Foundation Repair In Minnesota

When you have a problem with the base of your home, it's really not something that you should put off taking care of for months or years at a time. Basically, the longer you wait, the worse the damage is going to be. We realize that you might be worried that getting a problem of this magnitude taken care of is going to cost a fortune. However, rest assured knowing that you will be provided with a great value when you work with our team and products. Also, you get the peace of mind of knowing that your home's structure was fixed right, and fixed right the first time. We only believe in offering permanent fixes and not repairs that last for a couple years and then fall short. We can take care of foundation crack repair, basement wall leaks, settlement problems, and more.

Common Foundation Problems

Typically, foundation problems are caused from poor soil conditions around a home or bad construction materials or techniques being used during the time when your property was built. A lot of homeowners call us or e-mail us saying that they have leaning walls, floor or basement wall cracks, a sinking home, and so on. Fortunately, total wall replacement is no longer the only solution to a failing foundation. We make use of SafeBasements™ foundation piering systems and other structural products to take care of even the worst problems. Don't jeopardize the structural integrity of your home any further, give us a call today and schedule an appointment for a consultation for foundation repair with our team.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have our most commonly asked foundation questions and their answers. Please take some time to read through them and if you have a question about anything not discussed here, do not hesitate to contact us!

What causes horizontal cracks in my foundation walls?
  1. If the cracks are horizontal, it will typically lead to a stair-step crack.
    This is a sign that your wall may be bowing or leaning. This is often caused by hydrostatic pressure in the soil surrounding your home. Whenever you have a home that is built in clay-rich dirt, it is going to be incredibly absorbent whenever it rains, or there is melting snow on the lawn. This moisture causes the dirt to swell up, putting a lot of pressure on your basement walls. This pressure is known as hydrostatic pressure. The longer you wait to get this problem taken care of, the more likely the wall will actually collapse in on itself!
  2. What is the solution?
    1. SafeBase Wall Anchoring System
    2. SafeBase Waler System
    3. Rhino Carbon Fiber Straps
What causes vertical cracks in my foundation walls?
  1. This is a common structural problem seen on homes all over the area and is one of our most common foundation repair services performed. Typically, it will be caused by poor soil compaction around a home, creating voids beneath the property that the home will eventually sink. It can also be caused by bad construction materials or techniques used during the time the home was built. However, this is not as common as problems with the earth.
  2. When you have a settlement problem, you will likely notice the following issues inside and outside of your home:
    1. Windows and doors do not open or close like normal.
    2. Cracks begin to form inside and outside on the foundation walls.
    3. Cracks form on the corners of window and door frames.
    4. One or more sides of the home are visibly sinking into the earth.
  3. What is the solution?
    1. SafeBase Push Piers
    2. SafeBase Helical Piers
How important is it to fix the crack in your foundation?
  1. Well, that is a tough one to answer. I wish it were just a simple "fix them all."
  2. Once you have a crack, the chances of that crack getting bigger is just a matter of time.
  3. If you have a crack and water finds its way to it, it will find it again. Water will find a way!
  4. Would you not rather have someone look at it and let you know one way or the other?
How can I fix the bowed walls in my basement?

We recommend having SafeBase™ Wall Anchors installed on your bowing walls. It makes use of proven engineering methods to stabilize and strengthen your failing basement wall(s). It doesn't matter what type of foundation you have - concrete, tile, or cinder block - this system will work with any material. The anchors can be installed quickly and they will be put deep in the earth in stable, load-bearing strata.

Another solution we recommend is having Rhino's Carbon Fiber wall supports installed on the bowed walls. Rhino's carbon fiber straps will permanently repair cracked or bowing foundation walls without steel I-beams or tie-backs, leaving your walls with no unsightly obstructions and ready to paint.

How should I fix cracks on my basement walls?

Wall cracks can be repaired by injecting the crack with liquid urethane material. Once dry, it can be painted to match your surrounding basement walls.

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