How do I find a foundation repair pro?

Major foundation repair needs to be handled by a skilled pro. Learn how to find the right one.
There's no doubt that repairing major issues with your home's foundation is a job that needs to be handled by a skilled professional.

Find foundation repair pros on Kudzu.com. Then, narrow the list of foundation repair pros who could be right for the job by asking them the following questions:
  • For underpinning jobs, ask the company which type of piers they install, and whether they install multiple types.

  • Ask the salesperson whether he or she is on commission.

  • Ask the companies how many piers they install each year.

  • Ask a prospective foundation repair pro whether they can lift or just stabilize a foundation. Companies not able to lift a foundation might incorrectly tell homeowners that their foundation only needs to be stabilized.
More questions to ask:
  • How long have you been in business? When was your business incorporated?

  • How long has the person who will be on site at your home been in this job?

  • Is your warranty transferable if the home in sold? Is there a cost to transfer the warranty?

  • What unknowns could you run across during the foundation repair process, and how could that affect cost?

  • If you're concerned about landscaping being damaged during a repair, ask whether the replacement of the landscaping is included the company's job proposal.

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