Foundation
Repair

At some point, certain homes may require repairs to their foundation. It’s the most important part of your home and great care should be taken when performing such a repair. A small crack in the foundation, sinking walls, or a slight bow in the wall may worsen over time and pose a threat to the stability of your home as well as the safety of your family. An experienced foundation expert can ensure a proper repair and give you back your peace of mind. 

To ensure your home is on the strongest foundation, call our team at (207) 716-0698 to schedule an inspection. We proudly serve Southern and Central Maine as well as New Hampshire.

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COMMON FOUNDATION PROBLEMS AND STRUCTURAL CHALLENGES

LEANING OR BOWING WALLS

Leaning or bowing walls means your home receives too much outside pressure. This pressure unsettles your home’s foundation and creates a danger to you and your family.

CRACKING WALLS

Cracks within the foundation of your home could be a sign of bigger foundation issues. They can also be points of intrusion for water. There are effective repairs for these solutions that we can help you with.

SINKING FOUNDATION

Sometimes the soils that your foundation is sitting on can shift over time and cause your foundation to sink. This can cause some doors and windows to stop functioning and sheetrock to crack due to movement. A solution can be designed to stop and even correct the sinking.

  • LEANING OR BOWING WALLS

    Leaning or bowing walls means your home receives too much outside pressure. This pressure unsettles your home’s foundation and creates a danger to you and your family.
  • CRACKING WALLS

    Cracks within the foundation of your home could be a sign of bigger foundation issues. They can also be points of intrusion for water. There are effective repairs for these solutions that we can help you with.
  • SINKING FOUNDATION

    Sometimes the soils that your foundation is sitting on can shift over time and cause your foundation to sink. This can cause some doors and windows to stop functioning and sheetrock to crack due to movement. A solution can be designed to stop and even correct the sinking.

    THE BEST SOLUTIONS FOR FOUNDATION RESTORATION

    A Thorough Inspection

    Our first goal is to gain the best understanding of the issue you are facing. Many factors can cause foundation issues, and finding the best solution means being thorough. By gathering as much information as we can, we can map out the best solution to your problem.

    A plumber repairing a sump pump in a flooded basement
    A plumber repairing a sump pump in a flooded basement

    EARTH ANCHORS

    Earth anchors provide much-needed support for leaning and bowing walls. Using the earth as an anchor point the walls can be permanently supported to stop further movement and can sometimes even be straightened back out of their original position.

    ECCENTRIC PIERS

     A sinking foundation can be supported and even lifted back to level using an eccentric pier system. Large metal brackets are attached to the underside of the foundation footer and steel piers are hydraulically driven into the ground until lift can be achieved.

    A plumber repairing a sump pump in a flooded basement
    A Thorough Inspection
    Our first goal is to gain the best understanding of the issue you are facing. Many factors can cause foundation issues, and finding the best solution means being thorough. By gathering as much information as we can, we can map out the best solution to your problem.
    Earth Anchors
    Earth anchors provide much-needed support for leaning and bowing walls. Using the earth as an anchor point the walls can be permanently supported to stop further movement and can sometimes even be straightened back out of their original position.
    Eccentric Piers
    A sinking foundation can be supported and even lifted back to level using an eccentric pier system. Large metal brackets are attached to the underside of the foundation footer and steel piers are hydraulically driven into the ground until lift can be achieved.

    Why Us?

    With Basement Improvements, LLC you get the care and attention to detail that you expect from a small business

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    Our experienced staff ensure that repairs are completed correctly, on time and under budget.
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    We always use the most effective and up to date methods. Each system is uniquely designed for your home.
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    We offer industry leading warranties because we stand behind our work. Our staff is always available to take your calls.

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    Basement Improvements successfully addressed our client’s basement flooding concerns in Wells, Maine, by deploying a tailored and efficient sump pump upgrade. The project not only resolved the immediate issues but also fortified the basement against future water intrusion, showcasing our commitment to providing reliable and effective solutions. This case study highlights our expertise in sump pump technology and our dedication to ensuring the well-being and satisfaction of our clients in the Sanford area.

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    Our Service Area

    Located in Sanford, Maine, we are proud to serve our home city and surrounding areas. Check the map to see if you fall within our service area. Fall outside our service area? Give us a call and we’ll make time to come out and see you!

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    • Portland
    • South Portland
    • Westbrook
    • Rumford
    • South Paris
    • Mexico
    • Farmington
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    • Jay
    • Skowhegan
    • Pittsfield
    • Fairfield
    • Dover-Foxcroft
    • Milo
    • Greenville
    • Presque Isle
    • Caribou
    • Houlton
    • Bangor
    • Brewer
    • Old Town
    • Calais
    • Eastport
    • Machias
    • Ellsworth
    • Bar Harbor
    • Bucksport
    • Belfast
    • Searsport
    • Belfast
    • Rockland
    • Camden
    • Rockport
    • Augusta
    • Gardiner
    • Hallowell
    • Waterville
    • Winslow
    • Boothbay Harbor
    • Damariscotta
    • Newcastle
    • Waldoboro
    • Wiscasset
    • Bath
    • Topsham
    • Richmond
    • Auburn
    • Lewiston
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    • Biddeford
    • Saco
    • Alfred
    • Berwick
    • Kennebunk
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    • Sanford