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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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Williamsburg, Virginia attracts tourists with its rich American history, and residents stay for the close-knit suburban feel, proximity to the ocean, and abundance of entertainment. However, living in Williamsburg also means dealing with foundation damage, which is prevalent in the city and throughout the surrounding area.

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 Williamsburg. Our pros have years of experience and are familiar with the nuances of Williamsburg 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 foundations are at an elevated risk of damage, the most common symptoms of foundation problems, and how you can monitor your home for signs of a problem. We’ll also discuss some average pricing for typical Virginia foundation solutions to give you an idea of what your repair may 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: Williamsburg, VA

    Description: We need a free estimate on what needs to be done under house. Some wall cracking interior and obvious in even floors

  • Foundation Repair

    Date of Request: 10/19/2021

    Location: Williamsburg, VA

    Description: Quote on repair of leak around my chimney area that has buckled my wood floors in my sunken living room.

  • Foundation Repair

    Date of Request: 10/19/2021

    Location: Williamsburg, VA

    Description: I have water in crawlspace and I need make a drainage system at parking lot

  • Foundation Underpinning

    Date of Request: 10/16/2021

    Location: Williamsburg, VA

    Description: We have a commemorative brick garden approx. 30'x30' with sidewalks that has sunken over time and is a safety issue. Would your foundation lifting technology work in a brick garden or do you have any other suggestions? I am free for a call to discuss. Thanks

  • Foundation Repair

    Date of Request: 10/13/2021

    Location: Williamsburg, VA

    Description: Small crack on brick foundation,foundation repaired but crack needs work.Tks

  • Foundation Repair

    Date of Request: 10/11/2021

    Location: Williamsburg, VA

    Description: I need a quote to have my foundation fixed. It was semi-repaired 5 years ago, but they didn't do it properly, now needs to be done right.

  • Does Foundation Movement Affect Williamsburg, Virginia?

    Foundation movement is a severe risk in the Hampton Roads area. Residential and commercial foundation repair in Williamsburg, Virginia Beach, Yorktown, Richmond, and many other nearby cities is required more often than many parts of the United States.

  • What Causes Foundation Problems In Williamsburg, Virginia?

    There are several factors that contribute to foundation issues in the History Triangle. We’ll discuss these below, along with the specific type of foundation movement they create.

    Expansive Soil

    Virginia is known for its state soil, Pamunkey soil, in part because it’s excellent for agriculture but also because it can be problematic for construction. Dirt is made of three primary constituents – sand, silt, and clay – and Pamunkey has an abundance of clay. The heavy clay soil in Williamsburg is detrimental to your home’s foundation for several reasons.

    Clay expands when it gets wet, which means the ground in Williamsburg swells during rainfall. As the earth around your foundation expands, it creates lateral stress on your foundation walls and upward stress on your concrete slab. This force is called hydrostatic pressure, and it can severely damage your rigid concrete if it becomes too intense.

    Hydrostatic pressure can create structural cracks in your foundation, compromising the integrity of your entire home.

    The volume clay gains when it gets wet is lost when it dries, and this means an additional problem for your foundation. As runoff drains into the earth and the soil around your home loses volume, it can leave your foundation without the support it needs to bear your house. This settling process can occur uniformly, in which case your entire home can sink slightly into the ground.

    However, differential settling can occur if the ground dries unevenly around your house. Sections of your foundation can crack away from your structure and sink more quickly. This type of movement regularly leads to structural problems.

    Lastly, clay particles absorb more water than sandy or silty soil and retain it for longer periods. The ground throughout Williamsburg can hold moisture against your concrete for around two weeks. These long exposure times following rainfall give runoff ample opportunity to seep into your house through cracks or pores in the concrete and cause water damage and hazardous moisture build-up.

    Low Elevation & Flooding

    Williamsburg is located near the coast, and the average elevation throughout the city is just 82 feet above sea level. The low elevation means the groundwater is relatively shallow, sometimes just a few feet. The shallow groundwater means there is little room for runoff to drain.

    As such, heavy rainfall can sit very close to the surface and your foundation for extended periods, contributing to problems with expanding soil and water intrusion.

    Flooding puts your home at severe risk

    Flooding is a problem for Williamsburg during and following precipitation. Clay-rich soil tends to have poor drainage that contributes to flooding, and the low elevation of the city compounds this problem by limiting drainage even further. Flooding puts your home at severe risk of mounting hydrostatic pressure and the resulting structural issues.

    Tropical Storms and Hurricanes

    Lastly, coastal Virginia is prone to hurricanes and tropical storms during hurricane season. Although Williamsburg isn’t directly on the coast, residents experience more abundant rainfall and heavy winds from June through November. During these months, the average monthly rainfall is about 30-40% higher than the rest of the year.

    Precipitation contributes to issues with expansive soil, but the concentrated rain during hurricane season in Williamsburg is particularly hazardous. It saturates the ground for longer periods, causing it to swell and put pressure on your concrete, and it is held in contact with your foundation for weeks at a time, leading to water and moisture problems under your home.

  • What Are The Signs of Basement Foundation Damage In Williamsburg, Virginia?

    The underlying causes of foundation damage each typically present unique symptoms in your foundation and the rest of your home. As such, you can often identify the problem by assessing the damage. We’ll discuss the most prevalent symptoms in Williamsburg below, as well as the likely cause.

    Foundation Cracks

    Cracks form in most foundations, and they can mean a variety of things. The most appropriate way to diagnose them is by their size and location on your concrete.

    Vertical Cracks or Floor Cracks

    All foundations settle in the first few years following new construction, and the settling typically creates small fissures in your concrete. If you have a crawlspace or basement, you may find hairline cracks on your foundation wall in a vertical orientation. Similarly, thin floor cracks can often be seen on crawlspace or basement floors that have settled naturally.

    Slabs are more common in Williamsburg due to the shallow groundwater, so you may find thin gaps on your concrete slab under the flooring in your home. These are mostly harmless, but they should be sealed to prevent water intrusion.

    Wider floor cracks or those where one side has risen above the other can indicate differential settling and should be inspected by a foundation repair expert.

    Horizontal Wall Cracks

    Full basements, crawlspaces, and walk-out basements are subject to hydrostatic pressure from the expansive soil in Williamsburg. Many homeowners notice cracks running along the length of the concrete block walls. These typically require immediate structural repair, as they can lead to foundation failure and collapse.

    Stair-Step Wall Cracks

    Cracks that form in the shape of stair steps on your crawlspace or basement wall result from differential settling when the soil under your home dries at varying rates. This type of crack typically signifies structural damage and requires immediate attention.

    Water Damage or Moisture Build-Up

    Lastly, water intrusion is a severe risk for properties in Williamsburg due to the clay-rich soil, low elevation, risk of flooding, and concentrated rainfall during hurricane season. As water interacts with your concrete for extended periods, it naturally wicks in through the pores or leaks through cracks. All foundation types are at risk of water intrusion and moisture issues.

    If you have a basement or crawlspace, you may notice standing water under your home, wet spots on the concrete, mold growth on the walls, heavy or damp air, musty odors, efflorescence on the concrete walls, water damage to the concrete or other construction materials, or signs of a pest infestation.

    Slab foundations are also prone to water intrusion, but the incoming moisture gets trapped between the concrete and the other building materials, making it more challenging to identify.

    You may notice uncomfortable temperatures in your living space from the resulting humidity, moldy smells in your home, and above-average utility bills. These symptoms can also be seen in homes with crawlspaces and basements.

  • How to Find Signs of Foundation Damage In Williamsburg, Virginia?

    Foundations are relatively resilient to minor ground movement and water infiltration, so damages occur and develop over time rather than in an isolated incidence. As a small issue worsens, it typically becomes more costly to repair and more dangerous.

    The best way to limit the resulting damages and repair costs is to identify it early before it becomes severe. Below, we’ll detail an inspection process you can carry out every few months to monitor developing problems.

    Inspect Your Foundation

    Your inspection should begin with the most likely location for damages: the concrete under your home. If you have a slab foundation, you can look for cracking or signs of sinking on the exterior of your house. Damages are most likely to occur around the corners of your structure, but it’s best to inspect the entirety of your foundation thoroughly to be safe.

    If you have a basement or crawlspace, your inspection can be a bit more extensive. Look for cracks in your concrete walls and floor, and record length and width measurements of each gap you find so that you can compare on your next inspection. Report cracks that lengthen, widen, or occur horizontally or in a step pattern to a foundation repair contractor immediately.

    While you’re under your home, take note of moist or heavy air, musty smells, visible mold growth, efflorescence, signs of insects or rodents taking up residence in the area, puddles on the floor, wet spots on the concrete, and water damage to framing, sheetrock, flooring, and insulation you may have in the space.

    Inspect Your Home’s Interior

    Foundation movement affects your entire house, so symptoms of hydrostatic pressure and differential settling typically appear on your home’s interior as well. Walkthrough your living space and look for signs of shifted framing, including doors and windows that are hard to open or close, sheetrock cracks around wall openings or room corners, walls that aren’t plumb, nails bulging out of the drywall, and cabinets separating or leaning away from the wall.

    You should also inspect your flooring for signs of buckling, sagging, or sloping, as your floor joists can dip or warp if the concrete underneath shifts.

    broken wooden parquet

    Lastly, take a few minutes to review your utility bills for increases, as you and your family may unknowingly turn up the heat or air conditioning to compensate for the humidity caused by water intrusion.

    Mold spores from under your home can enter your living space as well, so ask your family members if they’ve experienced unusual allergy symptoms, which are a common reaction to mold in the air.

    Inspect Your Home’s Exterior

    Lastly, there are several symptoms that can appear outside that can indicate and even predict foundation issues.

    Sagging roofing, leaning chimneys, and fissures in brick, stone, or stucco siding can all result from foundation movement and should be reported to a concrete repair specialist.

    Dips in your lawn, puddling on your property following rainfall, and leaning retaining walls or raised garden bed walls can all be signs of differential settling, poor drainage, or expanding soil on your property. These problems can often predict if your foundation is at risk of damage.

  • Cost of Basement Foundation Repair In Williamsburg, Virginia?

    Foundation repair costs depend primarily on the underlying problem and how extensive the damage is. The average price in Williamsburg is $5,000, but your cost can be just a few hundred dollars or over $20,000. We’ll offer pricing for inpidual repair solutions below to give you a better idea of what you can expect to pay.

    Cost to Seal Vertical Wall or Concrete Floor Cracks

    Thin cracks in your slab or concrete walls that aren’t structural can usually be sealed for between $250 and $750. Most foundation repair contractors charge an average of $400, but the size of the crack can influence the price a bit.

    Cost to Repair a Horizontal Crack

    Horizontal cracks in your concrete block wall usually require earth anchors to pull the walls back to their original vertical position and help resist hydrostatic pressure going forward.

    Earth anchors are set in the ground and attached to your wall with a tension rod. When the rod is tightened, it pulls your wall outward to restore structural integrity. The crack is then sealed to prevent water from getting through it.

    Earth anchors cost around $1,000 each for parts and labor. Most walls need between three and five anchors for a total cost between $3,000 and $5,000.

    Some foundation contractors opt to use carbon fiber supports to stabilize foundation walls. These supports cost around $2,500 total, but they’re generally not as effective as earth anchors and don’t include as appealing of a warranty.

    Cost to Repair a Sinking Foundation

    Differential settling that causes stair-step cracks on your concrete wall or uneven floor cracks is typically corrected with underpinning. Underpinning involves placing supportive push piers under your foundation to distribute weight evenly and bring the concrete back to level. Steel piers and helical piers are the most common types of pilings used. Steel piers cost around $1,000 each, while helical piles are about $3,000 each.

    Your total repair cost for this basement or crawlspace repair can fall anywhere between $3,000 and $20,000 depending on the style and number of piers required to support your structure adequately.

    The damages related to a sinking foundation can be evident inside your home, sometimes necessitating other costly home improvements.

    Cost to Fix Water or Moisture Issues

    Water intrusion and moisture build-up are among the most common foundation issues requiring repair in Williamsburg.

    Basement waterproofing systems are the best solution, as they can be customized for your house and do an excellent job of relocating water to a safe disposal area if installed properly.

    Your best option for an effective system is to choose a reputable foundation repair company accredited with the Better Business Bureau (BBB), as they will be most likely to install a comprehensive waterproofing solution.

    These systems typically include French drains, sump pumps, vapor barriers, crawlspace encapsulation, dehumidifiers, and interior drainage systems.

    interior drainage system

    Your cost for a basement system will depend on your foundation style and how severe the leaking is. Most homeowners in Williamsburg pay around $5,000 to waterproof a basement or crawlspace, or an average of $3,000 to waterproof a concrete slab foundation.