Q&A

Erickson Foundation Solutions Q&A

Can you provide an estimate for repairs over the phone?

Our system design specialists go through months of hands-on training, as well as on-going weekly training sessions.

Why?

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.

How do you test for radon?

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.

Does Erickson Foundation Supportworks offer services in Massachusetts?

Yes! We service the following counties in Massachusetts; Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk and Suffolk. 

 

How to repair a cracked foundation wall?

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.

How to repair a field stone foundation?

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.

How to repair a sinking concrete patio?

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.

What are the signs of foundation failures?

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.

When are radon levels in my home at their highest?

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.

When should I fix the crack in my foundation?

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. 

our service area

We serve the following areas

MassachusettsNew Hampshire Our Locations:

Erickson Foundation Solutions
14 Clement Rd
Hudson, NH 03051
1-603-263-4404
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