Conventional Foundation Repair in Knoxville and Memphis TN
With branches in Roger, AR and Nashville, TN
There are primarily two types of residential foundations built in the United States, slab homes, and conventional homes. The focus of this section of our website is on homes that are built with conventional foundations.
Homes with conventional foundations are sometimes called “crawlspace” homes because of the small space under the home that is usually only large enough to crawl through, or “pier and beam” homes because the major structural element of the home called the beam rests on a load bearing structure sometimes called a pier.
Don’t get too hung up on the terminology, as even among engineers, many of the terms are highly regional and vary greatly across the country.
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Home Foundation Repair Challenges
Conventional home foundation repair poses special challenges to foundation repair specialists. Their repair is most often multi-disciplinary, meaning that it often involves masons, structural carpenters, finish carpenter, cement workers and other disciplines to do the job well.
Expert Foundation Repair Technicians
At American Standard Foundation Repair we have a full staff of employees who can handle most jobs with precision and ease. For jobs which entail extravagant finishes or complicated facades, we have experienced sub-contractors who specialize in returning your home to its former glory. At American Standard Foundation Repair, we pride ourselves in being the only contractor you will need to complete the job. We use quality products and engineering approved practices that ensure long-lasting repairs that improve the structural stability of your home. Here is a list of some of the common foundation issues that we remediate on a regular basis:
Concrete, Brick and Block Repair of Conventional Homes:
- Stabilipier Installation (to lift exterior walls back into place)
- Footing replacement
- Stem Wall replacement
- Brick replacement
- Pier or Piling Replacement
Wood Repair of Conventional Homes:
- Joist and Beam Repair
- Sill, Band or Rim Joist Repair
- Perimeter Beam Repair (older homes)
- sub-floor replacement
Shoring or Leveling of Conventional Homes
- Placement of Ellis Steel Shoring Jacks
- Level Existing Joist and Beams to level interior flooring
- Placement of solid concrete base pads
- Use of 4×6 treated timbers as leveling apex
We use the very best adjustable steel jacks manufactured in the USA by Ellis Manufacturing in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The use of adjustable steel jacks to level, or shore, most conventional foundations is important because it allows you the opportunity to quickly and cost effectively make future adjustments. Call us today at any location nearest to you.
At American Standard Foundation Repair we specialize in these exterior water management services:
- Water Management & Preventative Landscaping
- Gutters and Gutter-guards
- Gutter Downspout Piping installation
- Berm and Swale placement
- French Drainage
- Solid Effluent Piping
- Open Grate Installation
- Exterior Catch Basins
- Sump Pump Installation
- Soil Grading and Slope Improvement
- Root Barrier Installation
- Waterproofing exterior walls
- Concrete and Masonry Retaining Wall Installation
- Irrigation Systems
- Curbs and Ditches
- Dry Creek Beds