Piering is the process of lifting and stabilizing your foundation. The piers can be used to either support the structure or lift the structure.
Foundation failure can be dangerous if you do not correct the problem. Your house might actually become crooked. Unfortunately the signs of foundation failure do not present themselves until the problem has become serious. These signs included cracked walls, uneven flooring, cracked tiles and windows not closing right. If you notice any of these in your house, it would be wise to call a specialist to come in and do an investigation to find out for sure if you maybe have foundation Failure.
This is caused by one thing. Most often or not the soil that foundation is laid on is the culprit. Usually soils that are under foundation that have problems contain clay. Once this clay is wet, it often will not dry the same across the board and this can lead to the problem of a failure. The factors that can contribute to the soil getting wet is many things, weather, poor drainage, pluming leaks, and even roots from trees can upset the soil under your foundation.