Frequently Asked Questions

If I notice foundation damage, can I get a free estimate on repairs?

A reputable company should be glad to visit and inspect the apparent damage without charge. Be prepared to allow a more extensive inspection in areas where damage may be less apparent.

Can I do something to prevent damage from occurring in the first place?

There are steps you can take to help prevent damage, though there is no surefire way to prevent all damage from occuring.  Please see the preventative maintenance section.

What should one look for in a foundation repair contractor?

This is a fairly complex question and there are several things to look for including:

  1. Look for a lifetime warranty that is valid for the life of the home.
  2. Look for a good track record. Check with the Better Business Bureau for complaints.
  3. Look for longevity. Has the contractor been in business very long? Do they have a physical address or just a PO box?

How long do repairs typically take?

The repair process can take as few as 2-3 days, but be ready for longer durations if damage is extensive.

How much is it going to cost?

There is no way to tell until the damage has been inspected in person.  The costs vary depending on the location and extent of damage, and type of home.

Once my foundation is fixed, will it stay fixed?

Unusual geological, weather, or man-made forces can always negatively impact your foundation, however if you have a lifetime warranty on the job from a reliable contractor, your worries are minimal.

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