Yes, there are times when push pier installation can get a little messy. To access the footing of the foundation wall, often times we need to cut through the cement slab. We take pride in leaving the job in better condition than when we found it. Whether we are waterproofing a basement, encapsulating a crawl space or stabilizing a foundation, we always pay attention to detail and make sure clean up is beyond satisfactory. This before and after set describes a push pier installation on the middle support post of a two door garage.
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For the past decade TerraFirma has been the go-to source for dealing with basement and foundation problems in your home. We make sure that we provide permanent solutions to problems in a way that leaves you completely satisfied.
From state-of-the-art basement products to a highly trained crew of specialists we are the best choice for your home.
To prevent water leaking into your basement we install interior drainage systems connected to a high-quality sump pump system. The system we provide comes with a transferable lifetime warranty providing you a protected home and peace of mind. We are the authorized basement systems dealer of Medford.
If you have a crawl space we provide similar services by encapsulating the area with CleanSpace vapor barrier. The crawl space system also includes options for insulation, sump pump and dehumidifier. Your home will be protected from water and mold growth.
Our foundation specialists will come to your home for a free inspection. We identify the issue along with the best repair options. It doesn't matter if it is bowing walls, cracked walls, uneven floors or anything else. We have the solution and our foundation products have a 25-year warranty.
Outside we lift and level sunken concrete slabs in your driveway, patio, and sidewalk. We use PolyLEVEL, a polyurethane foam that is injected beneath the concrete and then expands lifting the concrete.
The foundation of this daylight basement in Medford, OR has been re-poured, and since then has settled. Homeowner Bruce C.'s ultimate goal is to lift the home back to it's original position, all the while permanently stabilizing the foundation from settling any further. In order the perform this service, the back deck will have to be temporarily stabilized with deck piers to ensure it's safety while the house is being adjusted. After speaking with a friend about their foundation issues, Bruce was recommended TerraFirma and called for his free estimate.
Through the use of 4 helical piles and 9 hydraulic piers, System design Specialist Patrick Dunn's system was going to permanently stabilize the foundation and lift back to it's original position. After driving the hydraulic piers into the ground, mechanically screwing the piles and transferring the weight of the home onto the system, Bruce's home now is resting on solid ground.
This happy new Medford, OR home owner is looking forward to the rewards and happiness of owning a home. With the intention of finishing his basement, Cliff R. wanted to ensure the health and condition of the area was ready for finishing. Specifically referring to water and moisture management. After searching the internet for a reputable waterproofing company, Cliff called TerraFirma for a free inspection.
After inspection by Patrick Dunn, it appeared that the foundation walls had eroded over the years and became quite porous allowing water to seep through cold cracks via exterior hydrostatic pressure during rains. To properly collect and remove all water entering the home, Cleanspace wall liner was installed along with Waterguard around the perimeter of the basement. These solutions collected water around the perimeter of the foundation, which drained to a sump pump for removal.
After waterproofing the basement the right way, Cliff is ready to finish his basement worry free of any future water issues.
Medford, OR resident Matt N. is experiencing settlement issues around the foundation and throughout the middle of the home. After noticing windows and doors that didn't open or close properly, dry wall cracks and sagging interior floors, he was concerned the problem was getting worse. Foundation settlement does not fix itself. In fact, it only gets worse over time and more expensive to fix. Matt searched YELP for a reputable, reliable foundation company and called TerraFirma for a free estimate.
Upon inspection, it was confirmed that not only was there foundation settlement issues, but interior sagging had occurred as well. This "all around" settlement gives you an idea of what the soil quality was like. 9 push piers were installed to permanently stabilize the perimeter foundation. This system ensured to eliminate any chance of further settlement. 2 smart jacks were placed under the main load beam, directly under where the sagging floors were. These Smart Jacks provided extra support and lift to the load beams to stabilize the interior sagging floors.
These two systems will work in unison to permanently stabilize the interior and exterior foundation and prevent any future settlement.
After heavy rains this winter and spring, sinking cements slabs have been showing their face more frequent. When water flows downhill, it takes some soil with it creating voids under the foundation, patio, driveway and in this case, around the pool. Two large slabs had visibly sunk around Karen D.'s pool area and she wanted to get things fixed and looking good for the summer fun. After searching through the local phone book, Karen found TerraFirma and called for a free estimate.
Upon inspection by Patrick Dunn, both the 27' by 3' and a 22' by 5' slab had sunk as much as 2 inches in some areas. instead of the costly and time consuming solution of replacing the slab completely, Patrick proposed she use PolyLEVEL to lift and stabilize her sinking slabs. PolyLEVEL is injected through a hole in the slab to expand and fill the void underneath. PolyLEVEL adds support to the slab, leveling and closing up cracks, while not adding any extra weight to the soils below due to it's lightweight composition.
Karen is ready for summer with a beautifully re-finished pool. Kids can play and be safe now that there are no trip hazards around the area either.
If the soils under your home were settling and your foundation was failing, would you know? How can you tell? These were the questions from a Medford, Or homeowner that wasn't sure if and the severity of her foundation settlement. That's where we can help. Usual signs of foundation settlement include windows and doors that are stuck open, stuck shut, or just don't sit square in their frames. Cracks in the drywall or in the cement foundation itself are usually great indicators.
An older home in Medford developed small cracks around the frame corners of doors and windows that extended to the ceiling. These cracks widened over the years and become more prominent throughout the home. Upon inspection by Casey Moore the home had settled 1" on the east side and was literally falling off from the rest of the house. By installing 4 piers along the east side of the home, we were able to permanently stabilize the house supporting it on load bearing bed rock below the house. Another house saved and another happy neighbor.
Many of our customers have tried a DIY waterproofing system for their flooded basement. In most cases than not, we have seen these fail. Typically, a homeowner will attempt to waterproof their basement after a rainy period to prevent further water seepage and damage. What we have found with self-systems is that one, they don't account for all angles of water intrusion, two, there isn't proper removal of water due to insufficient sump pump size and placement or faulty discharge lines, or three, there is immediate failure at the next sign of water. Why not take care of your water problems efficiently, cost effectively and permanently the first time?
Upon an inspection by Ryan Thomas in a local Medford home, he concluded just that. Only water coming up from the ground was being collected and attempted to be removed (not from the wall), and the size of the sump pump was not going to effectively remove all the water from the basement, only some. The answer was simple, install a drainage system that is going to capture all of the water coming in through the walls and floor, and safely remove it from the area with a more powerful sump pump and proper discharge line.
Since having these upgrades done to Larry and Linda K.'s basement, they have been water free, there is no mold or musky smell, and they can be confident that their basement will stay this way, even in the heaviest of rains.
Brand matters. Different companies and brands stand for different values and have different standards. Who would you want working on your house? The Mittendorf's in Medford, Oregon had another foundation repair specialist come out to repair their foundation 4 years ago. After many days and dollars, the Mittendorf's didn't achieve the goals for their home. Originally the foundation was simply stabilized. That's all. Their existing piers began to slip and the stabilization system lost most of its strength. By calling TerraFirma, The Mittendorf's were able to not only trust that the system would permanently stabilize their foundation, but also achieve lift and re-level the foundation and floors.
The home was completely warped and at any given point, from center of the room to corner, there was nearly 2 1/2" of settlement. Through Patrick Dunn's inspection and Wes Johnson and team's installation, by unhooking the previous piercing system, attaching our patented brackets and driving our patented steel, we were able to achieve the Mittendorf's home goals. 39 push piers were installed around the perimeter of the home and we were able to lift the house 2 1/2" back to level. If you are going to do something, do it right the first time so your don't have to do, wait and pay for the same job twice.
Picture walking into your crawl space and seeing standing pools of water, loose hanging insulation from the ceiling and a humid musky smell hitting you in the face. Now grasp the concept that the air you and your family breath inside the home is coming from the crawl space. The reality is, unconditioned crawl spaces are the usual suspect in energy inefficiency, spiked heating and cooling bills and musky odors throughout the home. This house in Medford, Or was experiencing some serious issues and it was affecting the health of the home owners and the value of the home itself.
The best way to reverse and cure these negative effects is to encapsulate the crawl space area and condition the air The best product on the market to accomplish these goals is Cleanspace. After installing a drainage system coupled to a sump pump for water collecting and removal, Cleanspace liner is installed to create a separation between the cold, wet dirt ground and the crawl space air. By closing off vents and installing a dehumidifying unit, home owners, like the Settles in this case, can control and condition the air quality under the home creating a healthier environment for them and their family in the home.
The Settles are happy to have the family breathing healthier air and their home restoring its true value. It is now dry and will stay dry, ealthy and will stay healthy.
Paul M of Medford, OR saw that his garage was having water leak into it. He did not want this to become a big problem so he started asking around about a company that could help him. One of his friends had work done by TerraFirma Foundation Systems and suggested that he give them a call.
Soon after contacting the office Paul met with Ryan Thomas. He came out to the property and did a full inspection. Ryan recommended that they install the WaterGuard Interior Drainage System. This is a channel that is installed along the perimeter of the basement to catch incoming water seepage and direct it towards the Super Sump pump which would pump any water that enters the basin out of the garage and away from the foundation.
Paul can now use his garage the way he wants and does not have to think about any water that will be coming into it.
Medford, OR homeowner Ruthann D knew that something was not right in her home. She felt as if her floors were starting to become uneven and the doors were starting to swing open. She noticed that her home was leaning to one side. While at a local home show she came across a booth for TerraFirma Foundation Systems. She decided that she would fill out information and have them call her to set up an appointment.
The office sent out their sale rep Ryan Thomas to look over the foundation and see what was going on. He determined that the foundation was in fact leaning to one side. He suggested that they install Push Piers. These piers are installed on the wall that is sinking and driven into the ground until the proper depth is reached. They would prevent further sinking and also, with time, lift the foundation back to its original position.
Ruthann is now very satisfied that her home is safe from any further sinking and damage.