knowledge to properly lay a foundation.
Most foundation issues are caused due to an improperly laid foundation and poor soil quality under the foundation. Today, builders have tools that will help them to compact the soil to provide a stable base for the foundation.
They also know that foundations must have a secure and firm soil bases in order to prevent future foundation problems.
If you own an older home then it is well worth it to have your home's foundation inspected to see if there are problems. A professional can help you to avoid major structural issues by identifying problems and fixing them correctly. Many people try to fix foundation problems on their own.
At best this will be a temporary fix. An untrained person just doesn't have the skills to provide a permanent foundation fix.
A professional will be able to fix the problem and put measure in place to prevent future problems.
You are really getting a lot for your money when you hire a professional. You will not only get an immediate fix, but you will get a fix that will keep you from having to make repairs in the future.
If you are tempted to fix your foundation on your own then you should know that you are putting your home at risk. Any fix that an untrained person will attempt will often just be cosmetic. All the products on the market for fixing foundation issues are mainly just to cover the cosmetic issues, like cracked walls.
These methods do nothing to fix the actual foundation problems. You have to actually work on the foundation if you want to fix the problem and most people simply are unable to do that.
Sometimes people get so used to living with cracks in the wall and uneven floors that they just start ignoring the problem. This is a dangerous and potentially more costly mistake, especially in an older home.
With an older home that is showing signs of problems, like cracks and unevenness, the foundation problem is pretty severe. Left unfixed the foundation could completely fail and this can lead to your home collapsing. Putting off fixing your foundation is a major mistake that will haunt you.
Eventually you could lose your home and it is not worth that.
Don't think you can fix things on your own. Once you fix the main problem – the foundation – you will fix all the other problems. You can do the cosmetic repairs and they will work. However, if you don't fix the underlying problem then things will just get worse.
If you own an older home that is having foundation problems then it is in your best interest to contact a professional and get your foundation fixed right now.
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