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Our Foundation Repair Services

No two foundations are alike. Each home or commercial facility is faced with a varying array of environmental conditions that have led to the structure moving over time.

Our objectives are to identify the source of movement, outline a professional repair plan and complete the repair in a clean, professional and long-lasting manner.

We provide an array of services: all designed to help mitigate and prevent future movement of your foundation by eliminating the impact of its external environment. 

 

What We Do

Identify Source of Movement

Our professional estimators visit your home or office to identify the source of movement

Create a Plan & Complete Repair

We then draft up a professional repair plan & complete the repairs timely, safely and effectively

Professional Cleanup and Touchup Service

After the repairs are complete, we can provide professional touchup services to restore your home or office

Outlining Our Process

At Advocate Foundation Repair, we follow a simple and basic repair process. We first start with identifying the source of ground movement. Is the foundation shifting due to improper water drainage? Too great of a grade that requires a reinforced wall? Or possibly expansive soils that required piering and beam support during construction. 

The causes of shifting can vary widely and sometimes results from multiple causes. Regardless of the cause, the foundation has shifted and it’s due time for someone to fix it. So we draft up a professional solution backed by a Transferrable Lifetime Warranty. 

During our planning process, we present our clients with their range of options for fixing their foundation problem. Our solutions range from:

Concrete Pressed Piers
Steel Pressed Piers
Polyurethane Foam Injection

 Depending upon the scope of the project and the budget, we will apply one of the services (or sometimes multiple) to achieve our goal of repairing the foundation. We can even conclude our repair process with additional construction and renovation services to restore the cosmetic appearance of your home or office.

Our Primary Solutions

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Concrete Pressed Pier

Concrete Pressed Piers often present the most affordable solution for our clients. We utilize a simple, straight forward process by excavating holes along your foundation. Then we utilize hydraulic jacks to press concrete piers into the soil (one at a time) until the surface tension is enough to lift your home. We then finish each pier with a concrete cap paired with concrete & steel shims until your home is raised to level. 

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Steel Pressed Pier

Similarly to concrete pressed piers, Steel Pressed Piers present the same solution, but with a different material option. Steel pressed piers are often more expensive and take longer to install. These materials are pressed into the ground via a hydraulic jack (similar to concrete piers) and then reinforced with steel caps & shims

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Polyurethane Foam Injection

Lastly, we offer Polyurethane Foam Injection as a supplemental treatment for nearly all of our residential and commercial repair applications. Polyurethane Foam is a highly expansive, highly resilient foam that can easily lift solid concrete slabs back to level with minimally invasive installation techniques. Often this solution is utilized for concrete decks positioned in backyards, driveways, or flat areas where excavation may be difficult. 

I am very happy with the job they did. They came quickly, explained the cause of the problem; were honest in their assessment of what could be done; did not press, but were pleasant and professional. Their work was consistent, quick and they did not mind being observed while they worked. In addition, they followed up to ensure all work was done and cleaned up afterwards. Excellent company.

Dorothy Winchell – Google Review

F.A.Q.

Many of our clients have questions regarding our Concrete Pressed Pier process. That’s okay! We’ve repaired dozens of foundations over the course of our company’s history and we’d love to help you repair yours as well! 

Do I need repairs on my home or office?

Do you want to know if you have sinking concrete / cement slab foundation problems?

Does it seem that your foundation may be buckled. How can you tell?

Common sense is your best guide. Look for the signs for foundation problems. If your home does not feel right, or if you are seeing damage, you may need foundation repairs. 

If you home feels fine and you have no visible damage, then it is very likely that your home is fine.

What indicators should I look for? How do I know f I need repairs?

So, what signs should you look for? Here is a simple check list that you can use to make a preliminary assessment.

 

  • Floors or counters are sloping. If you put a ball on the floor and it rolls off, you have slopes. Drops of an inch or so across a foundation are not a problem. Once slopes begin to exceed an inch of drop in 20 feet, they become noticeable and can become a problem.
  • Doors that stick closed or open. If a door is sticking closed because the top or the bottom of the door hits the door frame or the floor, it means that your floors are sloping, you may have a foundation problem.
  • Cracks in interior or exterior walls or ceilings such as zig-zag cracks in bricks. If you have cracks in your sheetrock or brick, there is a very good chance that your foundation is moving.
Do you offer a warranty?

Advocate Foundation Repair offers a transferrable lifetime warranty on its concrete pilings.  There are no ifs, ands, or buts; the warranty remains valid as long as it is transferred from owner to owner.

What is your process for repair my foundation?
  1. Call for a free estimate
  2. We will send out a foundation technician
  3. We evaluate your home or office:  This is a 3 or 4 step process depending on the type of structure.
    • Look at exterior for damage signs & symptoms
    • Look at interior for signs and symptoms
    • We use a measuring device called a zip level. This measure from a point designated as center to outer wall lines to calculate how far a structure is off.
    • Placement of lift points will be decided by our foreman for the best decision for your house.
Overview of Residential Foundation Repair?

WHAT MAKES RESIDENTIAL FOUNDATION REPAIR SPECIAL?
You!  You spend more time at your home than anywhere else. Your home is where you live, as well as being an important financial asset. So you want to choose a company that has decades of experience.

WHAT ADVOCATE DOES FOR YOU!
When we come to your home we will go through the following process:

  • We will ask you to explain your concerns to us.
  • We will prepare a scale diagram of your foundation. We will use a tape measure, so that are measurements are accurate. We will not estimate distances by “stepping off” the side of your home, nor will we use any other technique for estimating distances.
  • We will take notes on your drainage.
  • We will take notes on relevant vegetation.
  • We will note relevant exterior cosmetic damage.
  • We will then come inside and draw off your floor plan.
  • We will note the locations and nature of relevant of interior cosmetic damage.
  • We will then take an elevation survey of your home using a Zip Level.
  • Using the elevation data, we will prepare a contour diagram of your foundation.
  • We will then integrate all of the information that we have collected, analyze it, and make recommendations to you. The recommendations will take into account your concerns as well as the actual physical condition of your home.
  • As a final step, we will explain all of our findings and recommendations to you.

Our goal is to provide you with as complete an analysis and explanation as possible. We want you to understand what is happening to your home and what we can do to help you.

Get answers to your foundation repair questions. What causes foundation failures? What are the signs for foundation problems? What does is cost and how to the price for repairs? How are foundation repairs done and what are the types of techniques and options? What are foundation issues and how can you prevent them for after all prevention is always the first track to take. ? Is there specifics on concrete slab foundations vs other types? When is foundation repair necessary? What are the lasting benefits of foundation repair?

    Overview of Commercial Foundation Repair?

    WHY CHOOSE ADVOCATE FOUNDATION REPAIR?
    Most foundation repair companies only have experience working on single family residential structures. At Advocate we have successfully supported a wide variety of commercial and industrial structures.

    You also want to choose a company that has experience in working with commercial property owners and managers, that knows how to clearly explain the repair process, and can explain the expected results. You want a company that has a record of success, that is a recognized leader, that can provide a superior warranty, and that has the financial strength to support its warranty.

    WHAT ADVOCATE DOES FOR YOU?

    • When we come to your buildings we will go through the following process:
    • We will ask you to explain your concerns to us.
    • We will ask you for copies of the structural plans for your building. If you do not have plans, we may need to do some exploratory testing and excavation to determine how your building was constructed.
    • We will prepare a scale diagram of your foundation. We will use a tape measure and lasers, so that are measurements are accurate. We will not estimate distances by “stepping off” measurements, nor will we use any other technique for estimating distances.
    • We will take notes on your drainage.
    • We will take notes on relevant vegetation.
    • We will note relevant exterior cosmetic damage.
    • If applicable, we will then come inside and draw off your floor plan.
    • We will note the locations and nature of relevant of interior cosmetic damage.
    • We will then take an elevation survey of your structure using a Zip Level.
    • Using the elevation data, we will prepare a contour diagram of your foundation.
    • We will then integrate all of the information that we have collected, analyze it, and make recommendations to you. The recommendations will take into account your concerns as well as the actual physical condition of your structure.
    • As a final step, we will explain all of our findings and recommendations to you.
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    • Our goal is to provide you with as complete an analysis and explanation as possible. We want you to understand what is happening and what we can do to help you

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