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Pier Solutions for Home Foundation Problems

Foundation settlement can manifest itself in various problem signs. Learn what to look for and how we can help you fix these issues.


Summertime is approaching, and that means warm weather, sunny days, and lots of heat. Even though summer is a favorite time for a lot of people, it can have some harmful effects on your foundation.

If your home suffers from foundation settlement, then the hotter weather will only do more damage. Hot weather dries the soil out around your foundation, which will lead to cracks and settlement of the foundation.

Foundation Problem Signs

Close up of stair step cracking on brick wall

Your home will show some of these foundation settlement symptoms:

  • Wall cracks are a normal sign of foundation settlement you will see in your home. These cracks will resemble a stair shape design and they will run up inner and outer walls, and even the corners of your doors and windows.
  • Sinking floors is another sign of foundation settlement that you will notice in your home. Your walls and floors will begin to separate from one another as the settlement worsens.
  • Sticking doors and windows will happen as well when settlement occurs. It will be hard to open your doors or windows, giving it a “stuck” feeling, which will get worse as settlement continues.

Foundation Repair Solutions

Tar Heel Basement Systems offers multiple home solutions to help stabilize and support your home from settlement.

Crew installing push piers

Push Piers

Push piers are a Tar Heel support system that is designed to strengthen the integrity of your home. They are installed in the bedrock beneath your home. They are then attached to the footing of your home’s foundation to help target what part of the structure needs to be lifted.

Slab Piers

Slab piers, designed for homes built on slabs of concrete, are a system installed past the bedrock and down deep into the earth. They are designed to support the concrete your home is built on, and they help lift your home back to its original position and close any cracks.

slab piers
Crew picking up helical piers outside of home

Helical Piers

Helical piers are another system installed in the bedrock under your foundation, designed to support your home’s integrity through a process called, “underpinning.” These piers are screwed down into the bedrock and attached to your home’s foundation walls for support.

Get Expert Help for Your Foundation Problems

If you are noticing signs of settlement foundation throughout your home, don’t waste time. Call Tar Heel Basement Systems at (888) 333-1322 or CLICK HERE to fill out a form to have a free foundation inspection completed on your home by one of our Certified Field Inspectors. Save your home for the summer!

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