Frequently Asked Questions
Our foundation repair professionals in Cleveland and northeast Ohio are at the ready to answer any and all questions you may have. All you have to do is call us at (216) 545-5362. We’re always happy to come to your residence or commercial property for a free inspection and estimate. In the meantime, please browse our FAQ section below.
A damaged foundation can be unsafe and dangerous. It can also significantly decrease the value of your home or commercial property. Cracking, bowing, and leaking in basement walls and floors may additionally result in bigger, more expensive problems. Being proactive in seeking repairs when they are needed will likely save you a lot of money in the long run.
Obvious cracks, tipping, and basement settling provide clear indication of a foundation that has been weakened and needs to be restored. However, many other issues may also signal that your foundation is faulty. They include:
Chipping or cracked concrete
Popped out nails
Gaps at the tops and bottoms of walls
Windows out of square
Leaks in basement walls or floors
Cracks in drywall
Uneven or sagging flooring
Jammed doors and windows
Cracks in floors
Gapping around chimney
Misaligned doors and windows
Easily the best reaction to foundation issues is to reach out for assistance from a local or regional service company that licensed and insured in your area. The majority of contractors offer free evaluations and estimates if you are the owner of the residence or commercial structure. When repairs are required, we advise calling three or four contractors to diagnose the foundation.
Almost all legit foundation repair companies provide no-cost assessments and quotes in instances when repairs are needed. If you are interested in buying a home or other property and you are not the owner, a contractor may charge an inspection fee that will be deducted from costs if you choose that contractor for the project. Make sure to get in touch with three or four companies to provide detailed evaluations of your foundation.
The best means for repair depends quite a bit on the type and scope of the damage. A tipping wall will almost certainly require a different means of stabilization than that done to a foundation that has settled. Some damage may only need simple patchwork or injections of epoxy while others may require a wall to be rebuilt entirely. The method is determined with information that comes from a detailed inspection of the foundation.
Not very often. Most foundation issues are remedied through less costly means than rebuilding an entire basement. Generally, cases of bowing, cracking and leaking are confined to one wall of the foundation or even a smaller area.
Methods of repair range from hundreds to several thousands of dollars. Cost is largely dependent on the work needed to fully restore the foundation and support it with long-term warrantied stabilization. Call us today to request a free inspection and estimate.