The stability of your home and foundation depends on several things, including the quality of the
construction, location, climate conditions and when it was built.
Materials used to build older homes and foundations are very different from what is used today. Some of those older materials include slate, soil, or cobblestone. These types of foundations predate the more commonly used concrete slab, which is much more durable.
If you have an older home or a foundation made with those materials, it’s likely to have issues.
If your foundation is cracked or damaged, your first thought is to repair it. However, as with most home repairs, it’s important to consider all of your options. You want to get the most for your money with the least amount of disruption to your daily life.
Most often, you need to replace your home’s foundation when contact between the wood and the ground leads to rot and deterioration. This is a common problem in older homes, or ones with brick or partial foundations.
However, you may also need to replace a concrete foundation if it was installed without reinforcing steel or if it suffered water damage.
There are many reasons to replace your foundation. Sometimes, more moderate solutions could repair the issue, and we would discuss those options with you. However, there are times when a foundation reaches a point beyond repair.
Foundation settlement is one of these issues, where soil shifts underneath the foundation to cause it to sink unevenly, creating a slanted foundation.
We replace a foundation by moving the home off the foundation, as if it were being moved to another location. The old foundation is removed and a new one is built in its place. The home is then put back on the new foundation.
If you have to replace your foundation, this is a job you only want to do once. We offer an effective, permanent solution from a team you can trust.