Clarksville, Tennessee homes are beautiful not only because of the architecture, but the vibrant patriotism that is displayed proudly from American flags waving in front of houses to yellow ribbons of support for our nation’s troops. The community of Clarksville is always there to support the troops of nearby Fort Campbell’s 101st Airborne and the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, and United Structural Systems is always there to support the foundations where these brave men and women call home. With several ground features that make homes vulnerable to foundation cracks and water penetration, having a foundation repair company you can trust matters. At some point in their lives there is usually: clayey soil, underground caves. These factors alone affect the stability of foundations in homes.
Our Clarksville Service Offerings
USS has been trusted across Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky for the last 25 years to secure foundations, waterproof basements and crawl spaces, and level concrete. Due to the nature of the soil and geography of Clarksville and surrounding Montgomery County, many of the fine homes here are in need of foundation repair services to stabilize them now and into the future. Most often these homes are going to rely on piering systems in order to reach the deep, stable bedrock in a region filled with caves and sinkholes.
Because the bedrock in the Clarksville area lies far underground, many foundation repair projects require extra-long piers — the point of resistance can be as deep as 60 feet in some areas of the city. Piers installed in different parts of the same foundation can even require dramatically different depths to reach bedrock since the area is also subject to underground caves and sinkholes. When restoring foundations with piers, it’s important to ground them properly and to use enough of them to truly support the structure. Visit our Foundation Repair page to learn more about foundation repair methods and costs.
USS is your area expert when it comes to piering systems for you foundation. The best types of foundation piers for foundation repair depends upon the soil and your unique foundation needs. As we touched on previously, in Clarksville the ground is riddled with sinkholes and caves that can cause serious problems for your home’s foundation if they are not taken into account. A deep piering system will reach the stable bedrock needed to ensure your foundation is secure.
Steel piers are a quicker, less intrusive method of foundation repair.
Helical piers are great for new construction and as a repair method for light-loaded areas specifically, such as structures with vinyl siding. Helical piers are incredibly versatile.
Concrete piers are another type of piering that can be used for foundation repair, though it isn’t used as often now that steel piers have come into use. Concrete piers do offer a permanent way of stabilizing your foundation but they are more costly and require a great deal more excavation and clean-up than the other methods.
Aren’t sure if your home is resting on solid ground? Unsure what type of foundation repair solutions would best benefit your home? Contact us today for a free evaluation.
Thanks to the humid climate we put up with in Clarksville, water in basements is a major concern for many homeowners in the region. Weather is just one of the many ways for water to find its way into your basement, unfortunately, so we make sure you understand where the water is coming from before we do any waterproofing. With USS, you’ll always know you are getting the best and most permanent waterproofing solutions for your basement. If you want to know more about the causes of water in basements or the ways in which we approach basement waterproofing, visit our Basement Waterproofing page.
Concrete Leveling & Concrete Repair
If you have been ignoring the unsightly cracks and unevenness of your concrete because you figure the only way to fix it is a full replacement, think again! Not only do uneven, cracked concrete sidewalks, slabs, and patios create an eyesore, they present a danger to those who use them and a liability to you as the owner. USS has several ways of approaching concrete leveling and concrete repair and just as with our foundation repair work, we will give you a free evaluation to determine the best way of moving forward on your concrete repair. To learn more about the causes of sinking concrete and how we level uneven concrete, visit our Concrete Leveling page.
Brick & Lintel Repair
Because so many of the gorgeous homes in Clarksville feature brick facades, USS has become an expert at brick and mortar work. If you do have cracked bricks, first we will assess whether or not it is being caused by larger foundation problems that would need to be addressed before the brick repair is undertaken. Once that is fixed, we can get into tuckpointing, because we know that just patching over will leave your home vulnerable. The lintel, which is the horizontal support across any door or window, above your garage door is the most vulnerable to damage due to the fact that it is most often going to be the longest lintel in your home with the most weight to support. If you have cracked bricks or exterior walls around your garage door, have our experts evaluate your need for lintel repair. To learn more about these services, click here.
USS’s commercial division has tackled repair work for many major names across Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky. Some examples of our commercial clients include: Nashville Music City Center, Grand Ole Opry House, Metro Nashville Airport Authority, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Coca Cola, and many more. From micropiles, steel piers, grout work, tiebacks, concrete and more – we have the services you need for your commercial foundation repair or commercial concrete repair. If you are building a new commercial space and are interested in underpinning or other services, contact us for solutions tailored to you. Discover more on our Commercial Services page.
Our Work in Clarksville
We have repaired plenty of foundations and concrete patios all over Clarksville — from Sango in the south to Fort Campbell in the north — and between Nashville and Clarksville off of I-24 and the old Route 12, including Ashland City. Unfortunately, the clayey soil found along the Cumberland River, coupled with the region’s underground caves, causes many homes and concrete walkways in the area to sink at some point in their lives. Fortunately, these issues can be corrected with foundation repair and concrete leveling. United Structural Systems, Inc. is a great foundation repair company that offers many services that will improve your foundation and help your home’s integrity. This business will leave you and your home standing taller in Clarksville.
“Evan is a very professional, courteous, knowledgeable and informative person. He came early and did the job in good time. We are very pleased with the work. Five stars!!!”
“USS did a tremendous job at our place. Evan was very professional, very polite and timely. He showed up on time and worked until the job was done. He expressed a genuine level of care that made it feel like he was working on his own place. He didn’t cut any corners or rush. Evan made sure that I was 100% satisfied with the job before he cleaned up and if I had any questions he took the time to answer them thoroughly. I would give six stars if I could and will definitely recommend USS to anybody looking for this type of service.”
“We were very pleased with the work done on our foundation by USS employees, Nick and Mitchell. These two young men were hard-working, polite, and courteous at all times. They kept us informed each day with what was being done, and answered all our many questions throughout the project. It amazed us how knowledgeable they were to be so young. We would recommend USS to anyone. We would definitely recommend these two young men as the guys you want on your job site!”
Tonya & Marty Weakley
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