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Foundation Repair

A safe home starts with a sturdy foundation. Dry Otter’s Winston-Salem foundation repair has a solid reputation for excellence in foundation repair solutions.

Foundation Repair

Over time, these issues can deteriorate, jeopardizing the structural stability of your home and potentially rendering it unsafe to inhabit. By swiftly tackling foundation problems, homeowners can thwart minor issues from escalating into significant ones. This safeguards the value of your home and provides peace of mind.

Investing in foundation repair isn’t solely about addressing present concerns, but also about securing the future of your home.

When it comes to Winston-Salem foundation repair, Dry Otter Waterproofing stands out as the most highly recommended choice.

Signs That You Need Foundation Repair

bowing basement walls of a house in Charlotte

Bowing Basement Walls

They are caused by water damage or soil expansion around your foundation.

cracks in basement walls in Charlotte house

Cracked Basement Walls

They result from hydrostatic pressure and soil settlement, leading to fractures in the foundation.

drywall cracks due to foundation issues

Drywall Cracks

Cracks occur from the settling of the foundation.

windows sticking in an old Charlotte house

Sticking Windows

Windows can stick shut when the foundation shifts and settles, causing misalignment and hindering smooth opening and closing.

jammed doors in Charlotte ranch

Doors Jam

This happens when the foundation moves or settles, resulting in difficulty opening and closing doors.

saggin and bouncing floors in Charlotte home

Sagging or Bouncing Floors

Floors sag and bounce when the support beams are weakened by excessive moisture in the crawl space.

Wood Damage

Wood in the crawl space is damaged over time by moisture, mold, or pests that live there when it is moist, like termites.

damaged piers due to foundation problems

Damaged Piers

The soil under the piers and columns that hold up a home can be washed away by water coming through a crawl space.

Foundation Damage Causes

Water & Soil

Excessive water causes the soil under your foundation to expand, and insufficient water causes it to contract. This expansion and contraction shift the piers of your foundation, destabilizing your home.

Other Factors

  • Extreme local weather events.
  • Subpar drainage systems.
  • Subterranean water sources like aquifers or underground water bodies.
  • Natural disasters like flash floods and hurricanes.
  • Plumbing leaks.

Our Foundation Repair Services

Carbon Fiber Straps

Carbon fiber straps are lightweight yet strong materials used to fortify and stabilize concrete foundations. The carbon fabric is designed in strips that are applied to add strength to your basement walls to stop cracking, bowing, and shifting.

Wood Joist Repair

There are two types of wood joists: solid wood and engineered wood joists. 

Solid wood joists are made from solid pieces of wood, while engineered joists are made from gluing multiple layers of wood together.

Foundation Repair Costs

The cost of foundation repair depends on these conditions:

Type of Foundation

Different repair solutions are required for different types of foundations.

Geographic locations with a higher cost of living or stricter building codes will cost more for repairs.

Minor issues are generally less costly than major shifting or structural damage.

The stability of the soil around your foundation matters when it comes to the scope of the repairs.

The square footage of your home and the height of your crawl space all figure into the cost of repairs.

What Our Customers Are Saying

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Proudly serving the Greater Charlotte Area since 2013
We’re one of North Carolina’s top-rated contractors for basement and crawl space repair and waterproofing, serving homeowners across the greater Charlotte area.

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Schedule Your Free Inspection

Our process includes the following inspections:

Crawl Space Inspection:

Basement Inspection:

Our expert will personally visit your home and examine the issues you are having with your basement or crawl space foundation.

Our Service Area

Financing Available

We offer various financing options to make our services affordable to all homeowners.

Ask us about our payment plans today!