Due to the various wildfires throughout Colorado this year, 3000 plus homeowners and tenants have been displaced. Reports of homes suffering smoke and heat damage are still pouring in as people return to their homes.
Homes in the Evacuated Areas Suffer Foundation Damage
Many home foundations were heavily damaged by the intense heat as well as the fire. Peak Basement Systems has received phone calls from local engineers and homeowners with concerns regarding foundations damaged by the fire and the intense heat the fire caused.
Fire fighting efforts saved many homes!
Helicopter water drops to prevent fire loss as well as fire fighters who just refused to quit, saved homes in the path of the Black Forest and Royal Gorge fires, just to name two recent fires.
But because of all this water applied to homes, foundation inspections are necessary as the rebuilding and repairs gets under way. Each foundation inspection will examine the structural integrity of the foundation that suffered the intense fire and heat. In the case of the Royal Gorge and Black Forest fires, many of the homes that are still standing have already been cleared and are deemed safe for habitation.
Peak is ready to help!
There are situations where the efforts to save a home involve the use of a great deal of water applied at high pressure. This can cause the soil surrounding the foundation to dry rapidly in the fire heat, then swell when water is introduced. This, in turn, can lead to foundation cracking and movement that might not show up right after the home is saved.
We can work with homeowners to provide free estimates to repair these problems. Peak can utilize existing engineer reports to provide an estimate of the cost of repairs as well as meet onsite with displaced homeowners in our office. Peak is located at 723 S. Sierra Madre St, Colorado Springs 80903.
Many of our own employees were impacted by the recent fires and our earnest desire is to help fire victims back into their homes and restore their peace of mind as quickly as possible.
Peak Basement Systems has been actively serving the Black Forest and Canon City areas for over a decade. As Peak performs foundations inspections, we are acutely aware of the soil conditions and the weather concerns that are unique to the Black Forest and Royal Gorge areas as well as the concerns for the integrity of foundations that encountered the extreme heat and fire damage of the wildfires.
Common Answers to Homeowners Concerns:
a. Yes, you will need a foundation inspection if you believe your home may have sustained damage from the fire.
b. Yes, you will need a foundation inspection if you notice cracking, settling, bowing, or bending of foundation walls.
c. Yes, you will need a foundation inspection if your structure was destroyed or compromised and you wish to rebuild on your existing foundation.
For Foundation Repair Estimates
Contact Peak Basement Systems at 1-719-260-7070 or go to www.peakstructural.com Like us at www.facebook.com/peakstructural or connect with us on twitter: #PeakStructural
As homeowners return and survey the damages cause by their fires, the BIG question is: How will we all recover as a community, a homeowner, a family?
Healing and restoration begins with a strong, sure foundation upon which to rebuild a better tomorrow! Peak Basement Systems pledges to be here for our Black Forest and Royal Gorge communities, for each and every homeowner. If you live in the greater areas of Castle Rock, Pueblo, Colorado Springs, Trinidad, Monument, Fountain, La Junta, Elizabeth , Peyton, Woodland Park, connect with us today for a free foundation evaluation.