Foundation issues in your commercial structure can be a huge issue. Not only are these issues a hazard for you, your customers, and your employees, but they can also be a bit of an investment to repair. That is why it is vital to the well-being of you and your business that you contact the repair team at IWP as soon as any problems are found. We can provide you with a solution to repair any damage caused by foundation failure, fix the problems that caused it, and prevent any issues from coming up in the future. Contact us today to for more information.
One of the ways that you can prevent foundation problems from becoming extreme is by regularly examining the foundation of your business or commercial structure. As you look at the interior and exterior of the foundation and building, check for some of the following symptoms of a foundation problem:
These are telltale signs that you are dealing with a foundation problem. This kind of structural problem is usually caused by the sinking or shifting of the foundation. This can happen for a variety of reasons. One reason foundations begin to settle is the formation of voids under the concrete. This is often the result of soil shrinkage during dry, drought-like periods or erosion after heavy rainfall or snowmelt. It happens over months or years, but can turn into a major problem before you realize it! Settling foundations can also result from poor soil compaction under the foundation at the time that the structure was built and the foundation was laid.
If the foundation of your commercial building is moving, it could be due to excess hydrostatic pressure in the soil. Hydrostatic pressure increases and pushes on the foundation as the ground absorb more water and the soil expands. This pressure can cause the foundation to shift and crack, leading to bowing or leaning walls and water entry in the basement.
The best way to fix your foundation and prevent further damage is to invest in commercial foundation repair services from IWP. We serve the residents of Wichita, Kansas and the surrounding areas using Earth Contact Products (ECP) foundation repair products to ensure a strong, reliable, and long-lasting fix. Some of the ECP foundation repair products that we use include:
Contact the commercial foundation repair experts at IWP today to learn more about how we can help you keep your commercial property strong, stable, and secure for many years to come.