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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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Springfield, Missouri has a low cost of living, proximity to natural attractions, and a booming downtown area, making it a popular place to retire and live for people of all ages. However, homeownership in the area isn’t without its downsides. Unfortunately, foundation damage occurs at an alarming rate due to several underlying factors that lead to dangerous soil movement.

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 Springfield. Our pros have years of experience and are familiar with the nuances of Springfield 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 discuss the causes of foundation problems in the Springfield area, how you can tell if your property has suffered damage, and how you can limit repair costs and property damage. We’ll also offer some average pricing for common repairs throughout the city.

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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: Springfield, MO

    Description: I am getting ready to sell my former home and through out the years, the walls starting cracking. I think most where there when I bought the place and were repaired badly. I think maybe the foundation has issues. I need a quote please.

  • Foundation Lifting

    Date of Request: 10/19/2021

    Location: Springfield, MO

    Description: My 2 story house I wanna buy is sagging in the middle. And the porch. I feel confident in my ability to raise the deck. I've done construction work my whole life. But I've never raised anything before. I'm hoping it won't cost an arm and a leg to get at least the house fixed? Help please. Thank you so much.

  • Foundation Repair

    Date of Request: 10/19/2021

    Location: Springfield, MO

    Description: A few cracks in the walls of my house have appeared. Initially thought it may have been water damage but not anymore. I was hoping someone could come out and take a look.

  • Foundation Repair

    Date of Request: 10/16/2021

    Location: Springfield, MO

    Description: Our foundation had some major repair before we bought this house. Some previously patched cracks have re-emerged. Would like to ensure we don't have bigger problems.

  • Foundation Repair

    Date of Request: 10/13/2021

    Location: Springfield, MO

    Description: Home was built in 1878 and has a partial basement, with a stone block foundation. Mostly very solid but there is one corner which is sinking/leaning. Would like to explore our options to remedy. PLEASE reach out via email first. My husband and I both work nights and long hours and it will be much easier and faster for us to arrange any appointments that way.

  • Foundation Repair

    Date of Request: 10/11/2021

    Location: Springfield, MO

    Description: The chimney is pulling away from the house about 1.5 inches. We were told it needed 2 piers put under it and jacked up.

  • Does Foundation Movement Affect Springfield, Missouri?

    The geology and weather in Southwest Missouri make the area a hot spot for foundation movement and resulting damage. Springfield and other cities in and around the Ozarks are all at exceptionally high risk of foundation issues.

  • What Causes Foundation Problems In Springfield, Missouri?

    There are several contributing factors that leave foundations in Springfield prone to damage. We’ll discuss each of these in-depth below.

    Expansive Soil

    Expansive soil, normally with a high concentration of clay, is one of the most common causes of foundation damage in the United States. Springfield soil tests reveal an unusually high ratio of clay to other constituents, making the ground expansive. This type of soil is problematic for foundations for three primary reasons.

    soil with a high concentration of clay

    The first reason is that the soil swells when it gets wet. When precipitation soaks into the ground, the dirt expands up to about 10% in volume. The swelling soil puts undue inward pressure on your foundation walls and upward stress on your slab. Since the concrete can’t flex with the earth, it often cracks and compromises your foundation’s structural integrity.

    The second reason is that the soil loses volume as it dries. When runoff inevitably evaporates or sinks into the ground, the earth around your foundation can shrink away from the concrete and leave it without support.

    This process happens naturally, but expansive soils lend themselves to differential settling, which is when the settling occurs at different rates across your home. Unsupported sections of foundation crack and shrink away from the rest of your home if the stress becomes too much.

    The third reason is that clay-rich soils absorb more moisture than typical dirt, and they hold it for a more extended time. They keep your foundation exposed to water for prolonged periods, allowing it to seep in through foundation cracks or the pores in the concrete. This contributes to water and moisture problems in your crawlspace or basement.

    Flooding & Landslides

    Flash floods are a common occurrence in Springfield due to the above-average and concentrated rainfall in the area. The excessive rain makes all of the issues with expansive soil significantly more dangerous for your home’s foundation, contributing to swelling soils and moisture issues under your house.

    Flooding also makes landslides a problem in the city. Landslides can bring additional earth toward your foundation that creates crippling lateral pressure on your foundation walls. They can contribute to hydrostatic pressure and create unexpected, sudden damage if you live near steep slopes.

    Cold Winters Leading to Frost Heave

    Springfield property owners have to deal with cold winter temperatures, regularly dropping below freezing. As frustrating as the winter weather can be, it can be severely detrimental to your home’s foundation.

    If the water in the ground freezes, a phenomenon called “frost heave” can put immense pressure on the underside of your house. Frost heave is a strong enough force to lift entire homes, and it regularly creates enough upward movement to crack the concrete and compromise the structural integrity of the foundation.

    Sinkholes

    Springfield foundations are also at risk of sinkholes and associated damage. Much of Missouri is situated on limestone bedrock, a mineral that dissolves in water and is prone to erosion. Over time, portions of the bedrock can be worn away by groundwater, sometimes creating weaknesses and shifting in the soil above and leaving your foundation without the support it needs.

    Sinkholes can contribute to differential settling and even total foundation failure.

    Earthquakes

    Lastly, there are two seismic zones that cross southwest Missouri, contributing to frequent earthquakes in the area. Although most of the quakes are minimal in intensity, even small ground movement can add to differential settling effects over time.

  • What Are The Signs of Basement Foundation Damage In Springfield, Missouri?

    The numerous underlying causes of foundation damage can present a variety of symptoms in your concrete foundation and under your home. We’ll discuss each of the common signs of damage below and offer some insight into what causes each kind.

    Foundation Cracks

    Foundation cracks are typically the first signs of damage that homeowners notice. We’ll break down the cause and severity based on the location of the crack below.

    Hairline Floor Cracks

    Hairline cracks forming in the crawlspace or basement floor are often caused by typical concrete settling in the first few years after new construction. This type of damage appears on most foundations and doesn’t indicate structural problems. As long as the crack doesn’t widen or become unlevel from one side to the other, it can typically just be sealed to stop water from getting in.

    Vertical Wall Cracks

    Like hairline floor cracks, thin vertical gaps can form in your crawlspace or basement walls in response to normal settling. These gaps aren’t signs of structural problems, so sealing them with epoxy is often the best course of action.

    vertical wall crack

    Horizontal Wall Cracks

    Foundation cracks on the wall that run parallel to the ground are much more severe. These gaps result from hydrostatic pressure that has become too much for your concrete block wall to resist. The concrete cracks, and the upper portion shifts inward.

    This damage is generally structural in nature and needs to be stabilized by a foundation repair contractor immediately. They can lead to foundation failure and collapse of the house above.

    Stair-Step Wall Cracks

    Lastly, cracks can form in the shape of stair steps around the concrete blocks on your wall. These occur commonly in Springfield because of the many factors resulting in differential settling. If a portion of your foundation loses support from the shrinking clay soil underneath, that area of your home will crack off and sink into the ground more rapidly than the rest of the structure. These cracks indicate severe damage and should be repaired immediately.

    Bowing Foundation Walls

    Hydrostatic pressure from the surrounding soil commonly causes horizontal cracks to form in your basement walls. However, the concrete can flex slightly before it cracks, resulting in an inward bowing of the wall. This damage indicates structural problems or the potential for them, as bowing walls tend to worsen with time and crack under the mounting pressure from outside.

    Sinking or Raising Foundation

    Differential settling and frost heave are both widespread issues in Springfield, and they can cause foundation sinking or upward bowing of the slab. These issues are both indicative of structural damage, and the symptoms can look very similar.

    Common signs of sinking include an unlevel or sloping floor in your crawlspace or basement, floor cracks that are more than ⅛” wide or that aren’t level across the gap, and stair-step cracks on the wall.

    The typical signs of a heaving foundation include an unlevel or sloping basement floor and floor cracks widening to over ⅛” or forming in a circular pattern.

    Moist or Wet Basement or Crawlspace

    Expansive soil, heavy precipitation, and flooding in Springfield all contribute to water intrusion and moisture build-up under your home. Water can trickle in through foundation cracks, and water vapor can wick through the porous concrete.

    Common signs of water intrusion and moisture problems include water pooling on the floor of your basement, wet or stained concrete, mold growth on your concrete or other building materials, sagging insulation, and efflorescence, which is a white powder on the walls.

    Moisture problems can manifest themselves inside your home as well because the air under your home naturally mixes with air in your living space. You may notice abnormally high utility bills in the summer and winter, uncomfortably warm or cold temperatures in your house, or unexpected allergy symptoms if mold spores seep into your upper floors.

  • How to Find Signs of Foundation Damage In Springfield, Missouri?

    Repairing foundation damage as soon as it’s discovered is crucial for limiting property damage and repair costs. Given the many underlying causes of foundation problems in Springfield, homeowners should be able to locate issues and potential causes quickly to report to a foundation repair company. Below are some tips for finding problems soon after they arise.

    Inspect Your Foundation Regularly

    Foundations are out of sight and out of mind for many homeowners, so the best way to keep an eye on budding problems is to carry out regular inspections once every three or four months. Begin outside your house and look for cracks, signs of sinking, and other damage to the concrete under your home. Damages form most often on the corners, so pay close attention there.

    Continue inspecting the inside walls and floor of your foundation if you have access to them. Look out for wall cracks, floor cracks, mold growth, efflorescence, water or wet spots on the walls and floor, musty odors, and humid or heavy air. Moisture can make the air feel colder in the winter and hotter in the summer, so pay attention to more extreme temperatures under your house, which can indicate moisture build-up.

    Inspect Your Living Space

    After you check your foundation, head to your upper floors to continue your property check.

    The framing behind your walls relies on the foundation for stability, so you can often see signs of foundation damage in your walls. You might see nails popping out of the sheetrock, drywall cracks forming around the corners of rooms, windows and doors, and walls that are no longer plumb. Cabinets and countertops can pull away from bulging walls, so check your kitchen and bathroom for this separation.

    Similarly, the floor joists rely on your foundation for a stable base, so check your living space for buckling, sloping, or wavy flooring.

    Inspect Your Home’s Exterior

    You can finish your quarterly inspection outside your home, where signs include sagging roofing, a leaning chimney, and cracks in your brick, stone, or stucco siding.

    Problems with expansive soil on your property can often predict if the dirt will be an issue for your foundation. Look for gaps between the ground and the concrete, which signify shrinking soils. Check for leaning retaining walls, and keep an eye out for dips in your lawn, which can indicate ground expansion or settlement.

  • Cost of Basement Foundation Repair In Springfield, Missouri?

    Foundation repair in Springfield costs an average of $5,000 for most property owners. Depending on the severity of your particular problem, you could pay as little as $250 or as much as $20,000 or more. We’ll break down average pricing for various damages below.

    Cost to Seal Foundation Cracks

    Hairline floor cracks and vertical wall cracks can typically be sealed with an epoxy for around $400. Small gaps may cost closer to $250, while larger ones can reach up to about $800. Broader wall cracks might need stabilization to prevent further separation. This type of basement or crawlspace repair generally costs between $750 and $1,000.

    Cost to Fix Bowing Foundation Wall or Horizontal Cracks

    Most foundation contractors use earth anchors – also called wall anchors – to reinforce foundation walls, move them back into place, and resist further inward movement. Most walls need between two and five anchors for a total cost of $2,000 to $5,000.

    A small amount of bowing may be treatable with carbon fiber support strips. These cost around $500 each and generally total between $1,500 and $2,500. These aren’t considered a permanent solution and often don’t include a warranty.

    Cost to Fix Sinking Foundation or Stair-Step Cracks

    The best solution for the downward movement of a section of your foundation is underpinning. Foundation repair experts place push piers under the concrete for added support. Steel piers cost around $1,000 each, and helical piers are about $3,000 each. Helical piers are more common in areas where limestone bedrock may degrade over time. The total cost for underpinning is typically between $5,000 and $20,000.

    Some general contractors will use mud jacking or slab jacking, which is a form of concrete leveling designed to treat minimal downward foundation movement. Concrete lifting costs around $2,500 on average, but it isn’t a permanent solution.

    Cost to Fix Water Intrusion or Moisture Build-Up

    A basement waterproofing system is typically the best option for sealing your basement or crawlspace and preventing water and moisture from getting inside.

    The systems can include any number of methods to reduce the risk of water intrusion, including a French drain, crawlspace encapsulation, crawlspace sealing, a vapor barrier, dehumidifiers, sump pumps, and crack sealing.

    Most waterproofing experts charge around $5,000, but the price can range significantly, depending on what the contractor deems is necessary.

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