Minnesota Commercial Foundation Repair
American Waterworks, based in Pine Island, MN has been repairing the foundation and stabilizing commercial building since 1991. Commercial properties such as condos, office buildings, and parking garages pose different challenges to repairing and stabilizing a foundation than a residential property. Commercial properties are generally larger (therefore heavier) requiring heavy-duty equipment to raise, support and repair the foundations. These building also need to be accessible to customers and employees while the repairs are being performed.
American Waterworks specializes in commercial foundation repair, by partnering with foundation repair specialists like Foundation Supportworks, American Waterworks is able to fix the foundation issues on even the largest buildings.
Causes of Foundation Problems in Minnesota
Minnesota, as with many northern climates can wreak havoc on an old or poorly constructed foundation. The constant freezing and thawing over years puts stress on the walls and pinnings of your buildings’ foundation and can cause them to shift or crack over time. Older buildings may have shallow footings, or loosely compacted dirt, as equipment to perform these operations were not as widely available.
Signs of a cracked or damaged foundation include:
- Uneven floors
- Cracks in walls or ceilings
- Water leakage around the perimeter of the building
- Difficult to open windows and doors
Should you see any of these warning signs, your first call should be to a professional foundation repair contractor. American Waterworks has helpful and knowledgeable staff ready to answer your questions. Remember: waiting to repair your foundation will cost you more later.