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"Great experience start to finish. So patient and responsive to my questions about estimate. Work crew was fabulous--on time, friendly, and super thorough. They left" my property so clean, despite 5 days of foundation dust. Just a pleasure to work with them. Highly recommended.

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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
Foundation Repair

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

Relying solely on measurements to determine the condition of a foundation often leads to risks incurring further damage to a home, says Granott. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Dale W. of Boones Mill, Virginia.)
Foundation Repair

Measuring your foundation for levelness alone is not enough to determine if your foundation needs repair. A foundation expert will evaluate all the factors.

Foundation and basement repair experts advise homeowners not to ignore cracks, which can expand into costly foundation failures. (Photo courtesy of member Dale W. of Boones Mill, Va.)
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Many homeowners don’t pay attention to their home’s foundation until it’s too late. A foundation problem could jeopardize the structural soundness of your home and make it impossible to sell without first being corrected. Get tips on what you can do to prevent problems.

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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 Portsmouth


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was our repair person and did a great job. He was very professional and clean. He also expalined to me the steps he was taking. He put down plastic in all walkways. Filled crack. and applied bracing material along crack. Drilled in cement to drain. Cleaned up nicely.

The most notable service came later. We have a very large crack going across almost the entire wall on one side of the foundation, as seen in the basement. The man working with us from
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suggested a very pricey fix (including piering) because our front porch seems to be sinking. This had clearly been done by past homeowners, and worked for a while. But, before he had us commit, he strongly encouraged us to hire a structural engineer (I think that's his job title) to assess the crack. The engineer was very pricey (about $150-200 just to assess a crack!), but the purpose was for this outside input to give us peace of mind about the best course for our foundation. Boy, we are glad we did it, because the engineer said there was no imminent threat and that we should just keep tabs on the foundation to track any further deterioration. No piering! Phew.
I was very impressed that
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was so willing to allow us the time and space to be absolutely certain about our investment that they would actually recommend we take an extra step--a step that eventually cost them some business. But they want to do good business, so my respect for that will bring me back to this company again.
- Amy H.

He was amazing, Very thorough, the report he provided was comprehensive. He not only checked the foundation for cracks, he checked foundation levels through out the house! The inspection was worth a lot more than $50!
- Luis L.

He did a very thorough and professional job. While we did not select
their services, it was a very difficult decision. His presentation was
excellent. Our only deciding factor was the timeframe in which work
could be performed.
- Donald S.

United was very prompt in returning my initial emails and came out to give me an estimate to inject one crack in my basement wall - $385. I thought this was fair when compared to another similar quote by another contractor. United also noticed another crack in the same wall, but said because it was not leaking, that I might be able to hold off. They gave me a written quote and did not pressure me nor push me to commit to their estimate. I went with United because they were more professional than the other contractor. I was surpised how they were able to schedule my repair within two weeks. Although they had to reschedule my repair date, they contacted me well before hand and let me pick the reschedule date. They showed up on this date on time and got to work immediately. They were very competent from the start. It was at this time that I decided to have them inject the second crack (that originally I was going to let go). Because we are going to finish this basement, I wanted to be sure there were no future leaks and to cover all bases. United agreed this was the best way to go and quoted me an additional $185. I felt this was better than having potential problems down the road. They were done with both cracks within two hours and showed me what they had done. They left the basement clean and gave me instructions to let the expoxy set for 2 days. We have had two rain storms and I have not seen any water. I will wait until we get a really heavy downpour to see if the repair holds. If it does, we will start finishing the basement. Yes, I would use them again and can highly recommend them.
- Laura K.

Was hard to pin down a start date, however, once they received the signed bid proposal it was only a couple of weeks wait. The crew was productive, asked me questions when in doubt about altering anything on the house. Took them about 3 days to complete. I would recommend them to others.
- Christopher S.

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was great from start to finish. They were on time, professional and completed our crawl space in a day and a half. We really liked the no pressure approach
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had when he came to give us a quote. They were there to answer any questions we had leading up to and after the project was completed. The company even called a week later for a follow up, which I thought was nice. Our foreman
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) allowed us to see the stages and ask questions during the project. I would recommend
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for crawl space and basement finishing needs. I would call on them again in the future if the need arises.
- Abbie Z.

Everything go fine with the BBC. They are very good people and Responsible. Always be there to answer question and situation during contruction.. I recommend
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for a future proyect, very profesional .
- Carmen R.

Foundation Contractors in Portsmouth, VA

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7 Cities Termite & Pest Control

413 Willow Brook Way


Virignia Beach

A-1 Inc Exterminators

1704 S Park Ct

Academy Enterprises Construction

517 Youngstown Ct

Ace Construction

PO Box 2722

ACME Animal Removal & Bee Control Services

5344 E Princess Anne Rd

Adam's Home Sevices

Virginia Beach



Advanced Builders Inc

19159 Farm Rd

Advanced Engineering Construction

1800 Rokeby Ave

Aljase LLC

234 N Witchduck Rd
Virginia Beach

Anointed Masonry ONE LLC

P.O. Box 1492

ArtDivine Painting, A Home Improvement Company

916 Westwind Place
Virginia Beach

Associated Independent Contractors Inc

PO Box 64307
Virginia Beach

Atlantic Foundations Inc

1700 Lambert Ct

Atlantic Hardscapes

820 Stell lane

Atlantic Power Wash

Newport News


4701 Bromfield Ave
Virginia Beach

Bay Crawlspace Solutions

4700 Donelson Rd
Virginia Beach

Bay Shore Construction

3101 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach

Bayshore Construction, Inc

3101 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach

BCC Services Inc.

538 Wythe Creek Road

Beach Homeworks, LLC

292 Appian Ave
Virginia Beach

Bedrock Foundation Systems Inc

PO Box 61691
Virginia Beach

Benchmark General Contracting

1545 Crossways Blvd Ste 250

Betterton Home Improvements

4800 Peace Way


PO Box 801

brinks flooring

1133 woodland terrace drive


PO Box 2157
Virginia Beach

C&A Building and Remodeling

400 Sharon Dr.
Newport News

Cardial Carpentry LLC

15160 Ashby Way West


2008 Aloma Drive
Virginia Beach

Clean Air Solutions Inc.

2768 Mulberry Loop
Virginia Beach

Crawl Masters

5905 Blackwater Rd
Virginia Beach

Creative Concepts Investments, Inc

6001 Miller Store Rd.

Customer Service Enterprise

6 maid marion circle
Newport News


Virginia Beach

Davenport Masonry LLC

5828 Leslie Rd.

DJ Construction

2560 Piney Bark Drive
Virginia Beach

E.W. Carter General Contractor

202 Hough Ave

eastern home repair

12551 jefferson ave.suite 101


3730 DAVIS ST.


Manning Road

Erik Cook Landscapes

1740 Log Cabin Rd

Excel Builders Inc.

4224 Blackwater Road
Virginia Beach

Four Seasons Home Repair

480 Harpersville Road
Newport News

Gamble Home Improvement

507 Kent Dr

General Repairs LLC

4901 Manor Avenue

Gibson Concrete

4940 Rutherford Rd ste 401
Virginia Beach

Gmw Contracting Inc

3303 airline blvd



Hampton Roads Maintenance

1910 Lansing Ave

Hickory Custom Woodcraft LLC

908 Executive Ct

Hipp Masonry Works Inc

109 Vine Dr

HomePro Pest Control

1501 Waterway Circle

Hudgins Masonry

712 Poplar Forest Ct

Hug-A-Bug Pest Control and Termite Inc

5324 Tuza Ln
Virginia Beach


201 Cypress Rd

J & N Construction Services

408 Britnie Court
Newport News

Jazi Builders, Inc.

476 Richneck Rd
Newport News

JES Foundation Repair

1741 Corporate Landing Parkway
Virginia Beach

JG Construction & Renovation

2717 Christopher Farms Drive
Virgina Beach

Jps handyman services

42 camelot court

K&R Crawl Space Solutions

4740 Quinwood Lane
Virginia Beach

Lawson Concrete Construction

664 Abbey Village Cir

Maintenance Perfection

205 grace st.

Mako Maintenance

119 B
Bruton Ct

Marc's General Repair

4902 George Washington Memorial Highway

Marquee Homes Inc.

538 Wythe Creek Road

Matt's Repair

421 Dauphin Ln
Virginia Beach

Meadows & Son

4611 Truman Ln
Virginia Beach

Michael Davidson Masonry

101 Honaker Ave


3737 Strawberry Plains Rd


416 Height hill Rd

Mike Fusco Builder

1201 S. Crescent Drive

MSH Homes Inc

3524 Ballahack Rd

Northern Craftsman LLC


Oak Creek Consolidated - Field Office

2201 Goodwin Neck Road

Oak Creek Consolidated, Inc.

601 Industry Dr.

On The Spot Services

804 S Buckingham Court
Virginia Beach


10 San Jose Drive, Suite 4-B
Newport News

Pilot Construction, Inc.

12 Bonita Dr.

Pratte Construction

1361 W. Norcova Ave

Priority Pest Services

1509 Technology Dr

Professional Building Services

2404 Chubb Lake Ave
Virginia Beach

Quality Carpenters Inc

637 74th St
Newport News

Reliance Pest & Termite Inc

644 Prosperity Way

Renaissance Remodeling

1037 Winchester Way

rock solid concepts

3416 n. military hwy

Segar Contracting

3712 Mantle Ln
Virginia Beach

Small Potatoes Structural Engineering

505 S Independence Blvd
Virginia Beach

Smart Services

1385 Fordham Dr
Virginia Beach

Suffolk Contractors Inc

228 Luray St.

Suffolk contractors inc.

228 Luray Street

Superior Termite & Pest Control Inc

5626 Princess Anne Rd
Virginia Beach

Task List Complete

1001 Little Lake Drive

The Crawlspace Company

717 River Edge Lndg

Thrifty Concrete

26 Tillerson Dr
Newport News

Tidewater Caulking & Waterproofing

2723 Airline Blvd.

Tidewater Masonry

811 W. 41st St.

Triangle Sealants Corporation

PO Box 6128

Virginia Foundation Solutions Inc

789 Seahawk Cir
Virginia Beach

Visions of the Future LLC

325 Tudor Place

Walling Masonry

709 Paul Street
Newport News

Walling Masonry

709 Paul Street
Newport News

Warrick Concrete Services Inc

207 Nelson District Rd

What's It Worth? LLC

80 Hermitage Rd
Newport News

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