Customized Structural Repair Systems
North Georgia Engineering utilizes some of the most trusted products in the industry, with the experience and innovation of our staff we are able to provide many alternatives to the costly, over the top and outdated applications we commonly see in today's market. Some of our common projects include:
Cracked foundation wall repair
Leaning, bowing walls, or bulging walls
Failing retaining walls
...Just to name a few
Wall anchors, tie backs and braces can help prevent further movement by holding steady when met with increased hydrostatic pressure.
Cracks are often a sign of foundation movement and can lead to moisture entry or structural decencies. Intern, these could lead to the weakening of your homes foundation.
Unlevel floors, sunken driveways/ slabs, moving foundation walls, etc. can be solved with a wide variety of approaches. These may include hydraulic equipment temporarily lifting areas of the home to achieve a level surface again.
Erosion and water movement is the number one cause of foundation concerns. We offer solutions that will direct water away from the foundation and will protect your home for years to come.
North Georgia Engineering Is A Leading Provider Of Concrete Lifting and Foundation Repair in North Georgia
We service Paulding, Cobb, Fulton, Dekalb, Forsyth, Cherokee, Bartow, Gordon, Pickens, Dawson, Lumpkin, Gilmer and Fannin counties in Georgia.
Cost of Foundation Repair
So you have foundation concerns? You are most likely nervous about the safety of your home and of course the cost. Many people call asking how much our services cost. They automatically assume the worst; $50,000+. Truthfully, our average cost of repair is only $6,200.00. We strive to keep costs down and find an approach that works for your home and your budget. In some cases we will work with insurance companies to ensure that funding is not a problem. The cost of a simple foundation repair is a drop in the bucket versus the major decrease in value of your home.
What Causes Foundation Problems?
Hydrostatic Pressure- Gravity will push large volumes of water around your foundation. As a result, this increases hydrostatic pressure within the soil. Next, this lateral pressure will be directed beside your foundation, which can cause it to shift and crack.
Erosion - Heavy rain and changing of seasons will erode away the soft soils around and under your foundation — and over time, this can create voids that will cause your home to shift laterally or “fall” deeper into the ground.
Soil Shrinkage- Hot weather can strip soil of its moisture. This will intern create the same effects as a kitchen sponge drying out. The soil will shrink and take up less space in the ground leaving voids around the foundation. These voids can lead to shifting of the foundation.
Trees & Roots -Healthy and expansive root systems of larger trees can push against your foundation as they grow. In some cases they may even grow underneath. This is often the cause of shifting and small, localized fractures.
Poor Soil Compaction -Often when a home is built the surrounding areas are over excavated. This means that they are removing more soil than is needed for the building of the structure. The most common solution for a builder is to simply run over this soil with a bob-cat. This method usually does not cut it! As the soil gains more water and can settle into place, reducing the air pockets within the soil this will cause the soil level to decrease. When a foundation is not poured on stable soils and/or properly engineered to account for shifting soils, this can lead to lead to movement in the overlying structure.
Heaving- Granite, expansive clays and silty, sandy soil are most prevalent in North Georgia. These substrates often swell lifting everything on top of it, foundations included.
Poor Water Management - When not planned properly and graded correctly, the overall drainage in subdivisions and within individual lots can cause water to flow towards the structure, instead of away from it. Years of water intrusion around a structure can not only lead to potentially harmful moisture issues (e.g., mold), but also cause the foundation to shift and move.
Common Foundation Concerns
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