Foundation settling and shifting can be caused by a number of different reasons. These include building a structure on expanding or contracting soil, improperly compacted fill soils, or from poor or erroneous maintenance of the soil around the building. Whatever the cause of a settling foundation, this problem not only ruins a building's value, but it will also render it unsafe.
Whether you need foundation piering for new construction of repairs for an existing structure, Don Kennedy and Sons have the training, experience, and products to help you! With over 70 years of experience working on homes, buildings, government and municipal buildings, there is almost nothing we haven't seen.
Foundation piering fixes soil issues that the foundation of your home or commercial property rests on. Often a foundation has been built on soil that is too weak to support the structure, or on clay dirt, which has shrinkage and swelling properties that may lead to potential issues such as bowed walls, or foundation cracks.
During the process of piering a new foundation, we install SafeBasementsTM piers, which are either screwed in (helical piers), or pushed through (push piers) the soft soil until it reaches a stronger ground is reached. If you have a structure that is unstable or located in a windy area, helical piers are the answer. Helical piers help support the weight of heavy commercial columns and wall loads. These work by being "screwed" into the ground, to the appropriate depths of hard bedrock or stable soil, then being bolted or molded into the foundation of the structure with concrete.
This will allow the weight of the structure to be transferred from unstable or weak soil to stable soil or bedrock. Helical piers can also be used to anchor buildings or structures to the ground.
Operating throughout Alabama, Tennessee, and Florida, Don Kennedy and Sons specializes in foundation repair for the construction of all types including commercial, residential, government, and more! Contact us today to schedule an estimate.
Jeff and others came out and inspected the problems we were having due to shortcuts when the house was built. They added piers to the beam running under the house that had dropped 12" over the years, because the lack of piers. They also installed one of their proprietary lintels above our 16 foot ...
Harvey Payne - Madison, AL35758
One of their smaller jobs, but treated with same detail and care you would expect from a larger and more expensive project. Team arrived and we went over my expectations for the work. They asked me to take a look part way through to ensure I was satisfied with how things were being done. And ...
David Jones - Gurley, AL35748
Received estimate to raise cracked driveway. While consult was going on, the rep told me I was having draining issues in the yard that would cause issues in the future. He shared how he would suggest we fix the problem, which I super appreciated. Most companies would use that opportunity to upsale. ...
Repaired structural issues requested by the buyer for my home. They did a great job and went above and beyond what was expected. They worked on a tight timeline, so that I could close on the sale of my home in the allotted timeframe!
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