Foundation Repair

It’s easy to overlook a home’s or building’s foundation. But when foundation problems occur, they have a huge impact on safety, appearance, and overall value.

It takes special training and expertise to repair foundation damage, along with engineered materials and the qualifications to do this work.

American Basement Company Inc. is just the company with these qualifications and here for all your foundation repair needs.


Foundation Wall Crack Repair

Do you have a crack in your foundation or basement wall?

Understanding what this means requires some expertise.

Horizontal cracks:
These cracks indicate a serious issue that must be addressed right away! The soil under your home is pushing against your foundation and forcing the walls in. If left alone, the horizontal cracks will grow into a bowed wall and eventually a collapsed wall. And if your foundation wall collapses, it will take the rest of your home with it.

Vertical cracks:
Vertical cracks can be found on foundation walls of all ages. They’re most often non-structural and caused by the shrinking of concrete as it cures. This type of cracking can be repaired quickly using our crack injection methods. This type of crack repair is perfect for sealing leaks.

Stair Step cracks:
These cracks tell you that your house is settling unevenly. The unstable soil under your home’s foundation, which is causing the settling, can cause other problems like drywall cracks or nail pops.

A leaking crack is an obvious problem, but one that we can fix. In all cases, if you have any concern with your wall crack, give us a call. Oftentimes, one crack will lead to another, and these cracks will not get better on their own. It is best to monitor these cracks closely and seek professional help before further expensive damage occurs.

Our Foundation Crack Experts

Common foundation issues that we have extensive experience fixing include:

  • Stair-step cracks – Solutions include wall anchors, carbon fiber straps, or steel I-beams depending on the severity of the issue.
  • Leaking wall cracks. Solved with a specialized epoxy that remains flexible for longer typical urethanes that turn brittle and ineffective.
  • Horizontal cracks in a poured or concrete block wall. Similar solutions as above can be applied – wall anchors, carbon fiber straps, or steel I-beams.
  • Cracks in the basement floor. Although many times these are simply cosmetic issues, in the event these are continuing to separate, we can solve this with carbon fiber floor stitches

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Basement foundation repair

Our expert professionals have the experience, training and drive to ensure top-quality, long-lasting results. Whether you use your basement for storage or as a living space, damage to its structure and the structure of your foundation can have a huge impact on the way that you feel about your home.

We understand how big of an investment your home is and we do everything that we can to restore the confidence and comfort that was lost due to foundation damage.

What To Expect From Your Foundation Repair

In order for us to repair your foundation, there are several things you should expect before, during, and after the process:

  • We will inspect your home’s foundation and surrounding structures to identify the problem areas and give you an estimate. Depending on your needs, landscaping around the home and interior carpeting or flooring may have to be cleared away so we can access your foundation.
  • We will repair cracks, sinking or any other foundation problems discovered during the inspection.
  • Once your foundation is repaired, we will always clean away any equipment and debris, replace any landscaping that was removed, and return your flooring and carpeting back to their original positions.

The end result will be a dry, stable, and even foundation, allowing you to rest easy again knowing you have a sturdy home for years to come.

Friendly, Professional Technicians

Our friendly, experienced professionals completely understand the value of your home and how much it’s great condition means to you. That’s one of the reasons that our staff is so dedicated to delivering the top-quality, long-lasting results that you can really rely on.

We never use subcontractors for any of our work, and we always invest the time and effort required to get the job done right. With American Basement Company, you are guaranteed:

  • Friendly, hardworking and experienced professionals
  • Top quality, diligent foundation repair you can count on
  • Outstanding customer service you’re sure to appreciate

Being the very best contractor for your needs is important to us. When it comes to ensuring that your home is in the best condition that it can be, we do everything that we can to deliver.

American Basement Company offers foundation repair in Elkton, Maryland as well as Newark, Wilmington, and New Castle County, Delaware.