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Foundation Repair

Foundation repair and stabilization services, including pier and beam repair, concrete slab reinforcement, crack refinement and repair, chimney repair, and more, using industry-leading tools and techniques including carbon fiber reinforced polymer.

What Is Foundation Repair?

Have you noticed signs of foundation failure in your Western Washington or Puget Sound area home, or in Greater Vancouver, BC? Eventually most foundations will settle into the soil slightly after they’re built. Providing that soil settlement is uniform, this shouldn’t be a problem. The problem occurs when there is differential settlement, or when the foundation settles into the soil unevenly. Differential settlement in your foundation can place considerable stress, eventually leading to structural damage and cosmetic blemishes on your home.

R&R can permanently repair the problem and reinforce the structure that we strategically install along the foundation footing and grade beams. These heavy duty steel piers are hydraulically driven into the ground until they reach stable soils or bedrock beneath the foundation of your home.

Uniform vs. Differential Foundation Settlement | See the signs of foundation settlement impact

Signs Your Foundation May Be Damaged Or Settling:

  • Foundation or drywall cracks
  • Cracks in the brick 
  • Foundation settling or sinking
  • Sloping & uneven floors and staircases
  • Gaps in floor
  • Bowed or buckling walls
  • Windows & doors that do not operate properly
  • Leaning or settling chimneys

Differential Settlement Is Caused By:

  • Soil that wasn’t properly compacted prior to construction
  • Poor drainage around the foundation or water causing consolidation
  • Poor soil conditions
  • Footings not designed to properly support the load of the structure
  • Natural disasters like earthquakes and floods

If you have noticed any of these signs of foundation damage, call R&R Foundation Specialist for your no-obligation, free inspection.

Residential Foundation Repair

Stabilization & Repair Services for Concrete Foundations


R&R Foundation Specialist provides full residential and commercial foundation repair services to ensure your home and business stay safe and stable. Our experts specialize in foundation crack repair, basement waterproofing, chimney repair, bowed wall stabilization, seismic strengthening, crawl space repair, crack refinement, concrete repair, retaining wall maintenance, and CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced polymer) solutions. Our team provides expert foundation repair in Seattle and throughout Western Washington, including Tacoma, Olympia, Monroe, Auburn, Bellingham, Everett, Poulsbo, and beyond, as well as in Greater Vancouver, BC!

Raising & Leveling

If your foundation is settling, broken, leaning, or unstable, our foundation system is the answer. At R&R Foundation Specialist, we have worked on countless homes around the Seattle, Bellevue, and Everett areas, ensuring our clients’ homes regain the necessary stability that is threatened when your foundation settles, cracks, or breaks. If you are experiencing cracks in concrete walls, or floors that flex or are not level, your foundation may be in need of proper repair and restoration services.

Most foundation damage occurs when the soil, upon which the foundation was poured, settles. Our system drives steel piers all the way down to solid bedrock, which then push your foundation back up to its original level where it belongs. We’ve invested in the foundation-leveling industry’s most effective equipment, which aids us in providing a solution for just about any condition.

R&R Foundation Repair Specialist ensure your home's settling, broken, leaning, or unstable foundation is repaired, reinforced, and strengthened

Crack Refinement & Repair

The ability to add strength to a crack repair has significant benefits. Once a crack develops and moisture is able to get to the reinforcing steel, corrosion can begin. As corrosion progresses, it worsens the condition of the concrete around the reinforcing steel. In order to repair these areas, the deteriorated concrete needs to be removed and the rebar corrosion needs to be addressed. If the rebar corrosion process is not completely stopped, the expansion of the steel can cause the patch to fail. One method to reinforce cracks related to corroded rebar is to wrap the repaired areas with a bi-directional carbon fiber. This will provide confining strength over the repair and make up for any section loss due to corrosion.

Rebar corrosion, deteriorated concrete, and soil settlement cause cracks in your foundation | R&R Specialist Crack Refinement & Repair Services See the benefits of reinforced patched foundation cracks | Strengthen and stabilize your home with crack refinement and repair

Corner Repair

We use a special carbon fiber application designed specifically for strengthening of concrete and masonry corners. Foundation corners often require repair and reinforcement. If rebar is missing, damaged, or deteriorated, carbon fiber can be added to an existing structure in order to provide the necessary tensile capacities related to a specific load pattern.

  • Provides strength across the patch
  • Addresses section loss
  • Adds strength in the direction of the reinforcing steel

If you have seen signs of a settled foundation and need an expert opinion, contact our team today!

Residential corner repair solutions | Carbon fiber application designed for strengthening concrete and masonry

Chimney Repair

Chimneys are an essential part of any home that uses a fireplace or a wood-burning stove. However, over time, a chimney can develop cracks, leaks, or other issues that compromise its functionality and safety. That’s where chimney repair services come in.

At R&R Foundation Specialist, we offer professional chimney repair services to help homeowners in need of restoring their chimneys’ integrity. Our team of experienced technicians specializes in addressing common chimney problems such as cracks, gaps, missing bricks, and deterioration. We use the latest tools and techniques to assess the damage and provide the most effective repair solutions. Our services include chimney repointing, rebuilding, flashing repair, crown repair, and more.

Restore your chimney's integrity | R&R Foundation Repair Specialist provides expert leaning or settling chimney repair solutions

Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP)

At R&R Foundation Specialist, we offer advanced Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) solutions to repair, reinforce, strengthen and stabilize foundations, interior walls, retaining walls, commercial structures, and even parking garages. CFRP is a lightweight, high-strength material that provides exceptional structural support, making it an ideal solution for foundation repairs.

Our unique carbon fiber applications can strengthen, support, and preserve concrete and masonry. Carbon fiber systems allow us to transfer loads to the structural element by bonding the fibers.

CFRP is particularly effective in preventing foundation cracks, bowing walls, and other types of structural damage caused by soil pressure, water infiltration, and other environmental factors. Each tow used contains 12,000 filaments of carbon fiber. When the fabric is placed in tension, each of the 12,000 continuous filaments is loaded simultaneously, giving it an enormous amount of strength.

The use of CFRP for foundation repairs offers several advantages over traditional repair methods, including its durability, flexibility, and easy installation process. CFRP also provides long-lasting results, making it a cost-effective solution for homeowners.

Our team of experts is equipped with the latest tools and technology to ensure the highest quality of CFRP installation services. We conduct a thorough evaluation of the foundation to determine the best repair solution, and our technicians work closely with clients to ensure their needs are met.

If you’re experiencing foundation problems and need a reliable and long-lasting solution, contact RR Foundation today to learn more about our CFRP solutions. We offer comprehensive foundation repair services, including pier and beam foundation repair, slab foundation repair, and more. Let us help you restore the integrity and safety of your home’s foundation.

Carbon fiber reinforced retaining and seawalls | R&R Foundation Repair Specialist
Retaining and seawall repair using carbon fiber reinforcement solutions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is foundation repair?

Foundation repair refers to the process of fixing or stabilizing the foundation of a building or structure that has experienced damage or instability.

At R&R Foundation Specialist, we provide comprehensive foundation repair services, including pier and beam repair, concrete slab reinforcement, crack refinement and repair, chimney repair, and more, using industry-leading tools and techniques including carbon fiber reinforced polymer.

How does foundation repair work?

Foundation repair starts by accurately and expertly assessing the type of soil settlement and overall damage to your home or business’ structure. We’ve put together some critical resources to help you better understand how it works – check out our Youtube Channel for more information.

What are the signs of a damaged foundation?

The primary signs of foundation damage are:

    1. Foundation or drywall cracks
    2. Cracks in the brick
    3. Foundation settling or sinking
    4. Sloping & uneven floors and staircases
    5. Gaps in floor
    6. Bowed or buckling walls
    7. Windows & doors that do not operate properly
    8. Leaning or settling chimneys

What is Differential Settlement and how is it a risk to my foundation?

Differential settlement occurs when one part of a structure’s foundation settles more, or faster, than the other. If one edge of a structure moves more than another, the structure will tilt, like the Leaning Tower of Pisa. All buildings settle somewhat in the years following construction, and this natural phenomenon generally causes no problems if the settling is uniform across the building’s foundation or all of its pier supports. But when one section of the foundation settles at a faster rate than the others, it can lead to major structural damage to the building itself.

Differential settlement is not usually a sign of carpentry construction flaws, although some people view it that way. Instead, the phenomenon results when the soil beneath the structure expands, contracts, or shifts in an uneven fashion, causing the foundation to settle at an uneven rate. Thus, the villain is not the carpentry construction practice, but rather the prior evaluation and preparation of the building site itself and the construction of the foundation.

How is differential settlement caused?

The primary causes of differential settlement are:

  1. Soil that wasn’t properly compacted prior to construction
  2. Poor drainage around the foundation or water causing consolidation
  3. Poor soil conditions
  4. Footings not designed to properly support the load of the structure
  5. Natural disasters like earthquakes and floods

What experience does your team have repairing foundations?

Cory Myron, our senior Structural Design Technician and founder, has poured more than 400 residential and commercial foundations in the Puget Sound Region dating back to the early 1990s. Since Washington state doesn’t provide a standardized training, we rely on the expert knowledge and decades of experience from Cory and our leadership team. In the process, we have developed a competitive team of foundation repair experts, who are among the best in the Pacific Northwest. Learn more about our company’s history here.

Since there isn’t a formal training or education process for foundation repair in the state of Washington, it is critical that your contractor has a thorough understanding of your foundation so that it can be properly diagnosed and repaired. There is no replacement for our team’s experience and the proof is in our client testimonials

Have you completed foundation repair services in my area?

We service Western Washington with a specialized focus in Western Washington, including Seattle, Tacoma, Everett, Bellevue, Olympia, and more, as well as Greater Vancouver, BC.

Over the years R&R has cataloged thousands of projects in Western Washington and the Pacific Northwest and gathered important geotechnical data that allows us to provide an accurate foundation assessment and repair estimate. The soil conditions in Washington can vary greatly; even just a few miles away the soil properties and makeup can be different to work with. It’s critical to the success of your foundation repair to work with experts who understand the variation in Washington’s soil types in order to prescribe the appropriate repair.

Does your team work with subcontractors and what can I expect from the team working inside or around my home?

No – At R&R Foundation Specialist, we pride ourselves on quality workmanship that is completed by our team of qualified, well-trained, in-house employees. The use of subcontractors vs. employees can invite delays, miscommunication, and unchecked quality of work. 

You can expect that we will take care of your space and leave it better than we found it. Our team is known for leaving worksites in clean condition.

What type of piers do you install to underpin my foundation?

Choosing the appropriate method for foundation repair is a big deal, and many homeowners do not realize that there are several methods that will provide different degrees of stability, each with their own pros and cons. At R&R we install four types of underpinning SYSTEMS, each specific to the conditions of the project:

  1. Pin Piles 
  2. Eccentric Push Piers 
  3. Eccentric Helical Piles 
  4. Concentric Push Piers 

Each job is unique and may require one – or more than one of these technology options.. 

Our Structural Design Technicians  will do a careful inspection then recommend how to most effectively raise and restore the foundation.

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