Foundation Repair Services is one of the leading home foundation repair companies in the Southeastern United States. Since launching in 2004, we’ve helped homeowners throughout
North and South Carolina with foundation fixes and a range of related repairs.
When a home’s basement wall begins to fail, the first signs are typically the appearance of cracks in the block or cracks in the mortar. Basement wall cracks usually run horizontally along the wall near its mid-height. A basement wall crack is rar...
Concrete crack repairs? Put down that concrete crack repair kit and get an inspection. Cracks in concrete can be a sign of serious problems, including foundation damage, erosion, drainage problems and more.
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A leaning chimney is very common in the Southeast, and especially in the Carolinas. Several factors can cause a chimney to settle and therefore lean away from the house. Common causes are expansive soils, poorly compacted backfill soils and poor d...
Cracked foundations are very common in the Southeast, especially in Charlotte and throughout North and South Carolina. Common causes are expansive soils, poorly compacted backfill soils and poor drainage. If your foundation is settling, you may se...
You’ve got questions about foundation damage. We have answers. Below are some of the most common questions we get from homeowners.
For inquiries related to costs and the signs of damage, please check out the pages dedicated to these issues:
Since launching in 2004, we’ve helped homeowners and builders throughout North and South Carolina with new construction concrete services. Foundation Repair Services, Inc. offers new concrete services including turnkey solutions to complex geotech...
Our services include deep foundations for new residential construction. FRS will install new construction piles if you are building on soft or unsuitable soils that are deep enough to hit suitable soil or bedrock. We install for home additions and...
From time to time, catastrophe strikes. Foundation Repair Services, Inc. has been called on many times to make emergency repairs to slopes, walls and structures.
These repairs require creativity, flexibility and a cool head. Foundation Repair Ser...
Soldier piles and lagging walls are used primarily for temporary excavation support. These walls are constructed by installing vertical soldier piles, typically H beams, from the original grade before excavation begins. The excavation is performed...
Is Your Concrete Slab Sinking?
One of the most common areas to find concrete slab damage is a patio. Many concrete patios were installed by DIY “weekend warriors” who may have overlooked proper soil compaction. The result: A phone call to the co...
Slope stabilization services can help protect your home against falling rocks, erosion, landslides and other slope-related threats. If you need rock and slope stabilization services, contact Foundation Repair Services, Inc. for expert solutions, q...
Can You Prevent Foundation Failure?
Foundation failure is a serious issue, but as a homeowner, there are many steps you can take to reduce the likelihood of major damage. Common DIY strategies include:
- Intelligent Landscaping
Planting trees and bushes strategically around your property helps to soak up excessive moisture and keep soil in place. Just don’t plant them too close — you want to prevent future root systems from coming in direct contact with your home’s foundation.
- Simple Home Improvements
Cleaning gutters and making sure downspouts eject water far from your home can help prevent foundation damage. Water damage is a leading cause of foundation failure.
- Property Inspections
Conduct periodic inspections to check for early warning signs of foundation damage. Things to look for include:
- Mold and moisture buildup
- Home foundation cracks and fissures in walls
- Crumbling concrete (especially in the basement)
- Buckling walls and leaning chimneys
- Loose-fitting doors and windows
The above steps can help delay the inevitable — but they can’t stop it. When foundation failure does happen, immediate intervention is required. The longer you delay calling a professional, the more dangerous the problem becomes, and the more expensive it is to repair.
Residential Foundation Repair: Location, Location, Location
Foundation failure can happen anywhere in the world, but the exact causes and recommended treatments are often location-specific. In the Carolinas, for example, expansive soil varieties combined with unusually heavy rainfall can create any number of geotechnical issues that compromise your home’s foundation. In fact, landslides, soil erosion and uncontrolled water damage are increasingly common occurrences in this region of the country. This is why, when hiring professionals, you want a foundation repair team that is familiar with the area like Foundation Repair Services, Inc. Local technicians are best equipped to identify and solve the problem.