This photo shows up to a 2-inch separation in the brick caused by settlement. Simply stated, settlement is the movement your home experiences when the soil below can no longer support the weight of your home. Common changes in soil that may cause settlement are clay soils that dry, shrink, and soften, or poorly compacted fill soil.
Once the helical piers are installed and the home is stabilized, our crew begins to lift the structure back to level. The brick in this picture indicates how much lift is being achieved.
The final picture taken at this location shows how much lift we were able to achieve. As you can see, the exterior crack is brought back to an almost flush position.
This second location also showed signs of extreme foundation settlement, similar to the corner location. Again, helical slab piers will be used to lift the slab and interior partition walls back towards their original partition.
At the second location, our crew was able to achieve a final lift that was satisfactory to the homeowner.
This beach home in Panama City, Florida, had severe settlement issues as evidence by the separation in the brick exterior in multiple locations. After installing helical piers around a portion of the perimeter of the structure, the crew was able to achieve a satisfactory lift and an aesthetically pleasing exterior to the home.