Sinking Foundation Damage and repair guide
We will discuss repair of Sinking foundation in three steps:
- Step 1 – Examination of the Structure by an expert
- Step 2 – As soon as the problem is identified, hire a contractor or a foundation specialist
- Step 3 – Methodologies or techniques used for sinking foundation repair
Step One: Identification and Examination of the Structure by an expert
As soon as you find any signs of foundation damage that we discussed in our previous article “Identifying Sinking foundation”, you should immediately contact a professional (structural engineer). The first thing that you should be doing is getting your house examined and checked properly for structural damage.
The structural engineer is an expert in this field. He will be able to tell you as to what has to be done in order to prevent further damage and all that is required to be repaired. Sometimes people tend to think that engineers might exaggerate about the damages occurred to the structure because of monetary concerns. However, it should be kept in mind that the engineer has no vested interest in these kind of repairs. He is the person who would give you an accurate and unbiased opinion. And with his help and advice, the work is then carried out by the foundation specialists or a general contractor. This was all about STEP-1.