Foundation Repair in IN and KY, including Evansville, Owensboro & Henderson.

Fix Foundation Problems in Indiana & Kentucky

At first glance, a foundation problem may seem like an extreme problem. However, if you identify the damage before it becomes too advanced, most foundation issues have simple, permanent solutions -- many of which can be completed within a day! The key is to recognize the problem early and make sure you call in a foundation repair specialist with the tools and expertise to effectively tackle the problem.

So what's wrong with your foundation? We've created this helpful online guide to the most common issues. This will help you learn more about the damage to your foundation -- and what can be done about it.

You don't have to solve the problem alone! We have a team of expert in-house foundation contractors that are here to help you identify and solve your issues with warranted products and services. We provide free, no-obligation foundation repair quotes throughout our Indiana and Kentucky service area. Call or e-mail us today for your appointment!

Expert Foundation Repair in Indiana and Kentucky

At Healthy Spaces, we have effective, warranted solutions for foundation problems of all types, and we have the training, techniques, and top-quality products you need to permanently solve your problem.

To help you decide if our solutions are right for you, we offer free written foundation repair quotes throughout our Indiana and Kentucky service area.

We are a locally owned and operated company proudly serving Owensboro, Evansville, Henderson, Newburgh, Shepherdsville, Vincennes, Madisonville, Radcliff, Jasper, Leitchfield, and the surrounding areas. To schedule an appointment, contact us by phone or e-mail today!

 

Bowing, Buckling Foundation Walls

Foundation walls begin to bow and buckle when outside pressure on the wall become greater than the wall's strength. As the wall begins to fail under the pressure, cracks will form, and the wall will either buckle inwards in the middle, tilt inwards at the top, or slide in at the bottom.

The answer to bowing foundation walls is to add counterpressure to the walls from the inside. By installing foundation wall anchors on the inside of the walls, you can prevent their inward movement and potentially straighten the walls back to a level position.

severe bowing and buckling of foundation walls in Jasper

Settling Foundations

The soil underneath your home has settled in many different layers, each with their own characteristics and bearing strength. When these soil layers are unable to bear the weight of your home on top of them, the foundation can begin to sink and settle into the earth.

As foundations sink, your home can experience damage in many different ways. This kind of damage can be permanently stabilized with a foundation pier system. Foundation piers can transfer the weight of the foundation down to soils at greater depth that have adequate load-bearing capacity.

severe cracking of structural walls in Leitchfield

Sagging Floors Over Crawl Spaces

The floor over a crawl space can sink or sag due to one of three factors: improperly spaced supports, sinking supports, or due to mold and rot damage.

When crawl spaces experience structural damage, the symptoms are evident through the entire house. Cracks form in drywall, floors sink, and interior doors jam.

These problems can be corrected by installing sturdier, more stable crawl space jacks, replacing deteriorated framing, and by removing the moisture that causes mold and wood rot.

severe damage to a crawl space structure in a Mount Vernon home

Foundation Wall Cracks

Foundation wall cracks occur for different reasons. Minor "hairline" cracks occur naturally as concrete cures, and don't indicate a structural problem. Larger structural cracks are most commonly caused by either foundation settlement or expansive soils pressing on the foundation walls.

Cracks in a foundation wall usually accompany a number of other problems in a home, such as tilting chimneys, jamming windows and doors, and cracks in drywall surfaces. Pinpointing what caused these cracks is the key to finding a long-term repair solution for your home.

photo of a rotating foundation wall with cracks in Rockport

Basement Floor & Slab Floor Cracks

Concrete floors form cracks as they either sink into the soil or are heaved upwards by it. Foundation settlement can also lead to significant floor cracks.

In addition to cracking and creating an uneven floor surface, a sinking or heaving foundation floor can also damage partition walls. And while the symptoms are similar, these are very different problems. Repairs that work well on sinking floors cannot be used to stabilize a floor that's lifting upwards. We can help you identify the causes of floor cracks and movement -- and determine how to permanently fix the problem.

severely cracked foundation slab floor in Hartford

Uneven Floors

Uneven floors can create a number of problems for a homeowner, including jamming doors, nonfunctional door locks, and cracks forming in drywall. However, there is potentially a much more serious issue.

If the uneven floor is above a crawl space, there may be rotted framing in the floor, or a problem with the post-and-beam framework that supports the floor joists. An uneven floor slab could be caused by sinking or heaving of the foundation floor because of settling or expansive soils. Over time, these problems can significantly damage your home.

sinking, uneven floors above a sagging crawl space in Utica

Heaving Foundations And Slabs

Foundations, slab floors, and concrete exterior stairs heave when the soil underneath them expands. Sometimes frost heaving is the cause, causing wet soil to expand as it freezes. Other times, soil rich in silt and clay expands as it becomes saturated with moisture. Heaving foundations typically lead to cracks on drywall and on the slab floor of a home .Exterior walls may also show cracks.

Foundation heave is a potentially serious problem that should be inspected by a professional -- before any repairs to the floors are made.

severely cracked, heaving slab floors in a home in Petersburg

Sticking Windows And Doors

If a foundation issue is causing your home's windows and doors to stick or jam, then it's a safe bet to say the problem is some form of settlement.

Foundation contractors will often install piers to correct settlement problems, stabilizing the structure and often even restoring it to its original position.

If your windows and doors are sticking above a crawl space, the fault may lie in the central post-and-beam support system rather than in the perimeter walls. This calls for a different repair strategy involving new posts and footings.

severe foundation wall cracks along a window in Philpot

Tilting, Leaning Chimneys

One of the most alarming foundation issues a homeowner faces is a chimney that begins to tilt or lean away from the house.

The footing or foundation for a chimney is sometimes built separately from the house foundation. This smaller foundation is susceptible to shifting if it's built on soil with poor load-bearing capacity. Shifting and leaning can also occur if the chimney foundation is too small or too close to the surface.

Foundation helical piers can provide an effective repair solution -- without the need to rebuild the structure.

sinking, leaning chimneys that are in danger of collapse in Dawson Springs

Collapsing Retaining Walls

Retaining walls crumble, tilt, or collapse for a variety of reasons. Most frequently, they fail when the foundation footing has been improperly designed or when a wall has to retain more weight than its design allows. Walls that have been built with weak, poorly mixed concrete or inadequate steel rebar can also collapse.

In many cases, a collapsing retaining wall can be effectively returned to strength with a wall anchor system. Wall anchors install quickly and provide a permanent, warranted solution to your problem.

collapsing retaining wall with severe damage in Morganfield

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Serving IN and KY including the Greater Evansville area
Our Indiana and Kentucky Service Area
Cities in Crawford County, IN
Eckerty
English
Grantsburg
Leavenworth
Marengo
Milltown
Sulphur
Taswell

Cities in Dubois County, IN
Birdseye
Celestine
Dubois
Ferdinand
Holland
Huntingburg
Jasper
Saint Anthony
Schnellville

Cities in Gibson County, IN
Buckskin
Fort Branch
Francisco
Haubstadt
Hazleton
Oakland City
Owensville
Patoka
Princeton

Cities in Harrison County, IN
Central
Depauw
Laconia
Mauckport
Ramsey

Cities in Knox County, IN
Decker
Monroe City
Vincennes

Cities in Perry County, IN
Branchville
Bristow
Cannelton
Derby
Leopold
Rome
Saint Croix
Tell City

Cities in Pike County, IN
Otwell
Petersburg
Stendal
Velpen
Winslow

Cities in Posey County, IN
Cynthiana
Mount Vernon
New Harmony
Poseyville
Wadesville

Cities in Spencer County, IN
Chrisney
Dale
Evanston
Gentryville
Grandview
Lamar
Lincoln City
Mariah Hill
Richland
Rockport
Saint Meinrad
Santa Claus
Troy

Cities in Vanderburgh County, IN
Evansville

Cities in Warrick County, IN
Boonville
Chandler
Elberfeld
Lynnville
Newburgh
Tennyson

Cities in Breckinridge County, KY
Cloverport
Hardinsburg
Harned
Irvington
Stephensport
Union Star
Webster

Cities in Bullitt County, KY
Lebanon Junction
Shepherdsville

Cities in Caldwell County, KY
Fredonia

Cities in Crittenden County, KY
Crayne
Dycusburg
Marion
Tolu

Cities in Daviess County, KY
Curdsville
Maceo
Maple Mount
Owensboro
Philpot
Utica
West Louisville
Whitesville

Cities in Grayson County, KY
Big Clifty
Caneyville
Clarkson
Falls Of Rough
Leitchfield
Millwood

Cities in Hancock County, KY
Hawesville
Lewisport

Cities in Hardin County, KY
Fort Knox
Radcliff
Vine Grove
West Point

Cities in Henderson County, KY
Baskett
Corydon
Henderson
Reed
Robards
Smith Mills
Spottsville

Cities in Hopkins County, KY
Dawson Springs
Earlington
Hanson
Madisonville
Manitou
Mortons Gap
Nebo
Nortonville
Saint Charles
White Plains

Cities in Livingston County, KY
Burna
Hampton
Salem
Smithland
Tiline

Cities in Mclean County, KY
Beech Grove
Calhoun
Island
Livermore
Rumsey
Sacramento

Cities in Meade County, KY
Battletown
Brandenburg
Ekron
Guston
Muldraugh
Payneville
Rhodelia

Cities in Muhlenberg County, KY
Bremen
Central City
Graham

Cities in Nelson County, KY
Boston

Cities in Ohio County, KY
Centertown
Fordsville
Hartford
Reynolds Station

Cities in Union County, KY
Morganfield
Sturgis
Sullivan
Uniontown
Waverly

Cities in Webster County, KY
Clay
Dixon
Poole
Providence
Sebree
Slaughters
Wheatcroft

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