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Foundation Repair St Louis

Foundation repair can be a time consuming and expensive process. One that should often be left to the professionals. If you’re in need of foundation repair services in the Saint Louis area, look no further than our network of experienced professionals.

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Foundation Crack Repair

We offer a variety of services to repair your foundation, no matter the cause of the problem.

Whether it’s due to settling, poor drainage, or a faulty foundation, we have the experience and knowledge to get the job done right.

Contact us today for a free estimate!

Our foundation repair experts work with both residential and commercial properties and handle everything from leaky basement, foundation failure, foundation inspection, concrete cracks, sump pump installation and basement repair.

Service Quality

Highest quality possible for our clients

Modern Technology

Latest tools and equipment

Expert Team

Experienced contractors

Types of Foundations We Repair

Pier Foundations

A pier foundation is a vertical column that transfers the load of a building from the ground to the first floor.

They are often used in areas with high water tables or poor drainage, since they do not require a large excavation.

However, they can be more expensive than other foundation types, and are not as strong in earthquakes.

Pile Foundation

A pile foundation is a type of deep foundation which is used to support the structure and transfer loads from the superstructure to the underlying soil.

Pile foundations are used in situations where the soil is not strong enough to support the weight of the structure. Pile foundations are typically used in areas with soft or unstable soils.

Pile foundations can be made from a variety of materials, including concrete, steel, and timber. Pile foundations are typically more expensive than shallow foundation systems. Pile foundations can also be more difficult to install and can cause damage to the surrounding soil.

Concrete Slabs

Just as it sounds, large slabs of concrete are poured directly into the ground.

Basement Foundation​

Basements are frequently 7 to 8 feet below ground level.

Storage is the most common application for unfinished basements with bare concrete as the floor and outside walls. It is also possible to finish your basement by installing new flooring, framing, and sheetrock. Many people use basements as living spaces and, in many areas, they are used as second units to add supplemental income for homeowners. 

Footing drains or French drains, internal and exterior drainage systems like installing a sump pump, and vapor barriers are all installed in the construction process to help keep basements dry. Our experts also provide basement waterproofing services to prevent the dreaded and expensive wet basement.

Sump pumps are commonly used in basements to remove water that has accumulated in a sump pit. The water is typically pumped out of the pit and away from the building to a storm sewer or other suitable discharge location.

DIY vs. Professional Foundation Repair

In the majority of situations, it is nearly impossible to fix a sagging foundation on your own. You may be able to buy epoxy and use it to patch up tiny vertical cracks less than an eighth of an inch wide. A specialist should look at larger cracks. Many foundation repair companies offer free inspections to check for any issues with the footing of your home. Oftentimes, it’s just much safer and better to leave foundation issues to the pros. 

Even if you’re an experienced DIY enthusiast, your tools won’t be able to address more significant foundation issues. In order to reach the base of your home’s foundation if it is sinking, you might need to use heavy machinery to excavate the area around it. We highly recommend that you hire a qualified contractor to repair your foundation, even if it is pricey, to prevent further damage.

Crawlspace Foundation​

A crawlspace is a small, unfinished space beneath a home, typically with a concrete floor, that provides access to plumbing and electrical systems. The main benefit of a crawlspace foundation is that it is less expensive to build than a basement foundation. The main drawback of a crawlspace foundation is that the crawlspace is often damp and humid, which can lead to mold and mildew problems.

Wood Foundation

A permanent wood foundation is a type of foundation that is made out of wood. This type of foundation is typically used in areas where the soil is not suitable for a traditional foundation, such as in areas that are prone to flooding or where the soil is not stable enough to support a traditional foundation. If you’re looking for a more environmentally friendly option, wood foundation walls have proven to be an excellent alternative to poured concrete and concrete block foundations.

What Is the Best Way to Estimate the Cost of Foundation Repair?

Because there are so many factors at play, estimating the cost of foundation repair is challenging. Look at some averages to at least get a general idea of what to anticipate in terms of starting prices. The cost of foundation repairs varies depending on the square footage, labor, type of repair, and the foundation/soil type, so it’s important to keep that in mind. 

These averages give you a good place to start and an idea of what to anticipate. Piers, sealing, and foundation leveling are some of the foundation repairs that might be necessary.

We offer free foundation repair quotes in the Greater St. Louis area so you can have peace of mind about your project. 

Why Are Foundation Repairs So Expensive? 

The time and difficulty involved in St. Louis foundation repairs means that they can be very expensive. Minor foundation repairs, like patching a small crack, are much less expensive than major foundation repairs. Businesses with a history of foundation problems may find that more extensive repairs are required, which will cost more.

The most foundation problems found in homes are cracks in the foundation, settlement, and heaving.

Repairing a foundation costs money because of labor and material costs. For instance, installing piers can run anywhere from $1,000 to $3,000. For other repair options, you’ll have to pay per square foot, which quickly adds up if you’re getting a full foundation quote.

Is Foundation Repair Worth It?

If you don’t address foundation issues, it’s a recipe for disaster. If foundation problems aren’t fixed, they’ll get worse over time and cost more to fix. Ignoring foundation issues is dangerous. The sooner you contact a nearby foundation repair company to address any warning signs of a problem, the less money and time you’ll ultimately spend fixing the issue.

Factors that Determine the Cost of Foundation Repair

Larger houses have larger foundations, which means they’re more expensive to fix. In addition, the accessibility of your home’s foundation affects the price of a repair. Landscaping removal and replacement may be necessary if workers cannot easily access the issue location or the entire house, raising the project’s overall cost.

Due to the difficulty of obtaining supplies and the length of delivery times, prices are likely to increase in remote areas. If you live outside of the city, the foundation repair company and the suppliers of the materials it uses might charge mileage for your project.

The expense of restoring a foundation goes beyond just the pilings, infill material, polyurethane foam, or waterproofing sealant. An hourly rate of $200 is typical for foundation repair work. You may be able to fix tiny foundation cracks without a local permit, but larger repair operations often require $75 to $150 in permits.

Repairing minor fractures in a foundation is far easier and less expensive than dealing with a sinking one. That’s why it’s always cheaper to fix issues you notice and act on as soon as they arise. The rest of a property might sustain additional damage if structural problems with a home get worse. Concerns about the foundation may necessitate the repair of internal wall and floor cracks. Bowing walls, significant cracks in the ceiling and walls, uneven floors, and improperly functioning doors are just a few of the warning signs of a foundation issue.

Building support structures under the house to raise and stabilize it in the desired (level) position is the most common method of performing foundation repairs. The more support is needed, the greater the cost of the project will be.

Your home should ideally be constructed on a foundation that is appropriate for the type of soil it is situated on. Foundations built on expanding clay or poorly draining soil are likely to settle more. 

The longevity of your foundation can be significantly impacted by the state of your soil. Four factors affect soil quality: the kind of soil (sandy, clay, or silt), moisture, frost and heave, and foundation settling. The effectiveness of the drainage has a big impact on how stable the soil is underneath your foundation.

To prevent costly repairs in the future, the best time to repair your foundation is now. Small repairs today can save on larger ones tomorrow. Call or send us a message and let’s discuss your project. Our contractors offer inspections and free estimates in the Greater St. Louis area.