Akron OH Foundation Repair
Pioneer has been offering Akron OH Foundation Repair and basement waterproofing since 1979. Pioneer was founded in Northeast Ohio with local people and utilizes fully insured employee labor. We install permanent solutions to basement problems with FREE lifetime guarantees.
Many other foundation repair contractors are a form of a chain or franchise, most of which originated elsewhere. These companies have a specific product or system they present to every customer with trained salespeople and scripted sales presentations. No two basements or homeowners are exactly alike. Pioneer does not use a scripted sales pitch which treats all customers alike.
Are you in need of a Foundation Repair Contractor in Akron OH?
Yes, we can fix that
Without a doubt, Pioneer has a solution regardless of the problem you are having with your foundation. We have been an Akron OH foundation repair contractor fixing cracking, shifting, tipping, bowing, sinking, crumbling and even caving in foundations for over 40 years.
If your basement foundation walls are cracking, tipping, bowing or shifting get info on how to fix here
Info on how to fix settling foundation is found here
Go here if you have a crumbling, rotting or caving in basement
Interviewing foundation repair contractors can be frustrating
Searching for a foundation repair contractor can be a confusing adventure. Many customers have told us they interviewed three or four contractors and have had just as many different solutions presented. Knowing who to trust to solve the foundation problem takes some homework.
There are various types of Akron OH foundation repair contractors each offering a different approach to sales as well as repair methods. Franchises and national chain companies tend to focus highly on trained salespeople and scripted sales presentations. They also offer the same solution to each homeowner, regardless of what the problem is. Family-owned businesses may not have the same high-pressure sales techniques, however, they tend to stick with traditional methods only and don’t venture into more recent technologies or materials.
Pioneer offers multiple solutions for various problems and stays up to date on the latest industry improvements in materials and methods. We do not hire and train sales people to follow a scripted presentation. We do not use sales gimmicks or try to sell something you do not need. Instead you will be greeted by an expert who can explain the cause of your foundation problem and how each solutions works. As a result, you are able to make the most informed decision.
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Akron OH Foundation Repair Categories
- Bowing Basement Walls
- Settling/Sinking Foundation
- Tipping Foundation
- Sliding Foundation
- Rotting Foundation
Bowing Basement Walls Fixed Permanently
Today’s latest repair solution for bowing basement walls is carbon fiber mesh “straps”. These straps are embedded into the face of your foundation walls. Fortress Stabilization offers a system made of both carbon fiber and Kevlar meshed together giving them the ultimate in tensile and shear strength. The Fortress system incorporates top and bottom anchors. The top anchor will prevent wall tipping or sliding. The bottom anchor will prevent shearing. The Fortress straps are smooth to the wall and paintable making them barely noticeable.
Other older methods available on the market include steel I beams, wall anchors and concrete and rebar fill.
Settling Foundation Permanently Solved With Stabil-Loc Piering
Commonly referred to as “underpinning”, foundation piering involves installing support from underneath your sinking foundation. The piers stabilize the foundation to prevent further settling. There are several types of foundation piers on the market to choose from. We install the Stabil-Loc pier directly under the foundation giving the foundation the ultimate strength and support.
What causes foundation settlement and movement? Several things can cause foundation settlement. Building on expansive clay or improperly compacted fill soils can result in settling. Improper maintenance around foundations can cause foundations to move and sink.
Whatever the cause, settlement can destroy the value of structures and even make them unsafe. If you think there is a problem with your foundation, call for a professional assessment of your property. We will be able to evaluate any damage that has occurred and determine the best plan for your situation. You should routinely check the foundation of your home. Small cracks can end up causing big problems!
Sliding Foundation Fixed Permanently
Blocks can break free at mortar joints and slide inwards. Typically the cause of this issue is a combination of soil pressure and failing foundation drainage. Foundation drains which become clogged or backed up allow water to get to the bottom rows of block. This water can rot the mortar joints between the rows of block, therefore making them weak. As a result, the weakened points in the wall can give way allowing blocks to slide inward over the row below them. This movement is called “foundation shearing.”
The solution to this problem depends on two factors. How far has your foundation slid out of place? Is the foundation deteriorating? Some shearing foundations may be stabilized to stop further movement and others may need foundation replacement. Contact us today for an inspection.
Rotting Foundation Fixed Permanently
If you have foundation blocks rotting, crumbling apart, and/or falling out of place, you may need a foundation replacement. Over time the original waterproofing system on the foundation deteriorates. Many houses have a thin coat of concrete mortar on the foundation, called “parging”. Parging seals up the pores of the foundation and creates a smooth surface. Then, a coating of a waterproofing sealer is applied, often referred to as tar. The tar coating is an asphalt-based sealer, such as what is used to seal blacktop driveways. Sooner or later, the black coating biodegrades. Damp soils begin to soak into the concrete or mortar coating once the black seal is gone.
A foundation wall can become porous again when the parging begins to deteriorate. The wall will, therefore, be more susceptible to absorbing dampness. This causes the concrete to lose its bonding agent, which is lime. This thus creates a white powder to appear, called efflorescence. Eventually, foundation rot and mortar rot will lead to blocks shifting, crumbling and in need of replacement.
If you catch this process of deterioration early enough the exterior surface can be restored and the foundation can be dry again. Exterior basement waterproofing and foundation reinforcement can save the foundation and offer many decades of dry stable performance. Contact us today for an Akron OH foundation repair inspection.