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Retrofit Foundation Services

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Protect Your Home With Earthquake Retrofit Services

At The Crack Guys, we’re proud to partner with Alabama and Tennesee homeowners to ensure their properties stay in top condition! We take our role seriously, which is why our team is committed to informing our community about threats that loom over the integrity of their homes — including the threat of earthquakes!

Even minor earthquakes can rattle the support your home sits upon, resulting in major problems. We’re here to help you protect your home by offering retrofit foundation services that reinforce your current foundation.

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The Anatomy Of Your Home: How Does Retrofitting Fit In?

Before understanding how professional retrofitting can improve the stability of your home, you must first understand what keeps it standing in the first place. Your home’s foundation is crucial for keeping the property intact. Foundations can come in several styles — such as a concrete slab or the pier and beam option.

No matter what type of foundation your home has, it’s responsible for supporting the structure safely. When flaws form in the foundation, the damage will spread up to the rest of your home. This can result in cracked walls, warped floors, doors that no longer fit in their frame and more.

Foundation damage can occur naturally due to factors like soil shifting, but once we add in the region’s susceptibility to earthquakes, the odds of experiencing property damage from foundation problems only rise! This is where an earthquake retrofit becomes crucial. This allows foundation specialists, such as those on our team, to add extra elements that support the security of your foundation.

How Does A Foundation Retrofit Work?

No home is the same, and the specifics of a retrofit service will vary based on your unique property. You can trust that when The Crack Guys are on the job, we’ll perform expert services tailored to the needs of your home.

Below, we’ve broken down some of the steps our team can perform during a retrofit.

Anchor Your Home

To prevent your home from shifting as much as it could, our team can provide services to help anchor your home down. When it comes to concrete foundations, one of the most effective ways we do this is by using foundation bolting. Now, what is a foundation bolt?

These are durable bolts that are meant to connect the frame of your home to its foundation. Alternatively, earthquake foundation straps can also help your home stay safe during seismic activity.

Add Shear Walls

Some homes may have what are known as “cripple walls.” This term is used to describe short, wooden walls that sit beneath the first floor of a home. Older homes are more likely to have these walls, and if your property has them, you should consider reinforcing them during an earthquake retrofit.

To help, our team can put up additional support, such as plywood, around the walls to help it stay strong and secure in the face of seismic activity. This additional material will make up your shear walls.

Five Reasons To Schedule Your Foundation Retrofit Service With Our Team

Finding a trustworthy company is vital for the sake of your home’s foundation. Luckily, our community can trust us to provide reliable service. Below are just some of the reasons why you should give our team a call when you need an earthquake retrofit:

  • We only use high-quality products for your home.
  • All of our foundation experts are licensed and trained.
  • We offer free cost estimates for homeowners considering a service.
  • Our recommendations are honest and based on the needs of your home.
  • We care about our community and want you to get the best results possible.

When you need help, we’re here to provide a solution. Reach out to our team for kind, responsive and transparent service.

Protect Your Tennessee & Alabama Home With Help From The Crack Guys

Our team’s mission is to help our community stay safe in their homes through reliable foundation services. Earthquakes are out of your control, but with retrofit services, we help you take matters into your own hands by keeping your property as secure as possible.

To improve the safety of your home, reach out to The Crack Guys and schedule an appointment with our team!