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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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Rock Hill, South Carolina offers residents a suburban lifestyle with easy access to Charlotte, North Carolina, and plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy during its mild winters and hot summers. However, the most appealing things about the city also create problems for home foundations in the area, leading to a high risk of property damage.

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 Rock Hill. Our pros have years of experience and are familiar with the nuances of Rock Hill 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 discussing the underlying causes of foundation problems in Rock Hill and the surrounding area, the warning signs of a problem you may find throughout your home, and one of the most effective ways to limit property damage and foundation repair costs. We’ll also provide some typical pricing for repair solutions in Rock Hill and the rest of the Charlotte metropolitan area to help you get a sense of what your fix will cost.

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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: Rock Hill, SC

    Description: Where looking to buy home and the home has a lot of cracks in brick would like to see what it's going to cost me to fix and if it's structural and how bad. Thank you

  • Foundation Repair

    Date of Request: 10/19/2021

    Location: Rock Hill, SC

    Description: Floors droop to to center cracked brick walls

  • Foundation Repair

    Date of Request: 10/19/2021

    Location: Rock Hill, SC

    Description: We are having issues with our floors not being level.

  • Foundation Repair

    Date of Request: 10/16/2021

    Location: Rock Hill, SC

    Description: Footers put under 1- 3 bottle jacks in my walkable crawlspace.

  • Foundation Repair

    Date of Request: 10/13/2021

    Location: Rock Hill, SC

    Description: The property that I am building my new home on was back filled with sand and clay. We will need a timber pile deep foundation system to support the structure.

  • Foundation Repair

    Date of Request: 10/11/2021

    Location: Rock Hill, SC

    Description: The concrete foundation of one room in our house has cracked and sunk some. There is also a chimney attached to that room that is separating from the house due to the sinking. It either needs to be lifted and stabilized or removed.

  • Does Foundation Movement Affect Rock Hill, South Carolina?

    Unfortunately, foundation movement and the damages it tends to cause are prevalent in Northern South Carolina and over the border in North Carolina. Homeowners in Rock Hill, Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston, New Port, Fort Mill, York, and other cities in the surrounding area experience foundation damage regularly.

  • What Causes Foundation Problems In Rock Hill, South Carolina?

    Foundation issues in Rock Hill can be caused by a few different culprits. We’ll explain the typical causes of under-home problems below and how they adversely affect your foundation.

    Expansive Soil

    Rock Hill is located in an exotic strip of soil called the Carolina terrane, which extends from North Carolina and encompasses the city. Geologists believe it was deposited there millions of years ago by glaciers, and it’s distinguishable from the surrounding soil because it has a high ratio of clay to sand and silt. Much of the subsoil in York County is red clay, which is expansive.

    Expansive soil can be crippling for your home’s foundation for several reasons.

    The first problem with clay-rich soil is that it grows in volume when it gets wet. Water quickly soaks into the gaps between the tiny clay particles, expanding the earth sometimes to ten times its original volume.

    The swelling ground after rainfall places added pressure on your foundation walls and concrete slab. If the stress becomes intense enough, it can crack your foundation and leave you with severe structural damage.

    When the moisture that causes the soil to swell drains or evaporates, the volume it added to the earth is also lost. As such, the ground in Rock Hill becomes less voluminous during periods of little or no rain. The drying soil can shrink away from your concrete, leaving it without the support it needs to maintain its structural integrity.

    If this shrinking process happened evenly under your property, there wouldn’t be much of a problem. However, the ground rarely dries at an equal pace under your home, so you’re more likely to experience portions of your concrete sinking deeper into the earth than others. This process of differential settling is a prevalent cause of foundation damage and requires structural repair.

    Lastly, the tiny spaces between clay particles promote water wicking through them via capillary action, meaning the soil is more absorbent than typical dirt and retains water longer.

    This quality means your foundation will remain in contact with moisture for extended periods, increasing the chance of water leaking through cracks or moving through pores in the concrete. As a result, homes in Rock Hill are at high risk of water damage and moisture accumulation.

    Above-Average Rainfall

    Rock Hill gets about 44 inches of rain each year, which is about one and a half times the national average. The excessive precipitation occurs at an almost constant rate throughout the year, with minimal variation except for a few somewhat dry months during the summer.

    yellow leaves and a branch on the ground with a heavy rainfall

    The above-average rainfall leaves the earth saturated, which means the hydrostatic pressure on your foundation from the swelling soil will likely be intense for much of the year. Eventually, concrete foundations will give way to the stress and crack, so the frequent rain means a higher chance of structural damage. The runoff continually suspended in the dirt means it will interact with your concrete for extended periods, making water intrusion and moisture build-up more likely.

    The numerous rivers that flow through Rock Hill, although small, can easily flood and overflow during heavy rainfall. Many areas throughout the city are at moderate risk of flooding. Flooding contributes to the issues with expansive soil and the risk of leaking.

    Multi-Level Foundations

    Slab foundations and full basements or crawlspaces aren’t uncommon in Rock Hill, but a more popular design choice is the multi-level foundation. Many homes in the area have a partial cellar or basement, as they are cheaper to install than full basements but still provide storage or added living space. They’re a convenient option from a homeowner’s perspective, but they tend to make the risk of differential settling worse.

    Multi-level foundations include two slabs – one on the surface and one four to eight feet underground. The clay soil beneath these slabs will naturally wet and dry at different rates because of the variance in depth.

    Following rainfall or during dry periods, there is likely to be some imbalance in how the soil underneath swells or shrinks. The uneven settling can contribute to the already widespread structural issues in Northern South Carolina.

    High, Year-Round Humidity

    Lastly, Rock Hill has somewhat temperate summers compared to other parts of South Carolina, but residents still experience high humidity between 60 and 70% for most of the year. All areas of your home can be adversely affected by moisture, but basements and crawlspaces are particularly prone to the accumulation of humid air.

    The humid air outside can enter your under-home area and get trapped, where it’s rarely regulated for temperature or dehumidified. Humidity under your house can promote mold growth and pest infestation, damage your building materials, and even decrease the air quality in your living space.

  • What Are The Signs of Basement Foundation Damage In Rock Hill, South Carolina?

    Foundation damage looks different for many homeowners in Rock Hill, primarily because the symptoms depend largely on the underlying cause. Below, we’ll discuss the most common symptoms of foundation problems and suggest the likely culprit.

    Foundation Cracks

    Cracks in the concrete beneath your house are common, and they can signify different things depending on where they’re located, their shape, and how wide they become. We’ll break down the different types you’re likely to see below.

    Slab or Basement Floor Cracks

    Whether your slab foundation is visible during home improvement projects or you have an exposed slab in your unfinished crawlspace or basement, you may find cracks present.

    Hairline fissures on your slab that span out in a web pattern develop during the natural settling process of your concrete.

    They tend to grow in the first two or three years following new construction, and they’re generally harmless. However, sealing them can help reduce the risk of water intrusion.

    Wider floor cracks or those with one side rising above the other are more severe. These suggest differential settling is an issue in the soil below, and they often necessitate stabilization.

    Vertical Wall Cracks

    Vertically-oriented gaps on your crawlspace or basement wall or outside on your slab foundation are usually a sign of routine settling as well. They simply require an epoxy or polyurethane sealant to keep water and moisture out, and broader fissures may need some very minor stabilization to prevent further widening.

    Horizontal Wall Cracks

    Horizontally-oriented cracks on your concrete block wall only appear in crawlspace and basement foundations, and they signify damage from the hydrostatic pressure of the surrounding soil.

    Unfortunately, these are frequently found in Rock Hill foundations, and they require relatively extensive wall repair to prevent further inward movement and foundation failure.

    Stair-Step Wall Cracks

    The last type of crack you’re likely to see in your foundation forms in the shape of stair steps, with the gap following the mortar joints between your concrete blocks.

    These fissures develop in response to differential settling as well, when the lower section of the wall sinks into the earth enough for the concrete to give way under the weight of your structure.

    The damage from these cracks is typically severe, and it often requires the most costly repairs.

    Moist or Wet Basement or Crawlspace

    Water and moisture problems are prevalent in Rock Hill because of the expansive soil, above-average rainfall, and flooding risk. The symptoms of liquid water and water vapor entering your crawlspace or basement are typically a bit different.

    If liquid water is seeping through foundation cracks during or following rainfall, you’re likely to notice water damage to construction material or items in storage, puddling or standing water on the floor, or wet areas of concrete, particularly around the areas where the floor meets the wall.

    water in the basement

    Water vapor problems can be tricky to diagnose, but common symptoms include noticeably moist air beneath your house, insect or rodent infestation, mold growth, musty odors, and white staining – called efflorescence – on the concrete walls.

    Moisture in your crawlspace or basement can seep upstairs into your living space, so you may also notice symptoms inside your home. Increased utility bills, uncomfortably hot or cold temperatures, and non-seasonal allergy symptoms can all indicate humid air or mold spores moving to your upper floors from under your house.

  • How to Find Signs of Foundation Damage In Rock Hill, South Carolina?

    Identifying foundation problems early and having them repaired before they develop into severe structural issues is often the best way to limit repair costs and property damage.

    Most damages start small and worsen over time, so they regularly go unnoticed. Below, we’ll offer an inspection protocol you can use every few months to monitor your foundation for issues and signs of budding problems.

    Examine Your Home’s Foundation

    You should begin your inspection at the source of the issue: your foundation. Start outside and look for cracks or uneven sections of concrete under your home. Look specifically at the corners of your structure, as these are the most likely areas to be affected by differential settling. This portion of the inspection may end here if you have a slab foundation.

    Continue inside if you have a basement or crawlspace. Keep an eye out for efflorescence, mold or mildew growth, musty smells, damp air, standing or puddling water, wet spots on the concrete, pest infestation, and any signs of water damage.

    Check the Inside of Your Home

    Next, look for signs of damages throughout your home’s interior. Inspect each room for signs of leaning or bowing walls, as well as nails popping through the sheetrock.

    These symptoms can all indicate foundation movement. Your floor joists may become unlevel if your foundation shifts or sinks, so you should also look for buckling, uneven, or sloping floors.

    The framing behind your interior walls can warp or bow if your foundation is damaged, so check for doors or windows that are difficult to close and cracks in the drywall around wall openings.

    Check your utility bills for unexplained increases, and take note of any recent allergic reactions you or your family members have experienced.

    Check the Outside of Your Home

    Complete your inspection outside, where you may be able to identify symptoms of differential settling, soil expansion, or inadequate drainage.

    Cracks in your siding or chimney can suggest foundation movement, as can a sagging or uneven roofline. Look for symptoms of swelling soil around your yard that could damage your foundation if left untreated.

    These include leaning retaining walls, dipping or bulging areas of the lawn, and puddling in the yard following rainfall or flooding.

    puddle of water in the park

  • Cost of Basement Foundation Repair In Rock Hill, South Carolina?

    Foundation repair services in Rock Hill cost most homeowners around $5,500. However, you may find that your total is significantly lower or higher depending on the underlying cause of the damage and how extensive it is. We’ll offer some more specific pricing below.

    Non-Structural Crack Repair Cost

    General contractors in Rock Hill typically charge between $300 and $800 for crack sealing. This concrete repair process is very straightforward but should be done by a professional to ensure that it protects your home from water and moisture.

    Cost to Repair a Horizontal Wall Crack

    Horizontal wall cracks are best repaired with earth anchors, which use a tension rod to add support to your foundation wall and keep it in a vertical position. Earth anchors cost around $1,000 each, and most homes require between three and five anchors.

    You can expect to pay between $3,000 and $5,000 for this basement or crawlspace repair. You may also require a French drain to limit hydrostatic pressure in the future. This system will cost an additional $2,500, on average.

    Differential Settling Repair Cost

    Most foundation repair companies treat wide floor or slab cracks and stair-step wall cracks with underpinning, a process that involves using push piers to add support to the slab from underneath. Steel piers and helical piers cost around $1,000 and $3,000, respectively. Your total will depend on how many and what type of pilings you need, but the price will likely be between $5,000 and $20,000.

    Some minor settling problems can be temporarily repaired with mudjacking, a type of concrete lifting. This solution costs around $2,500, but it isn’t permanent and rarely includes a warranty.

    Basement Waterproofing Cost

    A basement waterproofing system is the best solution for limiting water intrusion and moisture build-up under your house. A foundation repair contractor will need to customize your basement system for your home. It may include an exterior drainage system, sump pumps, dehumidifiers, crawlspace encapsulation, vapor barriers, crack sealing, and more.

    The average cost for waterproofing services is approximately $5,500. You may find yourself paying anywhere between $2,500 and $10,000 depending on the extent of the issue and the warranty included.