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How Do You Repair a Concrete Slab Foundation

How Do You Repair a Concrete Slab Foundation

Often, homes are built without a crawl space or basement. When this is the case, they are built upon a concrete slab foundation. While these slabs provide a firm foundation for the home above, they can occasionally encounter problems.

When soil underneath shifts or settles, the concrete slab foundation loses some of the firm support beneath it and becomes strained. Over time, the uneven pressure of the load may cause the foundation slab to crack or tilt. Above, you may notice sticking doors or windows and sunken or generally uneven floors. Any of these symptoms indicate a major underlying issue with your foundation slab.

It is best to repair your concrete slab foundation as soon as possible. Waiting on repairs will only make them more expensive, and perhaps lead to critical structural problems later on. Making repairs as soon as possible will save money in the long run and help ensure your home remains safe for you and your loved ones. Here are a couple different solutions for concrete slab foundation repair. Each foundation situation is a bit different, so be sure to contact the experts at Virginia Foundation Repair for guidance on which repair option is right for your property.

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Slab/Push Piers
These steel piers get inserted deep into the soil, past the unstable areas. Once they reach stable soils or bedrock, they help lift the concrete slab foundation back into place. Slab piers return your foundation and home to a level state. They are also a permanent solution, so you can be confident that your home is safe from future settling.

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Foam Injections
Foam injections are an inexpensive and quick repair option for sinking concrete slab foundations. After small holes get drilled into the concrete, a polyurethane foam is injected into the holes. The foam quickly dries and expands, raising the sinking portion of your concrete slab foundation back into place. Foam slab repair is far less expensive than installing a pier system, but only an expert can determine whether that option is right for your structure.

Contact Virginia Foundation Solutions, your local foundation repair experts, for help determining the best solution for your home.

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Quality materials and workmanship. Matt answered all our questions, even after hours, and Miguel and his crew were efficient and resolved all issues immediately. A very satisfied customer.


Professional and courteous at all time. Crew was on site for 4 days in terrible weather and never missed a beat. Kept us informed, did what they planned and kept the areas near and clean. A really great crew.

Hal Luebke

VFS crew did a wonderful job. They worked effectively together to complete our project. They used care in making sure our lawn was not ruined and they cleaned up their work area when completed.

Mary Routten

Work was completed as promised. Purple crew was prompt, professional, and considerate of our home. Zero complaints

S House

I highly recommend this company. They had the best price, quality work and it was completed on time, which is rare these days. It’s not easy so I commend the crew on their hard work!

Donald Marx

Everything looks GREAT and the finished crawlspace was better than we expected. The RED crew did a great job and left the entire worksite cleaner than it was when they arrived.

Mike Shaffer

We recently used VFS to install an interior french drain and sump pump in our finished lower level. The "purple crew" was assigned to our job and they were fabulous!!! They were timely, neat, respectful and hardworking. We are very happy with the job they did.

Howard Bloom

The yellow crew (Willy, Marco, Oscar, and Patrick) were VERY professional and hard working. They kept us informed every step of the way. The clean up at end of the workday was exceptional. The best part is my foundation is fixed and our crawlspace is the cleanest crawlspace I have ever seen.

Scott Withdrew

The workers were very professional, experienced and knowledgeable. They left the crawlspace with reinforced support beams. A supervisor checked their work in the afternoon.

Rick Ruscak

VFS did a great job on our house’s foundation in double quick time and when they left our yard was cleaner and tidier than it was when they came! Thank you all. The masonry team also did a wonderful job. The damaged brickwork looks as good as new. Well done!

Alan Stephenson

Newport News


We loved working with this company. All of the workers were friendly and helpful. They were very particular about their work and showed professionalism and organization. They did a great job; we are so thankful for their help.

Daphne Jonas



Professional and kind staff, started on time, finished on time, good clean up, and next best bid was 40% higher using same materials. Highly recommend!

Ron Bianchi



VFS was on time, clean, polite and thorough with good workmanship.

Lois Horton

Newport News


Great customer service. Fantastic work under the house along with follow through to ensure everything was complete. Our Moisture and Termite inspector said it was the best "under house" inspection he'd done!

Larry Bianchi

Virginia Beach