Residential, Commercial and Builder Services
Foundation Repair Services, Inc. is a fully licensed contractor specializing in a broad range of foundation-related issues resulting from:
- Soil displacement
- Water damage
In addition to repairing foundations, we also employ proven techniques for preventing the types of erosion and geotechnical problems that often lead to foundation failure. By contracting our services, you benefit from an expert team with more than a decade of unparalleled experience in the field.
Where We Work in the Charleston Area
Headquartered in nearby Charlotte, we service homeowners, builders and business owners and managers throughout the greater Charleston, SC metropolitan region. We regularly dispatch our foundation repair technicians throughout the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville region, including:
- Folly Beach
- Goose Creek
- Isle of Palms
- James Island
- Moncks Corner
If your city isn’t on this list, please contact us directly. We maintain foundation repair service teams throughout North and South Carolina.
How Soil Conditions Affect Foundation Damage
There are many different factors that lead to foundation failure, but in this region of the country, the two biggest culprits are soil erosion and water damage. Through decades of aggressive agricultural development, South Carolina’s topsoil has undergone dramatic transformations. With disappearing root systems, the land can no longer absorb excess rainwater. This process inevitably leads to shifting earth and uncontrollable landslides. Further complicating the issue is South Carolina’s unique mix of red clay and Bohicket — soils that are notorious for their rapid contractions and expansions.
With improper drainage and major changes in soil densities, foundation damage has become much more common throughout Charleston. Most issues start as tiny fissures or moisture buildup in your property’s underlying structure. But left unchecked, these telltale signs of foundation failure can lead to much bigger problems, such as:
- Leaning chimneys and buckling walls
- Structural cracks throughout the property
- Sagging floors and ceilings
- Improperly fitting doors and windows
When these signs are Ignored for a long enough time, foundation damage can even lead to total building collapse, resulting in irreversible property damage, personal injury or death. As a property owner, you should regularly scan for any early warning signs of foundation damage. And before the problem gets worse, call a licensed repair team immediately.
What We Do in Charleston, SC
Our expert teams specialize in the full range of foundation-related preventive maintenance and repairs.
For residential customers and builders throughout Charleston, SC, our services address:
- Soil stabilization, slope erosion and retaining walls
- Major repairs for cracks or leaning chimneys
- Water damage repair and prevention
- Cracked, sagging or buckling walls
- All types of foundation repair
For commercial property owners, managers and builders, we provide all of the above, as well as help with:
- Micropiles and minipiles
- Soldier piles and lagging walls
- Slope stabilization
- Soil nailing
- Helical, driven and grouted tieback systems
- Carbon fiber reinforced concrete
- Grouting (pressure, compaction, permeation, chemical and fracture)