One of the best ways to spend late summer and early fall in Michigan is to sit on the porch of your lakefront home. Whether your home is on the Great Lakes, or on one of Michigan’s many inland lakes, the beauty and serenity is unsurpassed.
This dream home does come with some unique challenges. Lakefront properties face several challenges for their foundations. Waterfront soil composition is more prone to expansion and contraction from hydrostatic pressure. That means settlement for your home’s foundation. Lakefront homes can withstand these soils by installing helical piers to lift and stabilize the home.
Kent Foundation Repair helped a homeowner in Shelby, Michigan with foundation repair for her lakefront home. The foundation and support posts for the wrap-around porch had settled 1-2 inches. Kent’s Foundation team installed helical piers to help support the weight of the porch. The piers were driven into the ground to extend past the compromised soils until they reached competent, load-bearing levels.