About Us

We do the job right the first time with integrity & professionalism

Absolute Foundation Repair is a family owned business, where construction services go back three generations. For decades, the McCormick family have been helping homeowners with excavation, utility services, storm water solutions and drainage. Working closely with homeowners over the years, we recognized many were in need of permanent foundation repair solutions. That’s where Absolute Foundation Repair began and continues to help homeowners.

At Absolute Foundation Repair, we realize it is frustrating and stressful having to deal with a foundation that needs repairs. We work one on one with you to evaluate and find an affordable solution to your foundation problems. We work hard for our customers. We are honest and upfront about all costs and time involved in repairing your foundation. We will be there when we say we are going to be there. We do the job right the first time with integrity and professionalism.

We use the latest technologies from level surveying, geotechnical soil sampling and engineered pier installation and placement. At Absolute Foundation Repair, our priority is making sure our customers are taken care of. We use the best foundation repair systems on the market. Griptite products have been around for over 95 years. These products are expertly engineered to solve problems related to settling foundations. The pier systems comply with international building codes and come with a 25 year manufacturers warranty. Our repair technicians are Griptite certified installers. We are proud to offer a product backed by years of stability and technology.

We are here to help you move forward in making a custom repair plan that prevents further damage from occurring. As our homes are one of our greatest investments, we offer you peace of mind as we work together in finding affordable, permanent solutions.

Foundation Repair

Why let the problems continue to cause your home and property further damage; damage that will not only cost you more money in repairs but dramatically lowers the value of your property.

Our Grip-Tite® products offer the complete scope of foundation repair and settlement products that will fix or repair any foundation settlement issue.

COMMON SYMPTOMS

  • Cracks in drywall
  • Bowing walls
  • Crack in concrete basement walls
  • Sticking windows & doors
  • Sagging or flexing floors over crawlspace
  • Wet & damp crawlspace
  • Cracks in mortar
  • Basement slab floor not level
  • Cracks in slab floors

Foundation Repair Services

  • Wall Anchor System
  • Push Pier System
  • Helical Pile System
  • Crawlspace Stabilizer
  • Slab Pier System
  • Helical Tiebacks
  • Wall Straightener
  • Carbon Fiber Systems

Wall Anchor System

The Grip-Tite Wall Anchor System utilizes proven engineering methods to secure and stabilize deteriorating basement walls. Bowed, cracked or leaning basement walls are a sign that something is going very wrong with the structural integrity of your property. This issue occurs from too much water buildup against the walls or soil of your property causing hydrostatic pressure. This pressure then forces the foundation wall inward. What’s more, the Wall Anchor System works on any kind of basement wall; concrete block, clay block, poured concrete, timber, or stone.

This system consists of an interior wall plate, an exterior soil anchor and a connecting steel rod to stabilize foundation walls by counteracting pressure exerted against the wall. The Grip-Tite Manufacturing Co. Wall Anchor Systems are available in multiple configurations to allow for the best solution to be installed at your property.

This is a property owner’s alternative to completely removing and rebuilding basement walls that have become cracked, leaning or bowed as a result of pressures exceeding the allowable design capacity of the wall.

Grip-Tite Wall Anchors are spaced in different locations along a wall and rod extenders can be used to avoid decks, flowerbeds and other landscaping.

ADVANTAGES

  • In most cases can straighten a wall (over time) without excavation
  • Limited disturbance to lawn and landscape
  • Low-profile wall plate can be easily painted or finished over
  • Counteracts pressure on the wall without causing damage to structure (does not rely on the floor joists or wood framing as the reaction)
  • Will stabilize bowed, leaning and sheared walls
  • Patented product can only be installed by Manufacturer-Certified Installers

Push Pier System

The Grip-Tite Foundation Push Pier System is used to fix foundation settlement, and the impact onto the foundation and structure. The Push Pier System uses steel tubes that utilize the weight of the structure to hydraulically drive the piers to bedrock or other competent load-bearing strata. The piers are spaced a maximum of 6 feet apart and are used to level or stabilize an existing foundation. Once the tubes are driven to bedrock or the competent load-bearing strata, the load of the structure is fully transferred to the pier through an underpinning bracket that is positioned under the footing. The structure is now stabilized to prevent any further settlement.

ADVANTAGES

  • End-bearing pier does not rely on friction for capacity
  • Each pier load is tested during installation
  • Ability to reach greater depths using a starter tube with friction collar
  • High-strength steel pier sections and sleeved couplings have high resistance to bending
  • Long life span, resistance to corrosion (design life in moderate soils is more than 100 years)
  • Available with hot-dipped galvanized coating for added corrosion resistance.

Helical Pile System

Helical piles (also known as helical piers) are used to repair an existing structure and also for new construction in place of micropiles, caissons, geopiers or other deep foundation systems. They can also be used instead of an over-excavation method. The helical pile can be both time and cost-effective.

When helical piles are used to repair an existing structure, they are “screwed” into the soil until a pre-determined torque is reached. A bracket is then placed on the steel shaft and positioned under the footing of the structure, transferring the load of the structure to the helical piers. The structure can then be stabilized or lifted back level.

Helical Piles have been in use for almost 200 years, and more recently have become more popular with engineers and contractors and used often in place of more costly alternatives.

ADVANTAGES

  • Lead sections and extensions can be configured to achieve design depth and capacity
  • Minimal excavation required around foundation area
  • Installs quickly with small or handheld equipment
  • Vibration-free installation
  • Piles can be driven throughout the year
  • Installs in areas with limited or tight access without generating spoils

Crawlspace Stabilizer

The Grip-Tite Crawlspace Stabilizer is a reliable and heavy-duty solution for sagging floor joists and unsupported beams. The Stabilizer levels and stabilizes existing support beams and floor joists with minimal disturbance to surrounding areas. The product is versatile and can be fitted to various heights—allowing it to be used in crawlspaces as well as full basements.

The Grip-Tite Crawlspace Stabilizer is made of high strength steel with adjustable rod, and sturdy steel plates to work in most any application. The Stabilizer can be installed quickly without an excessive amount of excavation.

ADVANTAGES

  • Cost-competitive versus other jack-post or lally column alternatives
  • Stabilizer spacing can be adjusted to assure stresses in beam joists and soils are within acceptable limits
  • High capacity steel columns can be fitted to desired length
  • Pre-drilled holes in steel plate allow for connection to beam or floor joists
  • Provides supplemental support of an axial load of up to 30,000 lbs
  • Works with crushed stone, or concrete base to support and transfer load

Slab Pier System

The solution for settled, uneven concrete floors or a failing concrete slab is the Grip-Tite Slab Pier System. The Slab Pier System utilizes high-strength tube steel to extend support of the slab to below the active soils. A reinforced concrete bulb is then created at each pier location beneath the slab to provide uniform bearing support and to effectively transfer the load from the slab, to the top of the pier, and to the deeper competent soils.

With the Grip-Tite Slab Pier System, heavy duty steel brackets are attached to the failed slab and steel piers driven beneath to stable soil strata. Utilizing hydraulic equipment, the concrete slab is lifted to the appropriate level, stabilized and the bracket is removed.

ADVANTAGES

  • Floor slabs can be leveled and stabilized without the mess and inconvenience of replacement
  • Installation does not require the use of heavy equipment
  • Can be installed in areas of limited access and throughout the year
  • Cost effective solution for settled, uneven concrete floors and slabs
  • Available with hot-dipped galvanized coating for added corrosion resistance
  • Alternate application to traditional slab raising

Helical Tiebacks

Helical Tiebacks are great products to act as supplemental support to Push Pier Systems and Helical Pile Systems, or as standalone products in various types of applications. The Helical Tieback System is designed to mitigate the horizontal pressure that can be present in many situations.

Similar in concept to the Grip-Tite Wall Anchor System, the Grip-Tite Manufacturing Co. Helical Tieback System utilizes proven engineering methods to secure and stabilize structures from horizontal soil pressures. A Helical Tieback can be tied to a Push Pier System and a Helical Pile System to act as supplemental support when needed, and can also be used in retaining wall and other applications as well.

ADVANTAGES

  • Minimal to no excavation required
  • Clean installation—no messy grout
  • Can be installed in all weather conditions

Wall Straightener

Wall Straightener products are available in multiple configurations to be fitted and specific to each application. Similar to the Grip-Tite Manufacturing Co. Wall Anchor System, the Wall Straightener products are engineered to counteract bowed, cracked or leaning basement walls. The permanent, effective solution provides support and repair to compromised walls and restores the integrity of the foundation. Installation occurs on the inside of the structure—no excavation required.

ADVANTAGES

  • Internal installation—no excavation required
  • Alternate application to earth anchoring products

Carbon Fiber Systems

Carbon Fiber Systems have become a viable product within the foundation repair industry over the last number of years. The use of carbon fiber products as a supplement to the traditional array of foundation repair products has become popular. The purpose of carbon fiber is to add tensile strength to concrete in both vertical and horizontal directions. In some circumstances, carbon fiber can be used as a standalone product to mitigate bowing and cracking within concrete walls.

ADVANTAGES

  • Reinforcement against flexural and shear movement
  • Used in conjunction with traditional foundation repair products, concrete repair, and crack injection applications
  • Economical product
  • Adds structural integrity

Foundation Repair Services

Wall Anchor System

The Grip-Tite Wall Anchor System utilizes proven engineering methods to secure and stabilize deteriorating basement walls. Bowed, cracked or leaning basement walls are a sign that something is going very wrong with the structural integrity of your property. This issue occurs from too much water buildup against the walls or soil of your property causing hydrostatic pressure. This pressure then forces the foundation wall inward. What’s more, the Wall Anchor System works on any kind of basement wall; concrete block, clay block, poured concrete, timber, or stone.

This system consists of an interior wall plate, an exterior soil anchor and a connecting steel rod to stabilize foundation walls by counteracting pressure exerted against the wall. The Grip-Tite Manufacturing Co. Wall Anchor Systems are available in multiple configurations to allow for the best solution to be installed at your property.

This is a property owner’s alternative to completely removing and rebuilding basement walls that have become cracked, leaning or bowed as a result of pressures exceeding the allowable design capacity of the wall.

Grip-Tite Wall Anchors are spaced in different locations along a wall and rod extenders can be used to avoid decks, flowerbeds and other landscaping.

ADVANTAGES

  • In most cases can straighten a wall (over time) without excavation
  • Limited disturbance to lawn and landscape
  • Low-profile wall plate can be easily painted or finished over
  • Counteracts pressure on the wall without causing damage to structure (does not rely on the floor joists or wood framing as the reaction)
  • Will stabilize bowed, leaning and sheared walls
  • Patented product can only be installed by Manufacturer-Certified Installers
Push Pier System

The Grip-Tite Foundation Push Pier System is used to fix foundation settlement, and the impact onto the foundation and structure. The Push Pier System uses steel tubes that utilize the weight of the structure to hydraulically drive the piers to bedrock or other competent load-bearing strata. The piers are spaced a maximum of 6 feet apart and are used to level or stabilize an existing foundation. Once the tubes are driven to bedrock or the competent load-bearing strata, the load of the structure is fully transferred to the pier through an underpinning bracket that is positioned under the footing. The structure is now stabilized to prevent any further settlement.

ADVANTAGES

  • End-bearing pier does not rely on friction for capacity
  • Each pier load is tested during installation
  • Ability to reach greater depths using a starter tube with friction collar
  • High-strength steel pier sections and sleeved couplings have high resistance to bending
  • Long life span, resistance to corrosion (design life in moderate soils is more than 100 years)
  • Available with hot-dipped galvanized coating for added corrosion resistance.
Helical Pile System

Helical piles (also known as helical piers) are used to repair an existing structure and also for new construction in place of micropiles, caissons, geopiers or other deep foundation systems. They can also be used instead of an over-excavation method. The helical pile can be both time and cost-effective.

When helical piles are used to repair an existing structure, they are “screwed” into the soil until a pre-determined torque is reached. A bracket is then placed on the steel shaft and positioned under the footing of the structure, transferring the load of the structure to the helical piers. The structure can then be stabilized or lifted back level.

Helical Piles have been in use for almost 200 years, and more recently have become more popular with engineers and contractors and used often in place of more costly alternatives.

ADVANTAGES

  • Lead sections and extensions can be configured to achieve design depth and capacity
  • Minimal excavation required around foundation area
  • Installs quickly with small or handheld equipment
  • Vibration-free installation
  • Piles can be driven throughout the year
  • Installs in areas with limited or tight access without generating spoils
Crawlspace Stabilizer

The Grip-Tite Crawlspace Stabilizer is a reliable and heavy-duty solution for sagging floor joists and unsupported beams. The Stabilizer levels and stabilizes existing support beams and floor joists with minimal disturbance to surrounding areas. The product is versatile and can be fitted to various heights—allowing it to be used in crawlspaces as well as full basements.

The Grip-Tite Crawlspace Stabilizer is made of high strength steel with adjustable rod, and sturdy steel plates to work in most any application. The Stabilizer can be installed quickly without an excessive amount of excavation.

ADVANTAGES

  • Cost-competitive versus other jack-post or lally column alternatives
  • Stabilizer spacing can be adjusted to assure stresses in beam joists and soils are within acceptable limits
  • High capacity steel columns can be fitted to desired length
  • Pre-drilled holes in steel plate allow for connection to beam or floor joists
  • Provides supplemental support of an axial load of up to 30,000 lbs
  • Works with crushed stone, or concrete base to support and transfer load
Slab Pier System

The solution for settled, uneven concrete floors or a failing concrete slab is the Grip-Tite Slab Pier System. The Slab Pier System utilizes high-strength tube steel to extend support of the slab to below the active soils. A reinforced concrete bulb is then created at each pier location beneath the slab to provide uniform bearing support and to effectively transfer the load from the slab, to the top of the pier, and to the deeper competent soils.

With the Grip-Tite Slab Pier System, heavy duty steel brackets are attached to the failed slab and steel piers driven beneath to stable soil strata. Utilizing hydraulic equipment, the concrete slab is lifted to the appropriate level, stabilized and the bracket is removed.

ADVANTAGES

  • Floor slabs can be leveled and stabilized without the mess and inconvenience of replacement
  • Installation does not require the use of heavy equipment
  • Can be installed in areas of limited access and throughout the year
  • Cost effective solution for settled, uneven concrete floors and slabs
  • Available with hot-dipped galvanized coating for added corrosion resistance
  • Alternate application to traditional slab raising
Helical Tiebacks

Helical Tiebacks are great products to act as supplemental support to Push Pier Systems and Helical Pile Systems, or as standalone products in various types of applications. The Helical Tieback System is designed to mitigate the horizontal pressure that can be present in many situations.

Similar in concept to the Grip-Tite Wall Anchor System, the Grip-Tite Manufacturing Co. Helical Tieback System utilizes proven engineering methods to secure and stabilize structures from horizontal soil pressures. A Helical Tieback can be tied to a Push Pier System and a Helical Pile System to act as supplemental support when needed, and can also be used in retaining wall and other applications as well.

ADVANTAGES

  • Minimal to no excavation required
  • Clean installation—no messy grout
  • Can be installed in all weather conditions
Wall Straightener

Wall Straightener products are available in multiple configurations to be fitted and specific to each application. Similar to the Grip-Tite Manufacturing Co. Wall Anchor System, the Wall Straightener products are engineered to counteract bowed, cracked or leaning basement walls. The permanent, effective solution provides support and repair to compromised walls and restores the integrity of the foundation. Installation occurs on the inside of the structure—no excavation required.

ADVANTAGES

  • Internal installation—no excavation required
  • Alternate application to earth anchoring products
Carbon Fiber Systems

Carbon Fiber Systems have become a viable product within the foundation repair industry over the last number of years. The use of carbon fiber products as a supplement to the traditional array of foundation repair products has become popular. The purpose of carbon fiber is to add tensile strength to concrete in both vertical and horizontal directions. In some circumstances, carbon fiber can be used as a standalone product to mitigate bowing and cracking within concrete walls.

ADVANTAGES

  • Reinforcement against flexural and shear movement
  • Used in conjunction with traditional foundation repair products, concrete repair, and crack injection applications
  • Economical product
  • Adds structural integrity

Water Management

Water is one of nature’s most valuable commodities but if it invades your home, it can quickly become a source of destruction and heartache. A dry basement is critical to your home’s comfort and stability. Many homeowners face costly repairs due to the devastation caused by high water tables or excessive rainfall forcing water into their basements or crawl spaces.

Sometimes all that is needed to waterproof a basement is to ensure that a home’s gutters and downspouts collect the rain and divert it at least ten feet from the foundation. Other more complicated solutions include installing a French drain system, exterior and interior moisture barriers, or a sump-pump system.

Our experienced technicians evaluate each home’s situation to create a specialized basement waterproofing solutions suited to your needs. This approach gives homeowners the most cost-efficient options available because we are not limited to selling a particular product or solution. Additionally, many of our products and services come with a lifetime or long-term transferable warranty. Give us a call today to schedule your appointment and receive your free evaluation and estimate!

Waterproofing

Waterproofing involves making a structure waterproof or water-resistant so it is relatively unaffected by water. For residential and commercial buildings, waterproofing is focused on minimizing and preventing water from entering the structure. Waterproofing can be applied to the interior, and the exterior of a foundation or structure. Typically an exterior applied waterproofing product is more effective than an interior applied waterproofing product, however each situation is different and the best approach is a custom solution.

Waterproofing products are usually a wet applied product; waterproofing membranes are also available and are becoming popular in many applications.

ADVANTAGES

  • A preventative measure—used to reduce and eliminate the entry of water into a structure
  • Applicable to block, or poured concrete foundations
  • Can be applied to either the interior, or the exterior of a structure
  • Works in conjunction with other Water Management and Foundation Repair applications to create and maintain a healthy basement

CRACK INJECTION

Crack Injection is an application for concrete walls to seal cracks and mitigate the intrusion of moisture, water, insects, etc. Crack injection products are available in two types: Injection Epoxy, and Polyurethane Flexible Foam. The injected material will permanently, and immediately stop the active, leaking cracks. Crack injection can also add to the structural integrity of a concrete wall—although crack injection is not touted as a standalone foundation repair product. Utilizing a crack injection product in conjunction with foundation repair and other water management applications is common; much like many of the products within foundation repair and water management—they complement each other.

ADVANTAGES

  • Extremely flexible to allow for application in multiple conditions
  • Penetrates the concrete pore structure to create a tight bond
  • Can add structural strength and integrity to a concrete wall
  • Applicable to block, or poured concrete foundations

WATER CONTROL

Water Control is a broad topic within the Water Management industry—and is a critical aspect to the overall, long-term performance and health of a foundation. Water Control relates to the ‘control’ of water around, within, and inside a foundation. Techniques and applications range from both exterior and interior solutions, and are often coupled with other Water Management products. Water Control is also applicable to all foundation types from crawlspaces to full basements. Water control systems can be installed in an existing foundation, and through the new construction phases.

Water Control has much to do with the diversion and removal of water and the hydrostatic pressure applied to a foundation. When hydrostatic pressure is present, water will find the path of least resistance to follow—which in many cases will lead to the interior of a foundation through joints and cracks. Hydrostatic pressure is also one of the primary causes to compromised and deteriorated foundations. Diversion of water is typically carried out by a drainage system with a series of channels and drainage boards, and then exited by appropriate means. Moisture barriers, both in sheet and panel form, are also used as techniques to ‘control’ the water affecting the foundation.

ADVANTAGES

  • Custom solutions to the unique needs of each foundation and situation
  • Can be installed on the exterior, or the interior of a foundation

SUMP PUMPS & SUMP BASINS

Sump Pumps and Sump Basins are integral to Water Management solutions. Both the sump pump, and the sump basin are important; incorporating the sump pump and the sump basin into the overall design of the solution necessary. There are multiple options of both pumps and basins to fit various configurations and designs. The pump is used to remove water that has accumulated into a basin—typically through a water control system. Sump pumps and sump basins are needed when water is accumulated and needing to be exited, and are applicable for crawlspaces and full basements. Installation of a sump pump and sump basin can happen through the new construction phases, or within an existing foundation.

Sump pump options range from a single pump with an electrical connection, to a combo system with a battery back-up, and systems that offer monitoring features and are “smart home’” ready. Sump basins are available in different sizes and configurations to fit each particular application and design. Sump basins can also offer radon gas mitigation and protection.

ADVANTAGES

  • Allows for the accumulation and removal of water within a foundation
  • Multiple styles, configurations, and options to be fitted to the needs of each situation
  • A method to complete a Water Management system by containing and exiting water

CRAWLSPACE ENCAPSULATION

Crawlspace Encapsulation is a broad term to describe the protection of the space from moisture by applying vapor barriers on the floors and walls. The vapor barrier acts as a means to control the space—thus improving the environment for the foundation, the crawlspace, and the living space above. The encapsulation process involves sealing all aspects of the crawlspace—walls, floors, utility lines, etc.—with a vapor barrier and tape (or other sealant) to mitigate moisture and water. An encapsulated crawlspace can also support radon gas mitigation efforts. Crawlspace encapsulation is in many cases used in conjunction with other Water Management solutions such as water control, and sump pump and sump basins.

ADVANTAGES

  • Full coverage of the ground with a vapor barrier product
  • A controlled space creating a healthier environment in both the crawlspace and the space above
  • Improved comfort in the living space due to reduced humidity

DEHUMIDIFICATION

Controlling humidity levels within a structure is another element of Water Management as it impacts the overall health of the structure, as well as the living space. Excess moisture can result in damage to the wood components used in construction, can cause additional wear and tear on equipment within the property, and can cause damage to wood floors, trim work, furniture, and other personal belongings. Excess moisture can be noticed by the presence of musty odors, mold, and mildew. A dehumidification solution—basement dehumidifier, crawlspace dehumidifier, or whole house dehumidifier—will help establish and maintain a healthy home, a healthy basement, and may improve energy efficiency.

ADVANTAGES

  • Whole home dehumidification provides protection to a home’s structure, and the possessions within the home
  • Controlling humidity levels will help with the overall health of the environment—reducing dust mites, mold, and mildew
  • Energy efficiency is improved when humidity levels are controlled within a building

MOLD REMEDIATION

Over the past number of years, the issues and health concerns related to mold have been brought to the forefront. Mold can be a significant health concern and can dramatically impact the health of the occupants within the building and negatively impact the value of the property. A mold problem is the result of a water or moisture problem. Controlling water and moisture through various Water Management techniques is the only way to manage and prevent mold. When mold is present, it is necessary to remediate with thorough and appropriate cleaning, with then a treatment of the cleaned area to prevent the regrowth, following with appropriate Water Management solutions. Household and DIY approaches to mold remediation are often surface level only, and not as effective as a professional, full solution approach.

ADVANTAGES

  • The most effective solution to a mold problem is to address the water or moisture within the structure creating the environment for mold to grow—incorporate Water Management solutions to address the cause of the mold

WATER MANAGEMENT SERVICES

  • Waterproofing
  • CRACK INJECTION
  • WATER CONTROL
  • SUMP PUMPS & SUMP BASINS
  • CRAWLSPACE ENCAPSULATION
  • DEHUMIDIFICATION
  • MOLD REMEDIATION

WATER MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Waterproofing

Waterproofing involves making a structure waterproof or water-resistant so it is relatively unaffected by water. For residential and commercial buildings, waterproofing is focused on minimizing and preventing water from entering the structure. Waterproofing can be applied to the interior, and the exterior of a foundation or structure. Typically an exterior applied waterproofing product is more effective than an interior applied waterproofing product, however each situation is different and the best approach is a custom solution.

Waterproofing products are usually a wet applied product; waterproofing membranes are also available and are becoming popular in many applications.

ADVANTAGES

  • A preventative measure—used to reduce and eliminate the entry of water into a structure
  • Applicable to block, or poured concrete foundations
  • Can be applied to either the interior, or the exterior of a structure
  • Works in conjunction with other Water Management and Foundation Repair applications to create and maintain a healthy basement
CRACK INJECTION

Crack Injection is an application for concrete walls to seal cracks and mitigate the intrusion of moisture, water, insects, etc. Crack injection products are available in two types: Injection Epoxy, and Polyurethane Flexible Foam. The injected material will permanently, and immediately stop the active, leaking cracks. Crack injection can also add to the structural integrity of a concrete wall—although crack injection is not touted as a standalone foundation repair product. Utilizing a crack injection product in conjunction with foundation repair and other water management applications is common; much like many of the products within foundation repair and water management—they complement each other.

ADVANTAGES

  • Extremely flexible to allow for application in multiple conditions
  • Penetrates the concrete pore structure to create a tight bond
  • Can add structural strength and integrity to a concrete wall
  • Applicable to block, or poured concrete foundations
WATER CONTROL

Water Control is a broad topic within the Water Management industry—and is a critical aspect to the overall, long-term performance and health of a foundation. Water Control relates to the ‘control’ of water around, within, and inside a foundation. Techniques and applications range from both exterior and interior solutions, and are often coupled with other Water Management products. Water Control is also applicable to all foundation types from crawlspaces to full basements. Water control systems can be installed in an existing foundation, and through the new construction phases.

Water Control has much to do with the diversion and removal of water and the hydrostatic pressure applied to a foundation. When hydrostatic pressure is present, water will find the path of least resistance to follow—which in many cases will lead to the interior of a foundation through joints and cracks. Hydrostatic pressure is also one of the primary causes to compromised and deteriorated foundations. Diversion of water is typically carried out by a drainage system with a series of channels and drainage boards, and then exited by appropriate means. Moisture barriers, both in sheet and panel form, are also used as techniques to ‘control’ the water affecting the foundation.

ADVANTAGES

  • Custom solutions to the unique needs of each foundation and situation
  • Can be installed on the exterior, or the interior of a foundation
SUMP PUMPS & SUMP BASINS

Sump Pumps and Sump Basins are integral to Water Management solutions. Both the sump pump, and the sump basin are important; incorporating the sump pump and the sump basin into the overall design of the solution necessary. There are multiple options of both pumps and basins to fit various configurations and designs. The pump is used to remove water that has accumulated into a basin—typically through a water control system. Sump pumps and sump basins are needed when water is accumulated and needing to be exited, and are applicable for crawlspaces and full basements. Installation of a sump pump and sump basin can happen through the new construction phases, or within an existing foundation.

Sump pump options range from a single pump with an electrical connection, to a combo system with a battery back-up, and systems that offer monitoring features and are “smart home’” ready. Sump basins are available in different sizes and configurations to fit each particular application and design. Sump basins can also offer radon gas mitigation and protection.

ADVANTAGES

  • Allows for the accumulation and removal of water within a foundation
  • Multiple styles, configurations, and options to be fitted to the needs of each situation
  • A method to complete a Water Management system by containing and exiting water
CRAWLSPACE ENCAPSULATION

Crawlspace Encapsulation is a broad term to describe the protection of the space from moisture by applying vapor barriers on the floors and walls. The vapor barrier acts as a means to control the space—thus improving the environment for the foundation, the crawlspace, and the living space above. The encapsulation process involves sealing all aspects of the crawlspace—walls, floors, utility lines, etc.—with a vapor barrier and tape (or other sealant) to mitigate moisture and water. An encapsulated crawlspace can also support radon gas mitigation efforts. Crawlspace encapsulation is in many cases used in conjunction with other Water Management solutions such as water control, and sump pump and sump basins.

ADVANTAGES

  • Full coverage of the ground with a vapor barrier product
  • A controlled space creating a healthier environment in both the crawlspace and the space above
  • Improved comfort in the living space due to reduced humidity
DEHUMIDIFICATION

Controlling humidity levels within a structure is another element of Water Management as it impacts the overall health of the structure, as well as the living space. Excess moisture can result in damage to the wood components used in construction, can cause additional wear and tear on equipment within the property, and can cause damage to wood floors, trim work, furniture, and other personal belongings. Excess moisture can be noticed by the presence of musty odors, mold, and mildew. A dehumidification solution—basement dehumidifier, crawlspace dehumidifier, or whole house dehumidifier—will help establish and maintain a healthy home, a healthy basement, and may improve energy efficiency.

ADVANTAGES

  • Whole home dehumidification provides protection to a home’s structure, and the possessions within the home
  • Controlling humidity levels will help with the overall health of the environment—reducing dust mites, mold, and mildew
  • Energy efficiency is improved when humidity levels are controlled within a building
MOLD REMEDIATION

Over the past number of years, the issues and health concerns related to mold have been brought to the forefront. Mold can be a significant health concern and can dramatically impact the health of the occupants within the building and negatively impact the value of the property. A mold problem is the result of a water or moisture problem. Controlling water and moisture through various Water Management techniques is the only way to manage and prevent mold. When mold is present, it is necessary to remediate with thorough and appropriate cleaning, with then a treatment of the cleaned area to prevent the regrowth, following with appropriate Water Management solutions. Household and DIY approaches to mold remediation are often surface level only, and not as effective as a professional, full solution approach.

ADVANTAGES

  • The most effective solution to a mold problem is to address the water or moisture within the structure creating the environment for mold to grow—incorporate Water Management solutions to address the cause of the mold

Other Services

Concrete Saw Cutting

Concrete saw cutting is an essential part of protecting your freshly poured concrete surfaces by controlling where natural cracking occurs throughout the drying process. Our experts have the skill, experience, and technology necessary to get the job done right and prevent damage to your concrete.

Concrete saw cutting is an essential part of protecting your freshly poured concrete surfaces by controlling where natural cracking occurs throughout the drying process. Our experts have the skill, experience, and technology necessary to get the job done right and prevent damage to your concrete.

Egress Window Installation

Adding an egress window to your home can be a great addition for increasing property value, and creating additional living space. Installing the egress window correctly is extremely important as the structural integrity of the foundation and structure is being altered from the original build plan.

Adding an egress window to your home can be a great addition for increasing property value, and creating additional living space. Installing the egress window correctly is extremely important as the structural integrity of the foundation and structure is being altered from the original build plan.

Testimonials

Our home had water in the basement and problems with cracking sheet rock. We had multiple foundation contractors give us bids in repairing and fixing our foundation. All wanting to go with push piers. Absolute foundation repair suggested soil sampling before moving forward. So glad we had the sampling done. It showed we had heaving soil’s and push peers wasn’t the solution. This saved us thousands of dollars as we were able to fix our home on our own. Dusty helped us by loaning us needed equipment to make some of the repairs. We appreciated his honesty and finding the best way to repair our home.

Michelle Richens | June 2019

We have a beautiful new home that has had some settling issues. Dusty, Dace, and Josh have helped us through this process, one step at a time. They were willing to drive a pier to give us an idea of how far down bedrock was. This helped us know we were on target with approximate depths. Dusty talked with us about options and helped us stay within our budget. Josh and Dace were considerate during the time our family was home. They kept spaces clean and worked hard. I would definitely recommend absolute foundation repair!

Glenns | March 2020

Absolute helped us with a 7 inch lift and stabilization on a home with a full basement. We had a wet winter and spring. They were able to be resourceful and continue working throughout the bad weather. This home had settled because of bad drainage. They were able to come up with a plan to excavate and re-design the landscaping so water will no longer end up around the house.

EZ Executive | March-April 2019

Absolute foundation repair has helped us with three unique projects. Each with specific challenges. The first home they helped us with was in bad shape. It required a 9 inch lift and had lots of interior damage. They did the lift and brought the house back to where it needed to be. They also did a massive excavation to help with surface drainage and slope Stabilization. Happy we were able to work with absolute to save this beautiful home.

EZ Executive | February 2019

Originally we hired another foundation contractor, only to find out the warranty they offered wasn’t any good. Absolute helped us lift a home after dealing with a difficult situation. They help us stay in our original budget and reasonable timeline. They always finish the last detail as new concrete is poured and finished after piers are placed and the home is lifted.

Enlighten LLC | February 2020

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Faced with repairing the foundation of your home? Absolute Foundation Repair keeps our services affordable and cost-effective, ensuring the job is done right the first time so you aren’t hit with more repairs down the road. Our foundation repair specialists are upfront and honest with our pricing, giving you a straightforward estimate so you can make an informed decision about your foundation.

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