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Different Types of Foundation Repair Methods

Various Methods of Repairing Your Foundation

The type of repair you need will depend on the soil type, climate, foundation build, and any additional outstanding problems. Non-structural cracks in foundations are often vertical or diagonal, these are cracks caused by the expansion and contraction of the foundation’s concrete. Structural cracks are horizontal and caused by settling soil. A consultation with foundation repair experts should identify the cause of the foundation problem and provide you with a recommendation on how to solve your particular situation. For now, here’s some information to help you get familiar with several types of foundation repair methods.

Sealants and Masonry Patches

Cracks in the foundation can sometimes be repaired by patching the crack and covering it with a waterproof masonry sealer. Spotting and repairing cracks early on is important because your foundation supports your entire house. Commonly used sealers for minor cracks include hydraulic cement, vinyl concrete, epoxies, silicone, or polyurethane. The type of mixture used will depend on the severity of the crack It’s better to identify the problem early on and repair it to prevent water infiltration and further damage

Slab Jacking

Slab jacking is a method used to lift concrete that is uneven or sinking. This process is also known as mud jacking, concrete lifting, and slab leveling. This method is ideal for small jobs such as raising porches, steps, decks, walkways, garage floors, and driveways.


Concrete piers, pressed pilings, steel piers, and bell bottom piers are some examples of piling types used for foundation repairs. These methods are long-term solutions to foundation problems and do a better job of returning your home’s foundation to its original level than slab jacking. The piling method consists of the following:

  • Pressed Concrete Pilings
  • Poured Concrete Piers
  • Belled Concrete Piers
  • Steel Piers
  • Helical Steel Piers

If you’re interested in a home improvement in the North Little Rock, AR area and want to know more about the foundation repair services that S&V Renovations, LLC has to offer you, please call us at (501) 330-8860 anytime.

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