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  • Professional Service
  • Foundation Repair
  • Basement Waterproofing
  • Piering or Piling
  • Mudjacking or Slabjacking
  • Soil Modification
  • High Customer Satisfaction
  • Residential and Commercial Service

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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


WHY REGIONAL FOUNDATION REPAIR?

  • Best Pricing On Labor and Materials
  • Professional, Efficient, and Friendly Service
  • Licensed Structural Engineers On Call 24/7
  • Flexible Payment Plans & Financing Options
  • Laser Level Measuring Practices
  • Worry Free Warranties On All Services
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HOW DOES IT WORK?

If you’re noticing cracks in your sheetrock, uneven or sloping floors, windows and doors becoming challenging to close, or nails pushing through your drywall, it likely means your foundation is suffering from some type of damage. Foundation problems tend to worsen if left unrepaired, so you should quickly seek out professional help. That’s where we come in!

First, fill out our convenient contact form with your best contact information and a brief description of the issue you’re seeing in your home. Our 24/7 on-call project manager will instantly see your request and reach out to the most qualified team member we have to address your specific problem.

Our technician, who specializes in the issue you’re experiencing, will schedule an inspection if needed, or provide a detailed quote for service if enough information is provided in the form.

At Regional Foundation Repair, we believe that communication and timeliness are of utmost importance, so you can rest assured that your request will be handled by our team members quickly and professionally. We typically provide quotes or schedule inspections within a day or two to minimize the damage done by an unrepaired foundation.

Our foundation specialist will complete the job with 5-star service, as all of our technicians have years of experience and knowledge behind their work. We also stand behind every project we complete with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so you can be confident in choosing Regional Foundation Repair for all your foundation needs.

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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 Repair

    Date of Request: 10/20/2021

    Location: New Orleans, LA

    Description: A client would like his home elevated several feet an area of about 450sf AND an addition with all new foundation Work to the same height over an area of about 960sf. I would like to discuss how to work with you to do this job most efficiently for the client. Please call or email me to initiate discussion. Thanks

  • Foundation Repair

    Date of Request: 10/19/2021

    Location: New Orleans, LA

    Description: I'm currently selling my home. Looking to get a foundation inspection to either repair or put in the home disclosure.

  • Foundation Repair

    Date of Request: 10/19/2021

    Location: New Orleans, LA

    Description: Reinforce front structure porch has cracks in it sidewalk is falling

  • Foundation Repair

    Date of Request: 10/16/2021

    Location: New Orleans, LA

    Description: Need foundation evaluation for possible repair for leaning and house settling.

  • Foundation Repair

    Date of Request: 10/13/2021

    Location: New Orleans, LA

    Description: There is a floor furnace that was not removed when a renovation was done 3 years ago and now to floor is sagging where the furnace is located under the house.

  • Foundation Repair

    Date of Request: 10/11/2021

    Location: New Orleans, LA

    Description: I have an issue with the soil underneath my garage and home foundation towards the rear of the house

  • Does Foundation Movement Affect New Orleans?

    Almost anyone would love to visit New Orleans. It is like one big party all year round with jazz music and Creole cooking, let alone having some great sports teams. It’s colorful, exotic, and inspiring. But what about those of us who choose to live here? There are some gorgeous old homes and quaint cottages with so much appeal, making it a wonderful place to live.

    New Orleans neighborhoods each tend to differ by their age and culture. It should be noted that there are a variety of local historic districts each with its own style and characteristics. Any renovations to older homes and buildings, and new construction must adhere to each neighborhood’s style and must be pre-approved by the city.

     

    While there is regular new construction, a lot of NOLA’s homes are old. Some date back to America’s early colonization movement and before. These older homes have a lot of charm, but also bring the problems in owning an older home such as plumbing, electrical wiring, and the foundation.

    The foundations of New Orleans’ houses are perse. Some are raised, some are mobile, and some are slab. Beyond age, other foundation problems include mold, leaks, soil erosion, and termites.

    Weather

    Inclement weather is a big problem for housing foundations, and New Orleans gets plenty of it. New Orleans sees an average of 64 inches of rain each year. That is almost double the average around the country. Of course, there are about 215 days of wonderful sunshine each year, too. But when it rains, it really rains for more than 100 days of the year. And being on the Gulf Coast, NOLA also sees its shares of hurricanes.

    Most of us remember Katrina in 2005, but there are smaller yet damaging hurricanes quite frequently. Every year in June, the rainiest month of the year, New Orleans braces for a lot of rain and the upcoming hurricane season. That includes shoring up your home and its foundation.

  • What Causes Foundation Problems In New Orleans?

    Two major causes of foundation problems are age and water. NOLA is full of old homes, and water is something New Orleans has plenty of. Water affects the stability of the soil and can rapidly deteriorate foundation materials, especially older materials.

    Rain and Flooding

    By design, the City of New Orleans is bowl-shaped, making it susceptible to flooding as there is little outlet for all of the water. Because of all the rain the area receives, the city has slowly been sinking. Much of it is now below sea level. Homes that have a foundation at flood level are at a high risk for water damage. This, coupled with the city’s high humidity, on average above 75%, and high winds, breaks down the structure of almost any property, including its foundation.

    Soil Shrinkage

    The weather can also change the city’s clay soil structure in any given place. It can cause a shortage of soil where there once was more, and a swelling of soil in a different area under the slab of the house. This will cause cracks to appear in the slab, as well as the walls of the house, especially those of brick and mortar.

    Tree Roots

    Like its houses, New Orleans has a lot of old trees including different varieties of magnolias and oaks. One may assume that because a tree is old, its root system is deep. This is not necessarily true, especially in NOLA’s clay soil. Many old trees were planted close to the home, or the house was built at a location to be close to the shade of the tree. Roots can cause all sorts of foundation problems. As the roots grow, both in length and diameter, they shift the soil and, in turn, can shift and/or crack a foundation.

    Ignoring the Signs of Foundation Problems

    Whether due to finances or something else, it is not uncommon for homeowners to ignore signs of foundation problems, especially more subtle ones. Don’t! As with most things in life, ignoring problems only allows them to get worse. It is the same with foundation damage. Left untreated, foundation problems will only deteriorate along with the soil and land underneath.

    Some warning signs of a home foundation in need of repair include:

    • Rotting beams and support structure.
    • Walls that show signs of bowing.
    • Door frames becoming separated, or a door that no longer closes properly within its frame. The same goes for windows and their frames.
    • Cracked tiles on outside walls along with brick-and-mortar cracks.
  • What Are The Signs of Basement Foundation Damage In New Orleans?

    To realize whether you may have basement foundation damage, you need to understand just what a basement foundation is. In short, it is a sub-level foundation built to secure a home. Because the city is located at sea level, most New Orleans’ homes do not have a basement. Some do have a basement foundation which may contain added insulation and other climate control measures, and perhaps some storage space.

    Some homes are built with raised second-floor entrances. In that case, the ground floor of these raised homes may be called a basement. While some consider these homes unique to New Orleans, other low-lying areas along the Gulf Coast are seeing the benefits.

    Much like the signs of other types of foundation problems, basement foundation damage signs include:

    • Cracks in exterior and interior brick and tile.
    • Cracks in drywalling.
    • Bowing of the walls.
    • Sloped or uneven flooring.
    • Cracks in ceramic flooring.
    • Doors and windows that don’t open and close properly.
    • Spacing between a wall and the ceiling or floor.

    Put Regular Inspections on Your Calendar

    While you may notice a new, large crack or buckling of a floor due to foundation damage, you may not pick up on other more subtle changes to your home’s integrity. It is a good thing to set a specific date to inspect your home for problem areas. Every 3 to 4 months you should:

    • Check crawl spaces with a light or flashlight looking for any sign of cracks or other damage.
    • Carefully examine all door and window frames, especially those you do not use regularly, for pulling away from the walls and assuring that they open and close properly.
    • Check for moisture build-up and mold along ducts, pipes, and walls. This includes visually checking along with trusting your sense of smell to nose out musty odors.
    • Look for groundwater build-up next to the home and assure the slope away from the home is intact to allow for drainage.
    • Clean debris out of drainage pipes.

    In addition, you should have your home checked annually for termites through a professional, licensed pest control company.

  • Do You Need To Hire A Structural Engineer To Fix Your Foundation In New Orleans?

    While you do not have to hire a structural engineer, the first step to evaluating a home’s foundation is by hiring a structural engineer. They will inspect your home and its surroundings and provide you with a comprehensive report.

    To make any structural renovations or changes to the structural integrity, including the foundation of a home, a City of New Orleans renovation permit is required. Along with the permit application, plans designed by an architect or engineer must be submitted for review.

    Beyond that, you do not need to hire a structural engineer to fix your home’s foundation. A qualified contractor can handle the repairs. However, having the soil accessed and discussing the long-term health of your home’s foundation with a structural engineer is good advice.

  • Cost of Basement Foundation Repair In New Orleans?

    Home values have been on the rise in New Orleans in recent years, a few percentage points each year. The current average home is valued between $240,000 and $250,000. That is a lot, considering the median income per household is less than $50,000 per year.

    Many NOLA homes are 200 years old or more. When you consider the city turned 300 in 2018, that is not surprising. Dealing with the upkeep on an older home generally is more expensive than that of a new home.

    The cost of foundation repair can vary a lot depending upon the type of foundation your home is currently on and should be on. There are different types of foundations, including slab and pier, and different methods for each type. Perhaps the sills or joints need to be replaced. There could be wood rot and damage from termites. It is best to address all issues at once. In some cases, the foundation will need to be shored up by using horizontal and vertical braces to help while repairs are being done.

    Many contractors are advising homeowners to use a raised foundation for repair work. The cost can vary quite a bit depending upon what type of foundation is currently in place. Since homeowners cannot live in their homes during this time, consideration should also be given to lodging expenses during repairs.

    The average cost for foundation repairs in New Orleans runs between $3,000 to more than $5,000. This includes materials, labor, equipment, and all project costs, including clean-up fees. It does not include city permits, inspections, or any building fees, which can run several hundred dollars more. While a contractor can take care of filing for permits and scheduling inspections, it is the homeowner’s responsibility to cover the added expense.

  • Does The Soil In New Orleans Affect Your Foundation?

    In a word, yes. The soil in New Orleans definitely affects a home foundation. Louisiana’s soil is mostly expansive clay. Add in all the water and moisture New Orleans gets, and it makes for an unstable weight-bearing situation. Because clay is impermeable, there is no respite from the water which continues to fall from the sky and sits for weeks on end while the soil continues to compact. The weight of the house continues to compact the soil year after year causing shifting of the soil, and subsequently, the foundation and the rest of the house.

    The porous value of sand and rock would be far more suitable and new construction sites add that to the natural soil. They also spend a lot of time compacting and refilling to proper levels before building construction.