When something goes wrong with your house, a lot of questions pop up very quickly. One of the more frequent questions we get is, can a house be occupied while being worked on? In other words, can I stay in my Baton Rouge home while having foundation work done?
Fortunately, the work we do at WCK Foundation Repair isn’t like a lot of other renovations or repairs, and it does allow an occupant to stay home while we are working. Learn how our professionals can repair your home while also reducing disruptions to your household.
Our repair experts install drilled piers for support to correct foundation settlement for your Baton Rouge home and prevent future movement. In general, these piers can extend to an average depth of eight feet. They are machine-drilled with the aid of an auger mounted to a Bobcat skid-steer loader.
Our drilled pier method holds several advantages over other methods, such as the spread footing and driven pier methods. These advantages include:
- Extension below active soil depths.
- Being unaffected by moisture variation, which is one of the most common causes of foundation problems.
- Float resistance due to a widened portion at the top of the pier.
- Bearing support at the bottom where the soil is denser and more compressed.
- Angle installation for proper placement under the foundation grade beam.
- Greater friction between the pier and surrounding soil.
So, when you choose WCK Foundation Repair, you are getting the same time-tested technology and practices widely recommended by structural engineers and utilized in large-scale building construction.
Once the building is raised to its original grade (or as near as possible), structural steel supports are placed on each pier. Steel shims are then used for fine-tuning. This method of foundation repair allows for easy adjustment if there is ever a need to do so. All of this work is performed in precise locations on the outside of the home. It is in no way affected by people being inside at the time.
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Naturally, using big drills and other equipment can cause a bit of noise, but not enough to force you away. That being said, you aren’t forced to stay, either. We don’t want our work to get in the way of yours. This is why we go to great lengths to ensure that your yard looks as close as possible to the way it looked before we arrived.
Once repairs to your foundation are complete, the pier locations are back-filled, and the excess soil is left behind to correct any drainage problems around the foundation. We also haul away the excess soil along with the debris from the job.
Then we clean up your yard and repair concrete breakouts done to gain access to the areas of the foundation where piers are installed. We also pressure wash driveways, patios, and walkways where work was done.
Do You Need Foundation Repair for Your Baton Rouge Home?
So, while you can stay in your Baton Rouge home while we perform your foundation repairs, we don’t want you to feel that you have to. As previous clients explain on our testimonial page, there is no right or wrong answer to staying. And our user review score of 4.9 out of 5 on Angie’s List reflects the quality of our work and our dedication to going the extra mile for our customers.
Call us at 225-664-5956 or contact us online to get a free estimate or get started. We treat your home with the same level of respect and care whether you are present or not. So, you can rest easy knowing that your Baton Rouge home is in good hands when you choose WCK Foundation Repair.