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Foundation Repair

Using patented solutions, our team provides high-quality pier & beam and slab foundation repair with permanent results.

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There’s nothing more unnerving than the feeling that something is wrong with your home.

Foundation problems, if not attended to, always escalate and become more costly over time. Our team at Foundation Support Specialists understands this stress. With almost 20 years of foundation repair experience, FSS provides permanent solutions to what feels like an unending problem.

We serve thousands of homes across Texas every year with the most transparent, professional foundation repair solutions in the region.

At FSS, we provide a complimentary inspection by our professional, local team, along with comprehensive services that will quickly address any foundation concerns. Take the first step towards fortifying your foundation and ensuring the utmost safety of your home – contact us today to schedule your free inspection.

Why is Foundation Repair Important?

FSS understands that foundation repair is an intimidating process, for one big  reason specifically: cost. That’s why many homeowners put it off, but waiting only makes your problems worse and increases repair costs over time.  

Not only does timely action make repairs more cost-effective, but it also helps alleviate homeowners’ anxieties about the state of their home. So, take the first step now—it is the best way to dispel your fears and secure the stability of your home.

Safety Hazards

The primary concern regarding foundation problems is the potential for structural collapse and the safety risks that accompany it. While problems like uneven floors may appear inconsequential at first, they can quickly escalate into tripping hazards. Similarly, a tilting chimney left unattended is a disaster just waiting to collapse. Even seemingly minor inconveniences like sticking doors and windows can turn into major disasters during emergencies. You deserve to reside in a secure environment, which is why we are dedicated to achieving permanent stabilization of your foundation and safeguarding it against potential threats.

Decreased Home Value

A major goal for many homeowners is preserving and maximizing the value of their homes, especially for those considering a future sale. While the progression of foundation damage may be slow, even the smallest issues can rapidly erode your property’s worth. Unfortunately, certain foundation problem signs— such as cracks in walls and floors—are easy to spot by potential buyers and home inspectors. Attempts to cover or paint over these problems are just quick fixes because – unless the underlying issues are addressed – these cracks will inevitably resurface.

Without addressing the root cause, they’ll just keep coming back. By entrusting your home to FSS, you’re assured of high-quality service, ensuring the preservation and enhancement of your most valuable asset—your home.

Decreased Functionality

Issues with your home’s foundation disrupt the normal functionality of your day-to-day. Doors and windows fail to operate smoothly, household items tumble from countertops, and the clatter of dishes in the cabinets echoes every time you tread into the kitchen. We’ve even heard stories of infants in wheeled highchairs rolling across uneven floors on their own! These recurrent inconveniences are constant reminders of the escalating problems lurking below the surface. We understand your frustration and agree that you deserve better than to feel like your home is falling to pieces.

Expensive Home Damage

The harsh reality is that as damage escalates, so do the repair costs. Foundation issues won’t self-correct; they only get worse if neglected, triggering a ripple effect of problems around your home such as cracks in the floors, walls, and ceiling. By tackling the root cause of foundation issues, you stand to save significantly on other repairs, safeguarding your home and buying you peace of mind sooner rather than later.

Protect Your Investment and Ensure Your Safety

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Contact us or conveniently schedule your appointment online to arrange a suitable time for one of our certified field inspectors to assess your property.

Expert Consultation with Certified Inspectors

Our team of certified field inspectors will personally visit your home, thoroughly assess the issues you’re facing, and inspect other potentially affected areas.

Tailored Solutions Designed for You

Our skilled production crew meticulously installs custom-engineered solutions, utilizing patented, high-quality American-made products. We take pride in leaving your property in an improved condition.

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Identifying Foundation Problem Signs

Foundation damage causes a variety of problems in your home. The most common problems include:  

  • Wall cracks 
  • Stuck windows and doors  
  • Uneven or sagging floors 
  • Gaps between floors, walls, and ceilings 
  • Leaning chimneys 
  • Visible cracks in exterior brickwork 
  • Water Damage 
  • Mold Growth 

If you notice any of these problem signs, contact a professional foundation repair contractor as soon as possible.

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What Causes Foundation Damage?

The main instigators of foundation damage are intricate interplays between soil, water, and the unique climatic conditions present in Texas, creating a perfect storm of potential problems for your foundation.

Water is a significant factor in this equation. Excess moisture causes the soil beneath your foundation to expand, while its scarcity prompts contraction. Both scenarios exert stress on the foundation piers supporting your home. The situation becomes particularly challenging when dramatic fluctuations between excessive and deficient moisture lead to swift soil expansion and contraction, worsening your foundation problems.

In Texas, the distinctive soil types further complicate matters. Certain clay soils, such as Houston Black Clay and Vertisols, are prevalent in Texas and are known for their expansive properties. When these soil types get saturated with water, they can expand significantly, placing immense pressure on the foundations of homes. Conversely, in dry periods, these soils can contract, leading to instability.

This soil behavior is exacerbated by extreme weather changes causing soil oversaturation or severe dryness. Various elements contribute to this:

  • Weather patterns (intense rainfall, prolonged drought, etc.)
  • Inadequate drainage systems (inefficient gutters, improper property grading)
  • Subsurface water sources (aquifers, underground water bodies)
  • Natural calamities (flash floods, hurricanes, tornadoes)

Apart from soil- and water-related issues, other less common yet significant causes of foundation damage in Texas include plumbing leaks and invasive tree roots. If these roots grow too close to your home, they may infiltrate the foundation’s structural footing, causing additional distress to the foundation.

The FSS Solution

No matter what obstacles your home faces, FSS offers personalized engineered solutions to tackle them head-on. We go above and beyond to create and deliver proprietary products that are built to withstand the elements and last a lifetime.

With our Life of the Structure Warranty, you can trust that FSS is fully dedicated to the excellence of our services. Plus, our warranties are transferable, ensuring that any future homeowners will receive the same exceptional level of care.

SettleStop™ Pier Systems

Building a strong foundation is crucial in ensuring the longevity of any structure. That’s why our SettleStop™ pier systems are the perfect solution for unstable soil conditions.

Our process involves:

  • Removing soil to expose the foundation footing.
  • Placing the piers next to it.
  • Lowering them until they reach the necessary depth for support.

Then, we secure a heavy-duty steel bracket to the footing and use the piers to transfer the structure’s weight to the stable soil below.

We offer three types of pier systems – helical, push, or slab piers – each with unique applications and benefits. Our pier systems provide permanent stability, preventing future settling and even enabling the structure to be lifted back to its original position. 

With a fully transferable lifetime warranty, our pier systems offer long-term protection against changing soil conditions. Choose us as your foundation stabilization experts and ensure the durability and safety of your structure. Contact us today to learn more about our services.

Helical Piers

At FSS we offer the SettleStop™ Helical Pier System as a possible solution to foundation problems. Our team of professionals is equipped with the latest hydraulic equipment to install helical piers that will securely anchor your home to the stable soil beneath. 

Our helical piers feature steel rods with helical plates at their ends, which work like screws to provide a solid foundation for your property. Our crew carefully monitors the installation until the piers reach the necessary depths and capacities. A heavy-duty steel bracket is then secured to the footing, and the weight of the home is transferred through the piers to the stable soil below. 

We take pride in our work and ensure your peace of mind by installing benchmarks on your exterior foundation walls above the piers. We use a laser level to place small rivets and then align them with the rivets to confirm everything is still secure. 

Our helical pier system is best suited for lighter structures and can be used in a variety of situations. Contact us today to learn how we can provide long-lasting stability to your home’s foundation.

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Push Piers

SettleStop™ Push Piers operate similarly to helical piers, although they exhibit slight variations in their design and installation process. These piers consist of lengthy steel rods that are pushed into the ground.

After soil is removed to expose the footing, a heavy-duty steel bracket is secured to it before the piers are driven through the bracket. The piers bypass problematic soil and reach bedrock, ensuring long-lasting stability for your home.

As with the helical pier installation, our crew will install benchmarks on your exterior foundation walls above the piers. 

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Slab Piers

FSS’s SettleStop™ Slab Pier System provides a robust solution to uneven slab foundations by using heavy-duty steel piers to reach stable, unaffected soil deep below. This gives you the confidence of a solid foundation for your property.

The process starts with small holes drilled through the slab to allow for the insertion of the slab piers. Utilizing hydraulic machinery, the piers are pushed into the ground adjacent to the slab until they reach the depths of load-bearing strata.

The slab piers are then interconnected with brackets that distribute the weight of the slab evenly across the piers. This ensures the structure’s weight is transferred through the piers to the stable soil below, effectively stabilizing and potentially lifting the slab.

We’ll also install benchmarks at the location of the piers. Using a precision laser level, we set small rivets in the slab, allowing us to monitor for future movement. To reassure you of our system’s integrity, we will return to align the laser level with the rivets, verifying the slab’s stability.

Slab piers are incredibly versatile and are particularly effective for heavier structures or concrete slabs needing stabilization or potential lift.

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SettleStop™ IntelliJack™ Crawl Space Support Posts

Do you have a problem with sagging floors causing creaky noises, tripping, or rattling furniture? Our SettleStop™ IntelliJack™ crawl space support posts provide a solution that not only stabilizes your floor but also adds strength to your weak or sagging floor joists.

Made of high-quality steel, our crawl space support system is installed beneath the floor joists and securely attached to the support beams above. The adjustable support posts provide upward support to the floor joists, effectively stabilizing the floor above. We pride ourselves on our crawl space support system having an allowable load capacity of more than 24,000 lbs per support jack, tested and certified to the highest industry standards.

Your Foundation, Our Priority

At FSS, we understand the importance of your home. We are homeowners too, and we know you deserve the best-in-class products and locally trusted experts designed for your home. Our commitment to excellence guarantees the permanent stabilization of your foundation.

We understand how important your home is because we’re homeowners too. That’s why we know you deserve locally trusted experts and best-in-class products designed for your home. And that’s why we can guarantee permanent stabilization of your foundation. 

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Factors Affecting Foundation Repair Cost

The cost of repairing a home’s foundation can be influenced by a variety of factors:

  • Amount of Foundation Damage: The extent of the damage to the foundation is the most significant factor that can affect the cost of repairs. Minor cracks may not require as much work compared to major shifts or significant structural damage, which can require more extensive repairs that can be costly.
  • Surrounding Soil Conditions: The soil surrounding the foundation can also impact the cost of repairs. Expansive soil that swells and shrinks with moisture changes can cause more severe foundation issues, which may require more expensive repairs. Different types of foundations may require varying repair techniques, which can also affect the cost. For example, slab foundations may be more expensive to repair than pier and beam foundations.
  • Location: Areas with a higher cost of living or more stringent building codes may have higher repair costs. Additionally, environmental factors such as flooding, high winds, or earthquakes can cause foundation damage that may require costly repairs.

The cost of repairing a foundation is highly dependent on the unique circumstances of each home. FSS will be able to give you an estimate the same day as your scheduled inspection with the most effective solution for repairing your foundation damage.

The cost of foundation repair on a home can vary depending on several factors, including: 

  • Extent of damage: The severity of the damage to the foundation can significantly impact the cost of repairs. Minor cracks may be less costly to fix than significant foundation shifts or structural damage. 
  • Soil conditions: The type and condition of the soil around the foundation can also impact the cost of repairs. For example, expansive soil that swells and shrinks with moisture changes can cause more significant foundation issues and repairing it may cost more.
  • Type of foundation: Different types of foundations require different repair techniques, which can affect the cost. For instance, slab foundations may be more expensive to repair than pier and beam foundations. 
  • Location: The location of the home can also affect the cost of foundation repairs. For example, areas with a higher cost of living or with more stringent building codes may have higher repair costs.

Overall, the cost of foundation repair will depend on the unique circumstances of each home and the severity of the foundation issues that need to be addressed.

What to Expect from Foundation Support Specialists

At FSS, we understand that your home is your sanctuary, and it is our top priority to ensure that it remains safe and secure for you and your family. As homeowners ourselves, we know how frustrating it can be to deal with contractors who don’t deliver on their promises or cut corners. That’s why we put communication, safety, and transparency at the forefront of our work.

Our team of Foundation Support Specialists is committed to providing the best possible service and showing the utmost respect for your home. From the moment we step through your door, we will treat your home as if it’s our own. This includes wearing clean booties to protect your floors during the initial inspection, and thoroughly cleaning up the work site before we leave at the end of the project.

  • Scheduling: You can call us, fill out our online contact form, or book an appointment directly on our website. Once you’ve scheduled your inspection, we’ll send you a confirmation email with more information about our services and our proprietary solutions. 
  • 48-Hour Confirmation Call: To ensure that you are informed every step of the way, we have implemented a comprehensive communication system. We’ll call and text you two days before your scheduled inspection to confirm the appointment. On the day of the inspection, your Certified Field Inspector will give you an “on the way” call so that you know exactly when to expect them. You can also track your team’s route in real-time, ensuring complete transparency.
  • Inspection: When your Certified Field Inspector arrives at your home, they will introduce themselves and take the time to listen to your concerns. They will then explain their inspection process, which includes a thorough examination of the interior and exterior of your home, as well as the creation of a detailed diagram and reference photos (with your permission) to aid our installation team. Rest assured that any concerns you raised when we arrived will be resolved when the repairs are complete. 
  • Schedule Work: When you’re ready to proceed, we’ll schedule the work immediately and choose the best installation date for your schedule. Our team will obtain any necessary work permits, review the proposed solution, and have a licensed structural engineer oversee the foundation work when required – ensuring the safest and most professional service possible.

FAQs

Yes. Professional foundation repair is the best possible way to handle foundation damage, and it’s been proven by our team. Thousands of homeowners in Austin, San Antonio, Victoria, and Corpus Christi have relied on FSS for their foundation repair with great success – and the solutions are permanent every time.

Most foundation repair projects take between 1-3 days to complete. It all depends on the extent of the damage, the size of your foundation, and the required solution. Our team will provide you with a free inspection and give you a better idea of how long the project will take.

Yes, and only for the better. Foundation repair will raise the value of your home, or at the very least, prevent its value from diminishing. Potential buyers will likely be happy that the home’s foundation is well protected, and that the home’s longevity has increased.

You might be wondering if foundation repair is even worth it. If your home is experiencing any kind of foundation problem signs, the answer is absolutely. Foundation damage puts you, your loved ones, and your personal property at risk. Even the smallest crack in your foundation can grow into a huge problem. 

Moreover, foundation repair does more than just fix your foundation. It also raises the value of your home and can help prevent pest infestations, lower utility costs, and revitalize your property’s curb appeal. Foundation Support Specialists guarantees a permanent fix with our foundation solutions. They keep your property protected from all causes of foundation damage well into the future.

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Austin

11615 Angus Rd
Suite 104B
Austin, TX 78758

Dallas

1945 W. Walnut Hill Ln.
Irving, TX  75038

Houston

6422 Lozano Dr.
Houston, TX 77041

San Antonio

18630 Goll St.
San Antonio, TX 78266