The very last thing you want to encounter with your home are problems that you don’t know the cause of, and worse, have no idea how to fix. And what about the cost of repairs…not to mention the cost if you don’t do them!? Whether you own your home, or are building a new home, everything starts with the foundation. Problems with a foundation go from the ground up.
Charleston, Huntington, Ashland area homeowners should know the answer is a close as your phone. Foster Construction specializes in foundation repair. Trained, licensed professionals are key to stabilizing your home without crumbling your finances. Trust Experience.
There are three key areas where issues can occur. Foundation. Waterproofing. Structural. How do you know if you have an issue in any of the three? Let’s take a closer look at each.
Foundation. Probably the easiest problem to spot are ‘stair-step’ cracks in the brick or block foundation of your house. Also concrete cracks in your garage or patio, gaps around windows or doors, and a leaning or cracked chimney are signs of possible foundation issues. The reasons for these issues can be soil type or the amount of water in the soil, construction preparation, or natural occurrences, such as earthquakes.
You may need structure shoring, foundation wall replacement or reinforcement, helical piers and tie backs, or drainage and waterproofing. But how do you know, and who do you trust? Trust experience. Foster Construction has over 25 years of experience in foundation repair.
Waterproofing. If you dread a weather forecast that predicts rain. If you schedule vacations around the forecast at home, rather than your destination, you need to schedule a free consultation with Foster Construction. Living in fear of wet or water soaked basements or crawlspaces is no way to live! But it is the reality for many homeowners.
Foster Construction can assess your home and determine the best way to handle interior and exterior waterproofing, the need for drainage systems repairs, and crawlspace encapsulation. Crawlspace encapsulation, although a recent trend with appropriate applications, is not the answer for existing wet foundation and crawlspace issues. Moisture intrusion must be addressed so as not to merely mask a problem with encapsulation. Trust experience. Foster Construction’s foundation specialists assess and recommend the appropriate solution for your home.
Structural. Nothing is more annoying than a door that drifts closed all by itself. If you can rule out things that go bump in the night as the culprit, you likely can have structural issues with your home. Other indicators are slanting or bowed floors, doors not fitting properly in the door frame. When viewed from a distance, uneven settling of your home is more easily evident. Is the roof line uneven? Does your house appear slanted compared to surrounding buildings?
Any of these warning signs can indicate a need for an assessment by a professional. Foster Construction specializes in framing repairs, wall replacement or straightening and other structural repairs. Foster Construction can set your home straight.
Everyone has the right to expect on-the-job professionals. Foster Construction will work diligently to project completion. No worries about no-show or unprofessional crews. Regardless of the scope of the job, you will not have to move out while repairs are underway. Jobs can take as little as a few hours to a few weeks.
Foster Construction designs solutions for your specific home situation. Unlike companies that tout a one-size-fits-all solution, Foster knows that different problems require custom tailored solutions. Every home is different. Different soil, building materials, structure size, water drainage, and more are taken into account for every home.
Your home is the most expensive purchase you are likely to ever make. Don’t place your home in the hands of the company with the flashiest commercials, or the largest phone book advertisement. Turn to Foster Construction for you existing or new construction needs.