Foundations problems are all too common in Alcorn county, where many homeowners often fail to realize how close they are to developing serious structural problems, like hidden wood rot in crawl spaces that can lead to more costly structural failure and health hazards.
As a homeowner in northern Mississippi, you may never have believed your foundation could be at risk. But it very well may be. The soil underneath your home can act like a sponge, soaking up water during the rainy months and then eventually drying out again, surging and contracting in succession while your foundation rides on top like a rider on the back of a bucking bronco. Under-slab plumbing leaks and intrusive tree roots are other problems that can cause foundation instability and damage.
A variety of problems can develop as foundations begin to crumble under these forces, and if you don’t do something about it catastrophe could strike.
In Corinth and the surrounding area, Olshan Foundation Repair specializes in heading off these kinds of catastrophes. With over 85 years of experience in foundation repair and related services, Olshan brings a level of skill, expertise and ingenuity that no other company can match.
If you fear that you may have foundation troubles, or are simply concerned and want your property checked, call our office today and request an appointment for a full evaluation. It’s totally free, and our technicians will diagnose your problems and provide you with a detailed plan of action.
All-Purpose Foundation Repair, Evaluation and Remediation in Corinth, MS
Concrete foundation repair is how Olshan made its name and built its reputation back in 1933, but our current menu of services is extensive and includes just about any type of repair or maintenance procedure that can impact the structural health of your home.
Alcorn county residents are free to summon us if they need help with:
- Water or moisture intrusion in basements or crawl spaces
- Cracking, bulging or collapsing basement or crawl space walls
- Issues with pooling water underneath the home, leaky basements or other drainage concerns
- Indoor air quality problems, like musty smells from the crawl space
- Floors that sag or bounce
- Doors or windows that stick
Each of these developments could be an indication that your slab, basement or crawl space foundation is under duress. Commercial buildings are just as vulnerable as homes, and we offer comprehensive solutions for foundation troubles wherever they might be found.
Olshan Means Structural Repair Technology at its Finest
Innovation in technology is a key factor in the Olshan success story. We’ve never lost our edge or fallen into complacency when seeking the most up-to-date, evidence-based methods for repairing foundation damage, or eliminating its symptoms and causes.
Here is a partial list of our amazing, trend-setting services and products:
Cable Lock™ ST Plus: Sagging foundations need strong, reliable reinforcement, and no product on the market provides that more decisively than our Cable Lock™ ST Plus Foundation Repair System. The Cable Lock™ ST Plus melds steel piers for deep-soil penetration with concrete piers that offer unmatched horizontal stability, in an assembly held tightly in place by a galvanized steel cable and our patented Sure Lock™ locking technology.
Old-fashioned mudjacking, pier and piling methods for foundation repair all had their day in the Sun, but Olshan has ushered in a new era in high-level foundation lifting and reinforcement with the Cable Lock™ ST Plus, a state-of-the-art system that outperforms the rest.
Basement Wall Repair
Wall Lock™ Anchoring System: Cycles of soil expansion, plus ground water saturation, can put so much pressure on basement walls that they’ll start to bow and warp inward, possibly to the point of bursting if nothing is done. But the Wall Lock™ Anchoring System helps to pull basement walls back to their normal position and locks them in place, with galvanized steel reinforcement and no messy outdoor excavation.
Our Wall Lock™ Anchoring System is the most advanced basement wall repair technology on the market, as our satisfied customers throughout Corinth, MS can attest.
Water Lock™ Plus System: Featuring dual channels for rapid and thorough water removal, the Water Lock™ Plus System is the premier product available for homeowners beset by chronic water infiltration problems. Available Vapor Barriers and Sump Pumps also help protect against invasive water. And for high-end basement finishing, we offer exterior waterproofing.
Excessive water in basements can cause wood rot, outbreaks of mold and mildew, insect infestations, property damage and many other unpleasant occurrences. But the Water Lock™ Plus helps to stop the cycle, giving you unbeatable protection from unwanted wet basement problems.
Crawl Space Encapsulation
CrawlSafe™ Crawl Space Encapsulation System: If you want a dry crawl space, encapsulation is the procedure you can trust—and our CrawlSafe™ encapsulation package is the product you can trust most of all.
CrawlSafe™ components include:
- SafeSeal™ Encapsulation Liner. Covers floors, walls and ceilings in a perpetually leak-resistant blanket.
- SafeAdjust® Support Columns. Provides reinforcement to sagging floors and struggling support beams.
- Dehumidifiers & Ventilation System. For supreme air exchange, dehumidification and air pollutant filtration inside the crawl space.
After CrawlSafe™ installation all unwanted moisture penetration and accumulation will cease, Olshan’s trained and certified repair technicians will see to that.
Exterior Water Management
Olshan Drainage System: Representing the first major breakthrough in outdoor water management technology in more than 30 years, Olshan’s revolutionary drainage system is designed to promote steady and significant water flow and removal, while reducing the possibility of clogging or water back-up. The system is fully flushable for fast obstruction elimination, and best of all its design can be configured to help eliminate both surface and subsurface water buildup.
No matter the nature of your foundation-related difficulties, Olshan offers options to solve them. Repairs are backed by available warranty programs which makes them an even better investment.
Finding Foundation Problems Before They Fail
Are you unsure what to look for that would indicate foundation problems, or problems with moisture infiltration in your crawl space or basement?
Here are some sure signs of trouble:
- Cracks in the concrete, in basement walls, on basement floors or along the foundation itself.
- The home or commercial building measures off-level.
- Mold and mildew invasions in crawl spaces or basements.
- Sagging wooden floors at the ground floor level.
- Signs of wood rot on basement or crawl space support beams.
- Bulging or misshapen basement walls.
- Sticking windows or doors upstairs.
- Hairline cracks on upstairs walls.
- Infestations of insects, rodents or snakes in crawl spaces or basements.
- Running water on basement walls, or puddles forming on the floor.
- Foul, musty odors emanating from below.
- The foundation has not been checked for damage by a technician in more than 10 years.
Even one or two from this list should be enough to raise your suspicions, and when our technicians come to your home to inspect the premises they will tell you exactly what (if anything) is wrong and offer you superior, affordable solutions.
Alcorn County Knows Olshan, and Olshan Knows Foundations in Alcorn County
Olshan’s reputation in Corinth, MS and the surrounding areas precedes us. Ask your friends and neighbors, and those who have worked with us will testify to our skill, professionalism and commitment to customer satisfaction.
In Corinth, Farmington, Kossuth, Biggersville, Glen and Rienzi, from south to Jacinto, north to the state line and all areas in between, Olshan is your one-stop destination for first-class foundation remediation and repair. Call us today to schedule an appointment for your no-cost, no-obligation evaluation, and spare yourself any more uncertainty about what they future holds for your home’s aging foundation.