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Another company said that our foundation was too far gone and needed to be replaced. That’s when we found Regional Foundation Repair. They saved us thousands! Great service, will recommend!

Andrew Y. | October 18, 2021


We’ve had water in our basement countless times since we moved in. Greg from Regional Foundation Repair spent a few days installing a waterproofing system and bam - no issues since! Thank you so much RFR!

Eddie W. | October 15, 2021


Finally a foundation company that responds, gets the job done, and includes an actual warranty for the work! Will use RFR again, and recommending to friends and family.

Jessica B. | October 12, 2021


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Another company said that our foundation was too far gone and needed to be replaced. That’s when we found Regional Foundation Repair. They saved us thousands! Great service, will recommend!

Andrew Y. | Oct 18, 2021


We’ve had water in our basement countless times since we moved in. Greg from Regional Foundation Repair spent a few days installing a waterproofing system and bam - no issues since! Thank you so much RFR!

Eddie W. | Oct 15, 2021


Finally a foundation company that responds, gets the job done, and includes an actual warranty for the work! Will use RFR again, and recommending to friends and family.

Jessica B. | Oct 12, 2021


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Northern Kentucky is well known for its silty loam soil, called Crider. It’s one of the best soils in the United States for agricultural purposes, but it does create some adverse effects for home foundations in the Louisville area. There are several other issues related to the soil and the weather in the city that make it a hotspot for foundation damage.

Regional Foundation Repair is one of the nation’s largest provider of foundation repair service. We have 1,000s of expert technicians ready right now in Louisville. Our pros have years of experience and are familiar with the nuances of Louisville soil conditions so you can be sure your foundation gets fixed the right way the first time. Gone are the days of worrying about shoddy craftsmanship, overpriced service, and unqualified pros.

During the job, our technicians are trained to explain their progress throughout the day and clean up properly before leaving the jobsite.

Depending on the availability of our technicians, we can generally get your job scheduled within 2 days. To start the process just submit your information in our form and we’ll be in touch within 24 hours with a pricing quote! In some cases we may need more detail to properly quote your project, so we will reach out via phone to schedule a free onsite inspection. Depending on your location we also offer virtual quotes!

For your benefit, we’re going to discuss the underlying causes of these risks below, as well as the symptoms you may notice in and around your house that could help identify that you have a foundation problem. We’ll also offer some average pricing for foundation solutions that are common in Louisville to help you estimate what your cost of hiring a foundation repair company might be.

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  • Thank you Regional Foundation Repair! They scheduled an appointment for last minute. Got a quick assessment and then after the technician (can't remember his name) explained the entire process to us in a way that felt very simple and straight forward. He was very honest and transparent with the repairs we needed. We found their estimate to be very reasonable compared to the other quotes we received. When the crew came out, they were very professional and explained their progress throughout the job. As expected, they cleaned up everything at the end of the day and the tech caught up with me to make sure the work was completed to my satisfaction. We had a lot of questions and they were very responsive. We've had an excellent experience with RegionalFoundationRepair from start to finish!
    - Erica J.
  • After a horrible experience on Yelp, I found this site and within minutes had quotes in hand. I scheduled my appointment and within 2 weeks the job was done below what I budgeted for. No more wet basement. Love it. Will recommend RegionalFoundation to friends and family.
    - Suja K.
  • Love these guys. They are professional, punctual, and saved me $1,000's explaining exactly what my foundation problem was and what I needed. Other companies were trying to sell me on the bells and whistles pushing services I didn't really need. These guys were transparent and the pricing for the job came out about $500 less then the other quotes.
    - Dan T.

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  • National Average: $4,499
  • Typical Range: $2,008 - $7,039
  • Low End - High End: $495 - $13,000

RECENT REQUESTS FOR FOUNDATION REPAIR SERVICES

  • Foundation Underpinning

    Date of Request: 10/20/2021

    Location: Louisville, KY

    Description: I just recently bought this house. I close on the 30th. One of the renovations that I want to complete relatively soon is that one corner of the basement was never finished being dug out. As in there is a mound of dirt and not concrete floor on that section. I would like to get a quote on how this can be done and how much it would cost to have this corner dug out, a concrete floor put in, and the foundation lowered to match the rest of the basement.

  • Foundation Lifting

    Date of Request: 10/19/2021

    Location: Louisville, KY

    Description: I have a 45 ton structure I need to lift 8-10' and place on cribbing and beams (which I have) dimensions of structure 16' x 62' I look forward to hearing from you.

  • Foundation Leveling

    Date of Request: 10/19/2021

    Location: Louisville, KY

    Description: I have a log house with a walkout basement and the rear wall is cracking and pushing in over an inch.

  • Foundation Repair

    Date of Request: 10/16/2021

    Location: Louisville, KY

    Description: Do you all do sill plate replacement? We have an approximate 10 ft section that is rotting in the basement above the foundational wall.

  • Foundation Repair

    Date of Request: 10/13/2021

    Location: Louisville, KY

    Description: Crawlspace foundation cinder blocks (about 8) pushed in by ice after gutter failure. Would like to send you pictures and get rough estimate. Thx

  • Foundation Repair

    Date of Request: 10/11/2021

    Location: Louisville, KY

    Description: My foundation is cracked from the top where the window is to the bottom of the floor. it has been previously sealed. also all the structure around it has rotted.

  • Does Foundation Movement Affect Louisville, Kentucky?

    Northern Kentucky homeowners experience foundation movement and related damages at an abnormally high rate. Foundation problems are prevalent in Louisville, Bardstown, Jeffersonville, Shelbyville, and many other nearby cities.

  • What Causes Foundation Problems In Louisville, Kentucky?

    Several factors put home foundations in Louisville at risk. We’ll discuss each of these below and offer some insight into the specific damage they can cause.

    Silty Loam Soil

    Much of Kentucky is built on Crider, which is the state’s silty loam soil. It has a low concentration of clay, meaning it drains well and doesn’t expand much when it gets wet from runoff or groundwater. In general, silty soils are ideal for construction because they don’t put undue pressure on your foundation, but they do come with their own problems.

    Silt and sand are far more prone to erosion than clay, so Louisville’s loam soil doesn’t provide the same sturdy support as dirt with a higher ratio of clay. As the runoff moves through the ground, it can wash away areas of the earth and potentially leave your home without the support it needs.

    Erosion of the ground often doesn’t occur uniformly, so portions of your foundation can be left with varying support from the ground underneath or around the concrete. This can cause differential settling, which typically causes the concrete to crack under the weight of your home and sink into the ground to find support once again.

    Additionally, erosion can leave voids around your concrete that can collect rainwater. Any water held against your foundation will eventually make its way inside, either by seeping through cracks or wicking through the pores in the concrete. As such, erosion immediately around your foundation can cause problems with water intrusion and moisture build-up in your crawlspace or basement.

    Above-Average Rainfall

    The precipitation in Louisville makes the above problems even worse. The city receives around 50 inches of rain annually, about 175% of the national average.

    The above-average rainfall in northern Kentucky contributes to soil erosion, which puts home foundations at a higher risk of differential settling. It also lends itself to issues with water pooling in the resulting voids around your foundation, which makes water intrusion and moisture issues more prevalent.

    above-average rainfall in northern Kentucky

    Acidic Soil

    Kentucky’s Crider soil creates additional problems for home foundations because it has relatively high acidity.

    Acidic soils are naturally corrosive, and they can eat through your home’s foundation over time. Although the process takes quite a long time, the acids regularly exposed to your foundation weaken the concrete and can lead to a loss of structural instability over time, putting your entire home at risk.

    High, Year-Round Humidity

    Lastly, Louisville and many of the surrounding areas experience an above-average relative humidity, typically around 75%. The moisture content in the air is problematic for basements and crawlspaces, which are naturally at risk of moisture build-up.

    When moist air enters your under-home area and increases the humidity, it can gradually cause water damage, deteriorating floor joists, insulation, and other building materials. Humid air can sometimes compromise the structural integrity of your home.

    It also creates ideal conditions for mold growth, as mold spores thrive in dark, moist conditions. Mold presents a health risk for you and your family, but it can also eat away at your concrete, support beams, and framing under your home, depending on the type of mold.

    Moisture also attracts insects and rodents. Pest infestations can be challenging to deal with at best but can threaten your home’s stability at worst. Some pests, such as carpenter ants and termites, feed on the wood construction materials and damage your house quickly.

  • What Are The Signs of Basement Foundation Damage In Louisville, Kentucky?

    The many different threats of foundation damage we’ve discussed above can manifest in various signs throughout your foundation and living space. We’ll discuss the most common symptoms Louisville homeowners identify below.

    Foundation Cracks

    Foundation cracks can mean anything from natural, harmless settling to severe structural damage. It will be most helpful to break down the types of cracks by location and size.

    Hairline Floor Cracks

    Thin cracks form in the basement or crawlspace floor of most homes due to the concrete settling after being poured. They typically don’t indicate structural damage unless they grow in width or are unlevel from one side to the other.

    Most homeowners in Louisville have a foundation repair contractor seal these cracks to stop water from getting inside, which is a prevalent issue because of erosion and heavy rainfall.

    Vertical Wall Cracks

    Like hairline floor cracks, thin vertical cracks on your concrete block wall often form as a result of settling and shouldn’t cause significant concern. You can have them sealed to limit your risk of water intrusion, but they generally don’t require any further repair. However, if they grow to more than ⅛” wide, they may need reinforcement to prevent further expansion.

    vertical wall crack

    Horizontal Wall Cracks

    Cracks running horizontally along your wall are a result of hydrostatic pressure. Stress on the outside of your foundation wall can build either because of heavy rainfall or water pooling in voids in eroded areas. The pressure can crack your concrete and force the upper wall portion inward.

    This type of foundation damage is common in Louisville if your soil has suffered erosion immediately around your home. It signifies structural damage and should be stabilized immediately.

    Stair-Step Cracks

    Cracks in the shape of stair steps on your crawlspace or basement wall are a result of differential settling. If a portion of your foundation loses support from underneath because of soil erosion, it can sink into the earth until it finds support. Unable to hold the falling concrete, the wall cracks along the weakened block seams in a step pattern.

    Stair-step cracks are some of the most dangerous, as they indicate severe structural damage. They should be addressed by a foundation repair expert as quickly as possible.

    Moist or Wet Basement or Crawlspace

    Moisture or water under your home are both excellent indicators of foundation problems. Liquid water can enter your crawlspace or basement through foundation cracks, and water vapor can seep in through the pores in the concrete, increasing the humidity.

    If you have a water or moisture issue, you may notice wet spots of concrete, water visibly trickling in through fissures, water pooling on the floor, or heavy, damp air in the space under your house. You might also find efflorescence on the walls, which is a powdery white deposit of minerals left behind by evaporating water.

    Moisture under your home can leave the space prone to mold growth, so visible mold spores or musty odors in your basement can point to foundation issues.

    Lastly, moisture naturally attracts rodents and insects, so a pest infestation can indicate that you have moisture build-up and are at risk of associated damage.

    Crumbling Foundation Walls

    Louisville’s acidic soil is corrosive and gradually decays your concrete foundation, compromising its rigidity and strength over time. You may notice crumbling or flaking on your foundation walls, and you might eventually be able to pull pieces of concrete off with your fingers. The weakening often begins outside your home, where the soil contacts the concrete directly, but the damage will slowly work its way inward.

    Crumbling foundation walls can indicate very severe structural damage and should be taken very seriously.

    Poor Indoor Air Quality

    Lastly, poor indoor air quality can indicate that you have an issue with your foundation. The air under your home integrates into your living space via the stack effect. Moist basement air can increase the humidity in your upper floors, often leading to uncomfortable perceived temperatures and high utility bills.

    Additionally, mold spores thriving in a moist basement can enter your living space and create allergic reactions for you or your family members. Symptoms include itchy eyes, sneezing, and difficulty breathing, all of which could indicate you have an issue in your basement or crawlspace.

  • How to Find Signs of Foundation Damage In Louisville, Kentucky?

    Foundation damage usually doesn’t occur in a single instance and instead begins as a minor problem and develops over time. This means that finding signs of damage under your home early can save you in repair costs and limit the damage done to your house. Below, we’ll share some tips for identifying small issues before they become severe.

    Inspect Your Foundation

    Foundations are often taken for granted and even forgotten about because they’re out of sight beneath our homes. However, neglecting to check for signs of developing damage can allow minor problems to worsen. The best solution is typically to schedule a DIY foundation inspection every few months.

    During your inspection, check the outside of the concrete that’s visible above the ground. Look for cracks, crumbling, and gouges; these form most often around the corners of your home but can appear anywhere.

    Continue to the space under your home if you have a crawlspace or basement. Look for cracks and crumbling, which can signify soil issues and settlement. Be on the lookout for musty odors, damp air, efflorescence on the walls, wet spots of concrete, puddling, mold growth, and signs of insects or rodents.

    Move Your Inspection Inside Your Home

    Once you’ve finished inspecting your foundation, continue looking for signs of developing damage in your living space. Check the drywall for cracks, which often form around doors, windows, and the corners of rooms in response to framing movement over your foundation.

    Look for nails bulging out of the sheetrock, walls that are leaning or bowing, and countertops or cabinets separating from the kitchen or bathroom walls.

    Your flooring can shift or buckle if the joists are affected by foundation movement or moisture problems, so look for signs of uneven, sloping, or sagging floors.

    Inspect Your Yard and Soil

    Complete your DIY inspection by checking for signs of damage or potential problems in your yard. Look for sunken or wavy portions of your lawn, which can be caused by ground erosion.

    Dips near your foundation can indicate that erosion underground has developed voids next to your concrete, leading to water intrusion and foundation cracking.

  • Cost of Basement Foundation Repair In Louisville, Kentucky?

    Homeowners in northern Kentucky pay an average of $5,000 for foundation repair services. However, the price can range from a few hundred dollars to $20,000 or more, depending on the problem, how extensive the damage is, and whether a warranty is included in the price. We’ll break down the average pricing below to help you estimate what your repair will cost.

    Cost to Seal Foundation Cracks

    Cracks that aren’t caused by structural damage can typically be sealed with an epoxy or polyurethane for around $500. Small cracks can be as cheap as $300, while wider or longer gaps can top $800.

    Sealed foundation crack

    Cost to Fix Horizontal Wall Cracks

    Horizontal wall cracks typically require stabilization in the form of earth anchors to move the wall back into its upright position and prevent future movement. Earth anchors cost an average of $1,000 each, and most walls need two to five anchors for a total cost of $2,000 to $5,000.

    Cost to Fix Stair-Step Wall Cracks

    Most foundation repair companies fix step-shaped cracks caused by differential settling by installing supports below the foundation. Steel piers average around $1,000, and these are common in Louisville, given the supportive bedrock. If your property requires helical piers, each support will cost approximately $3,000.

    The total price for piering averages between $3,000 and $15,000, depending on which piers you need and how many are required.

    Cost to Fix Crumbling Foundation

    Minor problems with crumbling foundations from Louisville’s acidic soil may simply require a cosmetic repair. These aren’t necessary but can improve the appearance of your foundation for around $500. The severe weakening of the concrete can demand repair costs between $5,000 and $25,000, sometimes even higher if a full replacement is necessary.

    Cost to Fix Water Intrusion

    Ongoing water intrusion issues or heavy foundation leaking typically calls for a basement waterproofing system. Most concrete repair specialists develop a comprehensive approach that includes exterior drainage systems, sump pumps, crawlspace encapsulation, dehumidifiers, and gutter systems. Waterproofing in Louisville costs an average of $5,000.

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