Sinking Foundation Repair Cincinnati

Sinking Foundation Repair for Cincinnati

Foundation Repair

What Causes Foundations to Sink?

A sinking  foundation for homes in the Cincinnati area can be a distressing and costly issue for any homeowner. Several factors contribute to this gradual phenomenon of your foundation sinking into the ground. One common cause is poor soil conditions beneath the foundation. Different types of soil have varying load-bearing capacities, and if the soil beneath the foundation lacks the necessary strength, it can compress over time, causing the foundation of your home to settle.

Improper construction practices or inadequate foundation design can also be responsible for sinking foundations. If the foundation lacks adequate reinforcement, or is not built stable enough to adequately support the weight of your home or business, the foundation will gradually sink.

Another contributing factor for foundation sinking in the Cincinnati area are water-related problems. Excessive moisture in the soil, often caused by poor drainage, can soften the ground, causing it to lose its ability to effectively bear the weight of the structure. Similarly, drought conditions can lead to soil shrinkage and settlement.

External factors, such as nearby excavation work or changes in the local water table, can also compromise the stability of your foundation, causing it to sink.

Recognizing the early signs of foundation sinking, such as cracks in walls, uneven floors, or sticking doors and windows, is crucial to address the issue promptly. Timely repairs for sinking foundations from Cincinnati professionals and proper foundation maintenance can help mitigate the problem and prevent further damage to your home.

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Common Signs of Foundation Settlement in Cincinnati

A sinking foundation can exhibit several common signs that indicate potential structural issues. One of the most noticeable signs is the appearance of cracks in the walls, especially around doors and windows, and on the exterior of the building. These cracks may be diagonal or vertical and tend to widen over time. Doors and windows may start to stick, unable to open and close properly due to the shifting foundation. Uneven floors and areas that feel sloped or sunken can also be a sign of foundation problems. Visible gaps between the walls and the ceiling or floors also indicate foundation settlement. If you notice any of these signs, seek the experts at Healthy Basement Concepts to assess and address the potential foundation issues before they get worse and lead to more severe structural damage.

Choose Healthy Basement Concepts in Cincinnati for Sinking Foundation Repair

Healthy Basement Concepts is proud to serve the Cincinnati area, with a team ready to uphold the highest standards. We are committed to delivering top-tier service to our customers. If you are located in the broader Cincinnati vicinity, don’t hesitate to contact us for a complimentary home inspection. We’re ready to leap into action right away to protect your home from foundation damage.

Customer Reviews

steven wolfenberger
steven wolfenberger
May 2, 2023
Jason called the same day that I requested info. They were able to come over a few days later for an inspection and estimate. Jason explained what was causing the issues with our basement and then showed us the best options to fix the problem. There was no pressure to hire them and he didn't try to upsell us anything we didn't need. Jason and his team were able to come the following week and fix our basement. It took them a little less than 2 days to complete the job. Jason kept us updated during the whole process. We couldn't be happier with the results and would highly recommend Jason and Healthy Basement Concepts.
Joseph Grothe
Joseph Grothe
March 28, 2023
healthy basements just water sealed my basement. They did a great job and where very fast. They finished the job in two days. Healthy Basements Concepts is great value. highly recommend.
Paul D Hinds
Paul D Hinds
March 20, 2023
Stop. Read this review. After having six companies come bid a project with me, and being told by each company that I needed to do something else to fix the issue, there were only two companies that came out to quote me that didn't hesitate to roll up their sleeves and start trying to identify the root cause. Some of the quotes were upwards of $50k (I'm looking at you, EverDry), and others just quoted me for what I said I "thought" I needed. The moral of the story is, what I thought I needed, Jason found out was only part of the case and showed me why through a series of pictures he took. (Oh, and if you're curious, he was less than 1/3 of the huge quote. I told him it was still too expensive, and he told me exactly what I needed done immediately, and what could wait.) I mean, cmon, HBC sent me a thank you card THE NEXT DAY after completing the work. They thanked ME for the opportunity to solve my problem. There are companies that might quote less, but for my money, Jason Fry is a man of his word, and I trust his word completely.
Larry Dawes
Larry Dawes
February 21, 2023
Had water coming in basement in one area and they came out and looked at the area where the water was coming in and showed me where it was and told me it was something they did not fix but told me where to buy the water stopper and I could do it myself. I was impressed by his honestly and professional advice. If anyone is looking for water leak companies I would highly recommend giving them a call.
Fred Cook
Fred Cook
January 31, 2023
I don't typically write reviews, but these guys really deserve it. Responsive, prompt, knowledgeable, detailed... they did a great job for a fair price and we couldn't be more pleased. The addition of a supplemental beam has improved the feel of the floor and has insured no issues with the new kitchen island.
Kristina Ligons
Kristina Ligons
November 20, 2022
We woke up Labor Day Monday to wet carpet in our basement after a very rainy weekend. Even on the holiday, Jason answered the phone and helped us figure out next steps. He came and looked at the situation the following Friday and gave us quotes and a test to perform to figure out exactly where the water was coming from. We ended up having a crack in the basement wall. In that time we also had a death in the family so we had to put everything on the back burner. Jason was very understanding and helped us pick right back up when we were ready to move forward over a month later. His crew came to our house in Fairfield and were incredibly professional. They kept the area they were working in very clean and put down tarps to keep the rest of our house clean too. I would highly recommend Healthy Basement Concepts!
Adam Brandner
Adam Brandner
November 15, 2022
I decided to encapsulate two crawlspaces at my home because the rooms above them were very cold in the winter. Additional annoyances were that both crawlspaces were dark, dirty areas that weren't usable for storage, and I worried about them harboring pests. It was more expensive they I'd imagined, but you really get what you pay for! Both spaces are now clean and bright, which has reduced clutter in my basement because we can store all of our seasonal items in the crawlspaces. The temperature issue was addressed effectively as well; both rooms above the crawlspaces are now pleasant in the winter. What I wasn't prepared for was how much of a difference it made in the summer. My sunroom went from being pretty hot every afternoon to feeling just a few degrees warmer than the main house. I didn't realize how much impact that sealing the exterior vents in the crawlspace below it would have during the summer months. Jason's team was hardworking, professional, and a joy to work with. I'd highly recommend them for this type of project.
leigh clark
leigh clark
October 16, 2022
Jason made clear about what needed to be done to clean and repair my crawl space properly. Did the job in a timely manner and the area was cleaner and healthier when the job was finished. Great workmanship reasonably priced. I am very happy with their work. Highly recommend Healthy Basement Concepts!


Our Service Area

Healthy Basement Concepts of Cincinnati offers a variety of services from waterproofing to foundation repair, including crawl space repair, crawl space insulation, basement waterproofing, sump pump installation, bowing walls, structural cracks and foundation settlement repair.

Aberdeen, OH

Addyston, OH

Amberley, OH

Arlington Heights, OH

Amelia, OH

Alexandria, KY

Batavia, OH

Bethel, OH

Beavercreek, OH

Beckett Ridge, OH

Belbrook, OH

Blanchester, OH

Blue Jay, OH

Bowersville, OH

Brookville, OH

Butlerville, OH

Blue Ash, OH

Burlington, KY