Columbus Ohio Foundation Stabilization Contractor

Jaco Waterproofing has a trained and professional staff that can repair your unstable foundation. Don't let the situation get worse by not doing anything. Call Jaco to get a free estimate on the solution to your problem. Once the work is done your can rest assured that the job is done right the first time.

A cracked foundation can begin settling and lead to the structural failure of your home.  Foundation piers can stabilize your basement.  The helical or push piers can even lift your foundation.  When this is done you may even be able to close crooked doors inside the home.

If you notice cracks in your dry wall, ceilings or foundation, you may have a settling problem.  Sticking doors and windows are another symptom of a foundation that must be stabilized.  Also, cracks in masonry, brick and mortar are sure signs or a failing foundation.

Indianapolis Foundation PieringIndianapolis Foundation Piering

Foundation movement may result from a wide range of factors, which can include:

• Shrinking or swelling of clays caused by changes in moisture content
• Compression of a soft layer in the ground as a result of the applied foundation loads
• Soil softening
• Frost heave
• Improper back filling
• Variation in groundwater levels
• Erosion
• Vibration from nearby construction
• Hydrostatic Pressure

Jaco Waterproofing installs pre-engineered helical and steel piles to stabilize and lift sinking foundations.


Signs of Foundation FailureSigns of Foundation Failure

Inside of House
• Cracks in drywall or ceilings
• Sticking windows and doors
• Cracks in concrete floors
• Gaps around door and windows
• Misaligned doors and windows
• Sloped floors

Outside of House
• Gaps around doors and windows
• Cracks in foundation
• Stair step racks in brick mortar
• Fascia board pulling away
• Chimneys are tilting or leaning
• Water ponding around the foundation
• Soil separation around the foundation

Garage
• Separation cracks between the floor and walls
• Walls rotating outward
• Slopping floors

Basement
• Walls leaning in or out
• Bowed walls
• Cracks in the poured or block walls
• Water leakage through cracks at base of walls
• Cracked floors
• Seal plate separation
• Water stains on floors and walls

Crawl Space
• Cracks in the foundation
• Bowing walls
• Tilting or leaning walls


Steel Pier LiftingSteel Pier Lifting

Steel piers are an excellent choice for most foundation repair issues which are either caused by organic soils, swelling clays, poor compaction, improper footer embedment, and erosion or run off. Steel piers, also know as push piers, mini-piles or resistance piers are an economical and permanent solution for your home. Steel piers are an end bearing pier that does not rely on the soils skin friction to provide support. These underpinning piers are able to develop a factor of safety due to the fact that they are individually load test during installation.

The Steel Pier underpinning products are driven hydraulically into the soil, lifting the structure's foundation, then the top bracket is capped - permanently holding the structure in place.


Helical Pier Lifting

Helical piers have been in use for the stabilization of foundations since the early 1800's. The original helical pier was designed as a wooden shaft with an iron helix for use in lighthouse foundations. Helical piers have the capacity and in certain soils the advantages to support your home for years to come. They are quick to install and are an excellent choice for foundation repair and stabilization where limestone and/or load bearing strata are not easily accessible.Helical piles or piers can also be used in new home construction in the place of old fashioned concrete piers. They offer an economical choice of underpinning and allow for tight construction schedules to be kept.

Helical Torque Anchors
These screw pile products are driven into the soil with hydraulic torque motors and can be used to raise an existing foundation or in new construction to prevent foundation settling.