Foundation Repair Methods: By Your Reliable Foundation Repair Company

Whether you’re a homeowner, property manager, or prospective buyer, foundation problems can be a significant concern. These issues can compromise your building’s structural integrity and lead to costly repairs if not addressed promptly. At Oriole Basement Waterproofing, we specialize in identifying and repairing foundation issues to protect your property and give you peace of mind. Here’s a guide to the most effective foundation repair methods and why Oriole is your go-to expert.

What Is Foundation Repair?

Foundation repair involves fixing damage in a building’s foundation to prevent further deterioration. Common causes include soil disruption from moisture, internal plumbing leaks, or weather extremes. Addressing these issues early can prevent more extensive damage and higher repair costs.

Causes and Signs of Foundation Issues

Foundation problems are often due to soil issues, over-saturated soil, structural weight, poor drainage, or tree roots. Regular inspections can help spot these issues early. Here are some warning signs:

  • Cracks in walls and ceilings
  • Uneven or sloping floors
  • Cracks in the slab
  • Doors and windows that don’t open or shut easily
  • Gaps between the foundation and walls
  • Foundation flaking, chipping, or crumbling
  • Soil pulling away from the foundation

If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to call in professionals for repairs.

5 Effective Foundation Repair Methods

At Oriole Basement Waterproofing, we utilize several advanced techniques to repair foundation issues. Here are five of the best methods:

  1. Polyurethane Foam Jacking: This method uses polyurethane foam to lift and stabilize sunken concrete slabs. Small holes are drilled into the slab, and the foam is injected, expanding to fill voids and stabilize the foundation. It’s quick, minimally invasive, and long-lasting.
  2. Concrete Pressed Piling: Concrete pressed piles involve driving concrete cylinders into the soil beneath the foundation until they reach stable ground. This method is effective in varying soil conditions, providing strong support for the foundation.
  3. Steel Piers: Steel piers are driven deep into the ground using hydraulic jacks until they reach stable soil. The foundation is then lifted back to its original level, ensuring long-term stability.
  4. Helical Piers: Helical piers, with their screw-like threads, are ideal for difficult soil conditions. These piers are screwed into the ground until they reach solid soil, distributing the building’s weight evenly and providing reliable support.
  5. Concrete Piers: Concrete piers involve drilling holes under the foundation and filling them with reinforced concrete. Once hardened and cured, the foundation is lifted to the desired level using hydraulic jacks, providing a solid and durable solution.

Why Choose Oriole Basement Waterproofing?

With over 70 years of experience and a family-owned operation spanning three generations, Oriole Basement Waterproofing is Maryland’s oldest and most trusted basement waterproofing and foundation repair company. Here’s why you should trust us with your foundation repair needs:

  • Extensive Industry Experience: Our decades of experience mean we’ve seen and solved virtually every foundation problem imaginable.
  • Full-Service Company: We offer a comprehensive range of services, including foundation repair, basement waterproofing, and crawlspace encapsulation.
  • Lifetime, Transferable Guarantee: We stand behind our work with a lifetime, transferable guarantee, ensuring that future owners of your property are also covered.
  • Prompt Service: We understand the urgency of foundation issues and strive to provide timely and efficient service.
  • Customer Satisfaction: Our proven track record of satisfied clients speaks for itself. As Steven W. shares, “Adam and the team were fantastic! They took the time to explain everything thoroughly and walk me through the different options available. They were no-pressure and provided honest and transparent answers to all of my questions. I would highly recommend them to anyone!”

Contact Us Today!

If you’re experiencing foundation issues, don’t wait until minor problems become major ones.

Contact Oriole Basement Waterproofing for a free estimate and let our experienced team provide you with reliable, long-term solutions. Call us at (410) 879-3360 for Maryland or (717) 750-9100 for Pennsylvania, or visit our website at to learn more and schedule your inspection. Protect your property with the expertise and commitment of Oriole Basement Waterproofing.