Foundation Repair

Residential Services - Foundation Repair #2

A settling home foundation can cause unsettling times for a homeowner.

Every year over a quarter-million homeowners are faced with repairing the foundation of their home. Home foundations are susceptible to all of the elements of nature. Most times the problems lie in the soils your home is built upon, the shape & type of the adjacent landscaping, and how water runoff is addressed. When your foundation begins to show damage or loss of stability, the risk of further damage and the need for repair significantly increase.

Visible indicators that your home is in need of foundational repair may include:

  • Cracking of exterior brickwork
  • Cracking interior walls
Uneven floors
  • Windows or doors that stick
  • Leaning Chimneys

How do you protect your largest investment when the soil conditions underneath and your home begin to settle taking your home down with it?
The answer is in choosing the right product and the right professionals to repair and stabilize your foundation. When you work with a CHANCE Alliance Network member, you’ll enjoy peace of mind – that unique feeling of consumer confidence that comes when you know that the job will be done right – the first time. You can also rest assured that as a member of the CHANCE Alliance Network, Your installer will provide you with a dependable, engineering based solution that represents honest value for your investment.

Since 1912, CHANCE has been the world’s leading manufacturer of steel anchoring and piling devices for the electric utility, telecommunications and civil construction industries. Today, CHANCE continues to manufacture the same time-tested original designs developed by A.B. CHANCE nearly one hundred years ago – there’s no need to consider cheap imitations or copycat systems.

The CHANCE product delivery network has been structured to insure quality assurance and customer satisfaction. With 18 exclusive distributors responsible for supporting the more than 1,400 highly -trained, certified installers at over 400 contractor locations throughout North America, you will receive a foundation solution you can depend on. Together, we are known as the CHANCE Alliance Network, the industry’s premier foundation Stabilization experts

Allow Michael Ray and our certified and trained professionals to support you and your home with the industry’s best foundation underpinning solutions.  Your largest investment deserves it!

Mr. Ray is personally involved in each project, installing the piers himself.


A Solid Foundation Solution® For Homeowners

CHANCE manufactured anchors are rated up to 100,000 pounds each. These are available in round or square shafts manufactured from high-strength galvanized steel. Special patented brackets are used to stabilize or lift foundations in distress. CHANCE is the only company with a pre-engineered and manufactured underpinning system evaluated and listed by all the national building code agencies.

  • BOCA Report # 94-27
  • ICBO Report # ER5110
  • SBCCI Report # 9504

The installer will excavate a hole at each anchor location wide enough and deep enough to place a bracket under the foundation. The leading section of the anchor with the proper number and size of helices will be installed by a rotary installing machine. Extensions are added until the helices are at the proper depth and the predetermined torque is achieved. At that point the bracket is added, the load is transferred to the anchor, and the building can be stabilized or lifted according to the plan of repair.

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The proven and reliable system for correcting foundation problems

The solution to your foundation problems comes from the world leader in screw anchor development. Chance anchoring systems, widely used since 1907 in thousands of construction projects, brings the finest in materials, service and quality to your foundation. All dealer/representatives are thoroughly trained and certified in installation procedures and are supported by the extensive technical-support services of Chance.

Sinking foundations, cracked and buckled walls and uneven floors are problems commonly faced annually by some quarter-million homeowners. Homes and other structures situated on unstable soils settle when their foundations are subjected to extreme moisture conditions or lack proper drainage. A shifting foundation may result in structural damage to your home and a loss of your investment.

Indications of foundation settling problems include:

  • Foundation walls that are buckled or bowed
  • Doors and windows that stick or don’t open properly
  • Cracks in foundation walls
  • Cracks in exterior walls
  • Cracks in interior walls and ceilings
  • Sunken or buckled interior concrete floors