Professional Foundation Repair Services in Central Illinois & the Quad Cities
The most important part of your home is the foundation; without a strong foundation, your home has nowhere to stand. Our team at Force Basement Solutions offers professional foundation repair services, including foundation settlement repair, bowed wall repair, foundation crack repair, and complete foundation rebuilds for collapsed foundations. We have worked with home and business owners in Peoria, Bloomington, Pekin, Davenport and the surrounding areas in Central Illinois and the Quad Cities area since 2004.
There are many different types of foundations in Central Illinois, including cinder blocks, stone, concrete, and crawl spaces. Regardless of the style, foundations are meant to be stable and level. If there are problems with your foundation, it can make your home unsafe to live in. Foundation issues won’t fix themselves and need to be repaired before they cause extensive damage to your home.
We understand the necessity of a strong foundation and the issues that can arise with it. Our team has professional training to carefully inspect your foundation to ensure the best foundation repair procedure is in place.
Why Choose Us As Your Foundation Repair Contractors
Our team at Force Basement Solutions strives to provide a 100% satisfactory customer experience with every foundation repair and waterproofing project. We stock the latest foundation repair solutions and have years of experience working with homeowners in Peoria, Pekin, Bloomington, Davenport, Rock Island, and the surrounding areas in Central Illinois and the Quad Cities. We have your back when it comes to solving your foundation repair problems. Our family of Force Companies includes Force Masonry, Foundation Assure, and Snow Pros and has been serving home and business owners in Illinois since 2004. Trust our experts to keep you basement free from leaks year round.
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Foundation repair in Central Illinois and the Quad Cities
The biggest issue in Bloomington, Peoria, and the surrounding areas of Illinois and Iowa is foundation settlement. Foundation settlement occurs when the soil below your home cannot support the weight of the foundation and the structure above ground. The cause of this is generally one of two things: the type of soil is unable to support the weight, or water has degraded the ground to be unable to support the foundation. Warning signs of foundation settlement are cracks in your bricks, sometimes in a stair-step pattern, and doors or windows sticking when you open or close them. These warning signs occur when the foundation sinks in one area and puts a strain on the rest of the foundation and your home.
What is Foundation Settlement?
Foundation settlement occurs because homes in the Peoria/Bloomington area are built on expansive clay soil that no longer supports the foundation. As a result, your foundation can sink or settle into the ground, causing damage like sticking windows, wall cracks, stairstep cracks, and more. Three common changes in the soil cause foundation settlement:
- Compression of poorly compacted fill soil
- Drying and contracting of the soil
- Wetting and softening of the soil
Foundation Repair Warning Signs
If you see any of these warning signs, they indicate a problem with your foundation. Contact our experts immediately to schedule a foundation repair estimate.
- Noticeable sinking of one or more wall
- Exterior or interior wall cracks
- Doors and windows hard to open or close
- Bowing walls in the basement
- Chimney leaning or pulling away from the house
If you see the signs above and believe that your foundation is sinking or settling, there is only one permanent and ideal solution to the problem: foundation piers. Force Basement Solutions will use one of two pier types depending on the situation and what is best for your home.
The two types of piers are push piers and helical piers. We insert push piers a few feet at a time using a hydraulic press down to the bedrock to offload your home’s weight from the soil onto the piers. This method works best in softer soil and when the ground cannot properly support your house. The helical piers are shaped with threads, similar to large screws, to keep weight on the threads and not installed as far down as push piers. We screw helical piers into the ground below your foundation until we are certain they can support the weight and the foundation rests on them.
Regardless of the pier choice, both techniques serve the same purpose: to support your home’s weight and prevent future settlement.
Bowed Wall and Crack Repair
If you notice foundation cracks in your basement walls walls or if your foundation walls are bowing inward, contact our team. These are issues that require immediate professional attention. These problems can worsen, and your basement walls will not support your home and cause significant damage or water leaks. Learn more about your basement walls on our bowed wall repair page for more information.
Long Term Protection With Foundation Assure
Another common problem facing old foundations around Peoria and Bloomington is collapsing foundation. Our team sees about 10-15 collapsed foundations per year. These collapsed foundations are dangerous because they destabilize your house, leaving important sections unsupported. In addition to being dangerous, repairing a collapsed foundation can cost between $25,000 – $60,000. That’s why our team at Force Basements offers a complete foundation warranty that protects you in case of a foundation collapse. The Foundation Assure Warranty was created to protect homeowners from the high costs of repairing a collapsed foundation. For as low as $10 per month, you can rest assured that your home will be protected in the event of a foundation collapse. Ask our team about the Foundation Assure Warranty and how it can protect you by filling out our online contact form.
In addition to our foundation and wall repairs, we offer comprehensive basement waterproofing services as well as crawl space repair services. Please visit their respective pages for more information.
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Contact Us For Foundation Repair in Central Illinois and the Quad Cities
If you have foundation problems, foundation settlement or foundation cracks in your home, our foundation repair experts can help. We offer professional foundation repair and basement waterproofing services for home and business owners across Central Illinois and the Quad Cities area. Contact our foundation repair team today by calling 309-834-1769 or have our team contact you to schedule an appointment by filling out our online contact form.
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Force Basement Solutions is a great company to take care of all your needs. They are professional and courteous and they get the job done right the first time!