All foundations move over time. Problems arise when some parts of your foundation shift — via sinking or lateral movement — while others don’t.

Home foundation repair involves stabilizing your foundation from further movement. United Structural Systems achieves structural stability by using a number of home foundation repair systems, depending on what sort of shifting your property is experiencing.

Does Your Home Need Foundation Repair?

There are several symptoms that may indicate your home needs foundation repair. Common problems include cracked foundation blocks and bricks, horizontal cracks in basement walls, and wall separation from windows and doorframes.

Homes can also be plagued by other, less dramatic support issues such as too-few columns in crawl spaces or basements. These problems are signaled by uneven flooring, drywall cracks, and sticking doors. They can typically be addressed by installing more posts underneath the house, and certain foundation and basement stabilization techniques.

Cracks in a foundation and uneven flooring are pretty easily related back to foundation repair needs. However, there are other warning signs that you might not think about when considering whether you need foundation repair services. These can include the following:

  • Windows that are extremely difficult to open or close.
  • Bumps and creases in wallpaper.
  • Nails that have started coming out of the foundation, causing cracks in walls. 
  • Standing water in your crawl space or basement.
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Foundation Repair Costs

Your house likely represents your greatest financial asset. And while no one looks forward to home foundation repair, it helps to think of it as an investment in your property. Not only will it improve the quality of your home and your life while you live there, it will also preserve your house’s value for resale, in the event that you ever decide to move.

Foundation repair costs can vary depending on the kind of attention your foundation needs. The experts at United Structural Systems of Tennessee work to make sure that your home gets the specific attention and services it requires. The cost of your foundation repair should ensure lasting safety and stability.

At USS, we aim to make your foundation repair a success. That’s why we give every home foundation repair job our best and guarantee our work.

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