It’s time for graduation parties and barbecues and getting ready for summer weddings. If you haven’t taken a close look at the exterior of your home in awhile, it might be time. Have you noticed that your porch is sinking or tilting forwards? This can be an indication of foundation problems that could stretch to the rest of the home as well. Porch piers are a good way to resolve your porch problems and give your home a beautiful exterior you’re proud to show off.
What are porch piers?
Porch piers are a foundation repair method that uses piers that are driven deep into the ground. When they reach stable soil that isn’t affected by the elements, the weight of your porch is transferred to them. Porch piers add support and stability from those stable soils so that your porch lasts for years to come. Porch piers help level and strengthen your porch and make it safe and beautiful to look at. Porch piers are best for lighter situations, and they shouldn’t be used to support your home’s foundation. Porch piers are a good option when you have a little bit of damage to a porch or deck that needs resolved, but the rest of your home is unaffected.
Foundation Repair Methods for the Rest of the Home
When Reliable Waterproofing & Masonry performs our inspection of your home, we will also make sure to check out the rest of your home’s foundation to make sure that it’s not just your porch that’s affected. In many cases, your home will also have sustained foundation damage. Porch piers should not be used on your home, and instead there are a few other options that might be best. The most common of these would be steel push piers, or foundation piers. These piers are also driven deep into the ground, but they are able to carry heavier weights and keep your foundation stable and safe for you and your family.
Prepare Your Home for Graduation
If you’re hosting a graduation party, the time is now to fix up your sloping porch with porch piers. If you’ve let the porch situation go on too long now, let it be a thing of the past. It’s as easy as picking up the phone to get the results that you need to make sure that your home looks beautiful and is stable and safe for your guests.
Contact Reliable Waterproofing & Masonry
When you need your sloping porch repaired, think of Reliable Waterproofing & Masonry. We’re happy to schedule an estimate and get you a quote. Don’t let that sloping porch go on for one more day!