Our system design specialists go through months of hands-on training, as well as on-going weekly training sessions.
Because every foundation or concrete repair project has it's own challenges and proper solutions. In order for us to provide the best possible services to our customers, we provide thorough inspections prior to providing any quotes. We pride ourselves on being thorough and offering our customers the very best, and so we are unable to provide any quotes over the phone without an inspection.
1. The most common way to test for radon is with an activated charcoal test kit. This is an inexpensive test that can be easily completed by a homeowner with kits purchased from a home improvement store. It may take several weeks to receive the results from this type of test from an independent lab.
2. Erickson Foundation Supportworks can also set up what's called a CRM, or a Continuous Radon Monitor. This test takes approximately 48 hours, and homeowners receive results immediately.
Ask the specialists at Erickson about scheduling a CRM test.
YES, we offer through a reputable bank. When the rep comes to your home, they can explain that thoroughly to you. It just takes minutes to get approved.
NO, we consider our sales appointment to be a consultation rather than a sales pitch. We take the time necessary to inspect, educate, and really to consult with you about your goals are for your home. We will not pressure you into buying anything. And if you don’t need anything from us, we will tell you that too.
Yes! We service the following counties in Massachusetts; Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk and Suffolk.
Generally, an appointment takes between 1.5 and 3 hours depending on the issue you are experiencing in your home and how much discussion you and the rep have. We want to make sure we do a thorough inspection and all of your questions got answered and your concerns are heard. We also want to leave you with a proposal that day so you don’t have to wait. Every appointment we have is really a consultation and so it just takes a little time.
We have been in business for over 40 years. The business started in 1979.
The cost varies depending on your specific issue and also your goals for your home. Every job is customized for just the problem in your home. I couldn’t possibly give you an estimate without a thorough inspection. Solutions can cost in the hundreds to the thousands depending on the issue. The best way to find out exactly what is going on and what it will cost to fix it is to get a free estimate from one of our Design Specialists.
There are several ways to approach a crack repair, and every repair is different depending on a number of factors. To find out what solution is right for you, call the experts at Erickson Foundation Supportworks to receive a free estimate.
There are a number of ways to repair a field stone foundation. Depending on the conditions and integrity of the wall, solutions will vary. To learn more or schedule a free estimate for foundation repairs, contact the experts at Erickson Foundation Supportworks.
There are several ways to approach fixing a sinking concrete patio and every repair is different depending on a number of factors. To find out what solution is right for you, call the experts at Erickson Foundation Supportworks to receive a free estimate.
When you start seeing the signs of foundation failure you should think about repairing your foundation immediately before it gets worse.
Some signs that you should be on the lookout for are as follows:
1. Cracked, crumbling, or compromised foundations- Start by checking the foundation itself. Walk the inside and outside wall of the property and check for signs of Fractures or cracks, crumbling or flaking concrete, moisture or pools of water, sagging floors or walls, and gaps.
2. Shifting soil and water damage- Shifting soil is a common cause of foundation problems. The natural movement of soil can put immense pressure on a foundation not created specifically for its conditions. The soil will often shift in uneven or graded zones, or because of water damage. If you live on a high grade, keep an eye out for shifting soil. Also, check your home premises for damp or wet areas that should be dry. it may indicate a water leak that could lead to foundation damage.
3. Gaps in walls or the foundation- Keep an eye for gaps in paces where the walls, floor, or ceiling should meet flush. These gaps can also appear on the outside of a home and can indicate shifting soil or foundations.
4. Drooping floors or warped ceilings- Although some settling is normal, excessive drooping of the floor, walls, or ceilings can be a sign of foundation problems. these often result in: Cracks in the walls, Warped or shifted areas, Water damage.
5. Door or windows that don't fit- When doors or windows begin to fit too tight or loose, it may be a sign of foundation issues. if you can't fit a door or window to its hinge snugly, there may be an issue. These issues can even affect garage doors, vents, and other wall fittings.
We welcome competition because we think it makes everyone better. Frankly, we don't focus on our competition; we are just trying to be the best we can be for our customers.
We sell a wide variety of products, depending on your unique situation and goals. We have 28 patents on waterproofing systems, a variety of sump pumps, dehumidification systems, crawl space liners, foundation stabilization systems, and basement finishing systems just to name a few!
In most homes throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts, radon levels will fluctuate with the seasons. During the summer and winter months, radon levels are more likely to be higher in your home. The windows and doors in your home are designed to be air tight in order to keep heat and cool air from escaping. While this is great, it also means harmful radon particles within the air are trapped in your home. So while your home is sealed up well during the summer and winter, radon levels will most likely be higher.
While it may be easy to put off fixing that crack in your foundation wall (especially if there is no sign of leaking water), you should not wait too long to have the crack inspected. Soils on the outside of the foundation wall may be settling or adding pressure to your walls, and eventually will lead to larger issues.
There is no better or cheaper time to fix your foundation, than now. As the crack gets bigger and the problem increases, the cost of repairs will only go up.
We will send one of our highly trained foundation/ basement experts. All have been on jobs to actually install products so they can really understand them. We also train them to product knowledge and diagnosis. They have looked at 1,000's of basements. When we send the pre-appointment packet, we'll include a bio and a picture of the person we are sending to your home.