Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Foundation Pro voted BEST FOUNDATION REPAIR 2018

Dear Customers,
We’re happy to announce that Foundation Pro has been voted “Best Foundation Repair” company for the second consecutive year in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette: Readers Poll 2018.  Thanks to all the readers who voted! We hold this honor in high esteem and look forward to continuing our focus on quality and integrity as the hallmarks of our customer service.
Kind Regards,
The Foundation Pro Team

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Settled Concrete: Poly or Mudjacking?

Settled Concrete: Poly or Mudjacking?

Settled concrete can be unsightly and a trip hazard. The two most common ways of resolving this problem are mudjacking and polyurethane injections. So what’s the difference between the two?

Poly injections and mudjacking both use ports to inject material to lift the concrete. Polyurethane injection ports are smaller (usually 5/8”) while mudjacking ports are larger (usually1” to 1.5”).There are less ports required for poly injections because the foam spreads, whereas mudjacking injects slurry (a mix of water, soil, sand, and cement). Slurry requires more often unsightly larger ports in order for the void to be completely filled.  Once the ports are filled the curing time begins. Polyurethane cures in about 15 minutes while slurry takes several days to cure.

Once the fill has cured your settled concrete is fixed! What about follow up maintenance? Because mudjacking slurry includes soil, sand, and cement it will erode over time. It also will put quite a bit of pressure on the soil because the average amount used in the process often weigh several hundred to thousands of pounds, which could cause new voids. Polyurethane foam does not retain moisture and doesn’t erode. It also weighs less than concrete slurry which reduces chances for new voids to form. 

What about cost? Polyurethane is long lasting and a sometimes a slightly more expensive fix of the two. Mudjacking, although typically less expensive, will likely require more follow up maintenance (which could cost more money in the future).  If you want a long term solution to settled concrete polyurethane is the way to go!

Monday, February 19, 2018

FOUNDATION PRO Earns Esteemed 2017 Angie’s List Super Service Award

FOUNDATION PRO Earns Esteemed 2017 Angie’s List Super Service Award
Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

North Little Rock, Ar –FOUNDATION PRO is proud to announce that it has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award (SSA). This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List in 2017.

“The service providers that receive our Angie’s List Super Service Award demonstrate the level of excellence that members have come to expect,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “These pros are top-notch and absolutely deserve recognition for the trustworthy and exemplary customer service they exhibited in the past year and overall.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2017 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include maintaining an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade and review period grade. The SSA winners must be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check, record a current trade license attestation and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

FOUNDATION PRO has been listed on Angie’s List since 2011. This is the fifth consecutive year that FOUNDATION PRO has received this honor.

Service company ratings are updated continually on Angie’s List as new, verified consumer reviews are submitted. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in multiple fields ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.

For over two decades Angie’s List has been a trusted name for connecting consumers to top-rated service professionals. Angie’s List provides unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals.

For over two decades, Angie’s List has provided trusted reviews and information to help millions of consumers make smart hiring decisions. Angie’s List offers more than 10 million verified reviews in over 700 service categories, providing its members a credible resource for researching and comparing local service providers. Angie’s List is based in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Read About Us In "Life In Chenal"!

The beauty of mountain vistas, flowing creeks and springs in West Little Rock is what draws many to live in Chenal. In fact, it is one of the things that drew my family here. The abundance of water and ridges are everywhere. However, that same draw that brought people into our area, has caused problems in some of the homes that we live in.

Out of the multitude of repair items that come up in a Home Inspection and one of the most concerning of them for both Buyer and Seller, is a possible foundation issue. There are several factors that cause settlement issues, such as improper structural supports in the home or soil compaction underneath it. However, most of the issues derive from something else.

Brent Stroud of Foundation Pro of Arkansas says: “Too much water in the ground can cause problems with soil expansion while a drought can cause soils to shrink. Both of these conditions can lead to foundation settlement. It’s best to keep ground moisture levels as consistent as possible throughout the seasons to protect against foundation issues.”
The key is to divert water away from the home before you have a problem. There are several methods that can be done to keep water away from the home.
1. Install or repair guttering. Make sure downspouts are emptying away from the foundation. Honestly, I believe that guttering should be a code requirement for new homes. It is that important to have them.
2. Slope flower beds and your yard several feet away from the foundation, especially if you have a hillside where water flows towards your home.
3. Install French drains around any problem areas which will divert water around the home instead of soaking underneath it.
4. Check for signs of water in the crawl space. Is there standing water?
Are there any signs of past water flow? Is the ground mushy or wet? Are
there water marks on the foundation wall? You may need a sump pump.

So what are the telltale signs of settlement in your home? First, all homes
settle over time, and for the vast majority, there is not a problem. Look for
diagonal cracks at the corners of doors and windows; Doors and windows
that are no longer shutting properly, uneven floors that are sagging or seem
to have a hump in them, cracks in bricks and foundation walls (especially
those that have split through the brick and block itself; “Wrinkling” of the
sheetrock in corners of rooms; tilting or separations of foundation

If you believe you might have a foundation issue, you can call Foundation
Pro of Arkansas. They will do free consultations. I have found them to be
highly professional and honest and will tell you if you have a problem or if
you don’t.

Source: Life In Chenal, December 2017

Friday, December 22, 2017

2017 Year In Review

2017 has been a busy year for team at Foundation Pro Of Arkansas! As we approach the end of year we'd like to invite you watch a video that we recently made documenting some of what we do on a daily basis. We hope that your family has a Merry Christmas as wish you the best in 2018!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Thank you to our community for voting us The Best of The Best!

Foundation Pro is happy to announce we were named Best Foundation Repair Company  in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette's Best of the Best: Readers Poll! This is the first year for our category and we are honored to have been selected for this award by our community. We provide free estimates and have proudly served Central Arkansas since 1996. If you think your home or business might have foundation problems give us a call at (501) 753-1009.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Settled Concrete? Raise it!

Settled concrete such as porches, patios, pool decks driveway and slab foundations can result in a loss of property value and unsightly trip hazards. Most of the time raising it with structural polyurethane is a lesser cost than concrete replacement. Foundation Pro’s poly concrete raising method has proven to be a cost effective solution to restoring sunken concrete.
How does it work? It's a simple 1-2-3 process. First we cut a hole into concrete the size of a dime. Next we inject two-part liquid polymers that form a chemical reaction underneath the slab. The structural polyurethane expands and strengthens under the slab into a high grade density. This allow it to fill voids, stabilize and compact loose soils and raise the concrete towards original design. The last step is to patch the concrete. We can also inject through tile grout joints or through flooring so that it does not have to be removed and replaced!
Foundation Pro’s poly concrete raising method is safe, quick and easy. The polyurethane cures within a few hours and typically jobs take a day or less to complete. Watch our video to see more about the concrete raising process.
For a free consultation with one of our experienced concrete raising specialist contact our office at 501-753-1009.