The process for fixing a damaged foundation is different for every homeowner. Concrete repair techniques are usually used to fix cracks or deterioration in concrete slabs, which may be caused by settling and other factors. Moreover, addressing moisture-related issues in the crawl space is an important step in repairing a foundation.

Overall, repairing a damaged foundation can involve various concrete repair methods like concrete leveling and concrete lifting (slab jacking). But, generally speaking, a foundation repair often involves the following steps:

  • Assessment and Diagnosis: Foundation repair professionals will assess the damage and pinpoint the problem. Afterward, they’ll offer a permanent solution.
  • Stabilization: Most structural repairs involve installing steel or helical piers to support and level your foundation.
  • Crack and Wall Repair: The cracks and fissures in your walls will be sealed with either epoxy or polyurethane injections. They might also use wall anchors or carbon fiber straps to reinforce the walls.
  • Preventing Future Issues: To help prevent water accumulation, mold growth, moisture concerns, and possible future damage, professionals perform basement waterproofing and crawl space encapsulation. They also install sump pumps and vapor barriers on the floor and walls of the crawl space and improve existing drainage systems.