Foundation Repair in Columbia, SC
Columbia is located near some of the hottest parts of South Carolina. With the city’s subtropical climate and intense heat, your foundation can easily become damaged.Schedule Free Inspection
Mount Valley Foundation Services
2110 Commerce Drive
Cayce, SC 29033
Hours of Operation
Monday – Thursday: 7 am – 9 pm
Friday: 7 am – 7 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 7 pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 8 pm
Foundation Repair in Columbia
No one wants to see their home get damaged for any reason. You may not realize that damage to your foundation also causes damage to your home. Mount Valley has the foundation repair solutions needed to keep your home in Columbia safe and secure from damage. We’ve served homeowners in the area for more than three decades, and we can install pier systems, wall supports, or steel crawl space supports to keep any foundation type protected from the humid climate of Columbia. Let’s go over the warning signs, causes, and solutions that you might deal with in Columbia as a homeowner.
THE MOUNT VALLEY PROCESS
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One of our contact center representatives will reach out to you to determine your problem and set the best time for one of our certified field inspectors to visit your home.
Consult with our certified inspector
Our certified field inspector will visit your home to observe the problems in your home and inspect other areas of your home that may have been impacted.
Installation of customized solutions
Our professional production crew installs patented, American-made solutions in each home with care and strives to leave the area better than we found it.
Foundation Problem Signs in Columbia
Foundation damage can be identified through a few common problem signs. First, your walls depend on the stability of your home’s foundation. Look out for wall cracks or drywall nail pops throughout your home. If you notice either of these issues, foundation damage has likely occurred. Next, see if the floors of your home have become uneven and caused gaps to open up between the floorboards. This problem sign also indicates major foundation damage. Additionally, as your floors and walls shift, door and windows may become harder to open. This because their frames become crooked as your foundation shifts. All these issues can be exacerbated by the wet environment of Columbia.
Foundation walls move inward primarily due to expansive soils and hydrostatic pressure on the walls from outside.
If your foundation becomes damaged, the walls in your home may begin to shift. This can cause nails to pop out of wall studs and put holes in your drywall.
Concrete slab piers being used underneath a floor to help stabilize the floor permanently. Notice how the piers can extend deep below the floor, extending until they reach competent supporting soils.
Foundation upheaval can lift an entire structure, but more often it forces parts of a foundation or slab upwards, while other sections remain stationary.
Causes of Foundation Damage in Columbia
Foundation damage mostly occurs due to weak soil below your foundation. The area’s mix of sand and clay soils can become weak with lack of moisture, over exposure to moisture, and poor compaction. Occasionally, the Carolinas are prone to dry periods. This can cause soil to dry out and crack. If the soil is too dry, it also shrinks in volume and a gap opens between the foundation and the soil, causing the foundation to sink. When soil becomes too wet, the soil can rapidly expand, erode, and wash away. Since rain and humidity is quite common in Columbia, homeowners should stay vigilant for this particular issue. Lastly, poor compaction may occur during the construction of a new home. When soil is not packed tightly enough, it becomes too weak to support the weight of any foundation.
There are many factors that can contribute to a shifting foundation. The most common of these factors are unstable soils, poor drainage and plumbing leaks, poor grading or compaction and tree roots.
Soils are composed of different ingredients like sand, silt, loam and clay. These ingredients determine how soils behave under wet and dry conditions and when they need to support weight.
When the filled in land has been improperly compacted, foundation issues can arise. Back-filled soils are not necessarily unstable.
You may find that cracks in your home become more prominent before or after it rains or when the weather changes. This is because clay-rich soils are “elastic” in nature.
Foundation Repair Solutions in Columbia
Since problematic sandy or clay soil is the main cause for foundation damage, all of our solutions remove soil from the equation. For concrete slab foundations, Mount Valley uses piers systems to properly redistribute the weight of your foundation. All our piers take advantage of deep, unmovable soils below the surface to provide this strength. For crawl space foundations, we have a steel crawl space support system that controls sagging floors brought on by the high humidity of Columbia. Lastly, we have wall supports for basement walls that may experience bowing as a result of draining water from Columbia’s regular rainfall.
Forces like hydrostatic pressure can cause your basement walls to crack and bow. Permanently stabilize them with durable carbon fiber wall reinforcements from Mount Valley Foundation Services!
With knowledge of local soil conditions, helical piers can be an ideal solution because the installing contractor will know exactly how deep to install the piers to reach a stable soil layer than can support your home.
The IntelliJack™ Crawl Space Floor Support system provides solid support for sagging and undersized beams, restoring stability and straightness to sagging floor joists in a crawl space.
Wall anchors actively protect your foundation from weak soil and prevent foundation problem signs from arising. Installing wall anchors helps keep your home at optimal health!
Why Choose Mount Valley Foundation Services
Mount Valley is always committed to doing business with integrity for customers in Columbia. Our team is dedicated to offering the best service possible, proven with awards from the Better Business Bureau and thousands of excellent reviews from residents in South Carolina, Georgia, and North Carolina. Mount Valley has been a part of the Columbia community since 1986, and we’ve helped thousands of homeowners across the state solve foundation issues. To learn more about our foundation repair services and to schedule a free inspection, contact us today!
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