Foundation Settlement Repair

A brick wall with cracks on its facing due to foundation settlement.
Drywall with cracks from foundation settlement.
Drywall with cracks above a doorframe from foundation settlement.


Foundation settlement occurs due to various factors. These include:

Overly dry, cracked soil

Inadequately compacted soil

Incompatible soil type

Waterlogged soil

Poorly compacted soil or soil with high clay content can cause foundation settlement as it shifts and compresses over time. Excessive moisture in the soil can also cause foundation settlement due to hydrostatic pressure. In addition, inadequate footings or support columns can lead to foundation settlement if they cannot bear the structure’s weight.

If you have noticed cracks in your walls or issues with your doors and windows, these may be signs that your foundation is settling. Although the problems may seem mild enough at the start, foundation settlement can cause severe damage to your home over time.

Foundation settlement is frequent here in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. We recommend having your foundation inspected by a concrete foundation repair expert. Moisture Loc is ready to help you diagnose any foundation problems your house may have and repair them, giving you peace of mind.

A digital recreation of a home with foundation settlement repair systems by Moisture Loc.


There are multiple methods of foundation settlement repair. Depending on the severity of the settlement, some approaches may be more appropriate than others. Typical foundation repair services for settlement include:

  • Underpinning
  • Slabjacking
  • Wall Anchors
  • Helical Piers

Underpinning involves installing piers or pilings beneath the foundation to support and raise it back to its original level. Slabjacking is a process where a cement-based grout is injected beneath the foundation to fill voids and level it back up.

Wall anchors are steel plates that reinforce the foundation walls. The plates connect to anchor rods that screw deep into the ground for additional support. Helical piers are steel shafts with helical blades that are screwed into the ground to provide additional support for the foundation.


A foundation settlement repair worker installs a helical pier to reinforce a home's foundation.
A foundation settlement repair worker installs a helical pier to prevent further damage to a home.
A hole in the ground reveals a home's foundation receiving foundation settlement repair.


Strengthening your foundation will ensure no future cracks or damages result from foundation settlement. Furthermore, foundation settlement repair also gives you peace of mind that your home’s foundation is strong. Here are some of the many benefits of foundation repair:

  • Save time by fixing problems before they become severe
  • Increase the safety of your home
  • Prevent flooding and damage to your basement
  • Increase the value of your home

One of the most common types of foundation settlement repair is Helical piers. Helical piers carry many benefits in that they are permanent, quick to install, and require minimal excavation. These benefits mean your foundation repair is efficient and effective without tearing up your backyard.

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