Emergency calls are just part of the job for Foundation Doctor. We specialize in helping customers rectify major issues before they get worse.
In one such case, we were called into action for a customer in Charlotte, N.C. who needed a support post installed in the basement. The video below shows our talented crew removing existing concrete and re-pouring it to the structural engineer’s recommendation.
Support Posts Aren’t a DIY Job
Spongy floors, doors that don’t close properly and cracks that start to appear in your drywall could be signs you have a problem with your existing basement support posts. They could be undersized, settling or even rotting.
In any event, it’s best to call an expert to execute proper support post installation if you want to shore up your structure. Ignoring the issue could lead to more serious problems, such as your floor collapsing.
And it should go without saying that this isn’t a project for the do-it-yourselfer. Attempting to prop a sagging beam can create a domino effect throughout the rest of the building, resulting in more damage.
Trust us to install your post instead!
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Our Installation Process
After we identify a post that needs attention, we
- Start by cutting and removing the concrete surrounding the base.
- Create a more stable footing for the new post with rebar-reinforced cement.
- Use a hydraulic jack to lift the beam carefully back into place before installing the new post in the original position.
Having the right equipment and materials for this job is absolutely essential -- more reasons why you should turn to professionals for help.
Foundation Doctor can tackle almost any structural issue with a basement or crawlspace. Don’t let a sagging support post be the downfall of your home — get in touch with us today and learn more about what we can do to help you maintain the structural integrity of your home.