How To Tell When You Need An Oregon House Leveling Contractor
Sloping floors, cracks in walls, windows that
won’t open, and doors that are hard to open and close are all signs that your home needs to be
There are multiple reasons why your house may
need leveling. The most common are water problems, soil problems and poor quality of materials in the foundation.
Water problems are the biggest issue with a homes
foundation. Improper drainage or no drainage at all is typically the biggest culprit. If water is not draining
properly it can erode soil as well as soften the soil.
If the water is eroding the soil around the
foundation cracks can easily start forming as there is no support below the foundation wall. Secondly the water
can soften the soil to the point that the foundation will actually begin to settle or sink into the
Soil problems are another big issue. The biggest
of these is having a home that is built on clay. Clay and soil heaves and contracts through out the
seasons. Expanding when it is wet and contracting when it is dry. This can cause cracks in the foundation which
can easily make the home uneven.
Homes that are built on hillsides in this clay
often experience sliding. Clay is so malleable it is constantly moving down hill like a glacier. Unless the home
has been anchored to bedrock it will constantly be on the move. This is a common occurrence in the hills
of East Medford.
Finally the home could have been built with poor
quality materials which was common in the 1950’s and earlier. Often times during this period no reinforcement of
the concrete was used. With out the use of rebar to strengthen the concrete foundation it is very weak. This
weakness allows for cracking, sinking and settling of the home.
What ever the reason your home may need to be
leveled. It is important that you don't just place a band-aid on it. The problem that is causing the unevenness
needs to be fixed as well.
What ever the cause for you home to be uneven we
can fix the cause and level your home. Give us a call today so we can come take a look at your home and give you
an appraisal of what it will take to get it fixed. Call 541-840-6572
We house leveling in
all of Oregon. It does not matter if you are in Portland, Salem, Eugene, Bend, Roseburg, Klamath Falls, Medford,
Ashland, Grants Pass, Corvallis OR. Even if you are on the coast or in Eastern Oregon we will service you and
level you house the right way. Plus fix the problems that are causing the home to be