House Elevation

House elevation is critical in protecting the living areas of your home; it leaves only the foundations to receive exposure of flood waters. During the process, houses are raised, separated from their original ground level using a Unified Jacking System, and held by temporary supports while we build extensive new support underneath.

Though this can be a daunting process, we take pride in the fact that you, the homeowner, will never be denied full access to your home while we complete the task. This process may take up to three months to complete, but it is our promise to you that we will work quickly and efficiently to ensure your full satisfaction.

House Leveling

House leveling, or “structural shoring," is the process by which a house’s foundation is equalized. The lowest points are brought to level or to the same elevation as its highest points, making the home safer and more able to withstand any turbulent storm situations. The Unified Jacking System is a hydraulic machine utilized by our skilled employees that allows the entire home to be raised on equal levels at a slow and steady pace.

This process is not as in depth as an entire elevation process but can still take several weeks depending on the current state of your foundation. And, of course, we’re so sure you’ll be 100% satisfied with our work that we guarantee a 10 year, transferrable warranty!

Foundation Repair

No job is too big or too small - we’ll take care of any of your foundation repair needs! Whether it’s pilings or patches, footings or floor joists, our team of experts can scope out the damage and take action! Contact us anytime for a quote - they’re free for homeowners!


Exterior Signs

AS_BrickCracks Stair-step cracks in brick mortar are the most common sign in slab and pier and beam houses. The mortar is the weakest link in the chain and usually will break before brick, however, brick can also break due to the stress.

AS_WindowFrameThe wood trim around the top of the brick will pull apart since the brick often rotates out from the top. A sure sign of movement is if large gaps develop in these trim boards at the corners of a house.

AS_StickingDoorsBoth interior and exterior doors can stick if the foundation has settled. Since settlement causes the frames of doors to be out of square, the door itself will stick in the frame or swing open by itself.

AS_ExtMildewMildew growing on the walls near the ground may indicate improper drainage around the foundation. Although the mildew itself is no more than a cosmetic issue, water absorbed into the soil around the foundation may be causing foundation problems.

Interior Signs

AS_StickingDoorsDoors and windows may “stick” as your home’s framing members distort due to foundation stress. Some doors may sway shut by themselves. Look for uneven gaps in the top corners of your doorways.

AS_CrackedTileCracked or broken tile is a clear indication that the foundation may also be cracked beneath the floor covering. If your tile is loose or sounds hollow beneath, then it is likely that the foundation has deflected downward causing the tile to rise. Foundation repairs should be made accordingly, and then tile repairs should follow.

AS_CrackedDrywallVertical cracks in Sheetrock or plaster typically found above or below window or openings in walls may indicate a sinking foundation caused by soil bearing failure. Look for sheetrock separating from the corners and places where it looks as if the paint is wrinkled.

AS_UnevenFloorsIf a piece of furniture appears to be leaning, it is probably settlement of the foundation. Floors that squeak or shake on pier and beam and frame structures often mean that you have foundation problem. Also, soft spots in flooring may be an indication of rotted lumber under the structure caused by water or insect damage.