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A Guide to Building Leveling (Part One)

Building leveling is critical to ensuring structural integrity and the stability of a building. Normally, when the foundation or structure begins to experience uneven settling, proactive measures are critical to ensure no further damage or danger is imminent. In this first part, we will begin to discuss what building leveling is, why it is important, and the methods used in the process.

Building leveling is the process of bringing a structure back to its original level position when the foundation has either shifted or settled unevenly. For the foundation, this can occur for various reasons, such as soil conditions, changes in moisture levels, or even just poor construction. Uneven settlement can lead to uneven floors, cracks in walls, and other structural issues.

Some signs to be mindful of in reviewing whether your building needs leveling includes finding visible cracks in interior and exterior walls, uneven flooring, and finding your doors and windows particularly difficult in opening. Noticing gaps and separations between the wall and ceilings as well as more cracks in basements are good indicators that your foundation has settled unevenly and may require leveling.

We hope you found this first part on the various reasons why people level their buildings to be insightful in your personal or professional life! At AJS, we are committed to serving the Gulf Coast and beyond in moving, building, and leveling and we are here to help you and your properties. For lifting, construction, or moving, give us a call today to schedule a free consultation!

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