Stair-step cracks through masonry are a common problem that can arise during foundation settling or shifting. Helical piers are an ideal solution for this type of foundation settlement, and can resolve the cracking issue while providing the foundation with much-needed support.
These zigzagging, diagonal cracks indicate a particular type of foundation settling, and don’t often indicate any type of construction defect. It is important to recognize what can cause foundation settling, such as excessive moisture. Clean gutters and proper grading can help assist with drainage around your property, which can preserve the integrity of your foundation.
United Structural Systems uses helical piers and other proven techniques to rectify foundation settlement and cracks. To learn more, contact us at (615) 227-2275 or visit our website today.