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Foundation Repair in Omaha

Cracked bricks, sinking, and bowing walls are red flags of a foundation problem. Groundworks Omaha is the repair expert for long-term warrantied solutions.

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Omaha Foundation Repair

The foundation of your house is the very bedrock your life is built upon. Maintaining a healthy and structurally sound foundation is essential to the health and safety of your family. If not repaired properly, foundation issues only get worse. 

Problem signs like cracked brickwork, bowing basement walls, floor and wall cracks, a tilting chimney, or nail pops are all red flags for Omaha homeowners to call the repair experts at Groundworks. Identifying and understanding these symptoms is the first step to protecting your home. 

With Omaha’s humid climate, and year-round precipitation, plus the area’s silt-loam soil conditions, it is no wonder so many homeowners in the areas struggle with their home’s foundation. One of these elements alone can cause significant problems. All three, however, can leave homeowners in need of a quality foundation repair company. 

For more than 30 years, Groundworks has offered the best repair methods for your home’s unique needs. All foundation repair products are designed and made by Groundworks. This means products can be customized to fit the needs of your unique home. From foundation support to basement wall stabilization, repairing your foundation is easier and less scary than imagined. Contact us for a free foundation inspection.

Our Simple Process

1. Schedule Free Inspection

One of our contact center representatives will reach out to you to determine your problem and set the best time for one of our certified field inspectors to visit your home.

2. Consult with Our Certified Inspector

Our certified field inspector will visit your home to observe the problems in your home and inspect other areas of your home that may have been impacted.

3. Installation of Customized Solutions

Our professional production crew installs patented solutions in each home with care and strives to leave the area better than we found it.

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What Causes Foundation Repair Problems?

The most common reason your Omaha home has foundation issues is a direct result of the area’s climate and soil conditions. 

Across the greater Omaha area, there are several different foundation soil types, most include a mixture of both silt-sand and clay. The climate, however, is pretty consistent across the Omaha area, and it is not a good thing for your foundation. The hot, humid summers and year-round precipitation, in either the form of rain or snow, means the soil surrounding your home goes through many cycles of swelling and shrinking. 

It’s this swell, shrink cycle that can be problematic. When the soil your home was built on can no longer support the weight of your home, it begins to settle. When your home was built, a hole, slightly larger than your home’s foundation was dug. After construction is complete, the soil removed to dig the hole is replaced, surrounding the new foundation walls. This soil, regardless of the composition across the area, is fluffier and more absorbent than hard-packed soil that has never been excavated. When the soil absorbs water, it expands, pushing on your foundation walls. This is called hydrostatic pressure. 

When hydrostatic pressure is left untreated, it causes foundation walls to bow or tilt inward towards the middle of the room. Without repair, the wall will fail and your home will no longer be structurally sound. Of course, before this point, there are plenty of warning signs, which is why it’s important to do a complete self-inspection of your foundation about once a year. Look for cracks in your foundation walls, any direction cracks are problematic, but horizontal cracks near the middle of the wall are a very common sign of a hydrostatic pressure problem. The crack may start out small, but grow larger as the soil continues to add pressure. Eventually, you will notice it bowing inward or tilting. 

Our Patented Foundation Repair Solutions

When Foundation walls begin to fail, there are several options your inspector will consider when suggesting the proper repair. Factors like property lines, severity, and time frame of the problem, plus soil conditions will all play a role in the final decision. All repair solutions restore your property value and are easily concealed if basement finishing is your main objective. Here we will review a few of those options. 

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SettleStop Wall Anchors

Wall anchors are just what the name implies, metal plates that stabilize your foundation walls by anchoring them to hard-packed virgin soil beyond your foundation are designed to be tightened as time progresses to further stabilize and pull walls back to their original position.

Installation involves a steel basement wall plate connected to an earth plate about 6 to 10 feet away from the basement wall. A rod connects the two plates, and by tightening the rod, tension is utilized to straighten the basement walls.

Wall Anchors are the best solution for severely bowed walls because they elevate hydrostatic pressure that caused the problem originally.

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SettleStop IntelliBrace™ Beams

SettleStop IntelliBrace™ Wall Repair System is a basement wall support beam that stabilizes and straightens bowed walls over time. The steel I-beam braces walls from outside hydrostatic pressure that caused them to bow inward.

The galvanized steel I-beam is cut to the height of your basement and attached to the floor joist at the top of the wall using specialty brackets.

After being leveled, the beam is attached to the foundation floor using another specialty bracket. Once installed, the beam spans the entire basement wall to ensure no additional movement is possible and can be tightened slowly to eventually straighten the wall and return it to its original position.

This solution is non-invasive and is an ideal option when property lines won’t allow for anchors to be installed.

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SettleStop Carbon Fiber Supports

SettleStop Carbon Fiber Supports are best used at the early stages of foundation failure, or when walls are only slightly bowing inward. Carbon fiber wall reinforcements provide support to your walls that are beginning to show signs of hydrostatic pressure damage. This solution involves the carbon fiber strips themselves; epoxy and metal brackets.

The strips used are 10 times stronger than steel and installation is long-lasting and fast. Plus, the strips are dark in color and lay flat against the wall making them the most unobtrusive option.

Foundation Repair Q&A

Frequently Asked Questions about your foundation

Checking on your foundation often enough is a crucial element of ensuring that you catch foundation problems early on. It’s also important if you have problems, as you can keep an eye on the problems you’re experiencing so that they don’t get worse. Here’s a bit of information about how often you might want to check on your foundation.

  • With No Problems

In general, you’re not going to have foundation problems, which means you’re just going to check your foundation often enough to ensure that you’re not developing problems. It’s recommended that you make a routine of checking your foundation every year. This should help you identify any developing issues and still have time to apply solutions.

This can feel superfluous when you’re not expecting to have problems, but foundation issues are insidious as well as uncommon. Skipping your inspection one year could lead to double trouble the next; foundation problems have a habit of growing with exponential and frightening speed. The sooner you catch foundation damage, the easier it will be to deal with. 

  • If There Are Existing Problems

If there are any existing issues with drainage or cracks in the floor and walls, you should increase the frequency to once a month. This allows you to apply fixes and correct your approach along the way. Of course, the best way forward is to schedule a routine checkup with a professional. Their insight will let them see more subtle warning signs so the problem doesn’t get out of hand before it is identified.

Unless you have experience and training in structural repair, you should have a professional inspection booked for once a year. Having a professional eye on your property every year will ensure that you catch all problems early, thereby making sure that you can deal with them before they have a chance to snowball. 

When it comes to lifting a sinking foundation, there are a number of different options you can pursue. Some of these may be more effective than others. Overall, it’s always helpful to know that you have a variety of options you might be able to take advantage of to fix the sinking foundation.

  • Polyurethane Foam Injections

Polyurethane foam injections are a possibility, especially if the main problem is that your concrete slab foundation has erosion underneath it and has started to sink due to the lack of support. If you need more support under any concrete slabs, polyurethane foam injections can help.

  • A Pier System

You may also be able to use push piers, slab piers, or helical piers to lift the foundation if the soil just isn’t strong enough. This system pushes down to the bedrock and transfers your home’s weight to the bedrock, alleviating weight elsewhere.

  • Other Personalized Options

There are also other options available for lifting a sinking foundation. However, personalizing these options is crucial. You need to make sure you’re addressing your home specifically rather than taking generalized advice. Talking to an expert is definitely your best option.

Because there are many different ways to fix your sinking foundation, you may need help figuring out what to do next. Choosing the right course of action will help you ensure that your foundation doesn’t continue to sink. Here’s what you can do to make the process easier.

  • The Importance of Specific Knowledge

You need to have very specific knowledge about your foundation to choose the right course of action. For example, you can’t just assume that the fix will be easy to choose. Instead, you need to make sure you’re able to gather as much information as possible before you deploy it.

  • A Foundation Repair Specialist Can Help

Because there are so many options available to help with sinking foundations, it’s always a good idea to talk to a foundation repair specialist to help you understand more about your sinking foundation options. A foundation repair specialist from Groundworks can give you more information about your foundation, let you know their expert opinion, and help you create a plan that works for your unique needs.

There are many warning signs that you’re dealing with a sinking foundation. Sure, many of these warning signs may also indicate other problems around your home, but a sinking foundation can happen if you’re having these two red flags in and around your home.

  • Water Around the Foundation

The most prominent warning sign of a sinking foundation is when you have a significant amount of water around the home’s foundation. This water can carry out soil from the area underneath the foundation, and it can make it easier for the home to compress the soil more than it should. Water problems are a big deal for a variety of reasons, and a sinking foundation is just one.

  • General Concrete Problems

Sinking foundations are also more likely if you’re experiencing issues with the concrete around the home. It’s absolutely possible for these concrete problems to happen for completely unrelated reasons, but it’s more common for concrete to start having problems in a way that also indicates you’re going to have other problems around your home.

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They really did fantastic work and cleaned up everything. I would recommend them to anyone who needs their services.

They really did fantastic work and cleaned up everything. I would recommend them to anyone who needs their services.

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Ian, Nay, and Jose were great to work with for our repair and pump installation! They finished early and kept us posted every step of the…

Ian, Nay, and Jose were great to work with for our repair and pump installation! They finished early and kept us posted every step of the way. Went above and beyond (even called a grass fire in, our neighborhood is very thankful!!). There are lots of choices and we originally went with Groundworks for their warrantee and their honesty. This crew was great to work with and I 1000% would recommend them to anyone who asked. Great company with a great crew!

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Our inspector was Mike, very professional and committed. He explained to me very well all the processes and even suggested other stuff…

Our inspector was Mike, very professional and committed. He explained to me very well all the processes and even suggested other stuff that could be done around the house. Sal, Inocencio, and John did an excellent job; they were very professional and efficient. I'm very pleasant with the work they done. Thank you, GroundWorks

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Luis, Eh Tee, and Emanuel were courteous, detailed, thorough, and professional. They explained everything they were doing, were on time and …

Luis, Eh Tee, and Emanuel were courteous, detailed, thorough, and professional. They explained everything they were doing, were on time and finished in the expected timeframe. Would definitely recommend their work and use Groundworks again!

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The work area was cleaned better then they found it! Great job and very friendly.Ivan and Alan did a fantastic job! Thank you!

The work area was cleaned better then they found it! Great job and very friendly.Ivan and Alan did a fantastic job! Thank you!

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Jon, Ler and Emanuel did a great job on my foundation!

Jon, Ler and Emanuel did a great job on my foundation!

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Ground Works crew, Rene Renteria and Martin Rodriguez, did superior work. They were very helpful and explained everything they were doing. …

Ground Works crew, Rene Renteria and Martin Rodriguez, did superior work. They were very helpful and explained everything they were doing. They left the job site cleaner than it was before they started. Highly recommend Groundworks and their two employees. Also Warren Peters thoroughly explained what was needed and showed us what needed to be done. Great crew who did a fantastic job from start to finish.

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The technicians were very efficient, friendly, and cleaned up the site when they were finished. Very pleasant to work with.

The technicians were very efficient, friendly, and cleaned up the site when they were finished. Very pleasant to work with.

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Emanuel Valdez and his crew Luis Vazquez and Eh Tee, (From Groundworks in Omaha NE) Were extremely informative and helpful during their…

Emanuel Valdez and his crew Luis Vazquez and Eh Tee, (From Groundworks in Omaha NE) Were extremely informative and helpful during their time working on the foundation in my crawlspace. Very Good Job Guys 👍

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From the initial phone call to the estimate to the crew doing the work everyone was very professional and helpful. We had a drainage system …

From the initial phone call to the estimate to the crew doing the work everyone was very professional and helpful. We had a drainage system put in our basement and it looks great! It only took 2 days. CJ, Sal, and John were all great to work with. Very good company.

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We wanted to leave a review for Josh and Jose. They were here at 7005 N 65th Ave, Omaha 68152, on Thursday Oct 19th.They did an incredible …

We wanted to leave a review for Josh and Jose. They were here at 7005 N 65th Ave, Omaha 68152, on Thursday Oct 19th.They did an incredible job on our patio. They leveled it and filled all the cracks to make it super water tight. They also checked the cracks in the drivewaythat had previous work done. They filled a sidewalk crack.We would recommend to anyone that needs this kind of work done. Josh and Jose were polite, pleasant and completely professional. Thank you Groundworks, Josh and Jose..

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Great crew! Did a excellent job!

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I was impressed by the work they did, communication, how clean everything was kept during and after, everything was explained in detail and Luis was very helpful answering my question and helping advise through some changes we had to make. If I ever need basement work again I will definitely be using Groundworks again!

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Juan Paramo and Jose Guzman did a great job fixing the crack in our foundation and a driveway issue. They were efficient, did not make a…

Juan Paramo and Jose Guzman did a great job fixing the crack in our foundation and a driveway issue. They were efficient, did not make a mess of the yard and just was a great experience. I was dreading the whole thing but when they left I was surprised how well it all went. Thank you!

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The workers, Grant, Luis, and Jesse were excellent on our project they deserve a ten score

The workers, Grant, Luis, and Jesse were excellent on our project they deserve a ten score

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CJ was awesome. Highly recommend calling Groundworks!

CJ was awesome. Highly recommend calling Groundworks!

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CJ-He was a great guy to work with! Thanks!!

CJ-He was a great guy to work with! Thanks!!

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CJ and Micah were awesome to work with. With a difficult situation going on, giving honest answers and how I can attempt to make my…

CJ and Micah were awesome to work with. With a difficult situation going on, giving honest answers and how I can attempt to make my situation work. Would highly recommend them.

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The three employees, Emmanuel V., Luis V., and Eh T. who did the work, were friendly, polite, professional, and super diligent workers….

The three employees, Emmanuel V., Luis V., and Eh T. who did the work, were friendly, polite, professional, and super diligent workers. Emmanuel even texted me pics of the work progress in the crawl space as they went along. I'm so happy with their work and with the finished product. Warren, the representative who came to my home for the estimate, was very knowledgeable and thoroughly explained what would be done, how, and why. I would definitely recommend Groundworks.

Foundation Repair Solutions in Omaha

If your walls are cracked or bowing, your foundation is sinking or you notice uneven floors, it’s time to call in a professional. Groundworks Omaha offers permanent solutions with long-term warranties for both residential and commercial foundations.

Our experts have nearly 30 years of experience and will carefully evaluate your home to provide the best solutions. With financing options available, contact Groundworks Omaha for a free no-obligation inspection

Groundworks, the nation’s leading foundations solutions company, provides award-winning residential foundation and water management solutions including, foundation repair, basement waterproofing, crawl space repair and encapsulation, plumbing, gutters installation, and concrete lifting services.  Since inception, our combined brands have helped nearly 1.5 million homeowners protect and repair their most valuable asset, their home.  

Our experienced Omaha-based local team offers homeowners in Eastern Nebraska and the surrounding region proven residential foundation and water management solutions, delivered with superior customer service, national warranties, and trusted local support. 

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