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Nashville Foundation Repair

Comprehensive Foundation Repair Services in Nashville and Bowling Green

All foundations move over time, but problems can arise when portions of your foundation shift – via sinking or lateral movement – when others do not. This common phenomenon, known as “differential settlement,” can lead to foundation cracks and other issues that require foundation repair.

If you think your home or commercial property’s foundation may need attention, turn to United Structural Systems (USS). Our foundation repair and waterproofing business has been serving residential and commercial customers since 1994, meaning our Nashville foundation repair experts have ample hands-on experience and are prepared to take on a wide variety of issues. Upon examining your foundation, we will walk you through what the problem is, what caused it, and why the solution is what the solution is. 

Your satisfaction is important to us, which is why we exclusively use high-quality, tailored solutions, including crack repairs and leveling services, to get the job done right the first time. We also offer a transferable lifetime guarantee, so you can rest easy knowing we will make every effort to get the job done right the first time.  

We offer free estimates, so do not hesitate to schedule an appointment by calling (615) 307-9510 or contacting us online

Commonly Asked Questions

What are the signs that my foundation may need repair?

Signs that your foundation may need repair include cracks in the walls or floors, doors and windows that stick, uneven floors, and gaps around windows or exterior doors.

How long does foundation repair typically take?

The duration of foundation repair can vary depending on the extent of the damage and the specific repair method being used. It's best to consult with a professional for an accurate estimate.

What causes foundation problems?

Foundation problems can be caused by a variety of factors, including soil movement, poor construction, plumbing leaks, and tree roots. Identifying the specific cause is crucial for effective repair.

Is foundation repair covered by insurance?

In some cases, foundation repair may be covered by insurance if the damage is caused by a covered peril, such as a plumbing leak. It's important to review your policy and consult with your insurance provider.

How do I know if I need waterproofing in addition to foundation repair?

If you have noticed dampness, mold, or mildew in your basement or crawl space, it may be an indication that waterproofing is needed in addition to foundation repair. A professional inspection can provide clarity.

Does Your Home Need Foundation Repair?

If you own a home, it is important to keep an eye out for signs that your foundation may need repair. The presence of one or more frequently seen symptoms may indicate your foundation needs professional attention. 

Common problems that may signal your home needs foundation repair include:

  • Cracks in bricks or foundation blocks. The settling or shifting of your foundation tends to affect your home’s structure, which can manifest as cracks in the interior and/or exterior walls of your home. Stairstep cracks in brick walls are a major indicator that your home may be suffering from foundation damage.  
  • Cracks in walls (and other blemishes). While fading wallpaper may be a normal sign of your home aging, bulges and bumps beneath wallpaper are not. Cracks that appear in painted walls are also not typical signs of aging. If you encounter these blemishes, your home may be experiencing foundation issues, and you should promptly seek professional guidance.
  • Sticking doors or windows. If you have noticed your doors or windows are no longer functioning as they used to, you may be dealing with a foundation problem. Look out for doors and windows that do not open easily or if you can see a gap between the door or window and its frame when it is closed. 
  • Uneven flooring. Sloped or uneven floors often point to soil settlement issues or water damage that may be affecting your foundation. 

Noticing some worrying signs but not sure if a problem with your foundation is to blame? Our Nashville foundation repair experts are happy to assess your home or commercial property and determine if there is an issue. We never sell unnecessary repairs, so if your foundation does not need any additional attention, we will let you know. 

The Consequences of Ignoring Foundation Problems

Foundation problems may not seem like a big deal at first, especially if the only initial impacts are small cracks or a challenging-to-open window. The underlying issue causing these symptoms will worsen over time, however, frequently resulting in significant consequences for your home’s structural integrity. If left unaddressed, a foundation problem can lead to severe cracks, wildly uneven flooring, and even a total collapse. Put more directly, foundation problems are not something you can ignore

They not only pose a broad safety risk to occupants in a catastrophic scenario, but they can also create tripping hazards and emergency exit access issues if doors and windows are chronically difficult to open. Plus, the longer you wait to address the problem, the more expensive it will probably be to repair. Do not wait to get a professional inspection if you notice warning signs of possible foundation issues. 

Foundation Repair Methods

Our Nashville foundation repair services often involve stabilizing your foundation from further movement. USS achieves structural stability by using a number of home foundation repair systems, depending on what sort of shifting your property is experiencing.

Depending on the nature of your foundation problems, we will explore a variety of repair methods, including:

  • Underpinning. This is a process where additional support is added to the foundation by excavating soil and adding foundation piers under the existing foundation.
  • Piering. This method involves driving steel piers or helical anchors into the ground beneath the foundation to support it.
  • Waterproofing. If water damage is causing foundation issues, waterproofing can help prevent further damage by redirecting water away from the building's foundation.

It is important to note that each method has benefits and limitations. Our experts will evaluate all pertinent factors, including soil type and severity of the damage, to help you make the right choice. We want you to feel confident in how we proceed, which is why we will always explain why we are recommending a particular approach. 

Foundation Repair Costs

You may consider putting off foundation repairs if you are concerned about how much it will cost. Your house likely represents your most valuable asset, so you should view foundation repair as an investment in your property. Not only will it improve the quality of your home and your life while you live there, but it will also preserve your house’s resale value should you ever decide to move.

Foundation repair costs can vary depending on the kind of attention your foundation needs. Our experts will do everything in our power to ensure that your home gets the specific attention and services it requires, and we will carry out our work with the utmost integrity. In addition to offering financing plans and accepting all major credit cards (as well as personal checks), we do not typically ask for payment until the job is done right and you are fully satisfied. 

At USS, we aim to make your foundation repair a success. That is why we guarantee the work we do on your foundation walls with no-hassle, lifetime warranties. The warranty stays with the property and would transfer to the new owner in the event of a sale. That is how fully we stand behind our work. 

Don’t go another day with cracks in your foundation. Call (615) 307-9510 or contact us online to schedule your free estimate!

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We're the right choice.

  • Lifetime Guarantee
    At no additional charge, we offer transferable lifetime warranties on our foundation repair and waterproofing services.
  • An Experienced Team

    We’ve worked with over 25,000 customers in Tennessee and Kentucky. Many of our team members have been with us for 5, 10, 15 years or longer.

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  • 25+ Years and Counting
    We’ve been serving residential and commercial customers since 1994.
  • Payment & Financing Options

     We offer financing plans, accept major credit cards and personal checks.

  • We Won't Sell You An Unnecessary Repair
    If your foundation doesn’t need a repair, we’ll let you know.

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For Huntsville, AL requests, please visit our sister company at oxfoundations.com.
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