Problem: Room Additions
Room additions, such as sunrooms and screened-in porches, are generally built on continuous spread footings or individual footings (concrete footings with steel/wood columns). Typically these additions settle, because they are constructed upon the poorly compacted soils behind the basement foundation wall.
Solution: Helical Underpinning
Underpinning can help keep your room addition level and stable. Helical piers can be installed to keep your room addition from sinking further into unevenly packed soil. These piers are screw-like steel rods that can be inserted beneath pre-existing walls. Underpinning can help support your room addition footings/columns and lift them back up to their previous position. These piers can also support the rest of your room addition to keep any other portions from sinking in uneven soil.
Resistance piers may also be used, depending on the severity of your specific situation. Both helical and resistance piers can be installed in all weather conditions and provide lifelong support for your walls. The loads can be transferred immediately after installation. Atlas Piers only uses high quality piers, ensuring a successful and sound repair job.
Whatever solution is necessary, the Atlas team is available to help repair your room addition footing/column cracks. Contact us today for more information regarding foundation repair solutions for room additions and more!