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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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HOW DOES IT WORK?

Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina provides a slower, suburban lifestyle for residents, proximity to large cities like Raleigh and Durham, and moderate temperatures throughout most of the year. However, home foundations in the area are exposed to a high risk of damage, in large part because of the geology and the otherwise desirable climate.

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 Fuquay Varina. Our pros have years of experience and are familiar with the nuances of Fuquay Varina 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 will discuss the specific causes of foundation issues and the symptoms throughout your home that typically identify under-home damage. We’ll also provide some tips for monitoring your home for these problems and the average cost of repairing foundation damage in Fuquay-Varina and the surrounding area.

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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.

FOUNDATION REPAIR COST CALCULATOR

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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: Fuquay Varina, NC

    Description: I have water under the house and need a sump pump But think I need support jacks before they drill thru the foundation.

  • Foundation Repair

    Date of Request: 10/19/2021

    Location: Fuquay Varina, NC

    Description: Hello, We have wall cracks extending from door frames and sticking/jammed doors. Need the foundation looked at to see if this is something we need worked on or if it is just the house settling. Thank you!

  • Foundation Repair

    Date of Request: 10/19/2021

    Location: Fuquay Varina, NC

    Description: Foundation drainage repairs on my home.

  • Foundation Underpinning

    Date of Request: 10/16/2021

    Location: Fuquay Varina, NC

    Description: Underpinning for tiny house

  • Foundation Repair

    Date of Request: 10/13/2021

    Location: Fuquay Varina, NC

    Description: chimney separating from house

  • Foundation Repair

    Date of Request: 10/11/2021

    Location: Fuquay Varina, NC

    Description: 1958 house with some shaky and warped flooring.

  • Does Foundation Movement Affect Fuquay Varina, North Carolina?

    Unfortunately, ground movement is a prevalent problem in Wake County, and the foundation damage it causes can be very costly to repair. Property owners in Fuquay-Varina, Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Apex, Garner, Zebulon, Chapel Hill, Holly Springs, Pittsboro, Wendell, and other nearby cities are likely to face issues at some point in their homeownership.

  • What Causes Foundation Problems In Fuquay Varina, North Carolina?

    There are several underlying problems that lead to the abundance of foundation damage in Fuquay-Varina. Below, we’ll explain each of the issues present in the city and how they negatively affect your home’s foundation.

    Expansive Soil

    Expansive soil is one of the leading causes of foundation damage in the United States. While western portions of Wake County in the Carolina terrane are at elevated risk, Fuquay-Varina is underlain by clay soil as well. Expansive clay soil can cause damage to the concrete under your home in three different ways.

    The first issue with clay-rich soil is that it grows in volume when it becomes saturated with water. Runoff soaks into the tiny spaces between clay particles through capillary action, and the more water that enters the soil, the more it swells. The expanding earth places lateral pressure on your concrete block walls and upward pressure on your slab. Eventually, the force can cause fissures to form, often resulting in structural damage.

    The volume that the soil gains when it becomes saturated is lost when the runoff drains from the ground. During times of little rainfall, the soil can shrink away from your foundation and leave it without the support it needs to bear the weight of your structure.

    Variances in the soil’s moisture content under your home are common and can lead to differential settling. Structural repairs are regularly required when portions of the concrete lose support and sink faster than the rest of your foundation.

    The last issue with Fuquay-Varina’s soil is that it absorbs and retains moisture more readily than sandy or silty dirt. Suspended runoff interacts with the concrete under your home for days after precipitation begins to soak into the ground, leaving your foundation more prone to water intrusion.

    Above-Average Rainfall

    The dangers of expansive soil are more prevalent in Fuquay-Varina than in many other areas in the United States because of the climate in the area. The city receives around 48 inches of rainfall each year, which is about one and a half times the national average. The frequency of the precipitation – about twice a week, all year – is also an issue, as it keeps the ground saturated.

    water leaking from the gutter

    The excessive rain in Fuquay-Varina amplifies the harmful effects of the expansive soil. The often saturated ground is at its highest volume for long periods, so it places undue stress on your foundation on a nearly continuous basis.

    Additionally, the abundant moisture that remains suspended in the earth has a high likelihood of seeping through cracks or pores in the concrete, contributing to water and moisture problems in your home.

    Tropical Storms & Hurricanes

    Like much of North Carolina, Fuquay-Varina is prone to hurricanes and tropical storms during hurricane season. The effects aren’t as severe as coastal regions, but residents typically deal with very heavy winds and rain from around June to October. The resulting precipitation during these months is nearly double the monthly average of the rest of the year.

    The concentrated rainfall increases the risk of swelling soil and damages from excessive hydrostatic pressure. It also exposes your foundation to an abundance of water that can seep inside and create water and moisture problems in your home.

    Multi-Level Foundations

    Lastly, many homes in North Carolina are built with multi-level foundations, otherwise known as partial basements. These are convenient for homeowners and cheaper than full basements for contractors to install, but they leave your home prone to differential settling.

    The clay-rich soil naturally dries at varying rates under your structure, and the speed at which the ground dries depends largely on the depth of the soil. Surface soil tends to dry more quickly, so the upper slab of a multi-level foundation will begin to sink earlier than the deeper portion during a dry period. The result is an increased risk of uneven settling, which can contribute to structural problems.

  • What Are The Signs of Basement Foundation Damage In Fuquay Varina, North Carolina?

    Foundation damage can occur in different areas of your home and create dramatically different symptoms depending on the underlying cause and the severity. Below, we’ll provide some insight into the most common signs of foundation issues in Fuquay-Varina and the probable cause of each.

    Foundation Cracks

    Foundation cracks are usually the most obvious symptoms of damage, but they can go unnoticed if you don’t frequent the area under your home. To make matters more complicated, they don’t always suggest severe damage. The cause and severity can often be determined based on where the fissure appears and how broad it is.

    Slab Cracks

    You may notice cracks forming on your concrete slab, whether you have access while doing home improvement repairs or if your crawlspace or basement floor is normally exposed.

    Thin cracks on your slab that are level across the gap are commonplace, and they typically just signify settling of the concrete. These fissures rarely require any stabilization, and most homeowners have them sealed to keep water intrusion to a minimum.

    Slab cracks with one side rising above the other or that grow to ⅛” or wider are more dangerous, as they indicate differential settling. These gaps should be stabilized by a foundation repair contractor immediately.

    cracks on the concrete

    Vertical Foundation Wall Cracks

    Cracks running up and down your concrete block walls are also most often from the natural concrete settlement that occurs after new construction. Minor crack repair in the form of epoxy or polyurethane sealing is generally the best solution.

    Horizontal Foundation Wall Cracks

    Cracks running along the length of your wall are a result of intense hydrostatic pressure on the outside of the foundation, usually from the saturated clay soil in Fuquay-Varina. These fissures constitute structural damage, and they require immediate repair to prevent wall collapse and foundation failure.

    Stair-Step Foundation Wall Cracks

    Cracks that form in the shape of stair steps on your concrete block wall are considered the most problematic. They develop when a portion of your foundation sinks more rapidly than the rest due to differential settling. Immediate action should be taken by a foundation repair specialist, as severe damages can occur if these fissures are left untreated.

    Unfortunately, these gaps are typical in Fuquay-Varina, especially in homes with multi-level foundations.

    Wet Basement or Crawlspace

    The expansive soil and excessive, frequent rainfall in Fuquay-Varina make water intrusion and moisture build-up under homes widespread issues.

    Liquid water typically leaks in through cracks in the concrete after rainfall. You may notice puddles on the floor of your crawlspace or basement, standing water, water damage to building materials if you have a finished basement, or wet spots on the concrete that indicate leaks that have since evaporated into the air.

    Symptoms of excess water vapor in your under-home area include musty smells, mold growth, efflorescence on the concrete block walls, insect or rodent infestation, and heavy or moist air.

    These issues can lead to humid air and mold spores seeping into your living space. Damp air makes temperatures seem more extreme, so uncomfortably hot or cold air or above-average utility bills can suggest a moisture issue below.

    Similarly, allergy symptoms like respiratory distress, coughing, sneezing, and runny nose can indicate mold growth in your crawlspace or basement in response to moisture accumulation.

  • How to Find Signs of Foundation Damage In Fuquay Varina, North Carolina?

    Identifying the symptoms of foundation damage quickly can mean the difference between a minor, relatively inexpensive repair and structural damage that requires a costly fix. Below, we’ll offer some tips for inspecting your home for signs of damage so you can recognize and repair them before they become severe.

    Inspect Your Foundation Frequently

    Many property owners neglect their foundations because they’re out of sight. One of the best ways to find developing problems is to examine the concrete thoroughly at least once every three or four months.

    If you have a slab foundation, look at the visible concrete on the outside of your home and check for cracks or signs of sinking, particularly around the corners. If you have a crawlspace or basement, you can continue looking for cracks inside. We recommend maintaining an ongoing report of the location, length, and width of any fissure you find to monitor for subtle changes between foundation inspections.

    While you’re under your home, look for puddles on the floor, standing water, wet spots on the concrete, signs of pest infestation, mold growth, efflorescence, damp air, and water damage to the concrete or other construction material.

    Inspect Your Living Space

    Next, move to your upper floors to continue your assessment, as foundation movement and damage typically cause changes to your living space. Compromised floor joists can result in buckling or sloping floors, and warped framing can cause cracks to form in the sheetrock around wall openings and room corners, doors and windows to become stuck and challenging to open or close, and nails to pop out of the drywall.

    finger pointing at a wall crack

    While you’re carrying out your home inspection, you should review utility bills for the past year to look for unexpected increases that could help identify moisture problems or water seeping through your concrete foundation.

    Check Your Home’s Exterior

    Complete your inspection outside, where you’ll look for symptoms on your home’s exterior and in your landscaping. Cracked or crumbling chimneys, wavy roofing, and fissures in stucco, brick, or stone siding can all appear over damaged areas of your foundation.

    An uneven lawn or leaning retaining wall can suggest issues with differential settling or swelling soil. Additionally, puddles on your grass during or following rainfall are reasonable indications of inadequate drainage on your property that could create damaging hydrostatic pressure on your foundation if it’s not corrected.

  • Cost of Basement Foundation Repair In Fuquay Varina, North Carolina?

    Foundation solutions cost Fuquay-Varina homeowners an average of $5,500, but they range from around $300 to over $20,000. As such, approximating the price for your foundation repair service can be challenging. We’ll provide some project-specific repair costs below to help you get a better estimate.

    Cost to Repair Hairline Floor or Vertical Foundation Crack

    Settling cracks that don’t require structural stabilizing are the most straightforward and most affordable foundation repairs. A general contractor or handyman can usually seal these gaps for between $300 and $800.

    Cost to Repair Horizontal Wall Cracks

    Horizontal foundation cracks typically require wall stabilization. Earth anchors are the best solution to resist hydrostatic pressure and pull your wall back to its original position. These anchors cost approximately $1,000 for equipment and labor, and your total cost will likely fall between $3,000 and $5,000.

    An exterior drainage system may also be needed to limit how saturated the soil around your home becomes. You can expect to pay an additional $2,500 or so for this added service.

    Cost to Repair Sinking Foundation or Stair-Step Cracks

    Differential settling damages – including unstable floor cracks and stair-step wall cracks – are best treated with underpinning, a type of concrete leveling that supports your foundation in the event of future soil shrinking.

    Your price will depend on the number of pilings required and the type used. Steel piers and helical piers cost about $1,000 and $3,000, respectively, but your specific property will determine which is more appropriate. Most foundation repair experts will charge between $5,000 and $20,000 for this construction service.

    Cost to Repair Heavy or Ongoing Leaks

    Regular or heavy leaking or moisture problems usually require a basement waterproofing system. The setup can include a variety of waterproofing methods, including a French drain, sump pumps, dehumidifiers, vapor barriers, foundation encapsulation, interior drainage systems, and more. It’s best to choose a foundation contractor with years of experience and positive testimonials, as the installation and design will determine your basement system’s efficiency.

    Most homeowners in Fuquay-Varina pay around $5,500 for this basement or crawlspace repair. Your system can range from around $2,500 to $10,000, depending on how severe your issue is and the warranty included with the work.