Foundation Repair & Techniques Blog

Learn more about our foundation repair techniques and discover how you can help protect your home or commercial structure.

Homebuilders: What To Do When Soil Shifts And Your Foundation Settles

Homebuilders: What To Do When Soil Shifts And Your Foundation Settles

What To Look For In A Foundation Contractor In 2017

What To Look For In A Foundation Contractor In 2017

How To Spot Signs Of Foundation Damage

How To Spot Signs Of Foundation Damage

Should I Buy A House With Foundation Problems?

Should I Buy A House With Foundation Problems?

Installing A Retaining Wall Doesn’t Mean Losing Your Home’s Aesthetics

A retaining wall is a protective barrier used to prevent soil and other debris from cascading down slopes. They’re most commonly used for homes affected by soil erosion, heavy rain or nearby bodies of water.

Although retaining walls serve a very important function, their utility doesn’t mean you have to compromise your home’s aesthetics. In fact, a well-designed retaining wall not only blends with its surroundings but also can actually enhance your home’s beauty.


How To Prevent, Detect And Repair Summer Foundation Damage

At Foundation Repair Services, our technicians are busy throughout the year, but we receive a disproportionate number of foundation repair requests during the summer months. There are several reasons for this:

  • Property owners have more leisure time to focus on major home improvements.
  • There is less precipitation during the summer, allowing us to work uninterrupted.

Preventing Soil Erosion From Damaging Your Foundation (2016 Edition)

Soil erosion happens whenever the elements slowly wear away the topsoil and cause the underlying earth to become exposed. However, this naturally occurring process can worsen in areas hit by deforestation or agricultural overproduction. By removing crops and trees, land developers also remove the root systems that hold topsoil in place. During heavy rains or windy periods, exposed soil loosens and quickly erodes.

Exploring The Connection Between Soil And The Stability Of A Home’s Foundation

Many homeowners assume using high-quality supplies during the early building stages of a home guarantees a solid foundation. That is only partially true.

While the type of equipment used certainly helps keep the foundation strong, it isn’t the only factor that determines the structural integrity of a home’s foundation. In fact, there is a bigger influencing factor: the soil the home is built upon.

How to Do Foundational Underpinning in North Carolina

Foundation failure is always a serious matter.

Left unattended, minor problems below often manifest as major problems above.

What You Should Know About Soldier Piles

A soldier pile is a common retaining wall strategy in which H-shaped steel beams (“piles”) are drilled deep into the earth at regular intervals — usually 2 to 4 yards apart. In between each vertical pile, horizontal supports fill the gap, helping to spread the load. Known as “lagging walls,” these horizontal supports are most often made from precast concrete panels, steel girders or pressure-treated timber.