Your home’s foundation is probably its most important component. After all, your home—and everything in it—rests upon its foundation. So, when a foundation fails, it can cause issues throughout the house. Unfortunately, foundation damage will only worsen with time, leading to more expensive repairs down the road. That’s why it’s so important to know the signs of a failing foundation and know who to call when you see them. At NSquare, we provide free foundation inspections, during which we’ll help you uncover the true cause of your foundation damage and offer permanent foundation repair solutions.
Repairing your home’s foundation starts with recognizing that there’s been damage. Being aware of the following symptoms of foundation damage can help you determine when it’s time to call a foundation repair contractor for an inspection.
- Sticking Windows & Doors
- Wall Cracks
- Sagging Crawl Spaces
- Uneven Floors
- Foundation Heave
- Floor Cracks
- Cracked Stucco
- Floor and Wall Gaps
This is why it is so important to repair foundation issues as soon as they become evident. Not only do they affect other parts of the structure, but they often get worse and more expensive to fix over time. In other words, your foundation issues will never be cheaper to fix than they are today.
Once you know that your foundation has been damaged, the next step is figuring out what caused it. This is an important step as it will help you decide which foundation repair method will be best for both reversing damage and ensuring that it doesn’t repeat itself in the future. Some of the most common causes of foundation damage include the following:
- Weather Events
- Inadequate Drainage
- Poorly Compacted Fill Soil
- Expansive Soils
- Trees and Tree Roots
Because not all foundation damage results from the same cause, there are a variety of different foundation repair solutions. Each foundation repair solution is designed to address a different cause of foundation damage, whether that be inadequate drainage or expansive soils.
At NSquare, Inc., we offer the following foundation repair solutions:
Push piers transfer your foundation’s weight from unstable soils to more stable soils deep beneath your home. Push piers are unique in that they can transfer the weight of part or all of the foundation, and provide the opportunity to lift a settled foundation back to its original level.
Slab piers are similar to push piers in that they can stabilize concrete settlement by transferring the slab’s weight to stronger supporting soils at a greater depth. Slab piers are unique in that they can effectively stabilize a settling concrete slab with little disruption to the home.
Helical piers also transfer the weight of your home’s foundation to more stable soil. Helical piers are fitted with welded helical fins that are used to advance the piers into the soil like a screw going through wood. Helical piers can be used for both heavy and lighter loads.
Cellular concrete can be used to replace unstable soil, fill voids in sinkholes, and serve as backfill for retaining walls. It can solve settlement by substituting soil for a material with improved drainage and less weight.
Pin piles do the same thing as push, slab, and helical piers: they transfer the weight of your foundation to more competent soil. However, pin piles are best used for lighter loads, and have the advantage of being easily installed in tight, constricted areas.
Free Foundation Inspections in Southern Florida
When you schedule an appointment with us, one of our project consultants will come out to your home to speak with you and inspect your home’s issues in person. He or she will answer your questions and address your concerns. Then, together, you’ll sit down and go through a solution that is tailored to your home’s unique situation. And, by the time we’re done, you’ll know three things:
- What likely caused your home’s problems?
- What needs to be done to fix them?
- How much it will cost?
NSquare has been making homes whole and restoring their owners’ peace of mind for more than 25 years. We’re a member of the Supportworks network — a group of more than 130 contractors across the United States and Canada that is committed to redefining the industry by proving that more is possible when it comes to the homeowner-contractor experience. Honesty. Transparency. Courtesy. Respect. These are the values that drive us, from the person who first takes your call to the person who shakes your hand when the job is completed to your satisfaction.
Foundation Repair FAQ
How much does foundation repair cost?
The cost of your foundation repair will vary depending on the severity of damage and the foundation repair method used. The best way to prepare for foundation repair expenses is to contact us for a free foundation repair cost estimate. One of our contractors will inspect your home and provide a quote that is accurate and specific to your home and needs.
Will my insurance cover my foundation repair?
Whether your insurance covers your foundation repair depends on your provider, your coverage, and the reason for repair. Some insurance providers help pay to repair foundation damage caused by flooding or faulty plumbing. However, as a general rule, foundation repair isn’t covered by most insurance plans, so you’ll want to call your provider to discuss your coverage.
Does NSquare offer foundation repair financing?
Yes! At NSquare, it’s our goal to help give homeowners peace of mind. Because of this, we offer a variety of stress-free financing options so that you can address crawl space, foundation, and concrete damage at a time that’s right for you.