Serving the Southeast: NC and SC
Foundation Repair Services is one of the leading residential 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.
Serving North and South CarolinaWhen 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-heig...
Serving North and South CarolinaHave you found cracks in your concrete slab, floor or wall? Is broken concrete an issue on your property? If so, you need an examination to determine the cause. This is not the time to do it yourself. Cracks in your...
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...
Bricks are stronger than most other building materials and can last a lifetime — if properly maintained. However, they’re not invincible. Under the wrong conditions, your property’s brick-and-mortar walls, chimneys, steps and other elements could ...
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:
Serving North and South Carolina and the Southeast including GA, TN and VASince launching in 2004, we’ve helped homeowners and builders throughout North and South Carolina with new concrete construction services. Foundation Repair Services, Inc. o...
Sometimes, simply building a structure on top of the ground isn’t enough. There are many situations in which the earth is too soft or otherwise too unstable to support a new home. This is where building piles become necessary. Piling construction ...
Retaining walls do a lot to keep your property safe and secure. That’s why when they begin to crack, lean or bow, fixing them as soon as possible should be your top priority. Failing to fix your retaining walls can lead to extensive and expensive ...
Is Your Concrete Slab Sinking? If you notice your structure sloping to one side, cracks in your foundation or improper drainage issues after a storm, it could be a sign that your concrete floor is sinking. One of the most common areas to find slab...
Slope erosion usually begins so slowly that you might not notice anything at first. The early warning signs are often subtle:
Rocks and pebbles tumbling down the hill
Trees and shrubs that lean ever so slightly
Loose soil that slowly casca...
Quick Repair In North and South Carolina
Although your home’s foundation may appear to be as solid as a rock, unchanging for years if not decades, the truth is that the effects of time take their toll on your foundation slowly over the year...
How to 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:
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.
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 for residential foundation repair, the more dangerous the problem becomes, and the more expensive it is to fix.
Experienced Local Foundation Repair Technicians
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 residential 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.