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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?

Dayton, Ohio is a gorgeous city that offers residents affordable housing, abundant job opportunities, plenty of entertainment, and proximity to nature. Unfortunately, the geology and weather in the Dayton area also create a high risk of foundation problems for homeowners.

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 Dayton. Our pros have years of experience and are familiar with the nuances of Dayton 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 why foundation damage is so prevalent in Westerville and the most common symptoms that your home is suffering from damage.

For your benefit, we’ll discuss the specific underlying causes of Dayton foundation problems and the signs you may notice in your home that could signify your house is suffering from one of these issues. We’ll also provide some tips for minimizing property damage and the average pricing for typical foundation repair services in Dayton 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.

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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 Lifting

    Date of Request: 10/20/2021

    Location: Dayton, OH

    Description: the East side of my house seem to have a foundation problem. The baseboards and quarter rounds are separating from the floor. Two door will not close and there are cracks in the walls.

  • Foundation Repair

    Date of Request: 10/19/2021

    Location: Dayton, OH

    Description: I am looking to purchase the property in Dayton. The two long sides of the foundation are bowed and cracked due to drainage issues and exposed aggregate. I need get an estimate to repair the damage before I proceed with the purchase of the property. I have access to the property at any time.

  • Foundation Jacking

    Date of Request: 10/19/2021

    Location: Dayton, OH

    Description: Sidewalks at an apartment building we manage have some slight trip hazards according to insurance company. They recommended mud jacking. Can you help?

  • Foundation Underpinning

    Date of Request: 10/16/2021

    Location: Dayton, OH

    Description: I need basement walls done. My office is out of Wilmington, Oh. Please call soon! Call anytime even in the evening. Thanks,

  • Foundation Leveling

    Date of Request: 10/13/2021

    Location: Dayton, OH

    Description: Need my front walkway from the driveway to front door leveled. About 12' to 15'. Looking for a quote.

  • Foundation Repair

    Date of Request: 10/11/2021

    Location: Dayton, OH

    Description: We are getting water under wood flooring. We have had a plumber out and we do not think it's a plumbing issue

  • Does Foundation Movement Affect Dayton, Ohio?

    Western Ohio is at severe risk of ground movement and the resulting damages. Property owners in Dayton, Cincinnati, Xenia, Miamisburg, Milford, Springboro, Springfield, Columbus, and many other nearby cities are plagued with foundation problems and often face expensive repair costs to maintain their home’s structural integrity.

  • What Causes Foundation Problems In Dayton, Ohio?

    Foundation issues in Dayton result from several factors, all of which put your house at risk of structural damage. We’ll describe each of the underlying causes of these problems below and provide some insight into how they affect the concrete under your home.

    Expansive Soil

    Montgomery County is underlain by soil distinguishable from other parts of Ohio by its high concentration of clay, classifying them as expansive. Expansive soil is one of the most common causes of foundation damage, and it creates three primary problems for homes in Dayton.

    The biggest issue with clay soil is that it expands when it gets wet. Clay particles are tiny, and they allow a large amount of water to wick through them via capillary action. As the ground in Dayton gets wet from runoff, the clay soaks up water and swells.

    The expanding earth puts excessive inward pressure on your foundation walls and upward stress on your concrete slab. Over time, the expansive soil can crack your concrete, creating severe damage and compromising your home’s structural integrity.

    Expansive soil loses that volume as it dries, creating another significant problem for your home’s foundation. When the moisture in the ground drains or evaporates, the soil around your foundation shrinks. This happens with all dirt types, but the abundance of clay in Dayton’s soil often leads to differential settling, which is when the earth settles at different rates under and around your house.

    Differential settling can leave inpidual pieces of your foundation without the support it needs from underneath. The concrete can crack under the pressure of your structure and sink further into the ground than the rest of the foundation, leaving your home with severe structural damage.

    The last problem with expansive soil is that the tiny gaps between the clay particles absorb and retain moisture more readily than typical dirt. As such, the earth holds water against your concrete for a long time after rainfall, allowing it to soak into the space under your home. Many homeowners in Dayton struggle with moisture problems and water intrusion as a result.

    Above-Average & Concentrated Rainfall

    The severity of the issues created by expansive soil is largely dependent on the moisture content. Unfortunately, Dayton receives about 44 inches of rain each year, nearly 50% higher than the national average.

    The city gets concentrated precipitation from March through July when the monthly average is almost double the rest of the year and measurable rain falls nearly three times each week.

    Above-average rainfall means that the ground isn’t able to dry thoroughly before it gets wet again. The soil remains saturated and swelled and adds continuous hydrostatic pressure to your foundation.

    The moisture in the ground is also exposed to your concrete for days or weeks at a time, often allowing it to seep through foundation cracks or the pores in the concrete. The concentrated rain in the early summer months makes these issues even worse.

    Limestone Presence

    Lastly, Dayton is situated above bedrock composed chiefly of limestone. Limestone is problematic as a bedrock because it dissolves when it’s exposed to water. As such, groundwater and runoff can lead to underground erosion that creates caverns and voids where the water drains. The resulting karst landscape makes sinkholes and ground instability common problems for Dayton residents.

    Erosion of the bedrock can cause the soil above to collapse, sometimes resulting in your foundation losing the support it needs from the ground underneath if sinkholes are present under your home. This type of instability can result in dangerous differential settling that can necessitate expensive structural repair.

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  • What Are The Signs of Basement Foundation Damage In Dayton, Ohio?

    The symptoms of foundation damage on your concrete and throughout your home can vary depending on the underlying cause and how extensive the damage is.

    Below, we’ll discuss the most common signs of foundation problems in Dayton and the likely culprit of each.

    Foundation Cracks

    Cracks develop in most foundations, whether or not there’s an issue with stability or structural integrity. The easiest way to tell the difference between harmless cracks and those that are a significant cause for concern is by looking at where and how they form on your foundation.

    Vertical Wall Cracks

    If you have a crawlspace or basement, you’ll likely find thin cracks in a vertical orientation on your concrete block walls. These can also appear on slab foundations on the exterior of your home.

    They develop in response to normal concrete settling that occurs in the first few years after new construction. These gaps generally aren’t indicative of structural damage but should be sealed to prevent water or water vapor from entering your home.

    Horizontal Wall Cracks

    Cracks that run horizontally along your foundation wall are much more severe. They develop when the hydrostatic pressure from the soil becomes too intense and the upper portion of your wall pushes inward.

    These cracks are generally structural and require stabilization to prevent foundation failure. Unfortunately, they are common in Dayton, where the swelling soil and heavy rainfall combine to create excessive pressure.

    Stair-Step Wall Cracks

    Cracks that form in the shape of stair steps also suggest structural issues. They appear when differential settling leaves an area of your concrete with inadequate support, causing it to crack away from your home and settle into the ground more quickly.

    This is another prevalent problem in Dayton because of the earth’s potential to shrink and the risk of karst.

    Step-shaped cracks generally require stabilization, and they can leave your home with significant damage if left untreated.

    Basement Floor Cracks

    Cracks can also form on your crawlspace or basement floor. These fissures can be difficult to diagnose correctly because they can indicate normal settling or hazardous differential settling.

    Generally, hairline cracks in the slab that are level from one side to the other develop during the natural settlement of the concrete after it’s poured. Wider gaps or those that are uneven across the crack tend to signify differential settling and may need stabilization similar to that used to correct stair-step cracks.

    Bowing Foundation Walls

    Excessive hydrostatic pressure is commonplace in Dayton. It eventually leads to horizontal cracks forming in your crawlspace or basement walls, but you may notice inward bowing the foundation walls before a fissure appears.

    Bowing walls are a clear sign that expansive soil is an issue on your property, and they usually lead to structural instability if they aren’t appropriately repaired.

    Moist or Wet Basement

    Water problems and moisture build-up are pervasive in Dayton and the surrounding area because the expansive soil and above-average rainfall leave foundations exposed to runoff for extended periods. Liquid water and water vapor can both create problems under your home.

    Liquid water enters your crawlspace or basement through cracks in the foundation. You may notice standing water or puddling on the floor, wet spots on the concrete, water stains on the walls near gaps in the concrete, or water damage throughout your under-home area.

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    Water vapor is a bit harder to identify because it enters through pores in the concrete and evaporates into the air. Typical symptoms include damp air in your crawlspace or basement, efflorescence on the concrete walls, mold growth, and musty odors. Insects or rodents taking up residence under your house can also indicate a moisture problem, as pests are naturally attracted to humid areas.

    Poor Indoor Air Quality

    Lastly, the air quality in your living space can sometimes help you identify a water or water vapor problem because the air under your home unavoidably moves onto your upper floors.

    Humid air in your house feels uncomfortably hot in the summer and cold in the winter, so extreme temperatures can indicate moisture problems. You and your family may unknowingly demand more from your heating or cooling systems in response, so high energy bills can be a sign of an issue as well.

    Mold spores can seep into your living space, causing allergic reactions like itchy eyes, sneezing, and difficulty breathing. These symptoms can suggest mold growth under your home in response to water intrusion.

  • How to Find Signs of Foundation Damage In Dayton, Ohio?

    Identifying signs of foundation problems before they become severe is one of the best ways to limit damage to your property and the resulting repair costs. Unfortunately, foundation issues are easy to miss because they’re generally out of sight or develop very slowly over time. Below, we’ll detail a home inspection that you can carry out once every three or four months to monitor for changes or signs of a budding problem.

    Inspect Your Foundation

    Foundation damage is most apparent on the concrete under your house, so begin your inspection there. Look outside for cracks or sinking sections of the foundation, particularly around the corners of your home.

    If you have access to the space beneath your first floor, you can also look for gaps on the inside of the concrete. Fissures develop slowly, so we recommend keeping a detailed report of where cracks form and how long and wide they are. You can compare during each inspection to identify any growth.

    You should also look for symptoms of water intrusion or moisture build-up. Look for mold growth, efflorescence, musty smells, water or water stains on the concrete, pest infestations, and damp air.

    Inspect Your Home’s Interior

    Next, you can look for symptoms of foundation damage that develop inside your house, as your structure depends on the concrete below for stability and a level surface. Disruptions in the foundation can result in cracks in the sheetrock, nails popping through the drywall, bowing or leaning walls, sloping or uneven floors, and doors or windows that become difficult to open or close.

    Inspect Your Home’s Exterior

    Lastly, you can check the outside of your house and your yard for signs of foundation damage. The differential settling and hydrostatic pressure prevalent in Dayton can cause cracks to form in your siding, your chimney to lean or crumble, and roofing to sag above the damaged area.

    Additionally, pots in your yard, puddles on your lawn after rainfall, and leaning retaining walls or raised garden bed walls can all indicate that expansive soil is a problem on your property. Report these findings to a foundation repair company for professional assessment and guidance on getting adequate drainage to limit property damage.

  • Cost of Basement Foundation Repair In Dayton, Ohio?

    Most homeowners in Dayton pay an average of $5,500 for foundation repair services. However, your price may fall anywhere in the range of $250 to $20,000 and sometimes more. We’ll offer some project-specific pricing below to help you get a better estimate for fixing your foundation issue.

    Cost to Seal a Foundation Crack

    Most general contractors can seal non-structural settling cracks for between $300 and $800. Wide vertical wall cracks may be up to around $1,000, as they need to be treated in a way that limits future expansion.

    Cost to Fix a Horizontal Crack or Bowing Foundation Wall

    Excessive hydrostatic pressure can sometimes be corrected with simple measures like gutters, downspouts, and a French drain. However, the soil in Dayton typically requires more extensive repairs. Most foundation crack repair experts use earth anchors to pull your compromised wall back to its original position and keep it there even if the soil continues to add stress as it swells.

    Earth anchors cost between $3,000 and $5,000 in most cases. Your price may be higher if you have larger walls or if patios or other landscaping features make excavating difficult.

    Cost to Fix a Stair-Step Crack or Wide/Uneven Floor Crack

    The best solution for fixing damages caused by differential settling is underpinning, which involves installing push piers under your foundation. These pilings support the concrete from below and distribute your house’s weight further down into the earth, where shrinking soil isn’t as severe of a problem.

    Foundation repair contractors in Dayton typically charge around $10,000 for underpinning, but the price can fall anywhere between $5,000 and $20,000 depending on the type of pier used, how many pilings your home requires, and whether or not a warranty is included in the cost.

    Cost for Basement Waterproofing

    Basement waterproofing systems are a common repair in Dayton because of the expansive soil and the heavy and concentrated rainfall. A basement system should be customized for your house, but a complete setup includes an exterior drainage system, sump pumps, dehumidifiers, an interior drainage system, a vapor barrier, and crawlspace encapsulation, if applicable.

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    The cost for waterproofing can be anywhere between $2,500 and $10,000, but most homeowners in Dayton pay around $5,500 for their system.