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.

Signs & Symptoms

Foundation settlement often results in the following:

It can be concerning if you’re experiencing foundation issues like cracks, settling, or moisture problems. However, there’s no need to worry! Our licensed professionals help you assess and address any foundation problems. Don’t hesitate to contact us for a free inspection to identify any issues and provide a solution. We’re committed to ensuring your home’s safety and longevity, so let us help you get started today.

Causes for Foundation Issues

Soil Conditions

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 Issues

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

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.


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Our 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 Piers

Helical piers are a popular solution for foundation settlement because they provide a stable and long-lasting foundation support system. 


Polyurethane deep foam injections are a popular foundation settlement solution because they are quick, efficient, and cost-effective. 


Retaining wall repair can be an effective solution for foundation settlement in cases where the wall is responsible for supporting the foundation. 


Leaning chimney repair is an important solution for foundation settlement as it can prevent significant structural damage to your home.

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Polyurethane Foams History and Current Use


What Is Foundation Damage?

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.

What If I Don't Fix My Foundation Damage?

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.

Is RhinoLift Licensed? Is There A Warranty?

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.

What Is A Helical Pier?

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.

What Is Polyurethane?

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.

Are Inspections Free?

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.