Serving East Tennessee, Johnson City, Chattanooga, Knoxville

Foundation Repair

Foundation Repair Company Serving Johnson City, Chattanooga, Knoxville, TN & Nearby

Expert Structural Solutions for Cracked, Buckling, Bowing Walls and Foundations

No matter how young or old a home is, cracks are common in concrete, and many of them aren't a problem. Concrete can develop smaller hairline cracks as it cures-- and it can continue to cure for many years after the home is built.

When cracks appear, the foundation repair specialists at Master Services are here to help. We are trained and ready to help you evaluate the cracks in your foundation walls. For a free foundation repair quote, call or e-mail us today! We serve Knoxville & all of East Tennessee.

Before and After
  • Fixing Foundation Settlement Near Bluefield, VA
    Before
    Fixing Foundation Settlement Near Bluefield, VA
    After

    Settlement is a big worry for homeowners. Luckily, there are telltale signs that warn of issues with a home's foundation. This home near Bluefield, VA was exhibiting signs of settlement, including stair-step cracks along the brick exterior. Our team corrected the problem by installing helical piers, which are installed along the foundation to provide stabilization. 

  • Installing Helical Piers in Pounding Mill, VA
    Before
    Installing Helical Piers in Pounding Mill, VA
    After

    Our team headed up to Pounding Mill, VA to see about bolstering a settling home. Due to shifting soils and moisture issues, many houses eventually settle, which results in cracks, stuck doors and windows, and other problems. To stall further damage, our team installed helical piers. This system provides support to flagging foundations, anchoring them to resilient surrounding soils. 

  • Fixing Foundation Settlement Near Doran, VA
    Before
    Fixing Foundation Settlement Near Doran, VA
    After

    A home near Doran, VA was beginning to show signs of settlement in the basement. These signs include cracks, buckling, and bowing. Our team used our carbon fiber strapping technique to stabilize and strengthen the walls. 

  • Providing Support to Bowed Walls in Rosedale, VA
    Before
    Providing Support to Bowed Walls in Rosedale, VA
    After

    The team visited a residence in Rosedale, VA that had bowing, cracking walls in the basement. In this case, early remediation is important to stave off further damage... as well as costly repairs! The Master Services team installed power braces, which are a relatively inexpensive method to repair the walls. 

  • Stabilizing Walls in a Basement Near Honaker, VA
    Before
    Stabilizing Walls in a Basement Near Honaker, VA
    After

    The walls in this home near Honaker, VA were undergoing settlement problems. Signs of settlement include cracks, sloping or springy floors, creaking floors, and other problems. To address the damage, we installed our Carbon Fiber Reinforcement straps, which stabilize and strengthen failing walls. 

Customer Reviews
  • By Jared D.
    Bristol, TN
    "All of the staff were very professional. Highly recommend."

    Customer Review

    By Jared D.
    Bristol, TN

    All of the staff were very professional. Highly recommend.
  • By Earl N.
    Watauga, TN
    "Could not get our concrete to come all the way back up. Will Still have..."

    Customer Review

    By Earl N.
    Watauga, TN

    Could not get our concrete to come all the way back up. Will Still have to do some work to get it right. Came back about the same about as the mud jacking we had done in 2007. Hope this lasts longer.
  • By Louise F.
    Charlotte, NC
    "Was really happy they were able to push this repair through ahead of..."

    Customer Review

    By Louise F.
    Charlotte, NC

    Was really happy they were able to push this repair through ahead of schedule, and the price was reasonable, considering the work to be done.
  • By Brandon S.
    Kingsport, TN
    "I would highly recommend you to people for your great service and..."

    Customer Review

    By Brandon S.
    Kingsport, TN

    I would highly recommend you to people for your great service and attention to customer service. As I said, you did a fantastic job and I wish I would have known about your company a couple of years ago when my problems began. Thank you for all that you did.
  • By Warrwn J.
    Kingsport, TN
    "I was not at all impressed with the company you had move the water heater."

    Customer Review

    By Warrwn J.
    Kingsport, TN

    I was not at all impressed with the company you had move the water heater.
  • By Pam M.
    Kingsport, TN
    "Exceptional and timely service. No pressure sales. Will recommend to..."

    Customer Review

    By Pam M.
    Kingsport, TN

    Exceptional and timely service. No pressure sales. Will recommend to friends and family.

If you find a crack in your foundation and you're not sure if it's problematic, follow these three simple guidelines:

Foundation wall crack in Knoxville

1. Monitor the Foundation Wall Crack

In many cases, the foundation wall crack has been there for quite some time and hasn't happened overnight. However, it's important to treat each foundation crack you find as a potentially serious problem. Your first step should always to be to consult a foundation repair professional for an inspection.

Monitor any cracks you find regularly. If you suspect that the crack is moving, spreading, or widening, then this is a strong indication that you have a problem. In this case, your basement or crawl space could be experiencing a foundation settlement issue, which will lead to increased damage to the home over time.

Keep an eye on the crack by marking the ends of the crack with a pencil. Then, draw several straight "alignment" marks along the width crack, recording the date next to every mark. If you find that the ends of the lines don't meet along the crack, then this may indicate the crack is not shifting evenly, and a foundation repair professional should be contacted.

Water leaking from a crack in a foundation wall in Knoxville

2. Keep an Eye out for Water Leakage

Foundation wall cracks can sometimes develop leakage, as groundwater invades from around your foundation. This can be extremely frustrating and inconvenient for homeowners, leading many of them to try to plug the crack with epoxy injection.

When epoxy hardens, it forms a strong bond in the concrete, hardening into a rigid seal. However, foundation walls shift and expand with moisture levels and temperature. When the wall moves, the epoxy cannot.

In the end, one of two things will happen, the epoxy breaks loose or a new crack forms in the wall.

Leaking foundation wall cracks do not necessarily mean that a more serious foundation problem is present- some leaking wall cracks are not due to a structural issue at all. However, it's certainly worth having a contractor inspect and repair these wall cracks. Most home wall crack repair methods-- such as epoxy, urethane, hydraulic cement, and caulk-- are not effective ways to eliminate this water.

3. Call Master Services: Your Local Foundation Repair Company in Knoxville, Chattanooga, TN

If you do have a structural problem in your Greater Knoxville home, it's very important that you repair it as soon as possible. If a foundation issue is identified early enough, it should be possible to repair the problem without digging out the foundation and rebuilding the structure. This is a much less costly, invasive, and time-consuming foundation repair, so it's important to catch the problem as soon as you can.

Additionally, repairing the foundation without rebuilding it will address the problem that caused the foundation issue. Rebuilding the foundation replaces the failed foundation wall with a new one - one that faces the same conditions that destroyed the original wall.

Here at Master Services, we use a variety of foundation repair products, including wall anchors and foundation piers. When our professionals meet with you, they can identify and explain the nature of your problem, suggest a solution, and explain why this solution will lead to lasting results for your home.

As a foundation repair contractor in Tennessee, we service many cities and towns, including Knoxville, Chattanooga, Johnson City, Cleveland, Kingsport, Powell, Hixson, Cookeville, Morristown, Ooltewah, and other neighborhoods nearby. Contact us today!

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Master Services
6226 Clinton Highway, Suite 1
Knoxville, TN 37912
1-865-277-6058
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