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"USS employee came on time, actually even early. He was very polite and explained everything that I wanted to know. He had to hand dig because there were electrical" wires buried under the ground where the support needed to go. He had to go at least 3ft down on a hot and humid day, but he got it done quickly and was on his way. The young man patched the cracks, so that I am unable to tell the difference between that and the original mortar. It was expensive but slightly less than a quote that I got from another company. I am very please with the work

-sarah R.

"Overall I think they did a good job - the only complaint I have is that they originally said it would only take one day but they only sent 1 person out the first" day which obviously wasn't enough. It ended up taking several days. Ultimately, I think they did a good job it just wasn't as quick and easy as they originally said.

-Raegan M.

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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.

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

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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.
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).


Foundation Repair reviews in Nashville


They did a great job! Although I don't venture down to the crawl space, others that have gone down there (e.g. plumber) have made unsolicited comments on how good of a job was done. They have also come back to make adjustments as part of the engagement. Always accommodating. No hesitation in recommending this company!
- Tina S.

It was very difficult to get them out for an estimate and to get return phone calls. Once onsite, the process was extremely thorough and the review of the estimate involved photographs and a thorough explanation of approach and costs. We had 3 estimates before providing another company.
- Christie B.

First let me say I would recommend
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to anyone. This is the second time I've used them. The first time was on my home. I had 4 different companies come out and there inspector was very knowledgeable. I didnt get that salesman feeling. He actually knew what he was talking about. Mr.
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(inspector) gave me the exact fix that the engineer gave me without knowing about report. The other 3 companies tried to over sale me by thousands of dollars. And my home was fixed Perfectly. Obviously they were my first choice when I had problems with my office building. Again I called out 2 other companies just for due diligence and had them all give me am estimate. And again mr.
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was very close to the engineers report and the other two were off with the proper fix and the cost. So I hired
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to repair my building and they fixed it perfectly along with curing my drainage issue in the rear of property that no one previously could accomplish.
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was a pleasure to work with. They kept we well informed and the office staff was top notch. I never felt comfortable turning over a check of that size before dealing with this company.
- Johnathon S.

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diagnosed my problem after a thorough look at my basement and the front of the house. He is very knowledgeable. He knew exactly what was wrong in less than 10 minutes. He told me it was a
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problem that would go away after the ice melted. I didn't need to hire anyone. He did not take a dime from me. He was so respectful, kind, reliable, prompt, and honest!!!! I will DEFINITELY hire
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for ANY work I need done in the future!! Thanks,
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- Kim D.

I had them out for an estimate for some cracks in brick. The representative told me I did not need the expensive work on my home as it was just normal settling of the house. He said he could sell me the company services since he worked on commission, but he could not, in good faith, tell me that my house needed their services at this time. His honesty saved me a large expense on my home. In the future if I do need work, I will definitely call USS.
- Linda E.

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came out to do the quote. We needed to get the correct support for our crawlspace which had been neglected by the previous owners who used temporary
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on pieces of wood for support. I got a couple quotes from other contractors and companies but felt the materials were inferior.

To get the crawlspace support installed, I needed to send the 40% deposit. We knew it was 4-6 weeks out for scheduling so I sent the deposit right away. After a week, I still hadn't heard so I called to see when it would be scheduled for. I was told the owner schedules the installs and he makes calls on Fridays. He never did call. So another week goes by and I called back, the receptionist checked and told me it appeared he penciled me in but did not have the time yet to call. They already had our money and if the boss is too busy to call the client to inform them of the install date then someone else should handle it. The owner eventually did call the week before the installation. Not sure I would even know the install date if I hadn't called.

The installation went well and the team of three were professional. I guess we expected the floor to be perfectly level but I understand there is only so much they can do. Our kitchen floor was slightly warped over the years from the lack of correct support so there is only so much you can do to correct it. It cost a pretty penny (even with a 10% discount) but we wanted steel support into cement pads that would last for years to come versus going cheap with wood supports.
- William W.

Prompt and professional. Provided detailed explanation of proposed services after a thorough examination. Left very nice documentation and marketing materials for their pier product.
- dale L.

This company is amazing.
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are incredible guys. They both went above and beyond. Their crew are wonderful guys who work really hard at back breaking work and still keep a smile on their face. I can't say enough great things about this company. I would recommend them every day of the week. Honest guys who do what they say. They are creative and worked with us to find the best solution for our house instead of the cookie cutter "one size fits all" approach that other companies suggested. I told them every day that I felt truly grateful to them. I feel like they are the best guys for the job and our house is fixed better than it would have been if we hired any of the other company in Nashville. I'm so glad to know them. And last, but never least, they have the best brick mason in Nashville on their staff.
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is a true artist.
- Marla S.

Foundation Contractors in Nashville

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Above All Leveling

10420 Bromeliad Rd


222 BELL RD.

Ace Construction of TN

536 Uptown Sq.

Action TN

6641 Upton Ln

Advanced Solutions

1090 Charlie Reed Rd


330 Franklin Rd

American Home Design

880 Conference Dr

American Integrity Construction

4029 Brimestone Wy

American Standard Foundation Repair of Nashville

2817 West End Avenue, Suite 126-133

Armstrong Remodeling

2817 West End Rd.

ATP Construction And Restoration

P.O Box 90364


103 Gladstone Ln

Barrier Waterproofing Systems

337 Philadelphia Rd

Belle Meade Landscapes

4503 Harding Road

Bill's Contracting & Remodeling

1043 Hogan Branch Rd

Chimney Quest

1915 Hwy 12 S
Middle Tennessee

Concrete Express

PO Box 8

Crawlspace Solutions TN

301 S. Perimeter Pk Drive # 100

D & D Services

1846 Wilson Pike

Darwin's Handyman Service, LLC

213 Chamberlin Street

Doles Masonry

643 Alsup Mill Rd

Elan', LLC

PO Box 698
Old Hickory



Foley Remodeling

112 Midtown Court



Fusion Investments Corporation

2206 Dortch Ave

Ginn General Contractor

2230 Centerpoint

Ground Up Builders Inc

4743 Veterans Pkwy

H&H Home Improvements

507 Prichard St

Handi Andy

160 Groves Dr

HandyPros Property Services

113 Plumlee Rd.

Holland Contractors, Inc.

P.O. Box 1448

Instant Dri

11124 Kingston Pike

Keystone Partners LLC

823 N Thompson Ln

Lee Company

331 Mallory Station Rd.

Maple Ridge Group, Inc.

PO Box 959

Martin Company Construction

6547 Embassy Dr



ML Webb Masonry

225 Randy Rd

Nash Structural Solutions

PO Box 92017

Ochoa Bros.

3013 Ambrose Ave #F


19 Cleveland Ave


169 Remington Ave

One Call Home Team LLC

242 W Main St

Phil's Handiman Service

121 Randy Rd.



Pro Lift Systems Inc

1920 Nightwalk Ct

Quality Homeworks

3914 East Ridge Drive



Restorepro Inc.

1810 hy 41

RSU Contractors

1461 Battleground Dr

Saccheri Construction

PO Box 397

Summit Property Restoration LLC

655 N Main St

T.H.E. Construction

808 Highland Drive
White House

Tennessee Craftsmen LLC

PO Box 1173

Tennessee Foundation Services


The Wills Company


Unipro LLC

PO BOX 1093

United Structural Systems Inc

2111 Boat Factory Rd
Pleasant View

Universal Solutions

788 Dejarnette Ln

Vesta Homes, LLC

400 Stone Chimney Ct.

Warner Bros Foundation Repair

2880 Lyncrest Dr.

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