Foundation Repair

Foundation repair is the process of fixing or stabilizing a damaged or unstable foundation of a building or structure. It typically involves repairing cracks, reinforcing weak areas, and stabilizing the foundation to prevent further damage. Read below for information on signs and symptoms, causes, guides, our solutions, and more.


Foundation issues can arise from various factors, including poor soil composition and water damage.

In Charlotte, NC, the prevalent clay soil tends to expand when moist and contract when dry. This continual cycle of expansion and contraction can result in foundation shifting and settlement, posing risks to your home’s structural integrity.

During a free estimate with one of our experts, we’ll discuss your symptoms and help you determine which of our foundation repair solutions will work for your home or business. 

Here are some of the solutions we offer for your foundation repair troubles.

Foundation Problem Signs and Symptoms

It can be concerning if you’re experiencing foundation issues like cracks, settling, hard-to-open windows and doors, new or worsening drywall cracks, or moisture problems. However, there’s no need to worry! Our licensed professionals help you assess and address any foundation problems. Check our list of common symptoms below.

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Increase Home Value

Foundation repair will also increase the market value of your home. A failing foundation will introduce safety issues and the unhealthy environment will make your house less appealing to buyers. Repairing your foundation will increase your home’s value and ensure its structural integrity for years to come.

Get in touch with us to learn more about maximizing your home’s market value by giving us a call, or schedule your free estimate today!

Increase Your Home's Value

Improve Structural Integrity

Although the problem signs may initially seem small, ignoring foundation problems will cause greater damage to your home’s structural integrity.

RhinoLift works with a third-party engineer to find the best approach for you — and only you!

Improve Structural Integrity

Better Living Conditions

Foundation repair is not just a crucial step towards maintaining your home’s structural integrity; it’s a significant investment in your living conditions and quality of life. When foundation issues are addressed promptly, you prevent a cascade of problems that can compromise the safety, comfort, and value of your home.

Investing in foundation repair goes beyond fixing a structural issue; it’s about improving your overall living experience. Ensuring your home stands on a solid foundation means you’re creating a safer and more comfortable space for your family.

Better Living Conditions

Our Foundation Repair Solutions

RhinoLift specializes in providing premium foundation repair solutions. We understand that foundation repair may look daunting initially, but our goal is to inspect and educate you on the best possible solution for your home. Foundation issues should never be overlooked; we are licensed professionals to aid you. RhinoLift offers a wide range of foundation repair services with products backed by the largest and most trusted deep foundation repair product manufacturer, CHANCE, a Hubbell company.


Helical and Push piers are used to stabilize sinking and uneven foundations. This can include walls, patios, and leaning chimneys.

Polyurethane Injections

Floor and wall cracks are often a sign of settlement. Our concrete leveling solutions can permanently stabilize sinking concrete.

Retaining Wall Repair

From reconstruction to stabilization we have solutions to fix sagging and leaning retaining walls of any size.

Bowed Wall Repair

Our team installs custom designed wall anchors and carbon fiber straps to stabilize bowed or leaning basement walls.

Frequently Asked Questions


Soil conditions are one of the major causes of foundation damage in buildings. Different types of soil have varying load-bearing capacities, and soil that is too weak or too soft cannot adequately support the weight of a building. Similarly, soil that is too wet or too dry can cause the foundation to shift, settle, or crack. In areas with expansive soils, changes in moisture content can cause the soil to swell or shrink, leading to foundation movement and damage. Additionally, soil erosion and subsidence can occur in areas with poor drainage, which can also undermine the stability of a building’s foundation. Therefore, understanding the soil conditions of a building’s location and taking appropriate measures during construction or foundation repair can help prevent or mitigate foundation damage.

Water damage is another common cause of foundation damage in buildings. When water penetrates the soil around a foundation, it can cause the soil to become saturated and lose its load-bearing capacity, leading to foundation settling or movement. In addition, water can cause erosion and soil displacement, which can also undermine the stability of a building’s foundation. Poor drainage or improper grading around a building can result in water pooling or flowing towards the foundation, which can increase the risk of water damage. Furthermore, water can cause concrete to deteriorate over time, leading to cracks, spalling, and other forms of damage that can affect the structural integrity of the foundation. Therefore, it is important to address any sources of water damage promptly and to take appropriate steps to prevent water from accumulating around the foundation.

Poor construction practices can be a leading cause of foundation damage. When a building is constructed, the foundation is the base upon which the entire structure is built. If the foundation is not properly designed, constructed, or maintained, it can lead to issues such as settling, cracking, and bowing. Some common causes of poor construction that can contribute to foundation damage include the use of substandard materials, inadequate site preparation, poor drainage or grading, and improper installation of footings or walls. Over time, these issues can worsen and lead to more serious structural problems, making it important to ensure that any construction work is performed by experienced professionals who prioritize quality and safety.

Foundation damage refers to any structural problem or deterioration that affects the stability and integrity of a building’s foundation. This can be caused by various factors, such as soil shifting, moisture infiltration, or poor construction techniques, and may lead to cracks, uneven floors, and doors or windows that no longer function properly.

If foundation damage is left unrepaired, it can lead to further structural problems and potentially compromise the safety of the building. Over time, foundation damage can cause the building to shift or settle unevenly, resulting in cracks in walls, ceilings, floors and doors, and windows that no longer function properly. In severe cases, foundation damage can even lead to the collapse of the building.

RhinoLift has vast experience installing these underpinning systems and is proud to offer the best products in the industry. CHANCE is the world’s oldest and most trusted helical pier manufacturer, so homeowners can rest assured that RhinoLift is offering the best foundation repair solutions. RhinoLift offers a life of the structure warranty, and CHANCE also offers a 30-year Peace of Mind Warranty.

A helical pier is a foundation system that uses a steel shaft with helical plates, or “flights,” to anchor into the soil and support structures. The helical plates allow the pier to be screwed into the ground with minimal disturbance to the soil. They can be used in various soil types, making them versatile for foundation repair or new construction.

Polyurethane is made by mixing two liquid components, which then expand and harden into a lightweight, high-strength foam that can be used to fill voids, level uneven concrete, and stabilize soil. Polyurethane foam is an effective solution for many foundation repair issues and has the added benefit of being minimally invasive and requiring little to no downtime for homeowners/tentants.

At RhinoLift, inspections are FREE! We will visit the customer’s property during our on-site inspection and assess the issues. We will examine the affected areas, take measurements, and ask questions to understand the situation completely. This process allows us to identify any underlying problems and provide the recommended repairs.

Learning Resources

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