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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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Minneapolis is commonly ranked among the best major cities to live in the United States, in part because of its active nightlife, rich culture, and affordable housing. However, residents in the city do have to deal with a higher chance of costly foundation damage due to the geology and climate in Minnesota.

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 Minneapolis. Our pros have years of experience and are familiar with the nuances of Minneapolis 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’ll be explaining the specific causes of foundation damage unique to Minneapolis and the signs you can look for throughout your home to identify if they’re causing issues under your home. We’ll also discuss how you can help avoid property damage as well as the average prices for typical foundation repairs in Minneapolis.

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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: Minneapolis, MN

    Description: Tuck pointing on foundation needs cosmetic repair. Concrete steps on side of house need patching.

  • Foundation Repair

    Date of Request: 10/19/2021

    Location: Minneapolis, MN

    Description: Detached garage. Single line of Concrete block wall base sits on concrete pad. The blocks are flaking and spalling due to standing moisture.

  • Foundation Repair

    Date of Request: 10/19/2021

    Location: Minneapolis, MN

    Description: Tuck under garage consisting of concrete block walls and a poured concrete roof has multiple cracks. Do you work with that and can blocks be removed and replaced in an existing wall.

  • Foundation Lifting

    Date of Request: 10/16/2021

    Location: Minneapolis, MN

    Description: I have a wrap-around porch that is sinking. This is a porch with a substantial roof which is attached to the house. I suspect the pillars supporting it were perhaps smaller than they should have been. So what I need is to have the porch lifted back to level and the pillars replaced or added to so that it has proper support. This would involve between 3 and 6 (I think) pillars. There doesn't seem to be any problem with the foundation of the house itself. (The phone number entered above is a cell, so can receive texts.)

  • Foundation Repair

    Date of Request: 10/13/2021

    Location: Minneapolis, MN

    Description: Hello! Our home is 95 years old, gets water in the basement during heavy rains, so I assume that in addition to having that fixed, our foundation could understand attention

  • Foundation Repair

    Date of Request: 10/11/2021

    Location: Minneapolis, MN

    Description: appearance of the exterior of our house foundation looks damaged in some places. Not only does it look bad cosmetically, we're concerned that these cracks are causing rodents and garter snakes winterizing in the foundation/getting into the house. We also hear loud cracking noises in our great room throughout the year. Don't know if this due to foundation or house shifting? Our house was built in 1993 so the foundation is due for an inspection and repairs.

  • Does Foundation Movement Affect Minneapolis, Minnesota?

    Ground movement and the damage it causes to home foundations is a significant risk in Eastern Minnesota. Unfortunately, property owners in Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Woodbury, Maple Grove, and several other cities in the surrounding area are likely to experience foundation issues at some point in their homeownership.

  • What Causes Foundation Problems In Minneapolis, Minnesota?

    Foundation problems are generally caused by soil composition and weather, both of which are significant issues in Minneapolis. We’ll discuss these factors below and explain how each can be detrimental to the concrete under your home.

    Rapidly-Draining Soil

    Hennepin County is underlain by sandy soil that is believed to have been deposited by glaciers tens of thousands of years ago. All soil contains some ratio of clay, silt, and sand, and the larger sand particles in Minneapolis create two severe problems for home foundations in the area.

    The first issue is that the large sand particles allow water to flow through them freely, contributing to rapid drainage of runoff. Any precipitation that falls drains quickly into the ground, often pulling sand with it as it descends. As such, the earth in Minneapolis is prone to erosion.

    sandy soil with rocks

    Underground erosion is particularly dangerous for the foundation of your home because it can create weaknesses in the ground that supports your home’s weight. This process tends not to happen uniformly under your house, so portions of your foundation can be left unsupported while others are held up sufficiently by the earth. The areas that experience enough erosion can crack away from your home, settle further into the ground, and leave you with structural damage.

    The second problem with the sandy soil in Minneapolis is that the erosion from runoff draining can occur immediately against your foundation, sometimes creating voids abutting the concrete. Rainwater can quickly accumulate in these voids and leave your foundation exposed to water for long periods.

    The longer water remains in contact with your concrete, the more likely it is to find its way through foundation cracks or pores. As such, water damage and issues with under-home humidity are prevalent in Minneapolis.

    Wet & Dry Periods

    The sandy soil in Minneapolis is most problematic during periods of rainfall. While the city experiences average annual precipitation, the rain is concentrated from April to September. These months bring an above-average amount of rainfall and nearly four times the amount of rain than the dry season.

    The excessive rainfall in the late spring and summer months contributes to underground erosion, differential settling, and a high risk of water and moisture issues.

    October to March is extremely dry, with about a quarter of the rainfall throughout the rest of the year and an average of just one day of rain per month. While the lack of rain limits the occurrence of water intrusion, it can contribute to differential settling.

    Clay-rich soils tend to shrink when they lose moisture. Although there is a relatively low concentration of clay particles in Minneapolis’s soil, the drought conditions in the winter months do cause some shrinking of the earth.

    If the ground pulls away from sections of your foundation as it dries completely, differential settling can occur, contributing to the instability that may form in the summer from erosion.

    Flooding

    Lastly, the Mississippi River runs directly through Minneapolis, leaving the city prone to flooding. During exceptionally heavy rainfall, the river and other bodies of water throughout the area can overflow and compromise the properties nearby.

    There are several other risk factors for flooding in the city, including flash floods during heavy rainfall and snowmelt.

    Flooding saturates the ground rapidly and contributes to severe underground erosion, ground instability under your home, and water intrusion through your concrete foundation.

  • What Are The Signs of Basement Foundation Damage In Minneapolis, Minnesota?

    You may notice a variety of foundation damage symptoms throughout your home, depending on what is causing the issue and how severe it is. We’ll go over the typical signs of an under-home issue below and discuss the most likely trigger of each.

    Foundation Cracks

    Foundation cracks are typically the easiest form of damage to spot, but they don’t always mean you have a severe problem. The gap’s location, orientation, and width can help determine how dangerous it is.

    Basement Floor Cracks

    Gaps that develop on your crawlspace or basement floor that remain thin and level across the fissure are attributed most often to natural concrete settling. You may also be able to identify these on a slab foundation if your concrete is exposed for any reason.

    Your foundation adjusts to the ground underneath and the weight of your house above after construction, and thin cracks in the floor typically occur during that period.

    They aren’t usually a sign of structural damage, so the best option is to have them sealed with epoxy or polyurethane to reduce the risk of water or moisture entering your house through them.

    If the cracks widen beyond ⅛”, continue to grow after the first few years following construction, or are uneven from side to side, they’re likely due to differential settling. In these cases, your foundation may need structural repair to avoid significant damage and foundation failure.

    Vertical Wall Cracks

    Cracks that develop on your concrete block wall or the outside of your slab that run in a vertical direction are also usually from settling.

    These gaps should always be sealed to keep water out. If the crack widens to beyond ⅛”, it’s best to consult a structural engineer or foundation repair expert with years of experience to inspect the gap and make sure there isn’t a severe problem.

    Horizontal Wall Cracks

    Fissures on your crawlspace or basement wall that run laterally to the ground are significantly more hazardous. They’re a result of excess hydrostatic pressure from outside that has forced your wall inward to the point where it cracked.

    This can occur if underground erosion leaves voids against your concrete, as the water that fills them is much heavier than the soil and can compromise the walls’ structural integrity.

    Generally, these cracks require extensive and costly stabilization before they are sealed.

    Stair-Step Wall Cracks

    Cracks can also develop in a step pattern between the concrete blocks of your foundation wall. This type of damage is common in Minneapolis because differential settling from underground erosion can leave portions of your concrete without support.

    The area that loses support sinks further into the earth, eventually cracking away from the rest of your home.

    Stair-step cracks typically indicate structural problems and necessitate the most costly repairs. Neglecting to correct this problem could lead to structure collapse over time.

    Bowing Foundation Wall

    When hydrostatic pressure from the soil around your home pushes your foundation walls inward, the concrete eventually cracks from the added stress. However, your foundation wall can flex slightly before a fissure forms.

    As such, you may notice inwardly bowing walls in your crawlspace or basement. This is often caused by water accumulation in voids against your concrete, and it typically precedes the formation of a horizontal crack.

    Water Damage or Moisture Build-Up

    Liquid water and water vapor both pose serious problems for foundations in many areas. Unfortunately, the soil and climate in Minneapolis make these very prevalent issues.

    Water typically enters your foundation through cracks, so you may notice water trickling in through gaps in the concrete. You might also find water pooling on the floor, water stains on the walls or floor of your under-home area, standing water, or wet spots on the concrete. These symptoms will generally be most apparent following rainfall.

    basement with water stains

    Water vapor isn’t visible, as it seeps through pores in the foundation and evaporates in the air. However, the accumulation of moisture under your house typically leaves behind identifiable symptoms.

    These include efflorescence on the foundation walls, mold growth, musty or moldy smells, and damp air. Insects or rodents living under your home can also indicate moisture presence, as they are attracted to humidity.

    Poor Indoor Air Quality

    Lastly, water and moisture problems under your home can decrease the air quality in your living space, as moisture and mold spores can seep up into your house from underneath.

    You may notice uncomfortably hot or cold temperatures in your living space from the moisture in the air or utility bills that are higher than usual because of the greater demand for heat or cooling. Mold spores coming into your living area can cause allergic reactions, so unexplainable sneezing, itchy eyes, or respiratory distress can all indicate a water-related mold issue.

    These symptoms are particularly useful for detecting a moisture problem if you have a slab foundation, as you won’t have access to the space under your house to look for more obvious signs of water intrusion or moisture accumulation.

  • How to Find Signs of Foundation Damage In Minneapolis, Minnesota?

    The foundation problems common in Minneapolis and the nearby cities tend to worsen over time, so identifying them early can help reduce the damages done to your property and the cost of repairing them. Below, we’ll provide a DIY inspection you can complete every few months to monitor your foundation for changes that could indicate you have a problem.

    Examine Your Foundation

    It should come as no surprise that foundation damage will be most evident on the concrete under your home. As a result, the best place to start searching for damages will be in your crawlspace or basement if you have one.

    Look for signs of water damage, efflorescence on the walls, mold growth or the smell of mold, heavy or damp air, standing water, puddles or wet spots on the floor, and evidence of pest infestation. It’s also best practice to look for new or worsening foundation cracks, and you can keep a written report of the gaps’ location and size to help track any changes.

    If you have a slab foundation, your best bet is to view the top side of the concrete if you can temporarily expose it or examine the visible portion outside for cracks.

    Inspect Your Living Space

    Your house depends on your foundation for level support, so differential settling or damage from excessive hydrostatic pressure often results in changes to your home’s interior. Walk through your house and look for cracks in the sheetrock, doors or windows that don’t open or close smoothly, nails bulging out of the drywall, and sloping, buckling, or uneven flooring.

    Water or moisture accumulation under your home can also affect your air quality, so look for increases in your utility bills and uncomfortably hot or cold temperatures that feel more extreme than your thermostat suggests.

    This is a good time to ask your family members if they’ve experienced any allergy symptoms, a sign of mold moving up from under your house.

    Finish Your Inspection Outside

    Finally, check the outside of your house for signs of foundation settling or movement. Look for cracks in the siding, wavy or unlevel roofing, and damages to your chimney, including separation from the structure, crumbling, and cracking.

    Your landscaping can sometimes indicate that you have problems with underground erosion as well. Dips in your yard or water pooling around your home can indicate that differential settling or hydrostatic pressure could be problems on your property.

  • Cost of Basement Foundation Repair In Minneapolis, Minnesota?

    Foundation repair services in Minneapolis cost an average of $5,500, but the final price can vary quite a bit based on the type and extent of the damage. We’ll offer some project-specific pricing below to give you a better idea of what your home improvement will cost.

    Cost to Seal Foundation Cracks

    Crack repair for gaps that aren’t structural is typically the most affordable foundation solution. Most foundation repair contractors in Minneapolis charge between $300 and $800 for this service.

    Cost to Repair a Horizontal Crack or Bowing Foundation Wall

    Minor problems with hydrostatic pressure in Minneapolis can sometimes be treated with an exterior drainage system, which will remove water from around your concrete and dispose of it elsewhere on your property. These systems generally include a gutter system and a French drain, and they cost around $2,500, on average.

    A more comprehensive solution may be required if you have structural issues from the stress. In that case, a foundation repair company will need to install wall anchors. Wall anchors pull your wall outward to its original position and keep it from moving inward in the future.

    These anchors usually cost between $3,000 and $5,000, depending on how many you need and the extent of the warranty that is included.

    Cost to Repair a Sinking Foundation

    Differential settling in response to underground erosion is a widespread issue in Minneapolis. Thankfully, underpinning is a permanent solution that will give you peace of mind and your structure the stability it needs.

    The installation process involves a foundation repair specialist placing push piers beneath your house that distribute the structure’s weight further into the earth, sometimes down to the bedrock. Your total cost for piering will typically be between $10,000 and $20,000, but it can be higher, depending on your situation.

    Cost to Fix Water or Moisture Issues

    The best solution for water intrusion and moisture accumulation is a basement waterproofing system, a typical foundation repair in Minneapolis. These systems can include an exterior drainage system, a floor drain or drain tile, gutters and downspouts, sump pumps, a vapor barrier, waterproof paint, crack sealing, and crawlspace encapsulation.

    Most homeowners pay around $5,500 for their system, but yours can be as low as $2,500 or over $10,000, depending on your foundation type and how bad the issue is.

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