Celebrating 85 Years of Innovation, Quality and Superior Customer Service.
Some companies measure their experience in years. We measure ours by generations. With over 85 years of experience repairing foundations in Houston, TX – Olshan offers technologically advanced foundation solutions that work for you and your home.
We stand by our work. Repairs are backed by available warranty programs and ongoing customer support.
Put Olshan’s reputation for integrity, honesty and quality craftsmanship to work for you. Schedule a free structural assessment now.
Repair Your Foundation for as Little as $125/Month
We offer a variety of convenient payment programs to fit your needs. Repairing cracks has never been easier.
- No payments and no interest for 12 months
- A quick & easy application process
- Credit approval in as little as 10 minutes
- Little to no paperwork
- No prepayment penalty
- No application fee or closing costs
Many homeowners are able to lock-in rates as low as $125 per month! To learn more, schedule a free structural assessment.
What Causes Foundations in Houston, TX to Crack and Settle?
Houston is known for it’s abnormally high amount of yearly rainfall, averaging over 40 inches of rain per year. Long periods of excess moisture teamed with Houston’s 100+ degree summer heat can cause the soils supporting your home to change, resulting in foundation movement and structural damage.
Texas is notorious for structural damage. In fact, foundation problems are more common in Houston, Texas than almost any other major metropolitan area in the United States. According to data from Google search trends, Houston has been one of the nation’s leaders for “foundation repair” search activity over the past decade.
For Houston homeowners and potential home-buyers, understanding the signs of foundation problems and addressing them early on can help save thousands in repairs. Common signs of structural damage typically include cracks in walls, cracked chimneys, doors or windows that stick, pooling water near the foundation and uneven or cracked flooring.
If you think you might have a foundation problem, contact Olshan for a free structural assessment. About 20% of the homes we visit do not require repair.
Olshan’s Patented Slab Foundation Repair Technology – Cable Lock™ ST Plus
Our solutions are built to withstand the test of time. Olshan offers the exclusive Cable Lock ST Plus system (U.S. Patent #8,500,368). This innovative foundation support system combines the durability of concrete pilings with the strength of steel and is used to repair both foundations and elevate homes above flood hazards.
Cable Lock ST Plus offers significant improvements in the quality of installation, cost-efficiency and long term reliability when compared to outdated foundation repair methods. While most companies still use concrete pilings or steel pilings, the innovative foundation specialists at Olshan have determined a combination of both technologies can provide a stronger, better, and more reliable repair.
Although Cable Lock ST Plus is the most popular solution we offer in Houston, we also offer a variety of different piling types, as well as foundation lifting (an effective alternative to mudjacking) using a two-part Polyurethane mixture. This allows use to fix structural problems of any type – both residential and commercial.
Find out which solution works best for your home and budget, schedule a free assessment.
What is the Cost of Foundation Repair in Houston, TX
One of the most common questions we receive comes from homeowners looking for an exact quote to repair their foundation. Since no two homes are built exactly the same, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer.
The truth is, foundation repair pricing can vary drastically in Houston, depending on the size and build of the home, severity of the damage, environmental factors, and the personal goals of the homeowner.
For many fortunate, quick-acting homeowners, simple preventative maintenance and/or drainage products can help keep costs well under $3,000.
However, for serious damage; you may be looking at thousands of dollars for repairs. According to HomeAdvisor, a popular home service website, the average foundation repair cost for jobs completed in Houston, TX falls between $3,070 and $6,520 or $4,764 on average.
Potential home-buyers should also be aware of the possibility of existing and potential structural problems when purchasing a new home. If foundation repair was performed on the home in the past, it’s important to transfer any existing warranty under your name. It can also be a good idea to consult with a Structural Engineer before finalizing a purchase agreement for a new home.
Need an exact quote fast? There’s no need to reach for your wallet. Olshan Certified Structural Technicians offer comprehensive foundation repair pricing, free of charge to existing homeowners.
Damaged Driveway or Sidewalk? We Fix Sunken Concrete FAST
Due to the climate and soil conditions of Houston, sunken or cracked concrete damage is common.
During rainy seasons, the soil expands causing concrete work to heave or crack. During dry seasons, the soil shrinks, resulting in gaps between the earth and concrete structure, leading to structural damage.
Fortunately, concrete replacement can usually be avoided.
At Olshan, we offer PolyLift™, an affordable alternative to concrete replacement. PolyLift™ helps restore your concrete structure to near an as-built elevation. PolyLift™is clean, economical and effective, and can usually be completed in just a few hours.
If you need to fix a sunken or cracked driveway, garage, sun room, patio, sidewalk or other flatwork in the Houston area, consider PolyLift™.
Olshan Drainage & Preventative Foundation Maintenance
What starts as a small crack in your brick or door that sticks can get worse by the day. One strategy to help offset the effects o
f a dry weather cycle is watering your foundation. Olshan Foundation has helped Houston homes and homeowners survive more than 80 hot and dry Houston summers.
Learn how our custom drainage solutions can help prevent foundation damage.
You’re in Good Hands with Olshan Houston
Meet Chris Cates, General Manager of Olshan Foundation Repair in Houston, TX. Chris has nearly 40 years of experience in the foundation repair industry. His expertise designing foundation repairs, managing production, working with customers and management in both the residential and commercial structure side of the industry, make him one of the leaders in the industry both locally and nationally.
He has worked on homes, buildings, offices, schools, crawl space foundations, slab foundations, and much more in the Harris County and surrounding areas. Chris’ work and expertise have been featured in the local Houston media several times, including appearances on the CW39 News, Click 2 Houston News, ABC 13 News, The Sealy News and The Houston Business Journal.
Fed up with Cracks? Put Over 85 Years of Experience to Work for You
When it comes to helping your home and foundation survive the rigorous Houston climate, only Olshan offers excellent customer service and over 85 years of experience repairing foundations.
Call us today at 713-223-1900 or fill out the quick contact form to schedule your free estimate.
Our service area covers the entire greater Houston, Texas area, including; Alvin, Angelton, Atascocita, Bay City, Baytown, Bellaire, Bellville, Briar Forest, Brookshire, Cinco Ranch, Clear Lake, Cleveland, Columbus, Conroe, Crosby, Cypress, Dayton, Deer Park, Eagle Lake, Edna, El Campo, Freeport, Friendswood, Ft. Bend, Galveston, Hempstead, Humble, Humble, Jersey Village, Katy, Kemah, La Grange, Lake Jackson, Lake Jackson, League City, Lewisville, Liberty, Livingston, Magnolia, Memorial, Meyerland, Missouri City, Mont Belvieu, Montgomery, Needville, Pasadena, Pearland, Port Lavaca, Richmond, River Oaks, Rosenberg, Sargent, Sealy, Splendora, Spring, Sugar Land, Texas City, The Heights, The Woodlands, Tomball, Victoria, Wharton and surrounding areas.
Olshan Houston in the News
- CW39 Houston (Video): GPS data shows Harvey bent the Earth’s crust beneath Houston
- Click 2 Houston (Article): Drought Causes Problems With Foundations
- ABC 13 News (Video): Owners elevating home following Hurricane Harvey flooding
- CW39 Houston (Video): Labor and construction jobs after Harvey
- The Sealy News (Article): San Felipe church continues restoration campaign
- Houston Business Journal (Article): Cable Lock lays foundation for a new spin on its repair system
- Basement Health Association (Q&A) Home Elevation in Texas – Olshan Foundation Repair
- The Seattle Times (Article): More homes suffering from foundation problems
- The New York Times (Article): Shifting Soil Threatens Homes’ Foundations