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"I knew for a few years my foundation needed leveling. The thing is, I had heard all the horror stories and didn't have the gumption to take on the dreaded invasion" of strangers taking measurements and speaking in a language only contractors can understand. Not to mention the sound of jackhammers, creaking walls and huge holes in my landscape where piers would be inserted. And I was afraid of making the wrong decision in choosing a company to make the repairs. So I procrastinated. Until I started losing my balance walking through my living room due to the increased slope of the floor. Time to get serious. I asked the dozens of neighbors who had had their foundation repaired over the years for advice. All I got were more horror stories. So I took to the internet and did my research. After ruling out many "fixes" that seemed only temporary I think my guardian angel
me to
. Their technique was the least invasive and just made sense mechanically. Their representative,
, put me at ease right away. I could tell he believed in the product without hesitation. He was polite, patient, knowledgeable and
. Attributes I highly value when making major decisions. He did his assessment, found I only needed exterior piers and advised me of my options. He was not condescending in the least when I expressed my concerns. I wish all contractors and their representatives had a bit of such kindness in their souls. At any rate, I said a prayer, took a
of faith and signed the contract. I'm so thankful that I did! The crew came out early on a Thursday morning and started working.
, the crew leader, was such a nice guy! He worked right alongside the team digging, pushing pipe, bagging up displaced dirt etc. and they had 25 piers ready for leveling after only six hours! The next day the guys arrived ahead of schedule and got to work again. After the engineer made some minor adjustments they finished up, lifted the house (that was the best part!) poured concrete, replaced the dirt in the holes and were on their way. All this in the summer heat. They were really awesome! I'm glad I did my research and hired this remarkable company. It was absolutely painless and definitely the best homeowner decision I have ever made. The investment has increased the resale value of my home. However, now that I can get my morning coffee without stumbling down a slope in the living area, I'm not moving:) • • •

-Georganne J.

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"We are first time homeowners and after all the rain we've been getting I started noticing small cracks in the drywall of our house and the exterior of our foundation." Unsure whether or not they were signs of a bigger issue I bought a deal with
for a foundation inspection. The inspector called me the morning of our appointment and asked if he could come earlier than scheduled, which was fine by me. He showed up right at the new time we arranged and quickly reassured me that our problems were all cosmetic and not structural. He took measurements of the levels in our house and said they were only off at most by a quarter of an inch and that our foundation was solid. He was very friendly about the whole thing and didn't make me feel silly for worrying over small cracks in the wall. He even said that if we ever suspected something had changed to give them a call again and mention the coupon we'd purchased and if we needed work that time he'd still apply the $500 credit that came along with the deal. Punctual, professional, and friendly. This is the best experience I've had with someone we hired through an Angie's List deal.

-Mary T.

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Crawl Spaces

Homes that aren't built on a slab foundation or basement feature crawl spaces to allow for the necessary access to plumbing, electrical and other home systems.

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Many homeowners worry about the severity of foundation cracks in the basement.

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Unfortunately this is not something you will easily resolve; and even if you were to win, the amount of time and funds spent will probably exceed the cost of the actual repair.

Each state has different rules on what "as-is" means, but almost all use the term when it comes to realestate sales.  At two years, you are facing a hurdle that any issue could be the result of new conditions, acceptable wear / settlement, etc.  Has there been any changes in the area? (New house built next door, new addition, earthquake, flooding, etc?)

While you may have been given a home warranty with the purchase (do check your sales paperwork to see if there is any warranty and what it covers for how long) the house is sold to you as-is; it is your responsibility to raise concerns prior to taking over the house, so going back two years later is a huge up hill batle.

The home inspector is also going to be found faultless, as their reports almost always have words like "consult with an expert. . ." after each report section and they have disclaimers for missed items, etc. I got certified as a home inspector and was surprised at just how little they actually require you to know to become an inspector. They are really just an extra pair of eyes to help inexpereinced home owners look where most people don't look or go.  You even mention that the repair work was well masked, so you didn't notice it until you began looking for it.  A good inspector might have caught it, but you won't win any court cases proving yours wasn't good enough.

The Seller will claim that any foundation issues were fixed and resolved, which is why they marked "No" on the foundation issue section.  They fixed it; so it was no longer an issue.  If it came back, that is a new issue.  You and I know this is bogus, but to win in court you have to prove intent; and the builder can easily show they thought it was fixed.  Or, they might even be able to claim they were unaware - the repairs were from the previous owner, and were hidden so well HE and YOU didn't notice them.

So the next step is to meet with your home insurance agent.  As I mentioned above, if there have been any enviromental changes (a new house next door could have changed the underground water table flow or pressures, for example) you may be covered.  Even if there are no issues, you still may have a policy that allows for major repairs to be covered after a certian cost threshold, etc.  You'd be surprised at what your home owners insurance covers - find out first; they might have in house or low cost engineers who will do the initial inspection, etc.  They also will provide advice on your home sale; if they think you have a case against the Seller.

Best of luck on this issue.  Make sure any solution you pay for solves the cause (Stress on the wall), and doesn't just fix the results (cracks).




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For this type of job, you need plans and specs from an Architectural/Engineering firm before thinking about contractors - and to get a building permit. Ben's method would work and done incrementally could cost well over $100,000 plus as he says, but this not really the most economic way to approach this big a job. A House Mover or Foundation Underpinning specialty company can usually slide your house onto a whole new foundation, or jack it up on steel beams and hold it there while a basement is dug underneath it, without any intermediate piers. The jacking/move cost would probably be on the order of $30-40,000, and a new basement probably about $40-50,000 - rough ballpark, though I have been involved in some 1000-1500SF single story jobs that went for under $70,000 total. I have been involved in a fair number of these type jobs - and the way the numbers come out, if there is room on the property to move the house, it is almost always nearly as cheap or cheaper to build an equivalent square footage (basement plus ground level) addition rather than add a basement under the house, and that way your new footage is half above ground so worth more on resale, plus you do not lose use of the house for a month or two. Second cheapest is usually sliding house to a new foundation, if property is large enough to do this - though house is totally cut off from utilities for a week to three. Most expensive, and usually only done in tight city environments or with full 2 story or higher houses, is adding the foundation in place, though your utility interruptions should be on the order of hours at a time rather than days or weeks. Talk to an architect - I think you will quickly lean towards the addition option rather than adding a basement - it is just too expensive to deepen foundations in most cases, plus you WILL get cracking in the house and possible water and sewer pipe problems in a move/underpinning job, which is not the case with an addition. This become more likely the case since you want to add 8 feet off the back of the home anyway - so why not just enlarge the addition and do it all that way - MUCH simpler, and MUCH less disruption of your life, and you get much higher resale return on your investment.
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Foundation Repair reviews in Austin

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we've had a crack in the foundation which we finally decided to address. We set up an appointment, and
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arrived on time. He first talked with us, and we were impressed that he took the time to ask us questions and answer our questions, to make sure he was addressing our concerns. He He took measurements of the foundation and provided a drawing showing the measurements and differences in levels. He analyzed the crack we had in the foundation and told us there was no need for major foundation work ... it was a plumbing issue. We'd use him if we ever have a foundation issue.
- Carolyn S.
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Inspected my concerns and answered my questions professionally. Did a comprehensive measurement on the flatness of the floor and showed it on the blueprint of the house the technician
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. It takes about 35~40 minutes to complete the work. The technician did a very good job.
- Zheng Y.
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I used
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two years ago to have part of my foundation repaired and I had a great experience with
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; I even chose
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based off their excellent reviews on yelp. Unfortunately, something has drastically changed about this company and I am writing now to forewarn folks to not waste their time. So this is what happened to us: we need to now replace all the piers on our foundation and I immediately emailed
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to see if
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could come out (he was the first one I contacted);
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responded and said he thought he could make it out on Monday and that he would let me know, but he never emailed me back. I thought that was strange and unlike him because that's not the experience I had with him two years ago. Two weeks pass and I decide to write him back to let him know that if he's super busy I understand, but to just let me know, and that if he's not busy, my husband could take off from work to meet him the following week. To my surprise, he responds that same day and said that next week sounded good and that things should dry up by then (we had experienced a lot of rain in May), but he never followed up and I did not hear from until 8 days later (at this point, I am wondering why is this happening and why he would be so inconsiderate). So we finally get
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out to the house and it was the nice
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I remembered so I was willing to forget how elusive he was. Without even looking under the house, he said he would send us a quote and he also informed us that the flooding we were experiencing on one side of our yard would have NO impact on our new foundation (all the other foundation companies we've had out have addressed the flooding and made suggestions). So before
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leaves, he promises to have a quote to us over the weekend. NEVER HEARD FROM HIM! I emailed him three days later to check in and he said he needed some information from his boss, but that he would have the quote before Friday. The quote never arrives!!!!! He then emails me five days later to say that he would have the quote to me by 8am the next morning. Once again, the quote never arrives!!!! Why in the world would he waste our time and string us along like this? And we were prior clients!!!! I will never contact
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Company again. As someone mentioned already on yelp.com, there is no way a company can treat people like this and be in business much longer.
- Stephanie K.
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was prompt, polite, knowledgeable. I'm glad I purchased the Angie's List deal. It gave me peace of mind to know that
my drainage problems are not foundation related.
- Katherine T.
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The overall process was essentially painfree. Anytime you drop 10K on something, it isn't a pleasant experience, but I am confident that I my foundation issues are resolved.
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took his time (and his shoes off) to explain their process, answering my questions, sometimes twice. I researched his quote and got a second quote. The price quoted matched the going rate I found on google, and matched close enough to the second quote that going with
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was the obvious choice. Once I got my money situation squared away, the crew showed up and worked extremely fast.
Throughout the process
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was a friendly presence, answering questions and explaining the process. While I assume I will not need any foundation work done anymore, and can therefore not really use
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anymore, I would not hesitate to recommend them highly.
- James H.
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I called the provider because I had a water leak in my slab foundation. They came out to inspect, and told me my foundation was a "poster child" for healthy foundations everywhere, and instead I needed to call a plumber. These guys were very friendly and professional, and I would definitely use them again.
- Brent W.
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The job went very well. To begin,
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spent 1 hour inspecting the existing foundation and explaining what
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would reccommend. He was very thorough, professional. Four men performed the job and were very profesional, polite, fast, and worked well together. The crew chief was obviously very experienced at the job as well as handling a crew. We could tell from the start that they knew what they were doing. The job was completed in 5 days as
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estimated. He was on site on several different occasions. And always responsive.
The steel-pier system they use is very impressive. We feel confident our home will be around another 90 years.
We highly recommend this company to anyone needing a foundation evaluation and/or repair.
- dana A.
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Everything went well. They installed piers about half the perimeter of the house. One disapointment I had was that in order to install the piers they had to break through the concrete, and the new concrete they fill the holes with doesn't match the existing concrete and it's a bit messy around the edges.
- Sedley D.

Foundation Contractors in Austin

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3 G HOUSE LEVELING

6900 COLUMBIA DR
Austin

5G Contracting LLC

101 South First
Austin

A Rod's Sand & Finish

1206 Eagles Way
Leander

A+ Instant Repair Service

9410 Newberry D.r.

A-1 Engineering

1006 Vance Jackson Rd
San Antonio

A-Bexar Foundation Repair

6222 Robin Frst
San Antonio

A-PLUS INSPECTION SERVICES, Since 1967

13114 SOUTH RIDGE CIRCLE
Leander

Abacus Foundation Repair

2530 Hullette Avenue
Lancaster

ABC FOUNDATION & HOUSE LEVEL

1938 Northeast Loop 410
San Antonio

Accurate Leak and Line

3333 Lee Parkway
Dallas

Advanced Foundation Repair

10192 E IH
Converse

Advanced Prolift Foundation Repair, LLP

5601 West Jefferson Blvd
Dallas

All Good Roofing & Additions

9415 Burnet Rd
Austin

All In One Foundation Repair

3005 S Lamar Blvd
Austin

Allied Siding & Windows

28341 SH 249
Tomball

Ambrose Construction

13355 N Hwy 183
Austin

Arc Design & Associates

6004 Grissom Road
San Antonio

Arch Foundation Repair

5504 W Davis St
Dallas

Arredondo Group

6004 Grissom Rd
San Antonio

Artisan Builders Inc

4219 Three Creek Trail
Spicewood

Atlas Green Homes

Main office in Houston. serving Austin,San Antonio
Houston

ATS CONSULTING ENGINEERS

4611 BEE CAVE RD
Austin

Austin Concrete Construction

1602 Saracen Rd
Austin

Austin Drain & Air Rescue

7847 Fortune Dr
San Antonio

Austin House Calls

11754 Jollyville Rd
Austin

AUSTIN REMODELING

P.O. Box 92513
Austin

Blue Ridge Construction

12907 Lamplight Village Ave
Austin

Bruecher Foundation

12134 Pecan St
Austin

Cain Construction & Carpentry

15019 Big Falls Dr
Leander

Caldwell County Construction

802 S Church St
Lockhart

Capital Foundations

1703 Bench Mark Dr
Austin

Capitol Renovations

4500 Williams Dr
Georgetown

Casey Resources

12924 Pegasus St
Austin

Catalyst Construction, Inc.

1301 W. Ben White Blvd.
Austin

Cedar Park Concrete

10609 Settlers Trl
Austin

Centex Foundation Repair

1120 E 52nd St
Austin

Chino's Construction

415 east st. elmo #1E
Austin

Church Services

7910 Burleson Rd
Austin

Copeland Concepts

PO Box 204449
Austin

Cotham Construction Services & Roofing

201 S Lakeline Blvd
Cedar Park

Craftsmen Iinc.

7000 Convict Hill Rd.
Austin

CRAIN CONCRETE CONTRACTOR

700 COUNTY CORK LN
Leander

CRC Concrete Raising and Repair

1720 Howard Ln
Austin

Crown Foundation Repair

1701 S.Mays St.
Round Rock

Crown Foundation Repair

1701 S Mays St
Round Rock

Dawson Foundation Repair

6906 Chetwood
Houston

Diehr Masonry

10215 Rocking Horse Rd
Austin

Done Rite Foundation Repair

11413 Gun Fight Ln
Austin

DOUGLAS FOUNDATION REPAIR

12510 EDWARDS HOLLOW RUN
Austin

DreamScape Design

8760-A Research Blvd
Austin

Du-West Foundation Repair

713 S Seguin Rd
Converse

EMERALD SUNROOMS

7801 N LAMAR
Austin

Escobar Construction, LLC

11805 Dove Haven Dr
Austin

Expert Remodeling

2405 2nd St
Austin

Falkin Services Unlimited

2727 Lyons Rd.
Austin

Fortis Foundation Repair

1200 Barton Hills Dr. #166
Austin

Full Circle Remodeling

7312 E. Ben White #12
Austin

Garner Consulting Group

100 Commons Rd
Dripping Springs

Geo-Tech Foundation Repair

11816 Inwood Rd
Dallas

Gray Renovation

2406 S 3rd
Austin

HH Construction

PO BOX 752
Manchaca

Historic Builders

PO Box 2236
Fredericksburg

Home Source Construction

13359 N Hwy 183 Ste 406-207
Austin

IMPERIO'S CONCRETE

Pflugerville

Infinite Exteriors Construction Company LLC

7301 RR 620 North Suite 155-162
Austin

J&T Stucco and General Contractors

4131 Spicewood Springs
Austin

J. B. Concrete Services

9500 W. Parmer Ln.
Austin

J.D. Hunt Construction

5411 Grover Ave
Austin

Jackson Matthew Contracting

9323 Manchaca #213
Austin

Jarhead Construction Co.

P.O.Box 173
Cedar Park

LESSMANN'S HOME SERVICE

1805 CITATION DR
Del Valle

Level Best Foundation Repair

9806 Brown Ln
Austin

Lockwood Services LLC

PO Box 303354
Austin

Lone Star Custom Builders

2311 Founder Dr
Cedar Park

M & M Construction & Remodeling

2012 Market St.
Laredo

Maldonado's Concrete

5103 Two Iron st.
Austin

Mammoth Construction

12221 Branston Dr
Austin

Masonry Plus LLC

702 Packsaddle Pass
Kyle

Maverick Construction

17906 Linkview Dr.
Dripping Springs

MK Construction Specialists

P.O.Box 641
Liberty Hill

More Than A Carpenter

1313 Crete Ln.
Pflugerville

Mr. Handyman of NW Austin

1700 Bryant Dr.
Round Rock

Myers Concrete Construction LLP

P O Box 2928
Wimberley

NUSSEL CONTRACTING LLC

PO BOX 151842
Austin

Olshan Foundation Repair

1720 SE Loop 410
San Antonio

Patterson Home Repair

22223 Oban Dr
Spicewood

Pegasus General Contractors, Inc.

Post Office Box 29042
Austin

Pro-Crete of Cedar Park

1019 Silverstone Ln
Cedar Park

Quality Foundation Repair

9906 Gray Blvd
Austin

Quality Handyman Services

8011 Niles Cove
Austin

Rebuild Austin LLC

9205 Sanford Dr
Austin

RJB Concrete

20605 High Dr
Leander

RRS Construction Services

10107 Janet Loop
Dripping Springs

scconcrete

137 oakforest dr.

Serrano Concrete & Masonry

PO Box 291
Georgetown

SpawGlass Contractors

1111 Smith Rd
Austin

Stable Foundations Inc

8038 Exchange Dr Apt 935
Austin

Stackable & Associates

13403 Briar Hollow Dr
Austin

Stone Creek Engineering Services Inc

2100 Walsh Drive
Round Rock

Storey Construction, LLC

6633 E Hwy 290
Austin

Superior Foundation Repair

13107 Dessau Rd
Austin

Sure Safe EFS

1440 Grand Ave Ste B

SuVida Enterprises

10453 Ember Glen Dr

Texas Green Builders, Inc.

11300 Mayo St
Austin

Texas Power Washing

602 Thrush Ave.
Austin

The Foundation Man

1526 Alberi
Euless

The Ideal Makeover

5335 Pine Cliff Dr
Houston

Trusted Restore

12407 N MOPAC
Austin

TSC Construction Inc

7703 N Lamar
Austin

UpKeepers, Inc

4015 Guadalupe St
Austin

URETEK ICR GULF COAST

11603 WINDFERN RD
Houston

Vintage Modern

2029 Northridge Dr.
Austin

Wolfe Concrete

1648 Sunnycrest Circle
New Braunfels

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