Frequently Asked Questions
You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers.
Navigating through concrete, foundation, or soil repair options can be tough. We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions that we get from some of our past customers to help you make the right choice.
How do I know I have foundation problems?
Cracks around the outside of your home or along the ceiling or walls inside might mean your foundation is shifting. Other signs might include doors that stick or no longer close. Our URETEK affiliates offer a free consultation and will be able to help determine whether you have a substantial foundation or soil problems. Following your free consultation, your URETEK affiliate will explain the correct options for correcting and repairing your foundation.
What causes foundation problems beneath my home?
A number of factors contribute to foundation and concrete problems around your home. Weak soil and voids caused by moisture changes beneath your foundation can lead to sinking, shifting, and fluctuation in your foundation. These issues are related to things like drought, poor drainage control, and soil settlement over time.
How can I avoid foundation problems?
We do recommend proper home maintenance to keep the value of your home high and the cost of any unforeseen repairs low. Some good and common maintenance practices are annual home inspections, leak detection testing conservative lawn and flowerbed irrigation, and tree root maintenance (close to the house). In regions across the United States that experience a fluctuation of drought and high rainfall, we recommend talking to a geotechnical engineer to discuss existing soil conditions that may affect your concrete foundation.
Does the URETEK Method present any risk to plumbing or electrical wiring?
URETEK technicians are trained to install our patented polymer in a non-invasive, efficient way. We will not disturb plumbing or electrical wiring. Work is controlled from a fully equipped, self-contained mobile unit parked outside your residence.
Does URETEK offer a warranty or guarantee?
Yes, speak with your local representative to find out the details.
How long will repairs last?
Repairs using the URETEK Method will usually last for the lifetime of your home. URETEK polymer is strong, resilient, insoluble, and highly resistant to long-term degradation. We do recommend proper ongoing home maintenance to support the life expectancy of injections. Some good and common maintenance practices are annual home inspections, leak detection testing, conservative lawn and flowerbed irrigation, and tree root maintenance (close to the home).
How long does the repair process take?
Most home foundations can be restored in one day.
What is the cost for an estimate?
The estimate is free! Fill out our contact form to set up a free consultation with one of our many experienced representatives.
How long does the estimate process take?
The estimate is usually completed in a single visit. Afterward, the URETEK affiliate will offer you a solution that fits your specific needs.