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Your Trusted Foundation Repair Experts Since 1978 Is your foundation showing cracks, walls bowing, or floors buckling? Don’t worry; we’ve got the solution. Our 5-star service pros in Knoxville, Johnson City, Bristol, Greeneville, and beyond are ready to rescue your home. Get the support you need today!

Common Home Foundation Problems And The Solutions We Offer

You may have noticed cracks along the walls or floors in your basement. These cracks can range from hairline to larger more defined openings depending on the amount of Hydrostatic Pressure (water pressure) being exuded around the outside of your home’s foundation. You may also have noticed moisture or dampness on the floor or walls after a heavy or saturating rain. Cracks manifest in a variety of shapes, sizes and directions. For example, you may see step-cracks, vertical cracks, or horizontal cracks along the foundation walls. It is important to note that cracks such as this do not usually appear naturally. Settling, hydrostatic pressure, tree root intrusion, nearby construction and age are also causes

Causes Of Foundation Issues

You may have noticed cracks along the walls or floors in your basement. These cracks can range from hairline to larger more defined openings depending on the amount of Hydrostatic Pressure (water pressure) being exuded around the outside of your home’s foundation. You may also have noticed moisture or dampness on the floor or walls after a heavy or saturating rain.

Cracks manifest in a variety of shapes, sizes and directions. For example, you may see step-cracks, vertical cracks, or horizontal cracks along the foundation walls. It is important to note that cracks such as this do not usually appear naturally. Settling, hydrostatic pressure, tree root intrusion, nearby construction and age are also causes.

Four Stages of Foundation Cracking These are the warning signs to watch out for!

First Stage

Cracks typically start as a hairline crack from the outside showing no noticeable signs on the inside to start.

Second Stage

Cracks work their way about halfway through the wall, just inside the hollows and mortar joints of a block wall and midway through a poured concrete wall. During this stage signs of water, mold/mildew, peeling paint, white powder, warped paneling, musty odor may appear.

Third Stage

The actual crack will now be visible from the inside. Make no mistake, there is now an open pathway from inside the house to the outside. At this point, immediate action should be taken. With wall cracks you may or may not see; water or dampness.

Fourth Stage

At this point the crack is at its advanced stage. You may notice water, mud, insects and even foundation movement, such as corners shifting/cracking, floor buckling or bowing walls. In this stage there is serious structural damage and immediate action must be taken.

Our Process​ Take the first step towards a dry and secure basement by contacting us today for a professional assessment! Our team is ready to provide you with reliable solutions that will keep your basement watertight for years to come.
Professional Assessment

Contact us to schedule a free, no-obligation assessment. We'll send our knowledgeable experts to evaluate the extent of damage, identify the root causes and provide you with a comprehensive plan to address the issues.

Customized Solutions

We design a tailored solution to meet your needs. Our team explains the recommended methods & products that will effectively prevent future water intrusion, ensuring a dry and healthy basement or foundation environment.

Expert Installation & Protection

You can trust our work will be installed correctly, providing you with long-lasting protection against future damage. Enjoy peace of mind knowing your basement and foundation are safe, and your home's value is preserved.

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Did You Know?

If your home remains wet or damp for just two days in a row, mold, bacteria and viruses can begin to grow, putting you and your family at risk of inhaling toxic air that can ultimately lead to illnesses.