foundation repair

Family-Owned, Family-Focused Foundation Services

Your home is where you and your family feel safe, so it needs to be strong and durable to keep you protected from outside elements. At United Structural Systems Ltd., Inc. we are family-owned, and we realize how important it is to have a strong and sturdy home. We take pride in every project we work on to deliver superior results and to keep your home strong and sturdy for generations to come.

Protecting Your Home’s Value with Structural Support

Not only do we want to protect you and your family, but also your home’s value. While these repairs may seem major and costly, our team will provide a free inspection of your home to evaluate whether it is a minor or major issue. In some cases, a full repair may be needed, but in other cases it may be a simple fix. Leave it to the experts at United Structural Systems Ltd., Inc. to figure out the best possible solution for your home. We have service areas in Cincinnati, Lancaster, Lexington, and Cross Lanes!

We specialize in several different service areas, including:

Foundation Repair

Foundation repair isn’t something any homeowner wants to deal with, but most homeowners do at some point have to decide whether it is better to allow their foundation to continue to sink and damage their home, or if they want to get a permanent repair solution in place to protect their largest financial investment. While most foundation problems stem from common issues with the soils homes are built on, poor construction is another leading cause. If you’ve bought a house that was lived in by someone else, you may not know how high the quality of building materials for the construction was. You also won’t know how much care the contractors put into making sure the fill-soil was packed and the yard was graded properly to allow for adequate drainage. All of this adds up to a situation where you may have to deal with repairing your home’s foundation. We are a foundation repair company that cares - call us for a free and honest assessment of your home’s foundation and we can provide you with the foundation repair solutions that will fit your needs and budget.

Wall Realignment

Foundation issues can cause bowing walls in your home or commercial space - most often this will first become apparent in areas like basements. If you have bowing basement walls or have noticed cracks, retaining walls separating from connecting walls, or tilted walls in your home or business, it’s important to call the experts at United Structural Systems to come give you a free assessment of the damage so we can come up with a wall realignment solution. Some of our options include helical tiebacks, utilization of a fiber composite material, and rock retaining wall anchors. It could take one or several of these methods of wall realignment to give you personalized, permanent solutions that will stabilize your home.

Basement Waterproofing

Don’t let a wet basement dampen your spirits. Head off the danger of a flooded, musty basement by investing in permanent basement waterproofing solutions from United Structural Systems. We can protect your possessions, prevent structural damage, provide a healthier home environment for your family, and reduce your utility costs all by controlling the moisture of your basement. Some of the most popular methods of basement waterproofing include: 

  • interior sealants such as a moisture barrier that is designed to keep any moisture from penetrating inside your basement 
  • interior water drainage such as a trench drain installed to move water from the footers of the house foundation and out below the basement floor
  • exterior basement waterproofing that utilizes polymers and membranes to coat the exterior basement walls in order to make them impenetrable by water

As basement waterproofing experts, we can assess your situation and come up with the solution that will give you the best results.

Pressure Grouting

Sunken, broken, cracked concrete is a dangerous eyesore. Not only does the ravaged appearance of concrete like this ruin your home’s curb appeal, it can affect the value. Not to mention the risk of a friend or family member tripping on a ledge created by faulty concrete and hurting themselves, leaving you responsible. Don’t let the worst happen—get pressure grouting concrete leveling by United Structural Systems. You may be more familiar with this method of concrete repair being referred to as mudjacking or slab jacking, but the process is the same. We drill small holes and inject a grout into the void that has been formed beneath your concrete. Just like your home’s foundation, sunken concrete is caused by the movement of soil beneath and around it. Let us provide a solution that strengthens your concrete, reduces water penetration, and fixes faults in the structure of your concrete. 

Structural Support

Your home’s foundation may be secure, but that doesn’t mean the superstructure won’t have any other problems that arise from moisture issues, pests, poor ventilation, or poor initial construction. We are your structural repair specialists and can repair sinking floors, sill plates, band boards, floor joists, wooden shims, and more structural support problems that can arise. Don’t just ignore bouncing floors that cause your knicknacks to rattle on their shelves every time you walk by - call United Structural Systems today and get structural support for your home.

Cracked Foundation Structure